So people can know God
and grow in their relationship
with Him alongside others.
Hey, we get that you don't want to read 75 pages right now. So just take about a minute to scan the below to sense our heart for you.
WE HELP GROW VICTORIOUS PEOPLE
Our intent is to keep church simple. Life is busy & complicated but church doesn't have to be. Whether you’re new to church, have been a Christian for many years, or are looking for a fresh start, you’re welcome here.
Our hope is to be a refuge from the craziness of life and experience a fresh, enjoyable connection to God and a community of people.
Kevyn and Melissa
"From The Pentagon
To The Pulpit"
Kevyn and Melissa have
a Hallmark Movie “kind
of true love story”. They
met shortly after high
school in Alabama and
have three beautiful
children and three amazing grandkids.
They have loved serving local churches together for over 10 years at both small and mega churches. But while Kevyn was serving in the Army as a Colonel in the Pentagon, God placed a word in their hearts that people are living outside of their God given destiny. With that birthed a passion to help people Discover their Lives with God, and a divine calling to Central Florida.
So alongside the SEND Network and their sending church they were assessed and trained in pastoral ministry, church planting, worship, counseling, finances, leadership and so much more; God has given them a vision to plant a brand new, life-giving church in the Kelly Park area.
Their passion is to help others Know God, Grow Together, Discover Purpose, and Make A Difference.
WHAT TO EXPECT
God has called us to be a place with a boldness for Christ and a passion for people. To be a Godly encounter that strengthens and encourages you in life. A friendly, authentic place with a spirit of praise and worship leading into weekly message addresses issues that affect your life with Bible-based principles in a way you can identify with to help you grow and be victorious.
To be a place that you actually want to come to on Sundays or get a uplifting text from the Pastor or just do life with on this journey.
IT'S WHERE GOD
Where lives are changed, broken hearts are mended, people are healed and our true purpose is found when we discover our new life as we encounter the Presence of God. Our heart for the Kelly Park area and beyond is that everyone would have the chance to have that encounter.
IT'S WHERE GENERATIONS ARE UNITED
We serve the God who sent His son Jesus for all of us. God loves it when generations discover the Gospel together. We are committed to be a church where every age is ministered to. Our desire is that your whole family would be excited to call Discovery at Kelly Park home.
IT'S WHERE PEOPLE OF ALL BACKGROUNDS COME TOGETHER.
God doesn’t play favorites and neither do we. No matter where you are in your journey, where you live, or what your past looks like, YOU ARE WELCOME HERE! Our church is a place where all walks of life can discover and experience the Presence of God together as a family.
GROWING PEOPLE BY CONNECTING THEM TO THEIR NEXT STEP WITH CHRIST.
God knows us personally, but He also wants to be personally known by us. No matter where we are with Him; God wants us a relationship with us. Whether you’re new to faith, have questions, or you’ve been following Christ for a long time; we’re here “so people can know God and grow in their relationship with Him alongside others.”
One of the ways God made us to experience the freedom He has for us is to do life alongside others in healthy community. Life comes with its ups and downs, and we don’t think anyone should have to do life alone. We all long for a place to belong, and we know that we’re better together in Small Groups.
We’re all an important part of God’s plan, and life will never make sense until we understand what His plan is. You’re created on purpose, with a purpose, for the purpose and plan God has for your life. We’re committed to walk beside you as you take your Next Step in what it mens to follow Christ.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Ultimately, God desires us is to make a difference in the lives of those He has put around us where we work, live, and do-life. Our hope is to create an opportunity for every person to live out their God-given passion and call as a part of the Dream Team in our city, church, nation and world..
WHAT WE BELIEVE
At Discovery Life at Kelly Park, we base all of our beliefs on the authority of Scripture. In every way, we strive to maintain Biblical standards of living and leadership. We believe that living life according to God's Word is the way to an abundant, fulfilling life. We are God centered and Gospel focused in all that we do.
We believe the entire Bible is inspired by God and without error. The Bible is the authority on which we base our faith, conduct, and doctrine. See 2 Timothy 3:16.
THE TRINITY (gOd, jESUS, & HOLY SPIRIT)
We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe that God the Father is the Creator of the world and is actively involved in humanity. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who came to this earth as Savior of the world. We believe that the Holy Spirit is continuing the work of Jesus upon the earth. See Matthew 28:19.
We believe that Jesus died on the cross and shed His blood for our sin. We believe that salvation is only found by placing our faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We believe that Jesus rose from the dead and is coming again. See Romans 5:1; 5:8-9.
We believe that water baptism is a symbol of the cleansing power of the blood of Christ and a testimony to our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. See 1 Peter 3:21.
We believe in the regularly receiving Communion as an act of remembering the sacrifice that Jesus made for us through dying on the cross. See 1 Corinthians 11:24-25.
TRANSFORMING RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
We believe that every believer should be in a growing relationship with Jesus by obeying God's Word, yielding to the Holy Spirit and by being conformed to the image of Christ. See Philippians 3:12-13
The Church is a local community of baptized believers unified through faith in Christ. It is committed to the teachings of Christ and obeying all of His commands, and it seeks to bring the Gospel to the world. The Church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ. Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23; John 17:11, 20-23