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Throughout the gospels, Jesus invites people to come follow him, challenges them to grow, equips them to serve, and tells them to go and invite others to do the same. Likewise, we are a church anyone can come to, grow through, serve in, and go from with the Good News of Jesus Christ! 

Jesus’ strategy is the JaxNaz Church strategy:

come and see.

John 1:39-41 | God gives us time every Sunday to reflect and thank Him for all He’s doing, learn how to follow Jesus better, and be refueled by the Holy Spirit for the week ahead. Come praise God with us!

grow together.

Philippians 1:9-11 | We are here to help you grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ. Groups meet at the church and around the community for twelve weeks at a time, three times a year. Get connected today!

serve jesus.

1 Peter 4:10 | Each of us is uniquely wired to reach people for Jesus. You don’t have to be perfect to serve Jesus; you just have to be willing. Sign up to serve Jesus and see how he changes lives as you do!

go and tell.

Matthew 28:19-20 | We share the love of God with those in physical, emotional, and spiritual need in Jackson County and all the way to Kenya! Learn more about what God is doing in two of these initiatives right now!



The world in which we live is in desperate need of hope. People everywhere struggle, fighting battles against each other and within themselves. These battles stem from our wounded, fallen nature as we rage against what we know is right. Culturally, we have labeled the voice that tells us what is right or wrong our conscience. In fact, it is God's Spirit drawing us toward Himself.

God sent Jesus, His son, from heaven to us. Jesus was born as a vulnerable baby, grew into a man, and showed us how to live the life God intended from the beginning. Then, knowing there was nothing we could do to end the battle between sin and righteousness, Jesus BECAME sin for us even though he was without sin himself. He went to the cross as sin and died.

Through Jesus, sin died. 

Then, Jesus came back to life!

JESUS came back to life.

Sin did not.  

We are still a broken people, but there is hope! During his earthly ministry, Jesus taught us that when we accept him as Christ, Messiah, Savior, he will send the Advocate, the Helper, the Holy Spirit, to live powerfully in us so that sin is no longer our master. Laying our lives down for Jesus sets us free.





Bryce Gernand  Lead Pastor

Bryce Gernand
Lead Pastor

James Haldane  Executive Pastor

James Haldane
Executive Pastor

Christina Bristow  Church Administrator

Christina Bristow
Church Administrator



Terry Williams  Executive Director

Terry Williams
Executive Director



David Maitland  Worship Director

David Maitland
Worship Director

Ryan Pennewill  Creative Director

Ryan Pennewill
Creative Director

Tony Frewen Associate Worship Director

Tony Frewen
Associate Worship Director



Chris Heydenburg  Care Pastor

Chris Heydenburg
Care Pastor

Margie Hein  Connections Pastor

Margie Hein
Connections Pastor

Tracy Collier  Groups Pastor

Tracy Collier
Groups Pastor



Ryanne Johnston   Bright Beginnings Director

Ryanne Johnston
Bright Beginnings Director

Crystel Watts  Children's Pastor

Crystel Watts
Children's Pastor

Josh Guy  Youth Pastor

Josh Guy
Youth Pastor

Anna Zenz  Youth Pastor

Anna Zenz
Youth Pastor


Danielle Haldane  Administrative Assistant

Danielle Haldane
Administrative Assistant

Darren Brodock  Building Maintenance

Darren Brodock
Building Maintenance

Eric Colby  Lead Custodian

Eric Colby
Lead Custodian