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Our Team
Here to serve the community.

Revive City 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 exists to serve, equip, and deploy the saints to live on-mission for the glory of our King.

Kirk Kirkland

Founder & Lead Pastor 
The Kirklands moved to Cincinnati in December of 2012 to plant Revive City. Along with serving as a teaching elder, Kirk ministers as a professional sports chaplain & church planting catalyst for the North American Mission Board. Pastor Kirk is passionate about church planting, multi-ethnic ministry, and reaching those who are far from God. Kirk & Karen have four children: Kerigan, Kolbie, Kingston and Klaire. 

Gordon Havens

Discipleship Pastor
Pastor Gordon Havens serves as a lay elder and ministers at Revive to equip believers into mature followers of Christ. Vocationally, Gordon leads a thriving youth program with City Gospel Mission and has faithfully served our city for nearly four decades through various ministries. 

Noah Ayers

Interim Worship Leader
Noah Ayers is a Christian artist with a heart for seeing people encounter the living God. A Cedarville University Alum, Noah writes songs that seek to communicate the love of Jesus in a fresh way. Drawing inspiration from artists like Phil Wickham, Brandon Lake, and NEEDTOBREATHE, Noah is known for his genuine lyrics and raw musical style.

Karen Kirkland

Church Administrator
After several years as an office manager and executive assistant in the small business world, Karen joined our church leadership team in October of 2023. Karen & Kirk recently moved to Delhi Township and love their new life on the Westside.
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