Leadership

Our Story
 

In the Fall of 2014, Growth Point started as a small group bible study called "My Growth". With a group of about 10 people, we began meeting weekly in Lexington’s public libraries until we needed the room available at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. Practical, yet simplistic biblical teaching drew more people as the months progressed.

 

In 2015, Growth Point found an amazing connection and new home with Pastor Mike Bradey and the Church of Tatesbrook.  April 5, 2015, on Easter Sunday, with a group of 30 committed individuals and a host of supporters, a new phase of ministry was launched, now known as Growth Point Church. 

With an growing multi-racial weekly congregation, numerous rededicated lives, and many new believers, the ministry continues to expand its reach both local and beyond. We remain committed to leading and connecting lives to Jesus at every point.

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MARIO J. RADFORD
LEAD PASTOR

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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MELODY RADFORD

FIRST LADY

Melody Radford, a native Kentuckian has a passion for inspiring and motivating others to make a difference with their lives. She’s walked beside her husband, Mario J. Radford for over 13 years and they have three beautiful children. In 2015, she along with her husband and a group of 30 committed people launched Growth Point Church. Melody received her Associates Degree in Social Science from Copiah Lincoln College and bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Kentucky State University.

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D'JuaN

Clay

Associate Pastor of Security & Student Ministry

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Brandon J.

Colbert

Associate Pastor of Education & Ministry Training

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Caesar L.

Coney

Associate Pastor of Couples Ministry & senior care

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Stashia L.

Emanuel

Associate Pastor of prayer and Ministry operations

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Guilluame

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Associate Pastor of membership services

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Michael N.

Weaver, JR.

Online Campus Minister

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Ministry Directors

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Philemon 'PJ' Johnson

Worship & Arts

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Darralesa

Bryant

MEmbership Services

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Kareen

Reid

MEmbership Services & Evangelism

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Ariana

Collins

Point of view (Media)

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Belinda

Polk

Finances

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Tia

Williams

Personal Touch

(Greeters, Ushers, hospitality)

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Danielle

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Kidz Point

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Kiah

Arnold

Real Point (Middle & High School)

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Deacons

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Markus

Broussard

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Sterling

Crayton

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Chundra

Lott

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Kareen

Reid

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CheckPoint

We believe that every number has a name. To help us serve better, we've divided our family into zip codes. Each zip code has their own deacon and minister assigned to them. This allows a larger family to connect in smaller ways. 

 

Please see the assigned Ministerial staff for your zip code or area. 

40502, 40503, 40504, 40526

(Plus Nicholasville, Wilmore area)

Pastor

Stashia Emmanuel

Deaconess

Chundra Lott

40505, 40506, 40507, (plus Midway/Frankfort/

Radcliff area)

Pastor

Guilluame Smith

Deacon

Markus Broussard

40508, 40509, 40510, (plus Shelbyville/ Louisville/ Cynthiana) 

Pastor

Brandon Colbert

Deaconess

Chundra Lott

40511, 40512, 40513, 40517 , 40391 (plus Winchester/ Richmond/ Morehead/

Mt. Sterling area)

Pastor

Caesar Coney,

Michael Weaver

Deaconess

Kareen Reid

40514, 40515, 40516, (plus Florence / Georgetown /Covington area) 

Pastor

D'Juan Clay,

LaDonna Bailey

Deacon

Sterling Crayton

Virtual (out of state / online only)

Minister

Michael Weaver

Deacon

Markus Broussard

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LaDonna C. Bailey

Checkpoint

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