Pastor Eric and Mandy Gilbert felt a call of God to return to their hometown of Russell Springs, KY and launch a dream that would become 3trees Church. Beginning in September 2000, with a team of six people, the church opened its doors in a converted truck stop restaurant.
Six years later, a clear directive would come from Heaven to stop being just a "Come & See" church and instead, become a "Go & Tell" church. As a result, into the streets we went with our first CAPTIVATE event!
The church now facilitates four (or more) CAPTIVATE events annually; ministering to thousands of people throughout the year by finding needs and meeting them with the Love of Jesus Christ.
This mandate to "go and tell" has also led our church to become a multi-site congregation.
The addition of our first multi-site location came as a result of a very unique and God-ordained partnership with Living Grace Church in Campbellsville, KY.
Living Grace began in 2002 when 17 individuals stepped out in faith believing that God was calling them to start a new work in Campbellsville, KY. They first met in homes, having services in a garage; however, growth soon forced them to search for new gathering spaces. The next few years included meeting in a warehouse, a movie theater, and a renovated church facility, before arriving at a cutting-edge facility that had formerly been a large Coca-Cola Bottling, Inc. plant. In July 2014, after a season of spiritual partnership between the churches, Living Grace Church voted unanimously to officially join the family of 3trees and become the first multi-site location of 3trees Church.
Currently, our church is focused on fulfilling Jesus' command to disciple believers, as we actively pursue opportunities for further expansion throughout south-central KY. We are excited to open our next location in Columbia, KY (Spring 2018).
Our experience in God over the years and our faith for the future lead us to one conclusion: "Greater things are yet to come!"