There were 7 people (including kids) that made up the launch team when Cody & Micah moved from Michigan to Powell, Ohio in May 2014. Soon after, Kerry & Darin Smith (Kids Director) as well as Brad & Beckah Roll (Worship Director) took steps of faith to join the Good News Church team.
With some of the key people in place, the church laid its foundations through meeting together in homes. Good News Church started gathering each Sunday in a living room. It wasn't fancy, but relationships grew and the group committed to staying focused on the Gospel.
As impact grew, so did the number of people calling Good News Church their home church. On Easter Sunday of 2015, Good News Church went from gathering in a living room to meeting together at Liberty Middle School in Powell. In September 2015, Good News Church officially launched!
On Vision Sunday 2017 (January), Cody prayed for God to provide a space that we could rent 24/7. The very next day, he received a call from a real estate agent a space had just become vacant. In March we moved into this new space and we've been here since.
In October 2018, we moved to 2 identical Sunday morning services - at 9am & 10:45am. This allowed us to make room for more people, and to expand our impact in the Kingdom of God.
We are so grateful for God, and we won't stop sharing the Good News of Jesus as we help people take next steps in their walk with God.
God has led Good News Church down an incredible path that started with the Lead Pastor, Cody Balch and his wife Micah. In 2012, they completed an assessment process that confirmed they were being called to plant a brand new church in Ohio. Once they decided on the location of Powell, they began the process of pulling together a launch team and fundraising to support their journey. Adam & Ashley Kennedy from Parkersburg, WV jumped on board in 2013.