MEET THE PASTOR
At age 19, Pastor Nowell felt called to give his life spreading the hope and love of Jesus Christ to all walks of life. For more than 10 years, Nowell and his wife Rachel have helped develop dynamic growing ministries in churches of all shapes and sizes in Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio and Indiana. In early 2019, the Hardin's believed God directed them to leave their home and friends in Indiana to grow a church that would reach people far from God and make followers of Jesus in Wesley Chapel, FL. "My wife and I couldn't shake off the conviction to move here. Things were great in Indiana! There was no reason to move except God kept calling us, and I will ALWAYS say 'yes' to where He leads."
Likes: Laughing. Playing guitar and singing. Competition. Coffee (lots of coffee).
Favorite phrase: "Life is too short to not have a good time."
MEET THE TEAM
This fun bunch of people excel at loving others. Our core team is made up of individuals from different backgrounds and experiences who love people no matter what! They have a huge heart for the community and always have a great time together. We are passionate to serve and are just getting things started at Rise. We can't wait for the days ahead!