He is our teacher and guide for every action we take.
The Bible is the greatest love story ever written and it is the source of our truth.
Our focus is meeting your needs and expectations.
We ensure that the quality of everything we do is outstanding.
Focusing on simplicity helps us value relationships more than programs.
Doing the right thing.
Being a good steward of all God has entrusted demonstrates our faithfulness.
We respect, celebrate and show generosity to others.
We believe in the family unit.
We believe that together everyone achieves more.
The Holy Bible, and only the Bible, is the authoritative Word of God. It alone is the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths. In its original writing, it is inspired, infallible and inerrant (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5; Romans 16:25-26).
Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. On earth, Jesus was 100% God and 100% man. He is the only man ever to have lived a sinless life. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died on the cross for mankind and thus atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood. He rose from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in power and glory (John 1:1, 14, 20:28; I Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians 2:5-6; I Timothy 2:5).
Jesus Christ was conceived by God the Father, through the Holy Spirit (the third person of the Trinity) in the Virgin Mary’s womb; therefore, He is the Son of God (Matthew 1:18, 25; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:27-35).
Man was created good and upright, but by voluntary transgression, he fell; his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God (Gen. 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21).
We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ; His death, burial and resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of any human efforts (Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Titus 3:5; Romans 10:9-10; Acts 16:31; Hebrews 9:22).
Repentance is the commitment to turn away from sin and to follow Christ, which allows us to receive His redemption and to be regenerated by the Holy Spirit. Thus through repentance we receive forgiveness of sins and appropriate salvation (Acts 2:21, 3:19; I John 1:9).
Sanctification is the ongoing process of yielding to God’s Word and His Spirit to complete the development of Christ’s character in us. It is through the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God that the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life (I Thessalonians 4:3, 5:23; II Corinthians 3:18, 6:14-18, II Thessalonians 2:1-3, Romans 8:29, 12:1-2, Hebrews 2:11).
Jesus Christ Indwells All Believers
Christians are people who have invited the Lord Jesus Christ to come and live inside them by His Holy Spirit. They relinquish the authority of their lives over to him thus making Jesus the Lord of their life as well as Savior. They put their trust in what Jesus accomplished for them when He died, was buried and rose again from the dead (John 1:12; John 14:17, 23; John 15:4; Romans 8:11; Revelation 3:20).
Baptism in the Holy Spirit
Given at Pentecost, it is the promise of the Father, sent by Jesus after His Ascension, to empower the Church to preach the Gospel throughout the whole earth (Joel 2:28-29; Matthew 3:11; Mark 16:17; Acts 1:5,2:1-4, 17, 38-39, 8:14-17, 10:38, 44-47, 11:15-17, 19:1-6).
The Gifts of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is manifested through a variety of spiritual gifts to build and sanctify the church, demonstrate the validity of the resurrection and confirm the power of the Gospel. The Bible’s lists of these gifts are not necessarily exhaustive, and the gifts may occur in various combinations. All believers are commanded to earnestly desire the manifestation of the gifts in their lives. These gifts always operate in harmony with the Scriptures and should never be used in violation of Biblical parameters (Hebrews 2:4; Romans 1:11, 12 :4-8; Ephesians 4:16; I Timothy 4:14; II Timothy 1:6-7; I Corinthians 12:1-31, 14:1-40; I Peter 4:10).
The church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of Jesus’ Great Commission. Every person who is born of the Spirit is an integral part of the church as a member of the body of believers. There is a spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23; John 17:11, 20-23).
Healing of the Sick
Healing of the sick is illustrated in the life and ministry of Jesus and included in the commission of Jesus to His disciples. It is given as a sign, which is to follow believers. It is also a part of Jesus’ work on the Cross and one of the gifts of the Spirit (Psalm 103:2-3; Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 8:16-17; Mark 16:17-18; Acts 8:6-7; James 5:14-16; I Corinthians 12:9, 28; Romans 11:29).
God's Will for Provision
It is the Father’s will for believers to become whole, healthy and successful in all areas of life. But because of the fall, many may not receive the full benefits of God’s will while on Earth. That fact, though, should never prevent all believers from seeking the full benefits of Christ’s provision to better serve others.
Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death on the cross. In addition both the saved and the lost will be resurrected – they that are saved to the resurrection of life and they that are lost to the resurrection of eternal damnation (Luke 24:16, 36, 39; John 2:19-21, 20:26-28, 21:4; Acts 24:15; I Corinthians 15:42, 44; Philippians 1:21-23, 3:21).
Heaven is the eternal dwelling place for all believers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Matthew 5:3, 12, 20, 6:20, 19:21, 25:34; John 17:24; II Corinthians 5:1; Hebrews 11:16; I Peter 1:4).
After living one life on earth, the unbelievers will be judged by God and sent to Hell where they will be eternally tormented with the Devil and the Fallen Angels (Matthew 25:41; Mark 9:43-48; Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 14:9-11, 20:12-15, 21:8).
StrongPoint Church formerly Kingdom Christian Center began back in 1997 with just 4 people. We have grown over the years while being committed to serving the great city of Columbus.
We have a rich history and reputation of loving people and reaching the unchurched, that rich history is what we’re building our destiny on and we’d love for you to come be part of our journey.
We’ve recently changed the name of our church that speaks to the next chapter of our journey, the Bible says let the weak say I am strong, we’re here to take people from a weak point to a StrongPoint in their lives. Our slogan is Strengthening one life at a time, hence the name StrongPoint Church.
Pastor Lonnie Keene
Here are a few fun facts about our Lead Pastor:
Family life: Married Tracy in 1992. Father to Deven [Taylor], Isaiah and Jeremiah.
Favorite movies: A Few Good Men, A Soldier’s Story, Forrest Gump, and The Accountant
People who inspire me: Dr. David Ireland, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Pastor Bill Winston, and Pastor Steven Furtick
Favorite food: Fried chicken wings (well done please!)
Things that fascinate me: My wife — her smile, beauty, wisdom and strength and how she continues to grow more and more every day. It’s fascinating!
In my spare time I enjoy: Watching basketball and Seinfeld
Favorite Books: Profile of a Leader by Judson Cornwall and The Purpose Driven Church by Rick Warren
What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve done: Whitewater rafting in the Smoky Mountains
One thing most people don’t know about me: I’m introverted. I can play the drums. I’m a published author. I wrote the Law of Loyalty.
Pet peeves: Clothes hampers with clothes in them. Used dental floss not properly disposed of.
Pastor Tracy Keene
Here are a few fun facts about our Co-Pastor:
Favorite food: Pizza
Favorite TV shows: Seinfeld, This is Us, Law & Order, Blue Bloods and Martin
In my spare time I enjoy: Bible journaling, walking, cycling and reading good books
Favorite books: Liberated Through Submission, Leadership Pain, The Resolution for Women, What I Know for Sure and anything by Dr. Seuss
People who inspire me: Dr. David Ireland, Joyce Meyer, my husband and my children
Favorite Movies: Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Baby Boy, Coming to America and Life
Life Scripture: Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Favorite Authors: Mitch Albom, John Maxwell, Joyce Meyer, Priscilla Shirer, Lysa TerKeurst and Dr. Seuss
One thing most people don’t know about me: I love pictures and pillows with words on them
Dream vacation: Hawaii