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About Us

Our Values

Belong To Family.

Know God.

Experience Freedom.

Be Empowered.

At The Gathering Place Church, our passion is to connect you with a life-giving community, help you realize your full potential, and equip you to make an eternal impact.

Where we stand

Our Beliefs

(Deuteronomy 6:4,  Isaiah 45:5-6,  John 17:3,  1 Corinthians 8:4-6, 1 Timothy 2:5)

(Genesis 1:26; Psalms: 45:6-7;  Matthew 3:13-17;  Matthew 28:17-20;  1 Corinthians 12:4-6)

(Psalms 19:7-11;  2 Timothy 3:16;  2 Peter 1:20-21)

(Genesis 6:5;  Romans 3:23,  5:8, 12:21, 7:18;  Ephesians 2:1-3)

(Matthew 1:20;  Luke 2:52;  John 1:1-4;  Colossians 1”15-20;  Hebrews 1:1-3)

(John 1:29; 10:1-18;  Romans 5:8; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Galatians 1:4; 1 Peter 3:18)

(Matthew 28:1-20; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24:1-53; John 1:20-21,25; 1 Corinthians 15:12-34)

(John 14:3; Acts 1:11;  1 Thessalonians 4:16;  Hebrews 9:38; 1 John 3:2;  Revelation 1:7)

(Matthew 25:31-46;  Romans 6:23John 5:28-29;  Acts 24:15)

Where we're going

Our Mission

To lead people into a personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

Our goal is to equip each person with a clear pathway to connect with God and grow in their faith.

Mission Foundation

Our mission is based on the commands of Jesus as found in Matthew 22:36-40 and Matthew 28:18-20

Jesus replied: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart…soul…and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” (Matthew 22:36-40)

He said to them, “Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”. (Matthew 28:18-20)

Our Story

History

In 2011, The Gathering Place began with a desire to reach people far from God. From the pastor’s living room, the church quickly moved to Moody High School in hopes that growth would soon follow. That season of faith opened up the door to what is now a life-giving and spirit-filled church that continues to follow the call of God.

From the beginning, the name “The Gathering Place” was chosen because the vision was to establish a group of people who would be united by a common purpose, gather in a specific place to be encouraged, equipped for ministry, and then deployed to change the world. Even in seeing all of these incredible things occur, there seemed to be something missing. The leadership began to pray for more.

In January 2019, The Gathering Place Church saw a move of God’s presence that was accompanied by miracles, signs, and wonders. Many have been led to God through salvation, healing, deliverance, powerful impartation, and filling of the Spirit.

As we take steps into the “more” of God, we want to take you with us on this journey. We believe every single person can be used by God in a powerful way. Our story is one of passion to connect you with a life-giving community, help you realize your full potential, and equip you to make an eternal impact. What do you want your story to be?

Our Pastor

As the founding pastor of The Gathering Place Church, Matt Scott is no stranger to church life. He grew up being the son of a United Methodist Pastor. He might even tell you he was born on the 1st pew. As most “preacher’s kids” go, the desire to go into ministry himself was not on his radar. He began his career in medical sales before ever saying yes to the call of God on his life. As he furthered in his career choice, the desire to lead people to the Lord in a  larger capacity was unmistakable. What started out as youth ministry led to so much more. In 2011, Matt and his wife Stevi planted The Gathering Place church in their living room. Over the years, TGP has seen God do incredible things from thousands of salvations to the miracles, signs, and wonders spoken of in Acts. 

Pastor Matt believes that we are not just saved from something, but to something. In his everyday lifestyle and teaching alike, you can find a passion to raise up a church that would reach people far from God, and to equip them for their very own call upon their lives. He is most commonly known for his energetic teaching style that leads you to the full gospel of Jesus Christ.

Matt Scott, his wife Stevi, and their five children live on mission together as they live out the very purpose in which they teach and model. They can’t wait to meet you!

BELONG TO FAMILY.
Know God.
Experience Freedom.
Be Empowered.

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Our Staff Members

A Team Of Visionaries

The staff team is led by the Senior Pastor, Matt Scott. This team oversees the day-to-day ministry and operations of the church. These staff/pastors serve the congregation and are responsible for the development of the spiritual life of the church. Follow the link below to learn more about our staff ministry team.

Each staff member serves the congregation, as well as takes responsibility for the development of their ministry area

Matt Scott

Senior Pastor

Eric Eason

Executive Pastor

Shelley Smith

Executive Assistant

Andra Griffin

Administrative Assistant

Holley Martin

Worship & Small Groups Director

Grant Page

Production Director

Brett Staggs

Director of Family Ministry

Sonya Hendricks

Director of Freedom Counseling

Stevi Scott

Director of Prayer Ministry Sessions

Amanda Hendricks

Host & Events Team Director, Communications

Ross Hendricks

Prayer Pastor & Director of The Gathering Place School of Ministry

Jonathan Irby

Missions & Outreach Pastor, Facilities

Our Board

WE ARE PROTECTED BY A VISION TEAM

The Vision Team is composed of nine members of the congregation who oversee the resources and direct the provision of the resources needed by the church. They provide counsel to the Senior Pastor and Staff Ministry Team regarding the major financial commitments of the church.

The Vision Team serves as Non-staff Elders/Overseers.

Tim Hendricks

Chair

Chris Brannon

Member

Kenny Thornton

Member

Judy Kirkland

Member

Eric Eason

Executive Pastor

Edward Kissel

Member

Raine Wilson

Member

John Machen

Member

Kevin Misso

Member

Matt Wilson

Member

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