Welcome to our website and thank you for taking a few moments to check us out. While our church name may have history, we are more than a name, we are a community of imperfect, flawed believers saved by the Grace of God, starting fresh. At the end of 2020, God provided us the opportunity to become debt free and begin anew. God opened the door to re-plant and re-launch our church at the beginning of a new year (2021), with a new focus, new vision, new mission, and new location. We are located at 3688 N. Wickham Road Melbourne, Florida (The old Gymboree building for you parents, located across the street from Eastern College and behind the Running Zone)
We are a church re-plant. Merrriam-Webster.com defines replanting as "to plant again or anew." Horticulture is a common theme found throughout Scripture. The Psalmist writes: The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon, planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God. They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green, proclaiming, "The Lord is upright; He is my Rock and there is no wickedness in Him (Psalm 92:12-15). Church is Jesus' idea and the church is not a building, it is a community of believers who strive to live out the Gospel in their words and actions. We believe God wants us to be planted in a community in order to grow spiritually, flourish, be fruitful, and to stay fresh.
If you are looking for a new beginning, a life-giving church, a place to study the Word of God, to become a better Follower of Jesus OR to discover what that means - We want to invite you to see for yourself what God is doing in our community and how exciting church can be when the focus is on God's Word. Join Us in our vision to Discover Jesus, Grow in Community, and Serve Others.
We are praying for you and hope to see you soon! May God bless you richly today!
Meet Our Pastor
Charles "Gibby" Gibson - Pastor Gibby
Pastor Gibby grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science, having a dual major in Biology and Neuroscience. He also completed a Masters of Science degree also from Pitt in Environmental-Occupational Health and Toxicology from the Graduate School of Public Health.
Gibby went on to serve as a Deputy Sheriff with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office in Tampa, Florida where he worked as a D.U.I. Investigator and a Drug Recognition Expert. He finally answered God's call to go into ministry. Gibby earned his Master of Divinity Degree with a concentration in Biblical Studies from Liberty University School of Divinity graduating with High Distinction in December 2017. Gibby is thankful and praises God for His relentless pursuit and love for each of us wanting "all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth" (1 Tim 2:4, NIV)
His family includes his wife Kathy, three daughters, Veronica, Emma, and Elizabeth, and two dogs.