Who We Are
We are a diverse community of believers that strives to worship God, love others, and make a difference in the world, one person at a time. Our focus is on being a simple church that follows the Word of God by building a genuine community and living out our faith with others. We are small church but full of faith that great things can and are happening. We enjoy helping others discover or rediscover their faith. Regardless of where you are in your spiritual journey, we would love for you to visit.
Vision and Values
Our Vision and Values are what we believe God has called us to focus on, and they drive what we want to be and do.
Worshipping God. Loving others.
Influencing the world… one person at a time.
(Ex 20:3-5, Mark 12:30)(Mark 12:31)(Gen 1:26, 28; Matt 28:17).
We want to be a family oriented church that is passionately worshipping God (Deut 6:5, Matt 22:37), personally connected to others (Acts 2:42, Eph 2:11-22), firmly rooted in the Word (Eph 4:11-16, Luke 6:47-49), deeply involved in the local community (Jer 29, 1 Pet 4:9-10), graciously sharing the faith (John 13:35, Titus 2:9-10), and equipping each person to make a difference in the lives of others. (Eph 4:11-16).
These are key areas to focus on for building our church and impacting our city.
The gospel is the good news that God is redeeming the world through Jesus Christ. This good news permeates and motivates everything we do, from Sunday preaching to Monday work, Bible studies to soccer games, church services to community events. Christ is the center and focus of all we do. (1 Cor 15:1-4, 2 Cor 5:14, )
We want every person passionately celebrating and following Christ in all that they do, think, and say. We are followers of Jesus who are helping others follow Jesus. (Deut 6:5, Matt 4:19)
God draws us into relationship with him and that leads to relationships with other believers. Genuine personal relationships are the seedbed of genuine Christian service and mission. (Acts 2:42, Eph 2:22, Eph 4)
The good news can’t be contained. We want to proclaim it to others in word and deed, both as individuals (in families, offices, and neighborhoods) and corporately as the church (church planting, evangelists, corporate meetings, support of domestic and foreign missions). This is our great commission (Matt 28:18).
Racial, economic, and ethnic barriers are big, but the gospel is bigger. Christ makes it possible for people of different backgrounds to come together as brothers and sisters. Radiant Church is a diverse group of people with varied giftings, backgrounds, and callings that are casting aside those differences in order to unite together in the common goal of worshipping God and advancing his kingdom. (1 Cor 12:12-27, Eph 2:14)
God has placed us in the lives of people living in this north Georgia cross section of cities and counties. We want to be good neighbors and seek to know, bless, and influence those around us. We want to intentionally remember and help the hurting, struggling, and forgotten in the area. We believe affecting the world begins with first helping those next door. (Jer 29:4-7, 1 Tim 5:8, Matt 22:39).
Our leadership consists of elders and ministry leaders.
Keith joined Radiant Church in 2016. Originally from Macon, he studied at the University of Tennessee and at Reformed Theological Seminary. Prior to joining Radiant, he did a church planting residence at the Summit Church in Durham, NC and pastored at Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, MD for six years.
Elder & Administrator
Jon is an elder in the church and leader of the administrative team. He retired from the corporate world in 2008 to focus on growing God’s kingdom. In addition to his duties, he also hosts and leads a small group.
Worship and Discipleship
Dan is the newest addition to our staff. He is originally from Chicago and has led worship for eight years at churches in California, Washington DC, and Kentucky. He completed his undergrad at Boyce College and his Masters of Divinity from Gateway Seminary.
JK is a software engineer who came to the US in 1991. Originally from India, he first heard the gospel from a college professor and soon after developed a great love for God’s word and God’s people. JK is an elder of Radiant Church and teaches in a variety of contexts.
We believe our calling is to ignite change in the world by restoring broken people and equipping them to heal others. We want to help people find the spiritual, mental, physical, and emotional wholeness that is in Jesus Christ, and then we want those people to go out and help others discover what they have found. In short, our goal is to form healthy people who are igniting change in the world, and this permeates every program we have.