Hi, I’m Gerald Faulkner, pastor of a new church plant in Kannapolis, NC. Our church is called Innovate Christian Community Church, and meets in the basement of our home.
My wife, Allison, and I, have been married for over 20 years. It was her that convinced me to help out with youth at our old church. It was her passion now mine. And then it became my passion, and then the Lord made it clear that it was my calling. My wife has always worked with children, and I had no desire. We never had our own children, but the youth became children of ours in many ways. We volunteered for almost 20 years.
July 2018, my dream job opened up, and I was hired on at the church part time. I went straight in head deep. We renovated the youth space completely, we installed new leaders, had a year’s worth of series for teaching and plans. And then the Lord called again, and I had to obey…leaving my “dream job” to go on the new journey He had planned. And that is where we are now.
We just finished renovating our home basement to plant a church that will focus on those that do not attend church, especially the traditional 11am church. We meet at 6pm Sunday evenings in the hopes of appealing to those that work or have other interests on Sunday’s. We are also conversational/discussion based in our gatherings. People need a safe place for questions and true learning about following Jesus Christ, and we have provided that space and time.
I don’t have all the answers, I wrestle with a number of faith questions myself. But I know my Savior, and I know He understands my weakness and human questions.
I also do a little photography, work for our City, and I love Air-cooled Volkswagens.
Thanks for visiting my blog!