It is the mission of Genesis Church for ALL people to
KNOW CHRIST and MAKE HIM KNOWN
as we care for our community, city, and world.
Genesis Church began with a small core group of eight people when Pastor Brian and Kristen Hunter moved from Cincinnati, OH with a vision to create an exciting and innovative church in Tallahassee. Our denomination gave us a small building on the eastern edge of the city. For six months, the core group planned and organized a church committed to reaching unchurched people in a relevant and relational way.
Pastor Scott, our current Lead Pastor and brother of Brian, moved to Tallahassee during this time. Scott moved in with his brother, worked for free for 3 months and helped launched this vision. Tabitha, Pastor Scott’s wife, remained in Cincinnati to work until a job opening came available in Tallahassee. During this big-faith, risk-taking time, a core planning team grew to almost forty by word of mouth as we prepared for our opening day on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2003.
After months of hard work, diligent prayer and strategic preparation, as well as an extensive marketing campaign, we opened our doors to the public not knowing what to expect.
Opening day was a great success with more than 220 people attending two services! Even more importantly were the eight people who accepted Christ and set the stage for a church designed for unbelievers! Our core group immediately grew to more than 150 throughout the summer of 2003, and the church grew in surges during the next two years. By our third year anniversary, more than 1000 people attended our Easter celebration at Leon High School in downtown Tallahassee.
After serving in the church in roles as Families Pastor, Media-Arts Pastor and as Graphic Designer/Marketer, Pastor Scott assumed the Lead Pastor role in year 9 of the church! Our vision and passion for our city, our country and our world are bigger and stronger than ever as we live out our mission to know Christ and make Him known. Genesis is one of the most welcoming, friendly and non-judgmental environments around. We still have a heart to be a real church for real people! Come and experience Genesis at 9:29 & 11:01 this Sunday.
Connecting people to God
Connecting people to people
Serving God by serving others
Scott is husband to his lovely wife Tabitha and dad to his wonderful daughters, Adison and Ella. He became Lead Pastor of Genesis Church in January 2013, but has been a driving force in forming and developing the church since it began over a decade ago. Scott has worn many hats in the church and helped develop many of the functioning ministries in existence today. His passion is to reach the lost in compassionate, caring and creative ways. He helped start Genesis with his older brother in this journey. His heart is not just for his city, but for the nation and the world. He knows the best is yet to come!