Church of the King was founded in 1999 by Pastor Steve and his wife, Jennifer. With 19 people in attendance, Church of the King held its first service in a small church in Mandeville, Louisiana. Within a few months, the church moved into a commercial office space to accommodate the rapid growth. At the end of the first year, the weekend attendance had grown to over 450 people. The church continued to grow, and in the spring of 2001 purchased the Adventure Skate building on the northeast corner of Interstate 12 and Highway 59 in Mandeville. After a four-month renovation to convert the “skating rink” into a 1,000-seat auditorium, the church held its first service just two days prior to the tragic events of September 11, 2001.
Since then, the church has grown every year, creating a demand for more facility space. On the weekend of November 8-9, 2013, we had the privilege to move into our brand-new, 2,700-seat, 120,000 square-foot church home. In addition to this campus, we expanded our impact in the region and opened a church campus in Biloxi, Mississippi, and Metairie, Louisiana. We are One Church with Multiple Locations.
Over the years, Church of the King has continued to grow in its weekend attendance and regional impact. Now in the second decade of its existence, the church has grown to more than 7,300 people in attendance on the weekends. Church of the King offers contemporary weekend worship services that are alive with energy, creativity, and Bible-based teaching, including dynamic and engaging children’s ministry. Timely and relevant youth ministry services are available for Junior High and High School students on Wednesday nights.
Our hope is that you will come and see how exciting church can be! We invite you to be a part of all God is doing here at Church of the King. Our desire is that you would go after God with all your heart and experience true joy found only in the person of Jesus Christ.