Matt and Sarah Keller moved from the only home they ever knew in Indiana to Fort Myers, FL when they were in their early twenties. With a big dream in their heart, a small team and only $9200, they planted Next Level Church in 2002. Starting with 35 people in a movie theater, later moving to South Fort Myers High School, Next Level remained portable for nine years while consistently growing every year. After moving into their first permanent facility, God has used Pastor Matt and Pastor Sarah to lead the church from 35 people at its grand opening in 2002, to now over 3,000 people in three locations and a Dream Center.
The Keller’s have always had a heart to coach and train others. There has been a lot of learning along the way and they are continuing to take notes, so they can help others. Pastoring ministry leaders is just a part of their calling! They want to help pastors and their teams grow and learn how to become better leaders in the body of Christ! It can be a lonely road and the Keller’s desire is to come along side and assist ministry leaders by providing life-giving relationships, and ideas, concepts and principles that will help to take pastors and churches to the next level.
Dan and his wife Stephanie planted Life Church Jersey in Randolph, NJ with ARC in 2008. They transitioned their church in February of 2016 and joined the Next Level Church staff. Dan has been serving on the Relational Network team since February of 2019. Called to pastor and lead pastors, Dan ensures our current members are known, loved and challenged and that new leaders are being developed for the Relational Network to grow.
Kim and her husband planted CityPlace Church in Lakeland, Florida in 2016 and were a part of the Relational Network as lead couples. They transitioned their church in September of 2020 and came on staff at Next Level Church in October of 2020. With a passion for systems and administration, Kim partners with the Network team to implement the vision and strategies of the Relational Network.