We are a church in Kennett Square that exists to Encounter the the Lord’s presence daily, to be Empowered by His Spirit & His Word, so that you can Engage with your world. 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.
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
Your children will take part in a fun-filled, age appropriate service, designed just for them. Power Place Kids, ages 6 - 5th 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 Jeremy Gayman! They know how important it is for kids to enjoy church! Your kids will beg you to come back each week!
Short Circuits is a safe haven for the little ones (walking through 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!
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.
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 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 lead others to serve and function as the body of Christ! 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!
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 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.
Born and raised in Pennsylvania and growing up in the church, Jeremy has always loved being around family or in an atmosphere of family. Jeremy’s passion is to see the next generation learn and grow to be dedicated servants of Jesus Christ, to experience all that He has for them no matter what their age or background. He is a graduate of Philadelphia Masters Commission in Bensalem, Pa where his focus was on children’s ministry and went on to minister in Newark, NJ for 3 years until God stirred his heart and led him to The Power Place. Jeremy loves getting the opportunity to build relationships and live life with the people around him. He is also a musician and a lover of all things coffee.
A lifelong resident of PA, Bill has a strong desire and heart to serve God in all areas given every opportunity to do so. He brings over 36 years of experience, knowledge and skills from the Corporate business world where he has managed many people, projects, budgets and finances while providing services and products to customers in the manufacturing, medical, education, advertising, commercial, government and financial industries. Bill, his wife Debbie and his children have been with The Power Place since its inception.
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.
Community Pastors & GRAPHIC DESIGNER/SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
Billy and Brittany Grandizio have a heart for their community that stretches across decades. Billy has been a resident of Chester County for over 2 decades and is a graduate of Avon Grove High School and West Chester University respectively. He felt the calling for the ministry at the age of 16 and is excited to be stepping into that calling! Billy will be overseeing all of our small groups and community outreach events here at the PowerPlace. Brittany is our graphic designer and social media manager and she has has an affinity for graphic design since she was young. She has a passion for furthering the Kingdom and teaching others in a creative way
Over the course of only a few years, the Holy Spirit has ignited a desire for video production in Sam’s heart. For a majority of his life, he has been involved specifically in worship ministry up until 2020, when Sam began working in ministry based broadcast production. God revealed and developed his love for capturing what God is doing in and through His people through a lens. Sam’s heart for worship through production is simply, yet immensely, based on allowing the presence of the Holy Spirit to take control over everything.
Lauren’s passion is connecting women with God while developing meaningful relationships with each other. From 2002-2006, she lived in Southern NJ volunteering in several churches with a non profit organization. There, she learned the importance of mentorship and sisterhood within the church. Women empowering women is not only enriching- its fun! Her goal is to share encounters with God and the joy of the Holy Spirit together!
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.
The Power Place exists to help you ENCOUNTER The Lord’s Presence daily, to be EMPOWERed by His Spirit & His Word so you can ENGAGE with your world.
Honor Up, Honor Down, Honor All Around
We place the value of Heaven (John 3:16) on you because you bear the image of Christ. (Genesis 1:27, 1 Peter 2:17, Romans 12:20)
Absolute Truth = Complete Freedom
We believe the Bible from cover to cover. The greatest counsel you will ever receive is from the Word of God and being in His presence daily. (2 Timothy 2:25, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, John 8:31-32)
Don’t Be a Stupid Steward
We manage Heaven’s resources for the Father’s business. The heart’s cry of a good steward is, “It will never be mine; it will always be Yours!” We give Him our Time, Talent, Treasure, and Tongue. (Matthew 6:21, Matthew 25:14-30, 2 Corinthians 9:7-8)
Excellence is a Reflection of Heaven
He gave us His best, so we give him ours. (1 Corinthians 10:31, Daniel 6:3, Philippians 4:8)
A House Divided Against Itself can not Stand
We choose to lean into intentional conversations because hard conversations lead to health. (Psalm 133:1-3)
We Don’t do Fake
– Real relationships bring real results.
– We don’t shy away form vulnerability or transparency in building authentic relationships. (2 Corinthians 1:12, 1 Corinthians 11:1, 2 Corinthians 12:9)
Daily Encounters With the Lord Matter
• We prioritize our health by submitting our mind (Romans 12:1-2), body (1 Corinthians 6:19), soul and spirit (1 Thessalonians 5:23) to the Lord.
• We honor the Sabbath. (Exodus 20:8)
• We come away before we come apart. (Mark 6:31 then Jesus said, “Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile.” He said this because there were so many people coming and going that Jesus and His apostles didn’t even have time to eat.)
• Health produces health. (John 15:4, Deuteronomy 6:5, Matthew 22:37-39)
His Honor Over our Dignity
Our situation doesn’t dictate our praise, our praise dictates our situation. (Joshua 6:20, Psalm 33:3, Psalm 150:3-6)
Obedience is the Key to Life
We live by the nudge of the Holy Spirit and the power of God’s word. As He leads, we follow. (1 Samuel 15:22, John 14:23, Deuteronomy 5:33)
WE ARE A PRESENCE DRIVEN CHURCH
– Everything we do revolves around the Lord, Jesus Christ.
WE CHOOSE TO BE GENEROUS IN EVERYTHING
– Generosity doesn’t end with us.
WE CHOOSE BOLD, UNTAMED FAITH
– We don’t live by what we see or feel, we live by the Word of the Lord. (2 Corinthians 5:7) Expectation is the breeding ground for miracles.