Essential Church is now part of Summit Life Church!

A Message from the Elders of Essential Church

Essential friends and family,

Back in November Pastor Warren shared that he would be stepping down from his role as lead Pastor of Essential Church and on Sunday, December 16th he delivered his last sermon as our pastor. We cannot be more thankful for Warren and his family’s service to the Lord and to our Church over the last 6+ years and we are excited to continue walking alongside them as dear friends while they seek the Lord’s will for the next phase in their life and ministry.
With Warren stepping down as the Lead Pastor of our Church, the Elders (Warren, Bryan, Jim and Jilong) along with advisers from the Pillar Network and other partner organizations went through a process of prayer and discussion to determine what’s best for the future of Essential Church to continue magnifying Christ and multiplying His Kingdom. As we shared during an Essential Family Meeting on 12/13, we have decided that the best next step for Essential Church is to merge/integrate with Summit Life Church under the leadership of Will Forrest. Although we are saddened to lose Warren’s great leadership and will definitely miss having him, Leah, Krista and Micah as part of our church family, we believe integrating the Essential Church Family into Summit Life Church is a great opportunity to strengthen another church plant that is near and dear to our hearts, while also providing a great church home for all of us to continue fellowship with other believers and serving the Lord.
As we have continued conversations with Will and many of you, the timeline for the transition to Summit Life is now becoming more clear so we wanted to outline some of the key milestones to make sure everyone is aware and has the opportunity to connect with Will and other members of the Summit Life Family as we move towards becoming a new combined church body.
Will is very interested in spending time with everyone that called Essential Church their home. If you haven’t had a chance to meeting with Will 1:1, and you are interested, please email him at to connect.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to any of the Elders or to Will with your questions.



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