Legacy Church began having Saturday services in 2008. Many of our folks still enjoy worshiping on Saturday and sleeping in on Sunday but in October of 2011, we added a Sunday morning service. Legacy continues to grow with our duplicate services on Saturdays at 5:00 PM and Sunday at 10:00 AM. Pastor John Rea has a vision to develop a church who can effectively meet the needs of their members through close-knit fellowship, interactive worship and intimate discipleship opportunities.
Who we are can best be described from the heart of our pastor…
Acts 26:18 says, “‘I’m sending you off to open the eyes of the outsiders so they can see the difference between dark and light, and choose light, see the difference between Satan and God, and choose God. I’m sending you off to present my offer of sins forgiven, and a place in the family, inviting them into the company of those who begin real living by believing in me.’
This verse is an excellent summary of the kind of church Legacy strives to be. There are many people wandering around in darkness with no knowledge of the meaning of true life, a life based on Jesus Christ. To quote Howard Hendricks, “In a world screaming for answers, the church is stuttering.” Legacy Church wants to do its part in clearly communicating the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The purpose of Legacy Church is to help people begin “real living” by coming to know Jesus Christ. Our Mission Statement is “Living life-change through Jesus Christ.” We want to live our lives in such a way that people see Christ in us, giving them hope for a life-change themselves. We seek to show the love of Christ in everything we do and in our response to all life offers us.
We want people who come into our church service to feel like they have come back home. We want people who come into our presence to encounter people whose WALK matches their TALK.
It’s our goal to help people connect with Christ and connect with other people so they can experience true biblical community. One of the key phrases I hear used to describe Legacy Church is “family.” And we truly believe that’s what we are. Legacy’s Vision Statement reads: “Offering hope in all aspects of life to everyday people.”
Legacy Church seeks to reach our community by helping meet the real needs of everyday people. Some of the ways we do this is by offering a community food pantry, providing school supplies to children in a local school and providing Christmas through our Angel Tree each year. We don’t want to just “do” church, we want to “be” the church. We want to be more than a place where we gather for an hour a week, we want to be a lighthouse of truth in a dark world.
As we continue this journey, we will always welcome new people to join this vision with us. My prayer is that YOU will come along and join us!
Praying for you and your family,
Pastor John Rea