Our Story

Who we are, where we come from, and where we're headed as a church family


Who we are

Here's the deal, The Rise cares about one thing more than anything else, Jesus Christ. Our church is a family of individuals that have found hope in Jesus, and simply want as many people as possible to experience that exact same freedom.

Where we come from

The Rise was started in 2017 by in Pastor Michael and Erica’s living room with just a handful of people. Back then, the dream was to have a church that was truly welcoming to everyone - where everyone had a seat at the table regardless of personal history, family background, ethnicity, or gender. The Rise hosted its first public gathering September 17th, 2017.

Where we're headed

What's the bottom line? More than ever, The Rise is committed to fostering a family built around hope. Hope for the future. Hope for better. Hope for progress. Hope in Jesus. And as we move forward as a church family, inclusion and belonging remain at the center of who we are as followers of Christ. Whether you’re dressed up, messed up, tatted up, or somewhere in between, there is a place for you!

What this means for you

What does this mean for you? Most importantly, you're always welcome at The Rise. We're saving a seat for you. Wherever you're at in your faith journey, you'll always be accepted as part of our family.

Beyond that, if you're ready to plan your first visit, click here. If you want to learn more about our beliefs as a church, click here. Or if you'd just like to get in touch with a person on our leadership team directly fill out the form at the bottom of the page.