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MEET THE TEAM

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DAMIEN
COOK

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Executive Pastor of Programming

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KYLE
HOWARD

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Executive Pastor of Operations

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KATIE
SIVELLS

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Executive Director of Ministries

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KAYLEE
WILSON

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Kids Director

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CASSIE
BIXLER

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Admin Director

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CASEY
DARNELL

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Facilities Director

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SAM
GUILL

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Students Director

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JAKE
KIMBLER

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Worship Director

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MALLORY
KIMBLER

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Worship Director

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JACOB
PERRY

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Production Director

We exist to connect people to Jesus and help them live on PURPOSE

OUR

VALUES

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JESUS IS OUR POINT

Jesus is the point we rally around. Jesus is the reason we are here. It’s Jesus over everything. It's all about Jesus. He doesn't need us, but he chooses to use us! We get to do this. (Luke 15:1)

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PEOPLE ARE OUR HEART

Our heart is that everyone is invited. We embrace all people at all times with compassion and open arms. We won’t stop until every person knows his or her God-given purpose. (Luke 15:1, 20) 

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FAITH IS OUR REACTION

We are willing to bet-the-farm, take risks, dream big, and trust God. As soon as we are no longer willing to take a RISK, we become one. We refuse to play it safe when it comes to reaching people with the Gospel of Jesus. (Luke 15:20)

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EXCELLENCE IS OUR ORDINARY

We pay attention to details because excellence honors God. We are always going to do the very best with what we have. We don’t do things halfway and if we are going to do it, it’s done to the best of our ability. (Luke 15:22)

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GENEROSITY IS OUR PRIVILEGE

We will be known by our outrageous generosity. We live to give and love to give. Our time, talents and treasure are always available to him. We give resources sacrificially and generously to “fatten the cow” in preparation for the party. (Luke 15:23)

OUR BELIEFS

THE BIBLE // HIS WORD TO ALL PEOPLE

The Bible is God’s written Word to all people, written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Since God inspired it, the Bible is truth without mixture of error and is completely relevant to our daily lives.

(Deuteronomy 4:1-2; Psalms 119:11, 89, 105; Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 22:29; John 5:39; 16:13-15; 17:17; Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 1:1-2; 4:12; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 3:16)

 

THE TRINITY // GOD: THREE IN ONE

God has existed in relationship with Himself for all eternity. He exists as one substance in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Although each member of the Trinity serves a different function, they each possess equal power and authority.

(Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 61:1; Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 1:35; John 5:21-23; 14:10, 16; Romans 8:9-11; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 1:8-10; James 2:19)

 

THE FATHER // GOD IS GREAT, GOD IS GOOD

God is great: He is all powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, He is holy. It is in Him that we live, move and exist. God is good: He is our perfect Father, loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.

(Exodus 3:14; Numbers 23:19; Leviticus 11:44-45; 19:2; Psalm 11:4-6; Malachi 3:6 John 3:16; 4:24; 5:26; 14:1; Acts 17:28; Romans 3:3-4)

 

THE SON // IT’S ALL ABOUT HIM

Jesus Christ is completely human, but at the same time completely God. He is the only plan for bringing people far from God back into right relationship with God. Jesus lived a perfect life so that He could be the substitution for us in satisfying God’s demands for perfection. He received the punishment for our sins when He died on the cross satisfying God’s wrath, and defeating death in His resurrection so that we could all have life.

(Isaiah 7:14; 53; Matthew 1:18-23; 3:17; 8:29; 14:33; 16:16; 28:5-6; Luke 22:70; 24:46-47; John 1:1, 14; 10:30; 11:25-27; 17:1-5; Acts 1:9; 2:22-24; 7:55-56; Romans 1:3-4; 3:23-26; 8:1-3; 10:4; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21; Gal 4:4-5; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:15; 2:9; 1 Timothy 2:5-6; 3:16; Hebrews 1:1-3; 4:14-15; 12:2; 13:8; 1 John 4:14-15)

 

THE HOLY SPIRIT // GOD IS ALWAYS WITH US

The presence of the Holy Spirit assures us of our relationship with Christ, guiding believers into all truth and exalting Christ. He convicts people of sin, reminds us of God’s righteousness and the coming judgement. He also is our comforter, the giver of spiritual gifts, empowers us to witness boldly, and make us more like Christ.

(Genesis 1:2; Psalms 51:11; 139:7 ff.; Isaiah 61:1-3; Joel 2:28-32; Mark 1:10; Luke 1:35; 4:1; 11:13; 12:12; John 15:26; 16:7-14; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4; 13:2; Romans 8:9-11, 14-16, 26-27; 1 Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 1:13-14; 2 Peter 1:21; Revelation 22:17) 

ETERNITY // IS ETERNAL LIFE SOMEWHERE

Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.

(John 3:16, 36; Romans 6:23; 1 John 2:25; 5:11-13; Revelation 20:15) 

 

MAN // GOD’S REFLECTION

Man is made in the image of God and is the supreme object of His creation. Man was created to have fellowship with God, but became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man cannot attain a right relationship with God by his efforts alone. Every human person possesses dignity, is uniquely created, is worthy of respect, and Christian love.

(Genesis 1:26-30; 2:7, 18-22; 3; Psalms 8:3-6; 32:1-5; 51:5; Isaiah 6:5; Jeremiah 17:5; Acts 17:26-31; Romans 1:19-32; 3:10-18, 23; 5:6; 6:6; 7:14-25; 1 Corinthians 1:21-31; 15:19, 21-22; Ephesians 2; Colossians 1:21-22; 3:9-11) 

 

SALVATION // HE IS THE ONLY WAY

The blood of Jesus Christ shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God and cannot be earned through our own efforts. Jesus is the antidote.

(Isaiah 1:18; 53:5-6; 55:7; Matthew 1:21; 27:22-28:6; Luke 1:68-69; 2:28-32; John 1:12; 3:16, 36; 5:24; 10:9-10; Acts 2:21; 4:12; 16:30-31; 17:30-31; Romans 1:16-18; 3:23-25; 5:8-10; 6; 10:9-10, 13; 1 Corinthians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 5:17-20; Galatians 2:20; 3:13; Ephesians 2:8-10; Philippians 2:12-13; Hebrews 9:24-28; Revelation 3:20) 

 

THE CHURCH // HIS PLAN FOR HIS PEOPLE

The church is a local community of baptized believers unified through faith in Christ. It is committed to the teachings of Christ, obeying all His commands, and it seeks to share the gospel with the world. The Church works together through love and unity to fulfill the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.

(Matthew 16:18-19; 18:15-20; Acts 2:41-47; 5:11-14; 13:1-3; 14:23; 16:5; 20:28; 1 Corinthians 7:17; 9:13-14; 12; Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:19-22; 3:10-12; 5:22-32; Colossians 1:18; 3:15; 1 Timothy 4:14; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Revelation 21:2-3)

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CELEBRATION IS OUR RESPONSE

We party on purpose. We celebrate every person and every story because they’re worth it to God. (Luke 15:23b-24)

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HONOR
IS OUR POSTURE

We are vocal with honor, meaning we are not stingy with our words. We look for opportunities to add value to the Church and other people. We all wear the same jersey, so a win anywhere is a win everywhere. (Luke 15:31-32)

OUR LEADERSHIP

Believers who invest their hearts, time, families, and finances in the building of a local church deserve to have confidence in church leadership. People are looking for leaders who conduct themselves with integrity and respect when making decisions that affect their lives.

 

1. WE ARE GUIDED BY OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM

The executive team is led by the lead pastor. This team oversees the day-to-day ministry and operations of the church. These pastors and directors serve as staff elders of the congregation and are responsible for the development of the spiritual life of the church.

The Purpose Church Executive Team are:

 

Dustin + Allie Mcclain

Lead Pastors

 

Kyle Howard

Executive Pastor of Operations

 

Damien Cook

Executive Pastor of Programming

 

Katie Sivells

Executive Director of Ministries

 

2. WE ARE PROTECTED BY TRUSTEES

The Trustees are members of the congregation who oversee the finances and direct the provision of the facilities needed by the church. They provide counsel to the lead team regarding the major financial commitments of the church. The Trustees serve as non-staff elders.

The Purpose Church Board of Trustees are:

Shawn Dunnaway

Victor Norris

Clint Sivells

Mike Walker

Stacey Speed

 

3. WE ARE STRENGTHENED BY OVERSEERS

The overseers are four leaders of respected congregations and ministries who love Purpose Church and are willing to provide spiritual protection to the church. They may be called in to help in accountability matters relating to the Lead Pastors if requested by the Executive Team or Trustees. The Overseers serve as apostolic elders.

 

The Overseers for Purpose Church are:

Pastor Tony Adams

Marketplace Chaplains, Kentucky/Ohio

 

Evangelist Chris Dew

Chris Dew Ministries, Anderson, SC

 

Pastor Robby Emery

One Oak Church, Royal Oak, MI

Pastor Troy Jent

Christ Tabernacle, Princeton, KY

 

Pastor JD Ost

Zeal Church, Nashville, TN

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