While young, I still became quickly passionate about knowing God’s word and seeing the name of Jesus lifted up in the city of Macon and surrounding communities. As a teenager, I began to witness the life-changing power of the Gospel through the avenues of prayer, community, worship and inspired messages. My college years were filled with youth internships, serving as a counselor at summer camps, speaking at various youth groups in Middle Georgia, and organizing local youth discipleship conferences. During this time, I met my wife. Our common bond was our love for teens, as she was serving as a youth pastor in the Atlanta area.
Once married, we quickly began to live out our dream of together sharing Jesus with the teenagers and families at our local church.
We had the honor of leading retreats, writing and implementing discipleship programs, preaching to various teenage groups, and organizing outreach programs in various cities.
God opened a door for me to come back home and bring my family back to Middle Georgia. While still working with teens in Macon, God began to slowly stir our hearts toward pastoring a life-giving, passionate, and Jesus honoring church in our city. In March of 2016, that stirring finally became a reality as we both knew deep in our hearts God was telling us it was “time.” It was time to plant a church in Middle Georgia that would shout the fame of Jesus Christ for all to hear.
We launched Radiant Church in Macon Georgia in 2017. God is for us. Jesus is our message. People are our heart.
Our mission is simple: to see people, love people, enrich people and launch people.
Time to Shine,
Pastors Drew & Kim Winters