WHO WE ARE
The name of our church is Wellspring Church because we want to be a ‘wellspring of healing’ to the community around us. We believe that the heart of society’s problems are alienation from God and each other, and that the solution to society’s problems are friendship with God and each other. Friendship is, in fact, our highest value.
WHERE WE’VE BEEN
In 1991, Wellspring Church (originally called Newchurch), was birthed in a prayer meeting under the leadership of Pastor Gary Kirksey. As the years went by, a beautiful fellowship emerged. Church was not just a collection of individuals, but a spiritual family.
In 2004, Jack Deere became the Senior Pastor of Newchurch, and he replaced the name with “Wellspring Church” because of the following prophecy, spoken by Rick Joyner on September 5, 2004: “This is not just called to be a church; it’s called to be a movement. This will be a ‘wellspring’ from which many people will come and drink.” In 2012, Michael Rowntree became Lead Pastor. Michael began as a member at the church in 2004 and was hired as the Youth Pastor in 2005. He served in various roles before being promoted to the role of Senior Pastor. Michael’s heart was not to write a new story for Wellspring, but rather, to nurture the work God had already been doing.
“Friends on a mission” soon became a rallying cry for the church that summarized the journey we’ve been on and the purpose for which we exist. Empowered by the Spirit of God, our church family seeks to extend God’s friendship–and ours–to the hurting and isolated world around us.
WHERE WE ARE GOING
We work so hard to help people connect with each other; it’s why we have frequent outreaches to our neighbors and to the poor; it’s why we train people to discover and use their spiritual gifts, in both the church and in the world; it’s why we devote ourselves to engaging a culture that is so divided—politically, ethnically, economically, and generationally. Our hope is that by loving others as Christ loved us, we will be a church that pleases God’s heart and changes the world.
WHERE YOU FIT IN
We’re not only a church for the community, but a community church. As such, it’s important to us that we’re able to connect with you. If you’d like to meet with me or one of our pastors, please fill out the form below!
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