WHY ST. PETE?

For the local church to be effective, it must be Local. Currently St Petersburg has a population of 264,000 people within the city limits, and roughly 77% of those people don’t go to church. There is obviously a huge need in St Pete for a life-giving church that will reach those that aren’t going to church anywhere. We would love for you to be a part of what is happening as we prepare to make a difference in St. Pete, and you can find more information below about how you can be involved.

Meet Your Location Pastors

Two weeks after their wedding day, in July of 2013, Kenton and Elissa Martin moved to Tampa to be part of launching Radiant Church. Although neither knew what to expect, they both soon realized that this was something more than just exciting – it was something with the potential to be BIG. As they explored Tampa Bay, Kenton and Elissa found themselves drawn to the beaches and city of St. Petersburg on many a weekend. So, when it came time to put down roots, they were certain of where they wanted to live. In September of 2015, they moved to St. Pete, and in January of 2016, they had their first baby boy, Declan. God then gave them another baby boy, Isaiah, a little under two years later. Raising their two little boys in beautiful St. Pete has been more than they could have dreamed, but God had even more in mind. When Kenton was asked to pastor the new St. Pete campus, he and Elissa gave it a lot of thought and prayer. The pull toward this city coupled with a growing love for it and its people started to make sense to them. They were positioned here for such a time as this. Their answer would be “yes”. Together, they are believing for a move of God across St. Petersburg and cannot wait to see lives redeemed, revived, and transformed through the power of Jesus.  

Join the Launch Team

Is God asking you to step out and do something bold? Join the team launching in St. Pete! We are dedicated to Moving people to where god wants them to be! – combining the visions and dreams God has given each of us to make an impact on our world. Join the movement!