As a church we’re all about one thing: renewing hope in the Heights in Jesus’ name. We’re defiantly hopeful for the Heights because it’s where we call home. Our hope comes from the fact that Jesus is alive and making all things new, including us. You can’t surprise us with anything because we’re always surprised by God’s grace, so we come together as we are to find hope together in Jesus.
Jon grew up in northeast Ohio with a lifelong love of Cleveland baseball. After graduating from Cedarville University and Ashland Seminary, Jon served as a youth and young adult pastor for several years. Jon and his wife Kelly call Goodyear Heights home and are excited to lead this new community of people following Jesus together. When he’s not meeting people for coffee or dreaming up new things for Wingfoot, you’ll probably find him DIY-ing something.
Connect with Jon at [email protected].
Jordan grew up in Frankenmuth, MI, and attended Cornerstone University. After relocating to Akron, OH, she began leading worship in the local church and earned a Masters of Theological Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. When she is not playing music, you might find her hanging out with her puppy, Juno, or working on a house project with her husband, Mitch.
Make Jesus Central
Everything we do points directly to Jesus. We worship Jesus and preach Jesus as our only hope in Sunday services and live to make him the center of our stories, our community and our mission every day.
We pray as Jesus taught us for God’s kingdom to come in our neighborhood. We pray every time we’re together and act believing that God will lead the way.
Value ALL PEOPLE
Everyone is made in God’s image with worth, value and dignity. We welcome people warmly, practice hospitality, and stand up for those who are overlooked or undervalued in our city.
Celebrate Life Change
Following Jesus is a lifelong journey. We look for signs of God’s grace at work, celebrate when people are made new by Jesus, and always look for the next step we can take together.
Healthy things grow; healthy disciples multiply. We share Jesus often, multiply groups, develop leaders, and plant churches as a regular part of our life together following Jesus.
We are better together. Whenever possible, we collaborate with others, sharing resources and relationships to see God’s kingdom come in the Heights as it is in heaven.
We believe God is on a dynamic mission to renew everyone and everything through Jesus. The Bible tells one unified story of how God is renewing the world through Jesus. That story has four parts:
God created everything perfect and at peace. We were created as the peak of God’s creation, bearing his image and created to find our purpose, identity, and hope in God.
We rebelled against God’s good plan and set out to make our own plans. Selfishness, brokenness, and sin are the result. The evidence of this brokenness is all around us – in our broken hearts, broken homes, and broken communities. This brokenness both happens to us and we participate in it.
God initiates a renewal mission, sending his Son Jesus to live a perfect human life, die an innocent death in our place, and be raised to life again, proving that not even death could keep us from God. All those who trust in Jesus are made new – their past failures and mistakes are gone and they are given a fresh start and new life.
No matter what you’ve done, who you’ve been, or how broken you might think you are, God offers renewal by grace, meaning you can’t earn it. It’s only and always because of his love for you in Jesus. Trusting Jesus means following him as king of your life, allowing him to renew every part of your life, living out his kingdom around you, and inviting others to be made new by his love.