OUR STORY

illuminate church is one of thousands upon thousands of families that make up the body of Christ.  Each family is distinct and important.  Our family has been called to a specific region at the gateway of international tourism to effect the world with the truth of Jesus Christ while also making significant local community impact. 

We exist for Jesus alone.  It’s why our church name is not capitalized, ever.  Only Jesus’ name.  Small gesture with huge implications.  Our family wants very badly to grow but not for the sake of illuminate church or the staff’s egos.  We are unflinching in our desire to see every person know the freeing truth of Jesus’ love. 

illuminate church is not a perfect place with perfect people, rather, we are a people desiring relationship with a perfect God who loves us despite our imperfections and lovingly brings us along on the wildest journey all for the sake of allowing our light to shine into a darkening world. 

You’ll find our family is quite varied in age, gender, race, life experience, and expression.  All are welcome.  You are welcome.  Our hope is that by being part of our family the most important thing that could happen to a person would happen to you – you would encounter the living God and your light would illuminate.

 

OUR TEAM

TIM INGRAM
Lead Pastor

CHAD HALL
Executive Pastor

ED ARNOLD
Executive Pastor

KIM TEFF
Executive Pastor

DREW EAST
Worship Pastor

GEORGE DIRLING
Youth & Young Adult Pastor

MATTHEW REYNA
Youth & Young Adult Coordinator

KEATON WEBB
Creative & Media Director

CHRISTINE INGRAM
Director of Ministry to Women

JESSICA MCGUIRE
Children's Director

MELANIE HALL
Children's Director

 
 

The Best Way to Learn About Us | Discover illuminate

Discover illuminate is designed to show you the ropes of illuminate as well as help you catch the vision for all God has in store both for you and illuminate. You’ll get the chance to meet staff, hear about our history, and find out why we believe God’s greatest work is still being done right here in Central Florida. By the end of discover illuminate, you’ll know what next steps to take to get more connected and involved at illuminate.

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Who We Are

illuminate church is one of thousands upon thousands of families that make up the body of Christ.  Each family is distinct and important.  Our family has been called to a specific region at the gateway of international tourism to effect the world with the truth of Jesus Christ while also making significant local community impact.
 
We exist for Jesus alone.  It’s why our church name is not capitalized, ever.  Only Jesus’ name.  Small gesture with huge implications.  Our family wants very badly to grow but not for the sake of illuminate church or the staff’s egos.  We are unflinching in our desire to see every person know the freeing truth of Jesus’ love.
 
illuminate church is not a perfect place with perfect people, rather, we are a people desiring relationship with a perfect God who loves us despite our imperfections and lovingly brings us along on the wildest journey all for the sake of allowing our light to shine into a darkening world.
 
You’ll find our family is quite varied in age, gender, race, life experience, and expression.  All are welcome.  You are welcome.  Our hope is that by being part of our family the most important thing that could happen to a person would happen to you – you would encounter the living God and your light would illuminate.

 

Our Vision

Meeting God

Before all else, we seek to glorify God and worship His Holy Name.

We see people meeting God in salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.  

We see people gathering in large and small gatherings to worship the Lord and find truth in the Bible.

Luke 4:18-19 | Isaiah 61:1-2 | Galatians 5:1A | 2 Corinthians 12:9 | 2 Corinthians 3:16-18

Discovering Freedom

We will not manage sin, but be filled with God’s victorious grace that brings liberty.

We see people set free from old hurts, habits and hang-ups.

We see people set free roaming the earth setting others free.

Matthew 6:33 | John 4:23-24 | Isaiah 26:8 | Psalm 100

Growing Spiritually

Everything we do has a singular goal: To keep people near the transforming power of God’s Word. This is community!

We see people moving forward in their faith, increasing as disciples of Jesus Christ.

We see people not stuck in the same place day after day, week after week rather we see maturity rising as people study God’s Word and learn to walk closer to Jesus each day.

John 8:31-32 | Romans 10:17 | Acts 8:26-39 | Nehemiah 8 | 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Making a Difference

The advance of God’s Kingdom will be taught and practiced with an unquenchable eagerness.

We see people discovering their unique abilities and talents so that they can employ them for the sake of the Gospel.

We see people serving the least, the last and the lost and in so doing, shine the love of God in our region.

Matthew 11:12 | Acts 1:8 | Matthew 28:16-20 | 1 Peter 2:9 | Matthew 5:16 | 1 Peter 2:12


 

Our Mission

Helping people find abundant life in Jesus Christ.


Our Beliefs