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About StrongPoint

Our story. Our team. Our beliefs. Our values.

Our Story

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.

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.

Our Pastors

Get to know the pastors of StrongPoint Church like you would your friends.

Lonnie Keene

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Lead Pastor

Pastor Lonnie Keene is one of the founders of StrongPoint Church back in 1997, and serves as the church's Lead Pastor. He is a loving father & husband, as well as a published author, writing the book The Law of Loyalty.

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Pastor Tracy Keene is another one of StrongPoint Church's founders, and is a Co-Pastor alongside her husband Lonnie Keene. Pastor Tracy typically leads daily operations at StrongPoint Church.

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Our Leadership Team

Elder Rodney Palmer

Elder Rodney Palmer

Elder Dr. Pat Hicks, Recruitment & Retention

Elder Dr. Pat Hicks, Recruitment & Retention

Elder Roy Sensabaugh

Elder Roy Sensabaugh

Deac. Al Young, Staff

Deacon Al Young, Staff

Deaconess Lucretia Williams

Deaconess Lucretia Williams

Deaconess La 'Tonya Stinchcomb, Fresh Start

Deaconess La 'Tonya Stincomb, Fresh Start

Debbie Harris, Guest Services

Debbie Harris, Guest Services

DeCarlo Blackwell

DeCarlo Blackwell, Parking Lot

Yvonne Smallwood		 Welcome Center

Yvonne Smallwood, Welcome Center

Meesheila Blackwell, Member & Guest Check In

Meesheila Blackwell, Member & Guest Check-In

Lynette Cashaw-Davis, Volunteer Check In

Lynette Cashaw-Davis, Volunteer Check-In

Juan Malone, Usher

Juan Malone, Usher

Shawn Birch IT

Shawn Birch, IT

Jacqueline Lovelace, Finance

Jaqueline Lovelace, Finance

Melody Edwards, Training & Development

Melody Edwards, Training & Development

Jada Malone - Care Team

Jada Malone, Care Team

Antoinette Franklin , New Member Class

Antoinette Franklin, New Member Class

what to expect

First Time Visitor?
Here's What To Expect

We’re Glad You’re Here. StrongPoint Church located in Whitehall, Ohio is a community made up of all types of people with various backgrounds and stories who together make a church family. From the moment you visit for the first time, you’ll experience a friendly, loving and accepting community of people. Two common themes you will hear at StrongPoint Church are the emphasis on building better families and building better relationships.  We believe these are the essential foundation blocks of society and the starting point for healthy families and church life.

Arrival
StrongPoint Church is in the Town & Country area. You can reach us from either Main Street or Broad Street. Free parking is available on site. And for expectant mothers & first time guests, we have reserved parking spaces just for you! We have directional signs and parking lot attendants to show you where to go. Free parking is available on site. And for expectant mothers & first time guests, we have reserved parking spaces just for you! We have directional signs and a parking lot attendant to show you where to go.

During Service
Our entire service is typically about 75 minutes, which includes 2 songs, an inspiring message and an invitation for a fresh start, which includes prayer.

Before You Leave
A team member is prepared to pray with you, share information on joining StrongPoint Church and walk you thru the appropriate next steps.
Stay for a short time afterwards and meet the pastor and our team. We'd love to meet you!

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Community

What is StrongPoint doing for our community?

You can join us in making a difference, financially or otherwise, in the lives of those in the community.
Below are some of the organizations our church supports and ways we are involved in our community:
- FCA [Fellowship of Christian Athletes]
- The Women's Clinic
- YWCA (Feeding the Homeless)
- Faith Missions
- Our church hosts an onsite back to school new shoe giveaway
- Giving (To donate, please visit our giving page.)

See more on our community impact page

What We Believe

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Holy Bible

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

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).

Virgin Birth

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).

Redemption

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).

Salvation

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

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

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).

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.

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

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).

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).

Heaven

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).

Hell

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).

Our Culture Based Values

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The Holy Spirit

He is our teacher and guide for every action we take.

Hospitality

Our focus is meeting your needs and expectations.

Relationships

Focusing on simplicity helps us value relationships more than programs.

Integrity

Doing the right thing.

The Word

The Bible is the greatest love story ever written and it is the source of our truth.

Excellence

We ensure that the quality of everything we do is outstanding.

Souls

Everyone matters.

Teams

We believe that together everyone achieves more.

Family

We believe in the family unit.

Honor

We respect, celebrate and show generosity to others.

Finance

Being a good steward of all God has entrusted demonstrates our faithfulness.

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