A little about us.
Kerygma is a greek word that means “to proclaim the gospel”. The gospel is the central message of the scriptures; therefore, we confess through our name that sharing the gospel in Tyler, TX is the primary reason for our existence. The gospel of Jesus Christ drives and shapes Kerygma’s preaching, worship and culture.
Kerygma exists to bring glory to God by making disciples who make disciples.
Know. Grow. Go. – Know God. Grow together. Go and make disciples.
The Bible is our highest authority, the climax being the life, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. When these fundamentals are faithfully taught, the Holy Spirit works in the heart of man.
The gospel compels us to engage and generously give back to our communities. We believe that Christ is exalted when we selflessly serve and help those that are unable to help themselves.
We are to experience the gospel together with honest, vulnerable dialogue about every aspect of life, pursuing depth in friendships to facilitate spiritual growth.
All humans are created for worship. At Kerygma, we believe God alone deserves our worship. We do not believe that worship only happens at our corporate gatherings, but we strive to make the worship of our Creator a way of life.
Luke Miller is a gifted leader and communicator with more than a decade of experience in ministry. For the last six years, Luke has been working in a corporate environment, serving as an Executive Director of Operations in the long-term care industry, and he is currently serving as an Executive with Target. Luke likes to spend his free time hanging with the family, reading, writing and playing the guitar.
Courtney is not only the most passionate middle school History teacher you will ever meet, but she is also an incredibly gifted worship leader and musician. She is recently received a graduate degree in Educational Leadership. She now requires her husband to refer to her as Courtney Miller, M.Ed.
Together they have two beautiful baby girls – Adalyn and Kendyl.
What We Believe
WE BELIEVE in one sovereign God, eternally existing in three persons: the everlasting Father, His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, and the Holy Spirit, the giver of life;
WE BELIEVE that God created the Heavens and the earth out of nothing by His spoken word, and for His own glory.
WE BELIEVE that God has revealed Himself and His truth in the created order, in the Scriptures, and supremely in Jesus Christ; and that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired by God and inerrant in the original writing, so that they are fully trustworthy and of supreme and final authority in all they say.
WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, was fully God and fully man, existing in one person and without sin;
WE BELIEVE in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven, and in His present life there for us as Lord of all, High Priest, and Advocate.
WE BELIEVE that God directly created Adam and Eve, the first parents of the entire human race; and that they were created in His own image, distinct from all other living creatures, and in a state of original righteousness.
WE BELIEVE that our first parents sinned by rebelling against God’s revealed will and thereby incurred both physical and spiritual death, and that as a result all human beings are born with a sinful nature that leads them to sin in thought, word, and deed.
WE BELIEVE in the existence of Satan, sin, and evil powers, and that all these have been defeated by God in the cross of Christ.
WE BELIEVE that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, triumphing over all evil; and that all who believe in Him are justified by His shed blood and forgiven of all their sins.
WE BELIEVE that all who receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God and are enabled to offer spiritual worship acceptable to God.
WE BELIEVE that the Holy Spirit indwells and gives life to believers, enables them to understand the Scriptures, empowers them for godly living, and equips them for service and witness.
WE BELIEVE that the one, holy, universal Church is the body of Christ and is composed of the communities of Christ’s people. The task of Christ’s people in this world is to be God’s redeemed community, embodying His love by worshipping God with confession, prayer, and praise; by proclaiming the gospel of God’s redemptive love through our Lord Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth by word and deed; by caring for all of God’s creation and actively seeking the good of everyone, especially the poor and needy.
WE BELIEVE in the blessed hope that Jesus Christ will soon return to this earth, personally, visibly, and unexpectedly, in power and great glory, to gather His elect, to raise the dead, to judge the nations, and to bring His Kingdom to fulfillment.
WE BELIEVE in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting punishment of the lost, and the everlasting blessedness of the saved.