Why church at my place?

And you shall be to me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation.

Exodus 19:6a

Go and make disciples of all nations.

Matthew 28:19a

We cant "go" to church, we are the church.

We as the church are called a holy nation, set apart to know Him and make Him Known in all the nations.

This is a big job, too big for just one expression.

We need ALL of God's people equipped, prepared, 

and active in the gifting and callings that God has given us.

It's our hope to raise up men and women to minister the love of Christ

right where they are.

To see the Spirit of Jesus move in a powerful way in us and through us.

All for His glory.

Church is more than a building.

Church is more than Sunday mornings.

Church is more than the pastor.

Church is more than good musicians.

We are church. His bride. His sons & daughters.

To fulfill the Great Commission it's going to take all of us.

One of Jesus' final instructions to his disciples

is found in John 13:34-35:

 "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." 

The litmus test is clear: 

People will know we are Christ-followers when we love each other the way Jesus does.

Pastoral Leadership Structure

Church at my place is lead by a network of Pastors from various

churches located in Brunswick County.

Jim Burns

Jim Burns serves as the Groups Pastor at Coastal Church. Need help navigating your gathering or have any general questions about "Church at my Place" don't hesitate to reach out.


Lucas Grainger

Coastal Church

Lucas is a graduate from Christ for the Nations Bible College in Dallas Texas.

He has traveled extensively across the globe with missions work. Spending the majority of his time in Indonesia. 

Lucas currently serves as the Lead Pastor to Coastal Church located in Brunswick County, NC.

Lucas is married to Davine Grainger and they have two children, Cobi and Reese.

Chris Vernon

Crosswinds Church

I grew up in High Point, NC. God called me to full time ministry as a junior in high school in the summer of 1990. I graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a degree in Youth Ministry. I married Ashley a month after graduating from college and began serving as a youth pastor in Thomasville, NC. We have 4 children: Ally, Caleb, Anna Kate, and Eli.

Our family moved to Wilmington in July of 2008 to explore where God would have us to plant Crosswinds and in March of 2009 launched in Leland, NC. We are excited and humbled by what God is doing and look forward to many great days ahead.

Heath Caddell

Reach Community Church

Heath is the planting pastor of Reach. He and his family moved the Leland area in early 2012 and planted Reach on September 23rd of that same year. Heath spent nine years as youth pastor at Grace Church in Southern Pines before moving to plant Reach. Heath loves the city God has called him to and looks forward to spending the rest of his life loving and serving this city. 

Heath got married to his college sweetheart Jodi in February of 1998, and they have three children; Lydia, Noah, and Allie.

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What we believe

The Bible 

The Bible is God's Word to us. We believe the entire Bible is inspired by God, without error and the authority on which we base our faith, conduct and doctrine. 

2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105, 160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5

The Trinity

We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God who came to this earth as Savior of the world.


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

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

Jesus Christ

We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His complete conquest over the powers of Satan, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His imminent return in like manner as He went away.

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

Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son of 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. He gives every believer spiritual gifts when they are saved. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily.

2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:1


We believe Jesus died on the cross and shed His blood for our sins. We believe that salvation is found by placing our faith in what Jesus did for us on the cross. We believe Jesus rose from the dead and is coming again.

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

Water Baptism

We believe water baptism is a symbol of the cleansing power of the blood of Christ and a testimony to our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Colossians 2:12; Acts 2:41; Ephesians 2:8-9; Matthew 28:19-20


Communion, or the Lord’s Supper, is an ordinance given to all believers by Jesus Christ to remember His sacrifice for us and to symbolize the new covenant. Communion is not a means of salvation. Rather, it is a testament of a believer’s faith in the atoning work of the cross.

Matthew 26:26-30; Mark 14:22-26; Luke 22:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29


People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life in Heaven. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence.

John 3:16, 14:17; Romans 6:23, 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15; 1 Corinthians 2:7-9


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.

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

The Church

We believe the church consists of all those who truly believe in Jesus Christ and in His atoning death, and who trust in Him as their personal Lord and Savior.
We believe every believer should be in a growing relationship with Jesus by obeying God's Word, yielding to the Holy Spirit and by being conformed to the image of Christ.