Our Story

Radiant Church

The story of Radiant Church is very detailed and complex but one you need to understand. When you come to Radiant Church, we want you to know that the church has been birthed by God, driven by the Holy Spirit, and set free by the life, death, and resurrection of Christ Jesus.

In 2006 God began to stir my heart to plant a church. At the time, I was serving as Youth Pastor of Northwood Assembly in Charleston, SC. This stirring would eventually lead me, and my family, back to our home in Charlotte, NC to the SW side of town. My desire to plant a church right away was put on hold for a period of seven years. During this waiting, God prepared my heart and built, in me, the necessary tools that would be required for starting this new work for the Kingdom. During this time, I was hired by Steele Creek Church of Charlotte as the Evangelism Pastor. This serving eventually led to Kingdom Building Ministries where I became an Itinerant Speaker.

Traveling the road, coast to coast, I spoke in many denominational and non-denominational churches. I gained a unique, inside, and up close perspective of what is happening in today’s American Church and Christianity.

Did you know that in 2013, seven thousand churches are projected to close their doors?

I believe God allowed me to witness the reason for this decline. Segregation, traditionalism, hypocrisy, and the compromising of God’s Truth are just a few of the things I have experienced. The burden of my heart is for the church to get back to the basics and be the Bride of Christ it is intended to be. As someone raised in the church, I have such a love for the Body of Christ. Many tears have been shed and many nights spent praying, and hoping, God would allow me the chance to be a part of the solution. My passion is for the Church of Jesus Christ to be united in One Purpose, One Passion, and One People.

Since that time of prayer, I have received nothing but confirmation that God desires Radiant Church to be a light in a dark world. Specific prayers have been answered, visions have been seen, dreams have been dreamed, and an incredible leadership team has been assembled. Not only this, but God has given us eight acres of land and a new facility to reach the SW side of Charlotte; the original plan of Northwood Assembly Church in 2006.

Through God’s sovereign hand, Radiant Church is located right beside I-485 which is the main connector to all of Charlotte. Additionally, our building is directly across the street from where the new Tanger Outlet Mall is being constructed. We have been divinely placed, for an incredible opportunity, to reach people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Through the answering of our prayers, God is going before us and building a multi-cultural and multi-generational ministry. Not only will we impact the city of Charlotte, we will impact the world!

The name of Radiant Church is taken from Psalms 34:4-5: I prayed to the LORD, and he answered me, freeing me from all my fears. Those who look to him for help will be RADIANT with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces.

That’s our story! The end is not yet written because we have only just begun.

Would you please, prayerfully consider becoming a part of what God is doing as He grows the Body of Christ at Radiant Church? We believe with One Passion, One Purpose, and One People we can change the world with the message of Jesus. Live for the Light!

Christian Chapman
Pastor of Radiant Church

Malachi 3:10

Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.