King’s is a place that looks like heaven

A church where it's safe to explore faith and to experience God.

Our vision is to see people live in and live out the Kingdom of God. We started in September of 2016 with a group of people who wanted to see a church that connected with God and each other. To be a safe place to bring doubts and questions and also to truly experience the power and reality of God in our lives.

About Us

At King’s Church we aspire to be a people determined to follow Jesus’ teachings in a practical and powerful way. To live with a heart to see others come to know Jesus and the life He offers. We are a church dependent on the power of the Holy Spirit, and the beauty that’s found in genuine community.

King’s is a place that looks like heaven. From diversity of age, race, ethnicity, and economic backgrounds. A church where it is safe to explore faith and to experience God.

OUR PASTORS

Noah and Stephanie Nickel have a heart to see a church that lives out the kingdom of God in Northeast Ohio. They are committed to be a part of a church that holds to the teachings of scripture, that embraces the full expression and experience of the Holy Spirit, and to be a part of a church that sees men and women grow in their faith and purpose.

Noah is originally from Milwaukee, WI and Stephanie from Warren/Canton, OH. They met at school in Oklahoma, got married in 2005 and have been serving in ministry together ever since. Noah, Stephanie, and their three kids, Paisley, Bear, and Sunday are believing God to make history in the city of Cleveland through King’s Church and for people to know that in Jesus the best is yet to come!

In 2015, Pastors Noah and Stephanie Nickel had a vision to plant a church in Cleveland, Ohio. Filled with a drive and a passion to see people come to know the life changing grace that is found in Jesus, and to see a city and its communities transformed, Noah and Stephanie sought out to build a church of people from every age, race, and walk of life. Along with the help of an incredible launch team, King’s Church opened its doors on September 25, 2016 in Lakewood, Ohio.

From the beginning, King’s Church has focused on building a church for anyone to come to. From skeptic to saint — a church of everyone for everyone.

We believe that the life-giving message of the Gospel, the passion and energy of Sunday Experiences, the authenticity of living in community, and the unity of a team makes King’s Church one that people love to attend.

The vision is to live out the prayer Jesus teaches us to pray.  That God’s Kingdom would come and be established here in our city, neighborhoods, schools, and families the way that it is in heaven.  We sum it up with this question “If God were in charge of _____________ what would it look like?” That is how we determine to live our lives and lead our church.

In just the first 3 years as a church we have seen hundreds of people commit their lives to Jesus, we have grown to multiple Sunday morning experiences, and have been able to make an impact through outreaches in the city of Cleveland.

We would love our story to become YOUR story. We believe that God wants to do great things through this church and that happens by people grabbing a hold of the vision and committing their time, talents, and resources to seeing more people reached in our city than ever before. We believe the best is yet to come and invite you to come alongside as we continue to grow God’s church together. At King’s Church we are a place to belong.

Meet our staff

Matt LoPresti

- Associate Pastor

Matt and his wife Nikki have been married since 2011 and have 3 crazy kids. Their home consists of dance parties, ice cream parties, and other various forms of parties. When they aren’t doing that they love to hang out with people and invest in their kids' future.

Matt spent his 20’s in the music industry where he toured as a drummer in Mumford and Sons...Just kidding it wasn’t Mumford and Sons. During that time he developed a passion for the post-christian world and followed that into ministry. He loves helping people make sense of the Bible and connect their lives to Jesus.

Kelsey Scott

- King’s Kids Co-Director and J-High Director

Kelsey and her husband Edward have been married since 2016 and have one little boy named Emerson. They love taking walks with their puppy Rylee and being out on the water in their boat.

Kelsey has worked with kids her whole life in many different roles. She has a passion for the next generation experiencing the love of God and seeing them live out their relationship with Jesus. She also spends way too much time at starbucks and target buying things she doesn’t need.

Ana Rosa Hopkins

- King’s Kids Co-Director

Ana and her husband Adam have been married since 2010.  They have two kids, Alden and Iris, and their happy go lucky rescue pup Toby.  They love to go on hikes, road trip in their minivan, and do anything spontaneous like fly to and from Disney World in one day.  

Ana’s heart beats for the next generation and equipping leaders to pursue their passion in King’s Kids.  Family and King’s Church are at the top of Ana’s love list but the other contenders are:  Brunch, Cleveland Indians, and Disney World, duh!

Chad Austin

- Creative Director

Chad and his wife Lisa have been best friends since 2002 and married since 2006. They have three kids, Henry, Clark, and Winnie. They love spending time together as a family on outdoor adventures, watching movies, and visiting new places.

Chad has worked in different creative roles since 2010. He has a passion for good design and seeing God use people’s creative gifts in the Church. You might find him at the movies by himself or at the Indians game by himself.

Our Beliefs

We started in September of 2016 with a group of people who wanted to see a church that connected with God and each other. To be a safe place to bring doubts and questions and also to truly experience the power and reality of God in our lives.

We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy.

We believe that sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ as both God and man is the only One who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life.

We believe that in order to receive forgiveness and the “new birth”, we must repent of our sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and submit to His will for our lives.

We believe that in order to live the holy and fruitful lives that God intends for us, we need to be baptized in water and be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit enables us to use spiritual gifts, including speaking in tongues.

We believe in the power and significance of the Church and the necessity of believers to meet regularly together for fellowship, prayer and the “breaking of bread”.

We believe that God has individually equipped us so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives which is to worship God, fulfill our role in the Church and serve the community in which we live.

We believe that God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and blessed lives in order to help others more effectively.

We believe that our eternal destination of either Heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised.