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L E A D  P A S T O R

Can I ask you a question? Do you find it difficult connecting with the right church? If you do, you’re not alone. Church culture has made finding the right church a challenge because oftentimes you never know what you’re going to get. At Thrive Church, we’re real people just like you who desire to develop an authentic relationship with Jesus. We love our friends and family and we make it a point to cultivate real relationships that last because we believe life is better together.

How about you? Are you ready for a church that feels like family? If so, Thrive Church is the church for you.


S O  W H O  A R E  W E ?


A family that started in 2002 when Brianna and I said I do! We’ve been serving God full- time since the day we married! Youth Pastor, Family Pastor, Executive Pastor… over 20 years of full-time ministry and now we are starting a new journey! We are planting a church… yup, pretty scary stuff but we are not alone. Along with our family we have YOU!


O U R  C A L L  T O  P L A N T

At the beginning of 2020, I felt God calling me to take a lead pastor position, but at the time I didn't realize that He would be using my family to plant a church. After serving full-time for 20 years, 14 of those years at Fellowship Baptist Church, my family is now ready for this giant step of faith to continue to reach Ohio by planting a church northwest of Columbus in the Dublin community. This desire to plant a church did not come from an idea that I was the most qualified, for a matter of fact, I am terrified! The overwhelming call came from knowing there are over 52,000 people in Dublin, OH with less than 14 Bible-believing churches, and this city is located only 45 minutes from the church I have served at for 14 years. 

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O U R  S E N D I N G  C H U R C H

The New Testament model for the spread of the gospel is churches planting churches. As Christians proclaimed the gospel and the number of Christ’s followers increased new churches began. Churches then planted other churches as they equipped, trained up, and sent out men to lead new churches. A sending church serves as the lead partner with a church plant. 


Sending churches are not just important in the process of starting new churches, they are essential. In 2020 Fellowship Baptist Church was compelled to prepare and train a team of believers to step out by faith and plant Thrive Church.


Fellowship Baptist Church has been a cornerstone in the community, going above and beyond to help people find and follow Jesus. Thrive Church desires to continue to reach Ohio with the gospel and help people thrive through an authentic relationship with Jesus. 

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