God wants to know you personally. He created you to be in relationship with Him. Beyond religious activities, God wants a vibrant friendship with you. On Sundays, we gather to worship, pray, and study the Scriptures together. Sunday after Sunday, people are beginning a relationship with God and growing closer to Him.
God desires your freedom. His process begins with connecting you to the right people. One of the ways God designed for us to live in freedom is to have people help us on the journey. Connecting with others in Radiant Small Groups is a practical way to find life-changing community.
God made you unique. He has a specific calling on your life. You have gifts and talents that God gave to you so that you can accomplish the purpose He has for you. When all of us operate in the gifts God has given us, we grow stronger. At Radiant, we want to help you discover God’s call on your life.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
God has a plan for you. He has given us to make a difference in the lives of others. We experience amazing fulfillment when we use the gifts God has given us to make a difference in the lives of others. At Radiant, we hope to connect every person to an opportunity to fulfill their calling by serving others. We aim to make a difference in our church, our city, our nation, and around the world.
David and Renata Perkins
David and Renata Perkins dreamed of planting a church with these goals—to help people know Jesus, walk closely with Jesus everyday, discover their calling, and shine the light of Jesus to the world. With a growing burden that they just could not shake, they loaded up their four young children and drove to multiple cities in the Midwest asking God to lead them to the right city. While they prayed in Kansas City, they sensed God’s call and they began to make plans to start a life-giving church in Kansas City.
After sixteen wonderful years of pastoring young people in Colorado Springs, the Perkins moved to Kansas City to pioneer a brand new church. To their wonderful surprise, a world class team of talented young adults and trustworthy families moved to Kansas City with them. The Perkins began weekly prayer meetings in their home and officially began Radiant Church on September 18, 2016.
Hundreds gathered that day at Overland Trail Middle School in Overland Park, Kansas and Radiant Church became a reality. David graduated from Southern Nazarene University in Oklahoma City with a bachelor's degree in religion. While pastoring in Colorado Springs, he obtained a master's degree in theology from The King's University. Renata graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in English. Together, they have four wonderful children and love raising their family in Kansas City.