Radiant Leadership

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

Radiant Staff


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

Relational Networks


Radiant Church was the 600th church plant of the ARC Network.

Radiant Network

Radiant Church is a part of the Radiant Network.


David has served on the board of Every Home for Christ for over nine years.

Radiant Church Begins

ARC Launch Video

Radiant Church Begins

Prayers Over Radiant