While God and the Bible are the ultimate authority for Rise, there is a leadership structure that keeps the church moving in the right direction.

Rise is an elder-directed and staff-led church. The elders (unpaid leaders) provide oversight, vision, and guidance to the local church body and pastors (paid leaders) carry out the vision.

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Nick Yantorn 

Lead Pastor


Derek Tennant

Connections Pastor

Lizzie Stephenson

Family Ministries Director


The First Step

Do you believe that Jesus is your Lord and Savior? At Rise, we believe this is the most important question you will answer in your lifetime.


Why should I join Rise Christian Church?

  • Membership is a demonstration of your commitment to Jesus and to the church’s core beliefs, values, and mission.

  • Becoming a member empowers and allows you to serve in more ways at Rise.

  • Membership is an important first step to greater involvement in the powerful work God is doing here.


How do I join?

Requirements for Membership

  • Believe in Christ as your Lord and Savior. (John 3:16; Ephesians 2:8-9)

  • Confess your faith. (Romans 10:9)

  • Repent of your sins. (Acts 3:19)

  • Be baptized by immersion. (Acts 2:38)

  • Sign and abide by the Statement of Faith/Membership Covenant