Pastor Eric and Mandy Gilbert responded to God’s call to return to their hometown of Russell Springs, KY, and launch a dream that would become 3trees Church. Beginning September 3, 2000, with a team of six people, the church opened its doors in a converted truck stop restaurant.
As the church grew, it transitioned to an increasingly outward focus and our outreach ministry, CAPTIVATE, was launched. Today, the church ministers weekly through CAPTIVATE by serving thousands of people through need-meeting endeavors.
In 2014, the church became a multi-site congregation. This expansion was in response to hosting over 15 counties each week at our Russell Springs location. By God’s providence, our first multi-site location arrived through a unique partnership with Living Grace Church in Campbellsville, KY.
Living Grace’s story 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.
In 2018, our Columbia 3trees location was opened and it has been blessed with growth and favor from day one.
Today, 3trees Church is privileged to be called “home” for over 3,000 believers, and our focus continues to be seeking the lost, discipling the found, making room for God and others, and meeting needs. As we fulfill these assignments, we are actively pursuing opportunities for further expansion throughout Kentucky. Our goal at 3trees is to become a hometown church for all of Kentucky, and of this we are certain: “Greater things are yet to come!”