Meet The Team

Jim McKinnies

Lead Pastor

About: I'm a proud resident of South Bend. It's my home and my mission. I graduated from Washington High School and Indiana University of South Bend. I serve as a Husband, Father, Veteran, Business Owner, Realtor, and Pastor. I'm a product of the grace of God. Jesus changed my life and I'm compelled to fulfill HIS mission by serving others.

Favorite Books: The Bible and The Go Giver
Favorite Restaurants: Noodle Alley and Ruth's Chris
On the weekends you'll find me: Running, Spending Time with Family or Reading

Jonathan McKinnies

Pastor of Discipleship

About: Raised in South Bend. 2002 Graduate of South Bend Washington High School and 2007 business undergraduate degree from Indiana University South Bend. My beautiful wife, Sara and I have 3 amazing children. We enjoy serving in various capacities, such as the food pantry and soup kitchen, but there’s nothing greater than seeing God touch lives through small group, discipleship studies.

Favorite Movie: Rocky 4
Favorite Restaurants: Bonefish Grill (family favorite) and Jesus Latin Grill
On the weekends you'll find me: Making as much time as possible to be with my family. We enjoy Saturday breakfasts and Sunday dinner after church.

Santos Fernandez

Pastor of Evangelism

Favorite Movie: The Chosen
Favorite Restaurant: Bendix Grill
On the weekends you'll find me: with my family enjoying the day together, doing yard work, connecting with friends, and in the house of God. I enjoy cooking & speaking to others about the things of God.

We'd love to meet you!