But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. (James 2:18)
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. (John 3:16-17)
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and exhorting one another with all wisdom, singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, all with grace in your hearts to God. And whatever you do in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Colossians 3:15-17)
And from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. (John 1:6)
And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. (Hebrews 10:25)
Our mouths were filled with laughter; our tongues were spilling over into song. The word went out across the prairies and deserts, across the hills, over the oceans wide, from nation to nation: "God has done remarkable things for them.” (Psalms 126:2)
Until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. (Eph. 4:13-15)
Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king” (1 Peter 2:17).
We value passion - and passion is contagious! We want to be a people who are radiant with God’s love and light!
Jesus said, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. This is the most important, the first on any list."(Matthew 22:37 MSG)
Mary oversees the operations at all our facilities, as well manages our missions, student ministry, women's ministry, human resources, Hillsong Ministry School, Celebrate Recovery, rGroups and staff development.
Thomas oversees our rKids ministries, including our Explore, Discover and Adventure groups. He supports the teachers and is responsible for the vision of teaching our youngest who Jesus, equipping them to eventually make their own decision of faith. Thomas has been an elementary school teacher for over 15 years teaching kindergarten, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade. He has a bachelors in Early Childhood Education and a masters in Educational Technology. He currently teaches full time in the community at Havre de Grace Elementary School as is a recent winner of the prestigious National Milken Educator Award. In addition, Thomas has four daughters of his own, ranging in ages from 2-13.
Josh Smith is the next generation pastor at Restore church. He oversees the rKids (newborn through 5th grade) program as well as Amplified (middle school) and Fusion (high school) across all campuses. Josh has served in youth ministry through churches, camps and conferences for the past 19 years. Josh also serves as a worship leader. As front man for the band. “Ashes Remain” he brings 15 years of experience in the music industry and has led worship for the past 18 years.
Anita oversees the Finance Department at Restore Church.
As Restore Church grows and expands, the need continues to increase to care, connect and provide spiritual guidance to our congregation that's spread over multiple locations. Therefore, we have developed and deployed a lay leadership team of pastors and counselors made up of both men and women in each role.
Lay Pastor Team:
Larry Long :: firstname.lastname@example.org
Eric Braswell :: email@example.com
Placida Braswell :: firstname.lastname@example.org
Larry Lee :: email@example.com
Thomas Dennison :: firstname.lastname@example.org
Josh Smith :: email@example.com