Our Team
Here to serve the community.

Revive is a diverse community of faithful, creative, entrepreneurial, authentic Christ-followers who are united in one purpose: to be and make disciples of Jesus. Our team serves, equips, and deploys the saints to live on-mission for the glory of our King.

Kirk & Karen Kirkland

Founder & Lead Pastor
The Kirklands moved to Cincinnati in December of 2012 to plant Revive. Along with pastoring, Kirk ministers as a chaplain in the city & church planting catalyst for the North American Mission Board. Pastor Kirk is passionate about church planting, multi-ethnic ministry, and discipleship in urban communities. Kirk & Karen have four children: Kerigan, Kolbie, Kingston and Klaire. 

Gordon Havens

Discipleship Pastor 
Gordon was born again, October 5th, 1977 at the age of 18. He served as a children’s pastor in both suburban, 1981-1984 and 1985- present in urban neighborhoods. He merged his work with City Gospel Mission in 1994. He directs an expanding ballet team across Greater Cincinnati as well as serving at Revive. Biblically he is a pastor, with a gift of teaching, doing the work of an evangelist. 

Desiraye Davis

Children's Director & Admin
Desiraye is a proud pastor's kid from Dayton, Ohio. She met and married the love of her life while attending Wright State University and they’ve been married for 10 years and have two beautiful children. Desiraye enjoys music, shopping, cooking and finding a good Netflix series on her off time.

Jared Davis

Church Planting Apprentice
Jared is a proud native of Cleveland, Ohio. Jared is a loving husband and father. His heart is for teaching and preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ in an urban setting. Jared loves meeting new people and serving in anyway needed. He is a passionate Cleveland sports fan and in his spare time he thrives listening to 90’s rap music!
If you spend any time around our church at all, you'll quickly learn one thing: we love our community! Our community is bursting with potential. We truly believe that our church is full of world changers in the making.