OUR STORY

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Solace Church began as a calling in the heart of Matt Blair. In 2004, while reading Andy Stanley's book "Visioneering" God spoke to Matt about starting a church in Berryhill. At that time Solace Church was known as Fellowship Church. 
 
13 people spent 3 months praying and planning for the launch of the first service, and in August of 2004, Solace Church was born. Matt and his team prayed that God would allow 200 people to come to the first service and that night 197 people showed up. After the initial count was made, 3 more people came and God answered the prayer for 200 that night. From that 200, 50 people made the decision to help fulfill the mission of reaching un-reached people.
  
Solace Church began holding weekly services at night in a rented church in Berryhill. Through creative and innovative worship experiences, Solace Church began to grow from an average of 50 people in 2004 to 100 in 2005.

From 2005 to 2013 Solace had grown from an average attendance of 100 to an average attendance of 650.  Since opening the new building in April of 2014, Solace Church has grown from 650 to an average attendance of 1000.  

From the beginning Matt shared the dream of Solace Church reaching thousands with the message of salvation through Jesus Christ. 

Stay tuned...

 
 

OUR CODE

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OUR CODE

OBEDIENCE

We choose God's agenda above our own.

Matthew 6:33

 

SHARE

We will do whatever it takes to reach people for Christ.

Acts 1:8

 

EXCELLENCE

We pursue excellence in everything we do.

Colossians 3:23

 

AUTHENTIC

We are real about who we are.

1 John 1:5-10

 

FUN

We will enjoy the journey.

Ecclesiastes 8

REFUGE

We are a place of refuge for people in need.

Galatians 6:1-2

 

MATURITY

We will grow up.

1 Corinthians 13:11

 

GENEROSITY

We are generous with everything God has given us.

2 Corinthians 9:7

 

KNOWLEDGE

We know what we believe and why we believe it.

1 Peter 3:15

 

RELEVANCE

We will deliver a timeless message in a culturally relevant way.

1 Corinthians 9:20-22

 

OUR TEAM


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JAY HOWARD

INTERIM LEAD

PASTOR

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RYNE ISAAC

MISSIONS

PASTOR

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RYAN JONES

MEDIA

PRODUCER

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JASON FITCH

OPERATIONS

DIRECTOR

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ZACK ARCHER

KIDS

PASTOR

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MITCH LITTLE

NEXT GEN.

PASTOR

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SARA FITCH

EVENTS

COORDINATOR

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SHAD FOLEY

WORSHIP

PASTOR

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LESLIE CLINGENPEEL

NEXT STEPS

COORDINATOR

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CHUCK BURTON

PASTORAL CARE

PASTOR

OUR BELIEFS

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GOD

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.

 

scripture

  • Genesis 1:1,26,27; 3:22
  • Psalm 90:2
  • Matthew 28:19
  • I Peter 1:2
  • II Corinthians 13:14

MAN

Man is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. He is the supreme object of God's creation. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called "sin." This attitude separates man from God.

 

scripture

  • Genesis 1:27
  • Psalm 8:3-6
  • Isaiah 53:6a
  • Romans 3:23
  • Isaiah 59:1-2

ETERNITY

Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God, through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.

 

SCRIPTURE

  • John 3:16
  • I John 2:25 & 5:11-13
  • Romans 6:23
  • Revelation 20:15

JESUS CHRIST

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven's glory and will return again to earth to reign as King.

 

Scripture

  • Matthew 1:22-23
  • Isaiah 9:6
  • John 1:1-5 & 14:10-30
  • Hebrews 4:14-15
  • I Corinthians 15:3-4
  • Romans 1:3-4 Acts 1:9-11
  • I Timothy 6:14-15
  • Titus 2:13

SALVATION

Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin's penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.

 

SCRIPTURE

  • Romans 6:23
  • Ephesians 2:8-9
  • John 14:6 & 1:12
  • Titus 3:5
  • Galatians 3:26
  • Romans 5:1

THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily.

 

SCRIPTURE

  • II Corinthians 3:17
  • John 16:7-13 & 14:16-17
  • Acts 1:8
  • I Corinthians 2:12 & 3:16
  • Ephesians 1:13
  • Galatians 5:25
  • Ephesians 5:18

THE BIBLE

The Bible is God's Word to all men. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.

 

SCRIPTURE

  • II Timothy 3:16-17
  • II Peter 1:20-21
  • II Timothy 1:13
  • Psalm 119:105,160 & 12:6
  • Proverbs 30:5
 
 

A PLACE OF REFUGE FOR THOSE IN NEED.