It’s funny how powerful movements can grow out of very small beginnings.
In 2006 Joey Feste heard from God. That’s not an unusual occurrence. It’s what he heard that started this incredible journey: “When you move back to San Antonio, you and your wife Kelley will start a church.” Joey shared this vision with Kelley and then Jeff and Anne Marie Bailey, their best friends of 30 years.
It was simple: They were a group of friends who really loved each other and loved Jesus. They had an undeniable desire to gather around His Presence, worship, and let God move.
In the beginning, they weren’t really trying to build anything. They were simply saying, “God, here we are. What do you want to do?”
People started hearing about the powerful time of worship and fellowship and began inviting themselves over. The living room became more and more crowded and it became clear that God was calling them into something bigger.
In 2010, God gave Joey a very clear vision for what they were tasked to build:
Kingdom Life wouldn’t be in the church building business. Kingdom Life would be in the people building business.
In 2013, the living room became too small and they moved down the street into the fellowship hall of their neighbor, St. David’s Episcopal Church, where they meet to this day.
KLSA is a vibrant community of hungry people who are passionately pursuing the Presence of God, intentional relationship with each other, and transformation in our own lives as well as the culture around us. We believe transformed people, people who have discovered their true identity as sons and daughters of God, change cities and nations in powerful ways. Every person on the planet has a desire to be seen, known, and loved.
We believe that is what the Father has invited us into. And you are invited too.
Several months ago I lost my gold wedding band. I retraced my steps in the part of the city where we were, searched our car and called the stores and restaurants that we were in. I still didn’t turn up, but I prayed that somehow I would find it. One day when playing with our girls in the living room, I felt something in the rug. It was my ring! This is after my family and I moved to a different house and obviously moving the rug. I am so thankful!