THE REDEMPTION STORY
Redemption Community Church exists to help people find new life in Jesus Christ and follow him completely.
Pastor Jeremy and Amee dreamed of planting a church with a simple goal – to help people know God in a life-giving atmosphere and connect with others who are on the same journey. After a year of praying and several trips to the NYC area, the Zieglers sensed that God was leading them to plant in Westchester. With the help of a small team of people committed to seeing this dream become a reality – Redemption Community Church held its Grand Opening service on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at the AMC Loews Theatre in downtown Port Chester. Since then God has amazed us as we have experienced tremendous growth and continue to see lives changed every week!
“What if we could start a church that brings together a diversity of people who find themselves at home in a welcoming and authentic community of faith?”
“What if we could start a church where people share meals, laughter, tears, and life… where people love God and each other?”
“What if we could start a church that proclaims the gospel in word and deed, a generous church that serves the needs of our communities, displaying the love of God in tangible ways?”
“What if we could start an inspirational, life-giving church that releases people into their God-given dreams and callings, a church that equips people to do God’s work?”
“What if we could start a church filled with the presence of God as we gather together in worship, a church where people can find healing, freedom, hope, and experience God’s grace?”
“What if we could start a church that has contemporary, passionate worship but that is rooted in tradition? A church that speaks to the questions of the day yet finds its answers in the timeless faith of the scriptures?”
Worship // Love God
Following Jesus is about more than worshipping on Sunday mornings; it’s about how we live.
Our goal is to make disciples… people who love God with all of their heart, soul, mind, and strength. We’ve experienced God’s grace, and it left its mark on us. We can’t help but lead others to experience the grace God has so freely shared with us.
So we teach the word of God, we cultivate an atmosphere for the presence of the Holy Spirit in our services, we share at the table of communion together, and then we take God’s presence with us to our schools, work places, local coffee shops…wherever we go.
Community // Grow Together
Jesus has called us to live as part of his body and family. To be a Christian is to be in community. And just like any adopted family, we embrace diversity and accept people for who they are.
We bring people together on the basis of what we share — God’s love — and what we have in common is greater than anything that separates us. We embrace people from many walks of life, creating a place where people can gather around the table to share the gospel, life, a meal, needs, prayers, and experience true community.
Mission // Serve Others
With salvation comes an invitation to join God in his work of redemption. We believe that through the work of Christ, God is making all things new; we are called to be a living picture of this redemptive work by our sacrificial service, generosity, love of our neighbors, and proclamation of the gospel.
We want to join the story of God’s redemptive work in our community…to see the Kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven.
Our Lead Pastors
Jeremy and Amee are college sweethearts who met at Southwestern University in Texas in the late 90’s and married not long after graduation. Jeremy is a pastor’s kid from New Orleans, and Amee grew up singing in church in Buffalo, NY. Together they served as youth and associate pastors in both of each other’s hometowns before sensing a call to start a life-giving church in the NYC area. In 2014 they moved with their family to Westchester to plant Redemption and to begin the greatest journey of their lives!
Jeremy and Amee love the local church and leading together. Jeremy is responsible for the overall vision and leadership of Redemption. He has a Master of Divinity from Regent University and is an ordained minister. Amee serves as worship leader and brings her creative passion to everything she touches.
They are blessed with three amazing boys: Aaron, Michael, and Nicholas.
We want to create a culture that values…
To be a Christian is to be in a family of loving, reconciled believers. We value unity, celebrate diversity, and generously share our lives.
We want to be a church that releases people in to their God-given calling and giftings; we value empowering people to do God’s work.
We understand that we don’t just live in a city; we are sent to our city. We exist for each other and for those who are not yet here. We are called to serve, and people are our priority.
We don’t pretend to have it all together; we humbly offer to others the saving grace that God offers to us. We meet people where they are and invite them to belong on their journey to believe.
God’s people are marked by his Spirit…in corporate gatherings and in everyday life. We passionately pursue God’s presence in worship and carry it with us wherever we go.
We want to cultivate an atmosphere of abundant life…to create a place where people encounter the good news of Jesus and are healed, inspired, encouraged, and set free.
We are an inter-denominational church planted in partnership with the Association of Related Churches and under the direction of Reach Northeast a network and initiative to plant life-giving churches throughout the Northeast. All are welcome regardless of denominational background or lack thereof. Our worship style is contemporary, and our teaching is relevant, gospel-centered, and based on the Bible. We aspire to be a family-friendly church with a thriving children’s ministry.