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Hurricane Ian Relief
In addition to ongoing prayer and financial contributions, Local Church St. Pete is partnering with Samaritan’s Purse to provide relief to the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Ian. Individuals and…
BELONG HERE w/ Local | October 16th
BELONG HERE w/ Local is a class designed to welcome you to Local Church St. Pete and is a necessary step in the pursuit of membership. We’ll share our history,…
Enough | A Restorative Weekend for Women
Join the ladies of Local Church St Pete for a special ALL DAY gathering on Saturday November 5th from 9am-3pm. We will gather at the church building for a transformative…
Prayer Gatherings
Now is the time (more than ever) to be a people shaped by EXPECTATION + DEPENDENCY, a people of prayer bringing desperate cries to the one who is present and…
House Groups
Our groups typically meet in homes three times a month across St. Pete, where we spend time together often sharing food, discussing the Scriptures, praying, and looking for opportunities to…
LOCAL mission | serving our city in love.
Our House Groups partner with, learn from and come alongside local ministries reaching the marginalized, hurting, abused and neglected of our city. If you want more information on how to…
LOCAL youth
LOCAL youth come together to be empowered by the love of Jesus. We have a vision of students encountering real community with each other and their leaders. We want our…
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YOU are welcome here.
A place where everyone can grow in their faith, ask hard questions and take time to explore the truths of who Jesus is and what it means for their lives today. Expect…
LOCAL Story | Chris Marto
Chris was recently hospitalized and spent multiple days under hospital care. This is how he came to meet Marty, his roommate. Chris shared about his and Marty’s initial interactions and…

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Disciples who make disciples to impact the city of St. Pete for Jesus.

St. Petersburg has an average of 361 days of sunshine each year; because of this the city has been nicknamed “The Sunshine City.” It’s no wonder why St. Pete is the largest city in the most densely populated county in the state. St Pete is a diverse, eclectic, artistic and active city.

I love St. Pete. I love its quirkiness and diversity; I love its passion and beauty. Our hope is for Local Church St. Pete to be a place to grow in faith, ask hard questions and take time to explore the truths of who Jesus is and what it means for our lives today. Simply put, we are disciples of Jesus. An imperfect community of people called out of brokenness and shame and called into a relationship with Him. We believe in the mission Jesus gave his disciples to love one another and make disciples. We’re humbled by God’s grace and eager to share the joy and hope we have in Him, and we understand the local church is God’s missionary strategy to reach a broken world.

In 1 Peter 2:9-10 we find the church (followers of Jesus) has a “double identity.” The church is called out of the world to belong to God and sent back into the world to declare His praises. Our temptation can be to either withdraw and isolate ourselves or to blend in and compromise. Instead, we’re called to be set apart while at the same time deeply involved in the world, entering the pain and suffering of those around us. We believe God has called us to be a church in the city of St. Pete that understands it’s identity as the called out and sent in people of God.

Our story is still unfolding and we can’t wait to see who God brings into it. We’re forever grateful for the people we get to walk out our faith alongside and we’re excited to move forward. We would love for you to join us!

With Joy and Faith,

Daryn
Lead Pastor

ELDERSHIP TEAM

Daryn Kinney | Lead Pastor

Daryn has pastored for 23 years in the Tampa Bay area, 18 of those years in St. Pete. His passion for the local church and his love for discipleship has been a focus for him over the years. He enjoys music and has led worship teams longer than he’s pastored. Originally a visual art major, he has a deep appreciation for the arts. Daryn married his high school love Valerie in 1999 and has three boys (Jude, Shay and Silas).

Mark Culton | Pastor

Mark has pastored over twenty years in Pennsylvania, Indiana and now Florida. He enjoys building relationships with different types of people – all with the heartbeat of making disciples who make disciples. He can be found spending time with his girls, reading, playing sports, enjoying live music, and at the beach with his family. Mark married Jen in 2001, and they have three teenage daughters (Avery, Quinn and Preslie).

Trevor Shultz | Pastor (Non-vocational Elder)

Trevor has served in ministry leadership the past 10 years in St. Pete in both vocational and non-vocational areas. He’s passionate about serving and building up Christ’s church. He’s a financial advisor in the Tampa area. When not working or with the church, he’s hanging out with his wife (Emily) and two boys (Theo & Luke) or spending time on the water diving.

Josh Allen | Pastor (Elder)

Josh has been with Local Church St Pete since its inception. Josh and Brooke have been married since 2005 and have four children. While Josh is a full time Firefighter and Paramedic, he’s also on staff with Local Church St Pete one day a week with a focused attention on pastoral care.

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Katie Eiland | Director of Operations

Katie has been a part of Local Church St. Pete from the beginning and came on staff in 2019. She has a background in non-profit management and political consulting and enjoys seeing God’s faithfulness at work daily in the operations and people of Local Church St. Pete. Katie married her high-school love Andrew in 2003 and they have one daughter, Mila. Her favorite things include enjoying St. Pete’s waterfront, pilates and spending time with her family.

Mark Culton | Pastor

Daryn Kinney | Pastor

Parker Douglas | Worship, Creative, Discipleship and Facilities

Josh Allen | While Josh is a full time Firefighter and Paramedic, he’s also on staff with Local Church St Pete one day a week with a focused attention on pastoral care.

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Local Church St. Pete
Farther Than We Could Ever Go | Jonah 1-2 | October 2nd
Micah Singleton | Download Notes
Love One Another | John 13:18-38 | September 25th
Daryn Kinney | Download Notes
Unconditional & Unstoppable | John 13:1-17 | September 18th
Mark Culton | Download Notes
We Want to See Jesus | John 12:20-50 | September 11th
Daryn Kinney | Download Notes

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