our story & beliefs

Our Story
Growth Point started as a small group bible study called My Growth, meeting weekly in libraries during the fall of 2014. Practical, yet simplistic biblical teaching drew more people as the months progressed. In 2015 on Easter Sunday, a group of 30 committed individuals launched a new phase of ministry, now known as Growth Point Church. With an increasing multi-racial weekly attendance, growing congregation, numerous rededicated lives, and many new believers; the ministry continues to expand its reach both local and beyond. As we are approaching our first year, the vision continues; leading and connecting lives to Jesus and others at every point.

Does Growth Point have any denominational affiliation?
While Growth Point is a non-denominational church it is in fellowship with the Association of Related Church (ARC) and accountable to three overseers, Pastor Micheal Brady of Church of Tatesbrook, Lexington, KY, Rev. Donna Covington, Lexington, KY,  and Dr. Thomas Beavers, Senior Pastor of

New Rising Star Church located in Birmingham, AL. 




Mario J. Radford, a Kentucky native is most notably known for his musical ability.  Since the age of 15 he has served in various roles of music ministry.  His music has been featured on such national platforms as Tri-State Christian Television, The Word Network, the Gospel Music Workshop of America and The National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses.  In addition to music, one of his passions is Performance Theater and acting.   He made his film debut in the highly acclaimed James Brown biopic “Get on Up” as the Chauffeur.


Pastor Mario received his Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal studies from Kentucky State University, where he also served as the Musical Director of the Gospel Ensemble and various other roles through the Office of the President. 


Pastor Mario serves as the Founder and Lead Pastor of Growth Point Church. Since it began in 2015, it continues to expand with several thriving internal ministries and impactful community outreach. He recently released his first book entitled, “What If”; an inspirational children’s story and two singles “See It” and “Because of His Love’’, available on all digital platforms.


He and his wife, Melody have three children and live in Nicholasville, Kentucky.  

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