What if I told you that one of the most successful startups in Atlanta isn’t even a tech startup? (even though they lean into technology). And over the course of my 30+ coaching/consulting career, their leader is the most visionary leader I’ve worked with-and they have realized visions to prove it. You’ve likely heard of them but never thought of their strategic and spiritual excellence. Here’s a hint: They do church differently. You got it! In this episode, we talk to Olu Brown, Lead Pastor at Impact Church in East Point, Georgia, one of the fastest growing churches in the country. I hope you enjoy…because I certainly did!
Meet Olu Brown:
In January 2007, Lead Pastor Olu Brown peered through the windows of Brown Middle School Auditorium and saw the perfect beginning of his vision for a multicultural gathering of people who would be committed to sharing the love of Christ with the world.
Within months, Impact launched a second worship experience. By 2008, Impact welcomed 1,000 worshipers at Impact Church each week. In December 2009, Impact constituted as a United Methodist Church and added two new worship experiences in 2012.
In 2014, Impact Church renewed its vision and purchased and redeveloped a 76,000 sf warehouse and 10 acres of land for a new multi-use worship and ministry center. Phase I opened May 2014.
In 2016, Impact Church was listed as number 56 out 100 fastest growing churches in America.