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“Let’s not just talk about love, let’s practice real love.

This is the only way we’ll know we’re truly living in God’s reality.”
1 John 3:18

Clay and Kristin Powell have a deep rooted passion to see people living a life full of freedom and serving others with a relentless love. Their heart is to plant a life-giving church of diverse people -- a relationally healthy community that fosters a culture of invitation and generosity. After years of seeking the Father’s direction in prayer and dreaming, they are stepping out in faith and planting Elkhart City Church in January of 2022!


Clay and Kristin are originally from Texas. Clay is from Houston and Kristin is from Midland, but their paths did not cross until they were in ministry school in Springfield, MO. It was there that they fell in love and began a lifelong ministry together. They married and started a beautiful family while serving all over the country. They have three children, Jordan (12), Riley (10), and Cameron (9). Clay and Kristin want to lead this community to live on mission with the heart of God to love all people. There will be mountains to climb and valleys to weather and they don’t promise to do it perfectly, but they promise to do it together.

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Our Story

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Elkhart City Church is a community of people helping each other find hope, purpose, & authentic relationships. We think ECC has some of the best people you'll meet!

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