Christ is Life Ministries
Christ Is Life Ministries (CILM) is a non-profit, non-denominational ministry. Bill Loveless is the director of the ministry. He was a commercial general contractor for 25 years before entering full-time ministry. The reason Bill went into ministry had everything to do with what God did to radically change his life.
Bill was saved at age 18, but for thirty years as a Christian, he wandered in a wilderness of spiritual performance for God trying to earn His love, acceptance and worth. He had severe internal struggles with fear, anxiety and worry that overcame him for most of those thirty years. His defeat in the Christian life got to a point that in 1998, while an elder at a former church, he told his wife, Paige he wanted out of the Christian life. He was spiritually exhausted. In late 1998, Ian Thomas, founder of Torchbearers, was invited to his church to speak. The first words he shared were:
“God never intended for you to live the life that only Christ can live in and through you.”
The Lord showed Bill through Ian Thomas’s words that he had been living much of his Christian life out of self-effort and self-sufficiency. He realized for the first time that God didn’t want to help us live the Christian life but He actually wants to be our Source for living the Christian life. This was such a transforming time for Bill that five months later God called Bill out of his business and eventually led him into full-time ministry with Exchanged Life Ministries Texas (ELMT) in Dallas. In October, 2003 the Lord called him and Paige out of ELMT to form Christ Is Life Ministries. They moved to San Antonio in April, 2004 and are now working with several churches in the area and throughout Texas.