Member Spotlight – Revolution Church
Revolution Free Methodist Church staff, congregants, and community members gathered December 5th to celebrate the church’s expanded space with a Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting.
“Faith is a strong pillar of our community in McPherson so thank you for everything you are doing to continue to enrich our community with that,” said Chamber president-elect Carlyn Lemon as she invited Revolution Church’s lead pastor, Steve Gray, to the podium and presented him with a certificate of appreciation.
Gray shared that the church launched just before Covid shut everything down in 2020, bringing their attendance down from 150 their first Sunday to nothing within three weeks. “But since that time God has been very, very gracious and blessed us incredibly,” he said. “We’ve seen God do some great work, and for us that’s the most important thing is spirituality. We’ve seen dozens and dozens of people say yes to Jesus.”
“We are not a typical church,” said Gray. “If you come here, we have earplugs if you don’t like loud music because it’s very loud on a Sunday morning.” Services are at 9 and 11 a.m., and both services are exactly the same. “They’re very contemporary, very loud, drums, guitars…Jacob is a phenomenal worship leader, a wonderful voice. In fact, he just put an album out.”
Chamber executive director Debbie Hawkinson said, “I have heard so many great things about this church community, and so the fact that you are growing is a testament to that too.”
After the ribbon cutting, staff provided tours of the newly opened space, which included several youth classrooms, restrooms, offices, a “living room” space, and technical booth.
Be sure to check out photos from the ribbon cutting.