OUR STORY

In the summer of 1976, Greg Kennedy and his wife Deana moved to Greenville, North Carolina, to pastor a church plant. In the summer of 1986, God began to stir a vision within Greg’s heart that could only be accomplished by God. That vision led to the birth of Opendoor Church on October 5, 1986.


In 2015, Aaron Kennedy, Greg and Deana’s son, officially became the Lead Pastor of Opendoor Church. Since 1986, Opendoor has seen tremendous growth and impact in the community under Greg and Deana’s leadership and now the baton has passed to the next generation.


God has moved in amazing ways through Opendoor over the years and this is just the beginning. We believe the best is yet to come.


From the beginning, Opendoor Church has focused on reaching out to those who do not know God personally and buidling relationships through Small Groups. Over the years our methods to reach people have changed and adapted, but our purpose remains connected to the commission by Jesus to reach people with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ that they might know God, find freedom, discover purpose, and make a difference.


Today, hundreds of people attend Opendoor Church. We invite you to see for yourself how exciting church can be when the focus is simple and people are free to worship God passionately and unashamedly!