About Radiant Church

Know God

We're on mission to help people -

Know God, Find Freedom, Discover Purpose, and Make a Difference.
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.
Find Freedom

We're on mission to help people -

Know God, Find Freedom, Discover Purpose, and Make a Difference.
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.
Discover Purpose

We're on mission to help people -

Know God, Find Freedom, Discover Purpose, and Make a Difference.
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

We're on mission to help people -

Know God, Find Freedom, Discover Purpose, and 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.

Jesus is our passion

People are the mission

Prayer is our way

Unity is our heart

Generosity is our honor

Excellence is our pursuit

Serving is our joy

Overseers

Our team is united

Les Beauchamp

Pastor Les and Kris have aggressively prayed and loved Radiant Church since before it began. Their friendship with David and Renata began in 2004 when David spoke at their summer youth camp.

Senior Pastor
Lifegate Church, NE
Lee Cummings

Pastor Lee and Jane Cummings inspired and encouraged David and Renata to plant Radiant Church in Kansas City. Their friendship began in 2003 and they have partnered frequently in ministry ever since.

Lead Pastor
Radiant Church, MI
Layne Schranz

Pastor Layne and Rachel partnered in student ministry projects with David and Renata beginning in 2004. Their hospitality, coaching, and encouragement has been priceless for Radiant Church.

Executive Pastor
Church of the Highlands, AL
Aaron Stern

Pastor Aaron and Jossie served on staff with David and Renata in Colorado for over ten years before they planted Mill City Church. Since 2000, they have walked in close friendship and similar ministry callings.

Lead Pastor
Mill City Church, CO
Banning Liebscher

Pastor Banning and Seajay invested, prayed, and encouraged the leaders of Radiant Church in its formative days. David and Banning connected in 2012 and have united around prayer efforts, student mobilization, and leadership gatherings.

Lead Pastor
Jesus Culture Church, CA
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.

David & Renata Perkins

Lead Pastor
Radiant Church, KC
God
We believe in one God who exist in three distinct equal persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is the creator of the universe, never changing, eternal, all-powerful and unending in love. (Genesis 1:1; Matthew 3:16-17; 1 John 5:7-8)
Jesus Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ (the Son of God) became flesh to reveal God to man and rescue the world from evil. He, being fully God yet fully man, is the only person to live a sinless life. He was born of a virgin and took the weight of sin and evil in the world on the cross so mankind could be free from the penalty of sin and creation would be redeemed. 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. (Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:18; John 1:1, 14; 3:16; I Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 4:15)
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).
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit empowers 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).
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 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; II Timothy 1:5-16, 4:14; I Corinthians 12:1-31, 14:1-40; I Peter 4:10)
The Bible
We believe the entire Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God.  It cannot be added to, subtracted from, or superseded in any regard.  It, alone, is the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths. (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5; Romans 16:25-26).
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; Matthew 1:18, 23-25; Luke 1:27-35).
Repentance
Repentance is the commitment to turn away from sin in every area of our lives 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).
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).
Resurrection
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 eternal separation from God. (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).
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).
Sanctification
Sanctification is the process of yielding to God’s Word and His Spirit in order 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).
The Church
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).
Heaven & Hell
Heaven is the eternal dwelling place for all believers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  After living one life on earth, the unbelievers will be judged by God and sent to Hell. (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; Matthew 25:41; Mark 9:43-48; Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 14:9-11, 20:12-15, 21:8).