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 18th, 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 Pastors
Radiant Church, KC

Radiant Staff

We are guided by Pastors

David & Renata Perkins serve as the founding and lead pastors of Radiant Church. The pastoral staff and ministry team are led by the Lead Pastors. This team is responsible for the spiritual development of Radiant Church.

We are protected by Trustees

The Trustees are members of the congregation who oversee the finances and direct the provision of the facilities needed by the church. They provide counsel to the Senior Pastor regarding the major financial commitments of the church.

The Trustees for Radiant Church are:

Philip Beedle
Tom Blasco
Kyle McIntosh
Will Riddle
Matthew Willis

We are strengthened by Overseers

The Overseers are five pastors of respected congregations who love Radiant Church and are willing to provide spiritual protection to the church. They may be called in to help in accountability matters relating to the Senior Pastor if requested by the Pastoral Staff or Trustees.

The Overseers for Radiant Church are:

Les Beauchamp
Lifegate Church, Nebraska

Lee Cummings
Radiant Church, Michigan

Banning Liebscher
Jesus Culture, California

Layne Schranz
Church of the Highlands, Alabama

Aaron Stern
Mill City Church, Colorado

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 or on staff of Every Home for Christ since 2009.

Radiant Church Begins

ARC Launch Video

Radiant Church Begins

Prayers Over Radiant