On Easter Sunday 1986, In Focus Church was chartered and held its first official church service with 185 members.
From the beginning In Focus has always focused on reaching the broken, hurting, and lost people with the good news of the gospel. With that mission, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, In Focus began to establish itself as a vibrant, worship-filled church in the community.
In 1989 Pastor Gene Smith became the 2nd Pastor of In Focus Church. Under his leadership the church began to grow and moved from Westside High School to its current location. On Easter Sunday 1996, In Focus held its first service at 562 Old Evans Rd.
In 2002 Pastor Gene led In Focus Church to become a part of Every Nation, a worldwide family of churches committed to establishing Christ-centered, Spirit-empowered, socially responsible churches and campus ministries all over the world. This partnership positioned In Focus to better fulfill the mission God had for us all along - but it also expanded our mission to be a multi-ethnic, multi-generational church committed to being disciples that make disciples.
In August 2005 the leadership baton was passed to Pastor Brent Garrard who went from being the worship pastor to being the lead pastor. In Focus passionately pursued our commitment to intentionally reach the lost and hurting people around us with the gospel. Under Pastor Brent’s leadership we established a focused mission statement… Love God, Love People, Reach the World.
In Focus went from 175 people in 2007 to 400 people in 2011. 2012 brought a significant jump as we practically doubled in size to around 750 people. In Focus continued to grow, and in 2013 we broke through the 1,000 barrier.
We know it is time to expand. We know it is time to make room. We know we must grow for GREATER impact, love, and reach. We know God is leading us to grow so we can Love God, Love People, and Reach the World at an even GREATER level than ever before.