About Us

Who we are, where we come from, and where we're headed as a church family

Who we are

Awaken Church is a church that is all about RELATIONSHIPS, rather than about religion. We believe in building a relationship with God the Father, the body of Christ, and the community with Jesus being the catalyst of those relationships. Our desire is to become a church full of disciples making disciples.


Where we come from

It all began in a living room like so many other churches--with a group of people gathering together with the sole purpose of fellowship and prayer. As prayers were being lifted up, God was responding to the hearts of those praying. He responded by putting on the hearts of key leadership to establish a church that would be committed to the purpose of the church. Scared, nervous, and unprepared would all be good ways to describe how these leaders felt.


Awaken Church of the Triad was founded in 2013 and began meeting in Pastor Jim's home. Soon, his living room was too small for the new church and began meeting at Pearce Elementary School. Within two years, Awaken needed more space and moved to Northwest High in 2015 where they still gather on Sundays.

Where we're headed

We might not know the future, but we serve a God who does! We believe that God has big plans for Awaken as we continue to grow each year. We pray big prayers because we don't want to limit God. We're excited to see what God has for us next!


We believe that the Church in America as a whole has fallen asleep. The Church must wake up! This is why we are called Awaken Church. We are on a mission!

What this means for you

What does this mean for you? Most importantly, you're always welcome at Awaken Church. We're saving a seat for you. Wherever you're at in your faith journey, you'll always be accepted as part of the Awaken family.


Beyond that, if you're ready to plan your first visit, click here. If you want to learn more about our beliefs as a church, click here. Or if you'd simply like to get in touch with a person on our lead team directly, use the contact information at the bottom of the page.