In September 2002 Lion of Judah Ministries was founded by Bruce and Lorraine Friesen. The first meetings, with a handful of people, took place on Friday nights. Things grew quickly and in the spring of 2003 LOJ began gathering at Goward House in Victoria.
September 2003 Jason and Christine Goertzen joined the team and Lion of Judah continued to grow. LOJ had two more moves. The first one being to Lakeview School in November 2003 and the second one taking place in late August 2004 to the current location at Durrance School.
In May 2014 a group from LOJ moved into Vic West with Pepe and Leah Martinez to establish Connection, to minister to community surrounding Vic West Community Centre.
November 2014 brought a name change from Lion of Judah Ministries to Lifetree Ministry.