ABOUT

To connect people with God, to connect people with people, to connect people with their purpose, and to experience the power of almighty God.  This has been the vision of The Power Place Church since Pastor Greg Hollis and his family launched it in 2004.

We continue to see God do amazing things in and through His church.  We believe that He is capable of anything and everything, and we’ve had the opportunity to witness some of His miracles first hand – lost souls being found, addictions broken, relationships restored, and the broken made whole.  We will continue sharing the life changing gospel of Jesus Christ so that Kennett Square will come to know the one who gave His life, so that we can live!  We know that there are many churches in Kennett Square and in Chester County, and we hope that you find the one that God has called you to!

Our goal is to present the gospel in a powerful, fun, creative, and relevant way. Our services begin with high energy praise and are followed by a down to earth message from Pastor Greg. Each service allows you to not only encounter God, but equips you to further your personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Ministries

POWER GROUPS

We believe that life change happens through relationships! The right relationships surrounded by Jesus Christ. That's why we hold such a high value on our Power Groups. It's a place for you to connect with real people walking through life's ups and downs just like you are. We offer 6 week studies which you jump into at any time, as well as interest groups where we're sure you'll find one that connects with you! You can find out more information on the available groups by stopping by our Connection Bar in the lobby, or emailing us here

POWER PLACE STUDENTS

Power Place Students is all about raising up a generation that will change this world for Jesus Christ. We believe that God created everyone with a unique destiny and purpose and we are all about helping find out what that purpose is and accomplishing it! If you're ready to become what God has designed you to be then come and join the movement! Wednesday nights at 6:30pm

POWER PLACE KIDS

Your children will take part in a fun-filled, age appropriate service, designed just for them. Power Place Kids, ages 2nd - 6th grade, will be a part of their very own service that is high-energy and includes fun, games, multimedia, and a caring staff led by Pastor Caroline Poore! They know how important it is for kids to enjoy church! Your kids will beg you to come back each week!

SHORT CIRCUITS

Short Circuits is a safe haven for the little ones (walking to 5yrs). With our loving, dedicated, screened and qualified staff, our desire is to surround them with all that they need to grow and become amazing children of God. The same life that resides in you and me, also resides in them. They're just short! When you come into The Power Place, just check them in with one of our volunteers and they'll be ready to go!

POWER PLACE MEN

Proverbs 27:17 says, “ As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.” Power Place Men are getting together and building relationships that call each other to a higher level of living! We’re growing stronger every day together…join us!

POWER PLACE WOMEN

There’s nothing like doing life together with a girlfriend! We laugh, we cry, we grow, we pray, we fight the battle called life…and we do it together!

POWER PLACE YOUNG ADULTS

God has a plan and a purpose for your life. Yes. You! Power Place Young Adults is a place where that plan will begin to come clear to you. As you dig into the word, as you're encouraged by those surrounding you! If you'd like more informations, please reach out to us here.

Our Team

Greg & Kristie Hollis

Lead Pastor

Pastor Greg Hollis is the founder and lead pastor of The Power Place. He graduated from Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biblical Studies. He is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God.  He and his wife, Kristie, live in the Chester County area.

Isaiah & Brittany Hollis

Connections Pastor

Isaiah & Brittany Hollis have a heart to reach our city.  Their goal is connect people with people, connect people with the city, and connect people with God.  On top of that, their desire is to see young couples reach their full potential as they pursue one another under God.  Isaiah and Brittany have a contagious spirit that attracts others to them.  Join Isaiah, Brittany and their team to reach the lost in this city!

Landon & Ali Verkerk

Worship & Creative Pastor

Landon & Ali Verkerk’s desire is to lead people into the presence of God.  Landon has been in ministry from the young age of 15 years old, where he began leading worship for his youth group.  From there, God directed his steps to lead him to where he is today.  He is also responsible for ‘all things creative’.  Ali grew up traveling with her family ministering in churches across the country. She is our Pre-school director and has a heart to see children from a young age experience the love of God. Together, their heart is to see heaven touch earth, beginning with our worship.

Luke & Ashtyne Standage

Student Pastor

Luke & Ashtyne are passionate about raising up the next generation to take their place of leadership.  God has a purpose and plan for each of our students and their hearts desire is to help students walk in that purpose. Luke is a graduate from Southwestern Assemblies of God University where he received a degree in Youth and Student Ministry. Ashtyne is a graduate from Evangel University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts.  Together they strive to see students lives transformed with the Love of Jesus.

Caroline Poore

Kids Pastor

Caroline lives full throttle for God. She is a graduate of the University of Valley Forge with a degree in Elementary Education and Children’s ministry!  Our children deserve the very best and in their fun and energetic way, Caroline and her creative team of leaders are pouring Godly principles into every child in their care and having a blast doing it. She and her team are impacting this next generation for Jesus Christ in a big way. Power Place Kids is ALIVE with music, action, drama and fun for every boy and girl! Join Caroline and her team as they go all out for Jesus again this week in Power Place Kids!

Sarah Brown

Young Adults Leader

Sarah Brown, better known as SB, is an enthusiastic, energetic, follower of Christ with a magnetic personality.  She has a passion to lead our young adults to have a lasting, meaningful relationship with Jesus.  Join SB  and her crew as they experience life to the fullest!

Penny Ikner

Finance Administrator

Penny graduated from Rocky Mountain Bible Institute with a degree in specialized Christian Ministry which has laid the foundation for living a life of servant-hood.   A Master’s degree in Administration, has positioned her  to utilize her organizational skills and financial knowledge to help advance the Kingdom of God through The Power Place.   For the past twenty years Penny has traveled to 19 nations and has witnessed the Holy Spirit move through God’s people in signs, wonders, and miracles.  Bringing the lost home to Christ is her passion.

Ryan Dowdall

Technical Director

Ryan grew up surrounded by music and The Church. He started developing a love for production and audio when he was a teenager, and could usually be found in the studio recording and mixing all hours of the night. In his early 20’s he felt a call to The Church to use his gifts. In early 2018, the Holy Spirit led him to The Power Place. He has a love for all things technical and helping others experience the life changing relationship that Jesus offers. On his off days he can frequently be found catching up on sleep, eating all things spicy, and hanging out with his family.

We Believe

We are a casual church with a serious faith.  We may simplify the approach to ministry, but when it comes to our beliefs, there are some unchanging non-negotiables that ground us.  These keep us moving toward God and reaching out to our world.

+ The Bible is God Inspired  2 Timothy 3:16-17

The Bible is our compass for living. God’s Word is a lamp to our feet and a light for our path. The Old and New Testament is given by God for us to study so we can apply its principles and lessons. Scripture is the ultimate authority for life. There are no errors in Gods Word.

+ God is the One True God and Jesus Christ is His Son  John 17:3

There is one all powerful God that is the creator of Heaven and Earth. He loved us so much that He sent His Son so we can have a relationship with Him. Jesus Christ is fully God. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, taught truth, died on a cross for the payment for our sins, and resurrected from the dead. His saving and healing power is available for us today.

+ People Sin. God Saves  Romans 6:23

We mess up and the Bible calls it sin. God created us in His own image, but we chose disobedience. We deserve death and separation from God, but by His grace through His Son Jesus we can be forgiven. By trusting Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we can experience freedom and live an amazing life.

+ Communion and Water Baptism  Acts 2:41-42, Romans 6:3-5

There are two ways we can remember what Jesus did for us on the cross. Communion is a memorial and a celebration. The Eucharist consists of two elements: the bread helps remind us of His body that was broken for us and the cup reminds us of His blood that was spilled for the payment for our sins. The Bible encourages us to follow Jesus example by being immersed in water after we make a decision to follow Him. It is a public way for us to show that we are changed…an outward sign of an inner reality.

+ Life Change  Romans 12:1-2

God welcomes us the way we are, but change begins to happen from the inside out. He loves you just the way you are but He also loves you too much to leave you like that! We stop living for ourselves and desire to glorify God by our actions and words. God helps us change the way we act and the way we think!

+ The Holy Spirit  Acts 1:8

The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, draws people to Jesus and fills us with God’s power. The baptism in the Holy Spirit gives us power to share the good news of Jesus Christ. He also gives us different gifts so we can build up the church and love others. The gifts of the Spirit used in an orderly way are a beautiful and vital part of the church.

+ The Church  1 Timothy 3:14-15, Matthew 5:13-16

The church of the living God is the pillar and foundation of the truth and has been established by Him for His purposes on earth. God has called the Church to represent Himself in this world and to make a huge difference. Just like salt & light affects and changes whatever it comes in contact with, so we, the church, are the salt of the earth and the light of the world.

+ Gods Plan for the End Times  1 Thessalonians 4:17

The Bible says that Jesus will return to the earth to bring His followers to Heaven. There will be a final judgment in which the dead will be resurrected and judged. Everyone whose name is not in the Book of Life will be separated from God for eternity in Hell. Those whose names are written in the Book of Life will be rewarded and spend eternity in the new Heaven and new earth with God and other followers of Christ.

Read a full statement of our beliefs here.

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