Our Vision & Mission
Our vision and mission is to know christ and make him known through faith in action.
These are many terms our church culture has been described as by visitors and new members.
At Kingsport Community, simply put we treat each other as family because we are all brothers and sisters in Christ. We all are flawed people and we all desire meaning and purpose. We seek to give our members a feeling of being a part of something larger than themselves and finding ways for them to grow spiritually and build friendships with each other.
Who We Are
Our Team & Leadership
Senior PastorI have been around the ministry my entire life, as I was born into a pastor’s family. My father, uncle and grandfather are all ordained ministers in the Church of God (Anderson.) When I was six years old, God saved me. The Gospel was so simple and so true to me that I surrendered my life to Jesus on a Sunday night in Prestonsburg, Kentucky as my dad preached about salvation. I accepted Christ as my Savior right in my pew, and when my family got home that night, I told my mom and dad that I had become a Christian. They were surprised, and dad tried to lead me in a “sinner’s prayer.” When he got to the part where I was supposed to say, “God, I confess that I’m a sinner,” I stopped him and said, “No, Dad! I told you, I already got saved!” My parents never pressured me to pursue ministry, but I felt God’s Call on my life to do just that at the age of seven. It was definite, clear moment of my life that I will never forget. I have never felt God’s presence in a place in such a real way as I felt Him that night as I lay in bed praying. God. I’ll be a preacher.” As soon as I prayed those words, the weight that had been pressing me down was gone, and I felt a warm peace wash over me. Since that night, I have always known in my heart that my place is in God’s Church and my purpose in life is to pastor God’s people.
I began in professional ministry in 2004 at Capitol Hill Church of God as a Youth Pastor, serving as the Senior Pastor at Millville Avenue church of God in Hamilton, OH, Senior Pastor at LifePoint Church in Renton, WA, and now Senior Pastor at Kingsport Community Church. I have a Master of Divinity from Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University. My wife Mandy and I excited to be in Kingsport, sharing God’s love and fellowship with KCC!
Student Ministry Director
Our Beliefs & Values
Kingsport Community Church is part of a global movement of The Church of God (Anderson, Indiana). We’re Christians who seek to fulfill God’s mission in the world. We commit to the Word of God and we faithfully live the Word of God. We work toward the mission that Jesus gave every believer: to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:18-20).
Jesus Is Lord
The Great Commandments
The Supremacy of Scripture
Kingdom of God
Women in Ministry
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Kingsport Community Church
2316 Memorial Blvd.
Kingsport, Tennessee 37664