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Wednesday PM Class | Essentials
ESSENTIALS | Wednesday September 29th, October 6th and 13th @ 7PM Essentials is a three week (Wednesday evening) class covering what we believe are some essentials of the Christian faith.…
Shuffleboard Night
Shuffleboard Night | October 3rd 6-8PM Join us for a cool night under the lights at the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club. This will be a FREE family friendly event and…
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
Created to help you follow along with our Sunday Talks and bring to your Digital House Group for discussion. Find here: https://localchurch.churchcenter.com/groups/sunday-handout/sunday-handout
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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LOCAL STORY | Shirley Hurley
Shirley grew up in mainland China and shared with us how that upbringing affected her worldview of religion from a young age. ⁠Shirley left China to pursue schooling in the…

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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 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 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 (Non-vocational Elder)

Josh has been with Local Church St Pete since its inception. Josh and Brooke have been married since 2005 and have four children. Josh is a Firefighter and Paramedic vocationally.

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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

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Local Church St. Pete
Authentic, Unafraid and Unified | Philippians 1:27-2:4 | September 19th, 2021
Daryn Kinney | Download Notes
Local Story | September 19th, 2021
Shirley Hurley
An Invitation Like No Other | Luke 5:27-32 | September 12th, 2021
Josh Page | Download Notes
The Thing You Desire Most | Philippians 1:12-26 | September 5th, 2021
Daryn Kinney | Download Notes

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