Lifepointe began as a prayer group. A handful of faithful believers began meeting in 2004 to pray together for the community. The Lord inspired them to begin a new church in the northwest area of Hamilton County.
Pastor Woody is gifted in teaching and shepherding and has an apostolic heart - desiring to see God's work established in new places around the world. He has an undergraduate degree in communication from Florida State University and masters degree in theology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
Steve and his wife, Tracey, have been active members of Lifepointe for 13 years, serving in worship, men’s and women’s ministries, and leading Life-Groups. Steve’s passion for Christ is shown in connecting with people, sharing the Gospel, leading worship, and teaching. He has a bachelor of science degree from Purdue University, and a Master of Ministry, (Pastoral Ministry) from Master’s International University of Divinity in Evansville, Indiana.
Nate brings 20 years of ministry experience to his role at Lifepointe. He hails from Danville, IL and has a degree in Biblical Studies from Vision International University. Nate is married to Kari and they have two daughters, Elzette and Andli. Most of his free time is spent at tea parties with his daughters, but he also enjoys reading sci-fi and board gaming.
We believe the Bible is inspired by God in its every word, inerrant in its original text, and by Divine preservation is the only infallible and authoritative Word of God.
We believe that there is only one true and living God, the creator, and sustainer of all that is, who exists as three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, existing from all eternity and born into this earth by a virgin, that he lived a sinless life, was crucified, shed His blood, and died as a substitute for His people whom He redeemed at the cross, that He was buried and rose from the dead on the third day, that after appearing to His disciples He rose bodily to Heaven where He is the intercessor and advocate for believers, and that He will someday bodily return to judge the world and set up His Kingdom.
We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer at the moment of conversion, that He empowers them to live lives honoring God and that He gives gifts to every Christian for service in the church. And we believe the Holy Spirit convicts those who have not believed in Jesus, of sin, of the righteousness of Jesus, and the certainty of judgment.
We believe that salvation is by faith alone in Jesus Christ and that no one comes to the Father except through Jesus Christ. And we believe when people are, by God's grace, redeemed that they cannot lose their salvation. We believe that people die only once and that everyone will stand before God, those who have believed in Jesus being given entrance into Heaven and those who have not believed in being condemned and consigned to Hell.
We believe the local church is intended by God to be the primary place of worship, training, care, and evangelistic activity for every believer, and, therefore, it is God's will for every believer to be a member of a local church. We believe that the local church is comprised of people who have believed in Jesus and been baptized, who have joined together as a family under the leadership of God. We believe every church is an autonomous body of believers that may, under the leadership of God, choose to associate with other churches for a common mission.
We believe baptism is an act of obedience and testimony by people who have consciously received Jesus Christ as Savior. We believe that baptism is not necessary for salvation, but rather a significant act of public identification with Jesus, an initiation into the visible church, and the first step of Christian growth. It is the New Testament's means of making a public profession of faith. We believe the scriptural mode of baptism is immersion.
We believe the Lord's Supper is given to the local church by our Savior as an opportunity of remembrance, examination, and celebration of His redemptive work. We believe this supper can be taken with meaning only by believers in Jesus. And we believe the elements of the Lord's Supper to be symbolic of Jesus' body and blood and that the Lord's Supper does not confer grace or further salvation.
We believe the family is the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood, or adoption. We believe that marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in a covenant of commitment designed to last a lifetime, made before God, and recognized by the state. We believe that the purposes of marriage are to express the relationship between Christ and His church, to provide the God-ordained context for sexual intimacy and marital companionship, to establish a home into which new life can be born or adopted and nurtured, and therefore the family is the foundational building block of society.
We value the authority of God’s Word.
We value the power of prayer to change lives.
We value heart-felt worship.
We value sharing the good news of God’s love.
We value the spiritual progress of every member.
We value the rapid expansion of the Kingdom of God.
We value the richness of a multi-generational church.
We value strategic partnerships in ministry.
We value life-giving ministry.
We value life-enhancing relationships.