Leadership

Kyle Nelson

Kyle Nelson

Lead Pastor

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Kyle and Taran Nelson,

with their lively sons Beckett and Camden and their freshly added baby girl, Elisha, love leading people in a pursuit toward God. Natives of central Florida, they have practically been in ministry their entire lives, having both grown up in ministry homes. Prior to Fathom, they served as Worship and Young Adult Pastors at a thriving church in Georgia. Kyle has a Bachelor’s in Pastoral Ministry from Lee University. Taran graduated from Lee as well with a degree in Health Education. 

Kyle has produced numerous solo and band worship projects in the past decade. He is an avid songwriter, sports enthusiast, & lover of cereal and Netflix.

 Taran has a huge heart for physically and spiritually healthy families. She loves creating homemade art, being outdoors, and reading at the beach! 

Their family loves Jacksonville and is looking forward to many incredible years with Fathom!

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What We Believe



Here’s what we believe at Fathom Church

Matthew 28.19-20

19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

 

Theology

At Fathom we affirm the Apostle’s Creed:

“I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy unified church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. AMEN.”

Church

The church should be a living, growing, communal, unified, holy, relevant family.

We value: Biblical teaching, unconditional love, authentic community, service, and creativity.

Core Values

UNCONDITIONAL LOVE

Jesus loved beyond boundaries, traditions and comforts. He embodied the love of the Father for the world to the very end. He did not come for the righteous but the unrighteous. This love displayed in the Church breaks down old walls and rebuilds trust within the community. In Old English, Fathom means outstretched arms. This is the message of Jesus to us and us to our community. We strive to love each other at all times. This is how others will know we are sons and daughters of God.

AUTHENTIC COMMUNITY

Community built on lies, religiosity and deception is a house built on sand. We value honesty in friendships, business, teaching and worship. We are a “come as you are” community AND we are a “plan on being transformed by Jesus” community. Humility and authenticity is attractive and should be foundational for the believer.

SERVICE

Matthew 20.28 says the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many. Our hope is to live up to the challenge Jesus set before his disciples when He called them the salt and light of the earth, the light of the world and to serve the least. In service we are humbled, transformed and exalted to a greater image of Jesus on this Earth.

CREATIVITY

While creativity and the arts are a valued and vital part of who we are and what we do, they do not fulfill our mission and heart of this core value. Creativity is the belief that God is not done with humanity. He’s not done with you or me, or your neighbor or your coworker. God is not at rest with the brokenness in our world, our cities and homes. He is actively pursuing and redeeming humanity from our brokenness. We value what only God can recreate and restore in the dead parts of our community, homes and hearts. This is the mission of God. This is our greatest destination here. On earth as it is in Heaven.