ABOUT US

OUR STORY

In 2001 God sparked a dream in the hearts of six Bible College students. Through prayer, Bible study, and serving the community, the spark grew into a small flame that attracted 25 dreamers who were also passionate about starting a new Church in Metro Detroit. God used the passion and dedication of this small group to fan the flame of God’s call and Church of the King was officially launched on September 16, 2001, just five days after the tragedy of 9/11.

In 2002, our current facility on 12 Mile Road was given to us by Berkley Assembly of God…for free! What started as a spark was now a full flame as the excitement built. A strong group from Berkley Assembly joined in with what God was doing in this new congregation called Church of the King. During the next few months the building was renovated and the story about the “Miracle on 12 Mile” spread, leading to a full house for our first service on Easter Sunday in our “new” building.

The flame of passion and love that sparked the congregations humble beginning is still burning strong today. Church of the King has continued to grow both in numbers and in impact. Every year hundreds of individuals and families are impacted by what God is doing in Church of the King and through its members.

It started with a spark and has continued to stay aflame.

Being around something that is on fire makes it easy to start burning. We not only want to keep fanning the flame God has put in us, but desire to see it catch in others. We know God also wants you to experience the joy that starts with a spark. If you know you need Him to spark something in your life, we invite you to come and be a part of the story with us at Church of the King.

OUR STAFF

TAL SULLIVAN

Lead Pastor

WAYNE BEASON

Associate Pastor

HANNAH GREGORY

Student Pastor

OUR MISSION

God gives us our mission in Matthew 28:19. Jesus told those who were already connected with Him to go and help others do the same. Our mission is to connect people to Christ. The more we as individuals experience life-transforming connection with God, the more we desire to help others experience it too. CONNECTED PEOPLE, CONNECT PEOPLE. Church of the King is on a mission to help people know Christ.  Those who already know Him will grow and know Him even more and those who don’t know yet will have the opportunity to hear a clear presentation of who Christ is and how He desires a real relationship with them.

MATTHEW 28:19

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit

OUR VISION

We believe the vision God has given involves everyone in our church.  It applies to us as INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES, and as a CONGREGATION. We want to focus on three areas of connection:  with God, our church family, and people not yet connected. Our vision is that through connecting in all of these areas we will not only have stronger and deeper relationships with Jesus, but we will be better equipped to go and share the Good News with those around us!

THROUGH PRAISE

PSALM 146:1-2
1 Praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord, my soul.
2 I will praise the Lord all my life;
I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.

THROUGH PRAYER

PHILLIPIANS 4:6-7
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

THROUGH BIBLE STUDY

2 TIMOTHY 2:15
15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.

THROUGH FELLOWSHIP

HEBREWS 10:25
25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

THROUGH SERVING

GALATIANS 5:13
13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.

THROUGH DISCIPLESHIP

PROVERBS 27:17
17 As iron sharpens iron,
so one person sharpens another.

THROUGH MISSIONS

ROMANS 10:13-15
13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

14 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? 15 And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”

THROUGH COMPASSION

ISAIAH 58:6-7
“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?

Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?

THROUGH EVANGELISM

MATTHEW 9:37
37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.

OUR BELIEFS

THE TRINITY

THE FATHER

We believe there is one God who is the Creator and the Ruler of the universe. He eternally exists in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

GEN 1:1  |  MATT 28:19

THE SON

We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, in His virgin birth, His sinless life, His atoning death on the cross, His resurrection on the third day, and that He will return again to reign as Lord of lords.

MATT 1:23  |  HEB 4:15, 7:26  |  1 COR 15:3, 1 COR 15:4  |  JOHN 11:25 |  ACTS 1:11  |  1 TIM 6:13-16

THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe in the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit that empowers each Christian to live a godly life. The body of each believer is a “temple” in which the Holy Spirit is present. Therefore, every believer must foster a life of being filled with the Spirit, which is both an initial and an ongoing experience for Christians. The Holy Spirit provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, guidance in doing what is right and spiritual gifts to edify the church.

ROM 8:11  |  1 COR 6:19-20  |  EPH 5:18

We believe that the entire Bible is the inspired, infallible and inerrant Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit to write the books of Scripture. The words of the Bible are the primary source for teaching and equipping Christians for a life of righteousness.

HUMANITY

We believe that human beings were created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him, but became alienated from that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, humanity is totally incapable of coming back into a right relationship with God by one’s own effort.

SALVATION

We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross solely provides for the forgiveness of sins. Therefore, salvation is received only when a person places his faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the sufficient payment for one’s acknowledged sin. This salvation is not earned but a gift available by the grace of God alone.

CHRISTIAN LIFE

We believe that for every Christian the old way of living for oneself is in the past and the new way of living for Christ is for the present and for the future. By obedience to the Scriptures and daily yielding to the Spirit we will mature and become conformed to the image of Christ, which should be exhibited by love for God and for one’s neighbor.

THE CHURCH

We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus is the Head. The purpose of the church is to gather believers to glorify God by being a powerful witness for Jesus Christ in a lost world. God wants to edify and build up His church, this is why the Holy Spirit gives a variety of spiritual gifts to believers such as-encouragement, serving, teaching, healing, prophecy, etc. We practice two ordinances in the church instituted by Christ Himself: water baptism and Holy Communion.

We believe that Christ’s power to heal, evident in the Gospels, is available to all believers today through his atoning sacrifice. The church is to lay hands on the sick, anoint them with oil, and pray faithfully for their recovery.

We believe that Christians who have died will be reunited with those still alive at the second coming of Jesus Christ. This event will be followed by the millennial reign of Christ, a final judgment, and the appearance of a new heaven and a new earth.

Church of the King is affiliated through fellowship and accountability with the ASSEMBLIES OF GOD. We are part of the MICHIGAN DISTRICT.

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