In light of COVID what is our way forward?
COVID Guidelines Update | May 9th 2021 Dear Local Church St. Pete, I’m so proud of you. You’ve walked in such grace and humility through this season. I know this…
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…
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…
Sunday Handout
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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…
Participate Livestream (YouTube Live + Facebook Live)
We’ll sing together, pray together, hear a LOCAL story from time to time and always hear a Talk based on a selection from the Bible. Join our Sunday Gatherings @…
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 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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Discipleship Groups | Annie, Lily + Katie
Annie, Lily, and Katie shared a Local Story about the joys of being involved in a Discipleship Group. About 10 months ago they began meeting every week as a small…

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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,

Lead Pastor

Daryn Kinney has pastored for 22 years in the Tampa Bay area, 17 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 in 1999 and has three boys (Jude, Shay and Silas).


Daryn Kinney | Lead Pastor

Mark Culton | Pastor

Trevor Shultz | Pastor (Non-vocational Elder)

Josh Allen | Pastor (Non-vocational Elder)


Katie Eiland | Director of Operations

Mark Culton | Pastor

Daryn Kinney | Pastor

Ryan Hoagland | Central Asia

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Local Church St. Pete
Out of the Shadows | Colossians 2:16-23 | July 18th, 2021
Mark Culton | Download Notes
The Secret Life of Prayer | Matthew 6:5-14 | July 11th, 2021
Daryn Kinney | Download Notes
Local Story | Discipleship Groups - Katie, Lilly, Annie
Katie Radford, Lilly McDermott, and Annie Banks
Resolute | Acts 21-22 | July 4th, 2021
Mark Culton | Download Notes


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