WHO WE ARE

"The Lord is not a proposition to be proved, a program to be purchased, or a system to be managed. Rather, He is a relationship to be explored and a person to be discovered."

Our Pastor

Gainey FamilyLooking for a church home can be a challenging process and you find yourself asking a lot of questions. Are their beliefs and core values consistent with mine? Are they a welcoming family of believers to new comers? Do they have programs to help my kids grow in their faith? Will I find meaning and a catalyst for growth through the prayers, music and sermons?

On behalf of all of us at Pillar Community Church, we hope the answers to these questions and more are a resounding yes!

At Pillar, we strive to celebrate God’s presence with open minds and hearts that become transformed in our faith and invested in each other beyond Sunday morning. We host small Transforming Community Groups, youth groups, men and women's prayer groups and mission work through out the week for those who seek community and involvement with each other. We pray and listen to God to discern His will, share with each other in meaningful dialogue, celebrate through music, laughter, visits and caring for those in need.

Our ministry teams help connect people with God and his grace and healing.

If you are just visiting or call Vero Beach your home, we encourage you to visit us on Sunday at 10 AM to meet us and discover if Pillar Community Church is where God wants you to call home.

We currently meet at the Vero Beach Elementary school located on 12th Street in Vero Beach as we seek a permanent home. If I can help you in any way, please call me at 407/733-8129 or write to me at bizgainey@gmail.com. I would enjoy the opportunity to meet you and answers your questions about our church family.

Warmly in Our Lord Jesus,
Biz Gainey
Senior Pastor

What We Believe

01 ﷯ We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. 04 ﷯ We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
02 ﷯ We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 05 ﷯ We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christ-follower is enabled to live a godly life.
03 ﷯ We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
06 ﷯ We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; The saved unto life and the lost unto death. 07 ﷯ We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Core Pillars

01 ﷯ A Community of Faith

We value community and believe that true and lasting spiritual transformation happens only within the context of the faith community. This is a theme which runs through our entire approach to ministry and is expressed in our commitment to inter-generational experiences, corporate readings, prayers,

02 ﷯ Continually Celebrating the Presence of God

The signature theme of Scripture can be summed up in three words: God With Us! God with us is the experience of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as the forefathers of our faith. God with us is the experience of Moses and the Israelites as they journeyed through the wilderness. God with us is the experience of those of us impacted by the incarnation; the birth of the Christ who is called Immanuel
(God with Us).

03 ﷯ Shaping Desires

Psalm 37 says, “Take delight in the Lord and He will give you your heart’s desires.” In the New Testament we read often of Jesus asking

those around him questions about their desire. Jesus even talked about the reality that our heart will always follow our loves (Matthew 6). A key and often overlooked component of our Spiritual Formation is the shape of our desire. At Pillar we believe that we all chase what we love. That is why ‘desire-shaping habit formation’ is an important part of who we are and how we live as a people.

04 ﷯ Christ and His Kingdom

The Gospel extends far beyond the personal salvation of individual souls. The work of our king is to reconcile all things to himself. (Col. 1:16-20)! The world was created by him, distorted by sin, and he died to redeem and ultimately restore all creation. His people are invited to participate in this restoration. We are redeemed and commissioned to establish and advance his kingdom on earth. When the community of faith lives out and expresses God’s will, his kingdom is expressed here as it is in heaven. When we live for Christ, we advance his kingdom. Christ’s return will restore all things. Once we are his followers, our lives are lived to advance his kingdom and practice the habits of a kingdom member!

"The Lord is not a proposition to be proved, a program to be purchased, or a system to be managed. Rather, He is a relationship to be explored and a person to be discovered."

- Biz Gainey -

Our Church

In November of 2009, the Lord passed on the above vision to Biz that led he and Melissa to embark on a journey of prayer and discernment regarding the "next step" in their ministry life.

 

After a season of reflection, discernment and prayer with a small group of individuals, Pillar Community Church was born. The origin for our name is found in 1 Timothy 3:15 which in part says "The church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth."

Biz envisioned our church as a community of believers committed to seeking God's will in every aspect of our lives, not just on Sunday morning, but throughout the week.

 

Our dream is that every one of us will realize our need to discover who God created us to be and seek to live into this promised abundant life in Christ.

 

I hope that you join us on this journey.

Meet Our Leadership

﷯ Pastor and Elders ﷯

Biz Gainey serves as the Senior Pastor of Pillar Community Church.  Biz has his Masters of Divinity from Gordon Conwell Seminary and has been involved in ministry since 1995.  He has been married to his wife, Melissa since July of 1995.  Biz and Melissa have three children: Jacob, Luke and Hayla.  The Gainey’s moved to Vero Beach in the winter of 2010 and began the work of Pillar on January 2, 2011.  Though the ministry began officially in January of 2011, the ‘vision’ for this ministry was placed upon Biz as early as November of 2009.  Having been effective in ministry leadership and strategies of church growth, Biz and Melissa both began wondering if the church weren’t more than an instrument and if Christ weren’t more than a program.  During this time of prayer and questioning, Biz came away with an important statement that characterizes his approach to ministry even today: ‘The Lord is not a proposition to be proved, a program to be purchased, or a system to be managed.  Rather, He is a relationship to be explored and a person to be discovered.' While this vision still remains illusive in many ways, PCC strives to capture its heart by shaping our desires for a journey with Christ in communal, and deeply connected ways.  One of the terms that expresses this journey is ‘Avodah.’  This is a term you wil become familiar with if the Lord calls you to participate in this journey with Pillar Community Church.  Another way to express avodah might be ‘worship as a way of life,’ not just 90 minutes a week.

Pillar Community Church is governed by a board of Elders that typically meets twice a month and shares in the various duties and responsibilities of the ministry.  Our current elder board is comprised of the following members:

﷯ Tim Smick ﷯

Tim Smick and his wife Bobbi helped launch Pillar Community Church as a new church plant. He is a pastor’s kid who trusted Christ as a twelve-year old while watching the close of a Billy Graham Crusade on TV. He is a graduate of Wheaton College (IL) where he studied literature as a major. Wheaton also influenced his career direction to which  he has devoted the entirety of his working life – making a difference in the lives of seniors. Tim is the owner of HRA, a company that develops and operates senior living communities throughout the United States. Pillar is the third church plant he and his wife Bobbi have successfully launched. Tim and Bobbi are the parents of two adult daughters (Kim and Amy) and the grandparents of Emma and Ethan who also attend Pillar.

“This is the first church where I have worshipped that really focuses on assisting its parishioners in being formed in the image of God for the sake of others. Spiritual formation such as this is not a quick fix. As author Robert Mulholland says, it is more akin to the slow cooking of a crock pot than the speed of a microwave’s nuking. When we put the crock pot on in the morning and leave for work, it doesn’t look like much is happening. But, slowly, throughout the day, a wonderful transformation is happening. The same thing is true of our spiritual life. The reality is that everyone is, at all times and in all places, undergoing some kind of spiritual formation—consciously or unconsciously—and through this formation will come something wonderful or something destructive. When we are shaped into the wholeness of the image of Christ our spiritual growth produces a life of wholeness that ministers to others whereas when we are shaped by the liturgies of the world our ego-centric spiritual growth results in  pain and death.”

﷯ Cindy Kusmer ﷯

Cindy Kusmer has been involved with Pillar Community Church since it’s inception. She trusted Christ as her Savior, in 1973, as a freshman at Ohio Wesleyan University where she studied fine arts. Cindy has served in leadership positions with local church ministry boards, Young Life, Stonecroft Ministry and Community Bible Study. Her passion for the study of God’s Word, and ministry to women and children, led to a 32 year involvement with Community Bible Study where she served as Teaching Director of two classes and Area Director of SW Florida. Cindy and her husband, Rich, have 2 grown children, Brian and Lauren, and 2 grandchildren, Alescia and Jacolbie.

"I was drawn to Pillar Community Church by the call to live in and celebrate the presence of God in every moment. For me, this echoed the admonition of Colossians 2:6-7, "So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in Him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught and overflowing with thankfulness." The vision and mission of Pillar communicates this truth on a corporate level: "...to be a community of faith, continually celebrating the presence of God, by shaping desires for Christ and His Kingdom."

Contact Us

We currently meet every Sunday at 10am at Vero Beach Elementary School:

1770 12th St.

Vero Beach, FL 32960

 

See below for our mailing address.
Please do not send mail to the school.

P.O.BOX 2288

Vero Beach, FL  32961-2288

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Sunday Morning Worship

10am Sundays

Vero Beach Elementary

1770 12th St.

Vero Beach, FL 32960

Contact us

(772) 226- 0470

bizg@pccvero.org or

amy@pccvero.org

WHO WE ARE

Gainey Family

01 ﷯ We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. 02 ﷯ We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 03 ﷯ We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. 04 ﷯ We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. 05 ﷯ We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christ-follower is enabled to live a godly life. 06 ﷯ We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; The saved unto life and the lost unto death. 07 ﷯ We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. 01 ﷯ A Community of Faith 02 ﷯ Continually Celebrating the Presence of God 03 ﷯ Shaping Desires 04 ﷯ Christ and His Kingdom
﷯ Pastor and Elders ﷯ ﷯ Tim Smick ﷯ ﷯ Cindy Kusmer ﷯
WHO WE ARE
01 ﷯ We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. 02 ﷯ We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 03 ﷯ We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. 04 ﷯ We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. 05 ﷯ We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christ-follower is enabled to live a godly life. 06 ﷯ We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; The saved unto life and the lost unto death. 07 ﷯ We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. 01 ﷯ A Community of Faith 02 ﷯ Continually Celebrating the Presence of God 03 ﷯ Shaping Desires 04 ﷯ Christ and His Kingdom
﷯ Pastor and Elders ﷯ ﷯ Tim Smick ﷯ ﷯ Cindy Kusmer ﷯

Sunday Morning Worship

10am Sundays

Vero Beach Elementary

1770 12th St.

Vero Beach, FL 32960

Contact us

(772) 226- 0470

bizg@pccvero.org or

amy@pccvero.org

WHO WE ARE
01 ﷯ We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. 02 ﷯ We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 03 ﷯ We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. 04 ﷯ We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. 05 ﷯ We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christ-follower is enabled to live a godly life. 06 ﷯ We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; The saved unto life and the lost unto death. 07 ﷯ We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. 01 ﷯ A Community of Faith 02 ﷯ Continually Celebrating the Presence of God 03 ﷯ Shaping Desires 04 ﷯ Christ and His Kingdom ﷯ Pastor and Elders ﷯ ﷯ Tim Smick ﷯ ﷯ Cindy Kusmer ﷯
WHO WE ARE
01 ﷯ We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. 02 ﷯ We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 03 ﷯ We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. 04 ﷯ We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. 05 ﷯ We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christ-follower is enabled to live a godly life. 06 ﷯ We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; The saved unto life and the lost unto death. 07 ﷯ We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. 01 ﷯ A Community of Faith 02 ﷯ Continually Celebrating the Presence of God 03 ﷯ Shaping Desires 04 ﷯ Christ and His Kingdom ﷯ Pastor and Elders ﷯ ﷯ Tim Smick ﷯ ﷯ Cindy Kusmer ﷯
WHO WE ARE
01 ﷯ We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. 02 ﷯ We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 03 ﷯ We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. 04 ﷯ We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. 05 ﷯ We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christ-follower is enabled to live a godly life. 06 ﷯ We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; The saved unto life and the lost unto death. 07 ﷯ We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. 01 ﷯ A Community of Faith 02 ﷯ Continually Celebrating the Presence of God 03 ﷯ Shaping Desires 04 ﷯ Christ and His Kingdom ﷯ Pastor and Elders ﷯ ﷯ Tim Smick ﷯ ﷯ Cindy Kusmer ﷯
WHO WE ARE

Gainey Family

01 ﷯ We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. 02 ﷯ We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 03 ﷯ We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. 04 ﷯ We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. 05 ﷯ We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christ-follower is enabled to live a godly life. 06 ﷯ We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; The saved unto life and the lost unto death. 07 ﷯ We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. 01 ﷯ A Community of Faith 02 ﷯ Continually Celebrating the Presence of God 03 ﷯ Shaping Desires 04 ﷯ Christ and His Kingdom

"The Lord is not a proposition to be proved, a program to be purchased, or a system to be managed. Rather, He is a relationship to be explored and a person to be discovered."

- Biz Gainey -

﷯ Pastor and Elders ﷯ ﷯ Tim Smick ﷯ ﷯ Cindy Kusmer ﷯

Contact Us

WHO WE ARE
01 ﷯ We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. 02 ﷯ We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 03 ﷯ We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. 04 ﷯ We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. 05 ﷯ We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christ-follower is enabled to live a godly life. 06 ﷯ We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; The saved unto life and the lost unto death. 07 ﷯ We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. 01 ﷯ A Community of Faith 02 ﷯ Continually Celebrating the Presence of God 03 ﷯ Shaping Desires 04 ﷯ Christ and His Kingdom ﷯ Pastor and Elders ﷯ ﷯ Tim Smick ﷯ ﷯ Cindy Kusmer ﷯

Sunday Morning Worship

10am Sundays

Vero Beach Elementary

1770 12th St.

Vero Beach, FL 32960

Contact us

(772) 226- 0470

bizg@pccvero.org or

amy@pccvero.org