Together we are a brand new community of believers, seekers and folks who have genuine questions about faith, life and God.  What does that mean?  A couple of things.


You are welcome here no matter where you are in your journey.

Also this a safe place for you check out the claims of Jesus and the Bible without feeling any kind of judgement.  We have a variety of backgrounds.... Some of us come from church or various denominational backgrounds. Others among us have zero church background. But Genesis is a place where we all come together to find encouragement, truth, and help connecting to God and eachother.


If you've been hurt by past church experiences, or you have no experience in church at all you'll find a new start here at Genesis.



Together we are a community of believers. What does that mean, the word community? We believe that together in fellowship we grow closer to God and one another. In fact, our mission statement is to connect people to Jesus and their destiny. The bible speaks about iron sharpening iron. We believe that together we grow stronger, more connected to each other and to Jesus and our destiny.


We strive to be a church without walls. Jesus calls for us to go outside the walls to reach the lost and the broken. It is there that the lost will be found. Most churches find it is comfortable to stay within the walls, but we make it an effort to be like the church from the book of Acts, to see our city changed.


We highly value our relationships with one another. We look to grow through fellowship, and ultimately growing closer to God. We value the word of God, and the leadership of the Holy Spirit. We look to extend grace to all of the lost and broken, and lead those with no hope to the hope of Jesus Christ.



  1. Founded in 2010 by Pastors Keith and Kathy Irey, with a small group of family and friends
  2. Gathered around town renting space and setting up and tearing down every week and for every large group meeting.
  3. By 2019 God brought many folks and many miracles together to allow us to purchase and remodel our first building debt free.
  4. With the new building came new opportunities to serve the community including a 24hr outside food pantry where emergency food is available at anytime day or night for those in need.   


Keith & Kathy Irey

Lead Pastor

Pastor Keith and his wife, Kathy were both born in Marion, and after time away at school, returned and founded our church 11 years ago along with a group of family and friends. He has a true heart for the people in this city. Keith and Kathy want to help people find Jesus and to help connect them to the destiny for which God made them.

Michelle Cusimano

Administration  & Kid's Director

Michelle's love of Jesus is evident in the way she serves Genesis kids dept. She is also involved in scouting and other kids events around Marion. In addition to directing our kids dept. she also keeps our office organized and all our ministry teams in the loop. On any given day she may be found at the office - organizing, emailing, calling, or just making you feel welcome with a cup of coffee!

Shane & Donna Thacker


Shane & Donna Thacker are part of the dynamic team that make up our live worship band every Sunday. Shane plays guitar and sings while Donna plays flute and sings lead. Their love of Jesus and music have them not only helping to plan our worship sets, but they also offer free music lessons at the church for those who wish to develop their musical talent. They help coordinate and schedule our worship team members who lead worship every single week!