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Ephesians 4:12-13 ” equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up...”


The church is not here to save you, Jesus is.
The church is where we experience joy together.

I don’t have the answers to all your biblical or spiritual questions. I hope you are ok with a leader who is far from perfect and who feels, as the apostle Paul says to be, “The worst among all sinners.” I have found answers in Jesus. I want to show you what I have found. After all, “Christianity is one beggar telling another beggar where he found bread.”

All we have is Jesus.

The CHURCH Fort Wayne will communicate the unchanging message of Jesus to an ever-changing world!



Leading Southwest Fort Wayne into a deeper understanding of the Bible and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


“...understanding of the Bible and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”

A life studying the Word is more than a good idea; it's a command. It's also one of the core tenants of our church body.

We want to help you understand WHY you believe what you believe. Walking through scripture together, we uncover the truth, the history, and the beautiful reality of what it means to truly follow Jesus Christ.

James 1:22 ~ "Do not merely listen to the Word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says."

1 Timothy 4:13 ~ "Until I come, give attention to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation and teaching."

Matthew 22:29 ~ "But Jesus answered and said to them, 'You are mistaken, not understanding the Scriptures nor the power of God.'"


“...Southwest Fort Wayne…”

Many ask why God planted our church in Southwest Fort Wayne. Wasn't it already full of churches? The answer was simple; He's calling all of us back into an intimate relationship, building passionate, influential disciples for Christ right in the heart of our community.


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Whether under-churched, over-churched, or yearning for Biblical truth and education, we want you to join us. We can't wait to meet you, grow and worship with you.


When & Where

Sundays at 10:30 AM

Hilton Garden Inn Fort Wayne
8615 US-24
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
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  • Total Dependence: Apart from God we can do nothing
  • High Expectation: God’s provision deserves our greatest commitment
  • Mutual Respect: We treat one another with love and care
  • Eternal Impact: We desire to see an eternal difference in people’s lives
  • Generational Relevance: We communicate the unchanging message of Jesus to an ever-changing world


  • Connecting with God’s family
  • Learning to raise our children to love themselves, others, and Jesus
  • Helping others know God and understand the Gospel
  • Applying spiritual gifts
  • Nurturing lasting relationships
  • Growing daily in Christ
  • Giving back



Katie Woodburn

Mike Carnill

Joel Deselm

Ken Snyder