Lead Pastor: Michael Perkins
Michael’s passion in ministry to see people’s lives radically changed by Jesus. He believes that the best way to share Jesus’ love is to simply demonstrate it. He believes that when we serve others and not expect anything in return, that they will come to know Jesus as a direct result.
Michael is the author of “Identity Crisis: 21 Days of Discovering Who God Says You Are.“
Michael has a Bachelor’s of Arts in History and a Minor in Political Science from Shawnee State University. He has also studied Ministerial and Pastoral studies at Nazarene Bible College.
Michael married the love of his life, April, in 2003. April shares Michael’s heart in serving others through outreach. She too wants to meet the community’s needs and demonstrate the love of Jesus. And together they have a son, Ethan, who is 11.
Michael’s interests are spending time with his family, reading, and writing.
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Associate Pastor: Jerris Chulick
Jerris’ passion in ministry is to lead the lost to come into a deep and full relationship with Jesus . She loves to lead, teach, and guide other’s into an understanding of the freedom that comes from being a new creation in Jesus.
She believes that God has called all His people to go out and make disciples of all people. She believes that we are called to lead people to Jesus by loving God and loving them as Christ has. She believes that people need to see Jesus in us, and allow Him to work through us to reach the lost in our families and communities.
One of her favorite verses is found in Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ, who gives me strength.” (NLT) This verse is a reminder to believers that it is not through our strength that we are different and can face the different trials, but in God’s strength.
Jerris married her best friend and the love of her life, Neil, in 2006. Together they have a passion to reach the lost and leading to the freedom that comes from following Jesus.
Associate Pastor: Milton Watson
Milton was born into a Christian family and raised in the Church of The Nazarene in Victoria, VA. He accepted Jesus Christ as Savior in VBS at 11 and was mentored and taught by many Godly men and women through his teen years.
Soon after High school he married and moved away from home. It was not more than a year later he answered the call into ministry and began the course of study. Desiring a deeper more concentrated preparation, he moved to Colorado Springs to graduate from Nazarene Bible College
From there he returned to Virginia to assist in the planting of a church in South Hill.
A few years later he accepted his first pastorate in Houghton Lake, MI.
He is an ordained elder in The Church of the Nazarene. He has pastored and/or served in numerous ministry positions in Virginia, Wisconsin, Northern Michigan, Illinois and now Kentucky.
After the devastating break up of a nearly 30 year marriage, he met a sweetheart of a lady (Rita) who became his best friend and soul mate. She had also experienced a devastating tragedy in her own marriage which turned her to Jesus Christ.
In February of 2010 they married and rededicated their lives to Jesus Christ. He later became the Youth Pastor at Rantoul, IL and together were blessed with a thriving ministry to the youth. He also served as Worship leader and co-taught the Teen Sunday School Class with Rita. In the Fall of 2016 they followed the leading of the Holy Spirit to become a part of River City Hope Church and moved to Louisville.
Favorite quote: “I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me”
Between them, Milton and Rita have three daughters and one son and five grand children.