Our Story

From a campus to a Collective

Gospel Beginnings

How It All Started

In September of 2005, Tim Parsons, Todd Thomas, and two others planted Center Point Church on the east side of Lexington. The core desire of the church was and is to take every person they meet one step closer to becoming a true disciple of Jesus Christ.

The heart for lifestyle evangelism and discipleship made this church stand out. This motive of evangelism and discipleship moved now GCC Lead Pastor Erik Koliser as he attended Center Point Church’s very first service in a movie theater in Hamburg. Seven years later in 2012, Erik’s good friend Todd Thomas called him to ask if he would pray and consider moving from Columbus, Ohio to lead the student ministry of Center Point’s multiple campuses in Lexington, KY.

Four years later, Erik followed God’s call to pastor the West Campus of Center Point Church. God was gracious in these beginning years as the church grew in financial stability and membership.

Gospel Formation

Laying Down roots

Four years after Erik started pastoring Center Point Church West, COVID-19 caused the church to suddenly stop meeting in person. By God’s grace and sovereignty, this happened at the end of a building campaign for a more permanent facility.

Center Point Church West had prayed for a permanent facility for years. From an elementary school, to a run-down hotel, the members of Center Point Church West had a desire to meet in corporate worship and met where they could. Members watched God’s plan unfold as he provided a church building off Clays Mill Road.

At this time, the elders of Center Point Church and Pastor Erik started praying and seeking God’s will for the west campus to become an autonomous church. After much prayer and discussion, Center Point West followed God’s lead to become Gospel Collective Church in January 2021.

Gospel Vision


Gospel Collective Church is excited for the future as we take in everything God has done over the last seven years. We are sent with the DNA of evangelism and discipleship, and have a rejuvenated passion for our new mission… to glorify God, love our neighbors, and make disciples who make disciples.

We look forward with anticipation as God continues to lead us with a larger church staff, more permanent church facility, and an emboldened body of Christ ready to advance God’s kingdom on the west side of Lexington.

Check out our Mission and Vision