Our Story

In 2013, Pastor Travis and his wife, Jen, moved back to their hometown in South Lyon, Michigan. Travis grew up off of 10 Mile and his parents have a farm on 6 Mile. No matter where you live in metro Detroit, we are surrounded by Mile signs and these help guide us to move in the right direction. However, it can be easy to miss those signs and not pay attention to them. That is what sparked the vision for Mile City. Travis and Jen felt strongly that, in a similar way, many people have become numb to all of the signs God has placed around us to get our attention and move our lives in the right direction. They felt God leading them to create an experience for people of all backgrounds to come explore, get their questions answered, and begin moving towards God. So in 2015, a launch team of 75 people set out together to plant Mile City. Travis and Jen are now raising their family back on 10 Mile with their four children, Tristan, Lena, London and Tavin, and are honored to lead the Mile City family.

Our Vision

7 Mile Markers

We’ve rolled our vision, values and discipleship into one. We call it our 7 and it’s designed to help us stay on track as a church and in our personal walk with God.

Our Virtues

We’ve rolled our vision, values and discipleship into one. We call it our 7 and it’s designed to help us stay on track as a church and in our personal walk with God.

Contagious Joy

We choose to bring a spirit of positive enthusiasm with gratitude in our hearts and smiles on our faces. Whether we are introverts or extroverts, we choose to display the joy of Christ within us.

Audacious Care

We boldly care for our personal health and for the people around us. We are not afraid to confront one another with grace and truth. We believe an imaginary conversation often deserves a real conversation.

Tenacious Teachability

We never stop learning. We humbly learn from each other’s strengths and weaknesses. We champion others’ ideas even when our own ideas don’t win. We seek wisdom from the Holy Spirit and coaches in our lives.

See Then Serve

When we see a need we strive to meet that need. We put others before ourselves. We are willing to do any task for the sake of the mission, even if it’s not our assigned task.

Extra Mile

We strive to make everything better. We maintain a going above and beyond attitude. We take ownership of making things excellent at every level.

Our Beliefs

About Humanity

We believe God created us to be in a relationship with Him and to be like Him in character. However He didn’t create us to be robots. This created the option to go against God and his ways also known as sin. This sin has separated us from God, broken our relationship with Him and there is nothing we can do on our own effort to reestablish it.


Genesis 1:27; Genesis 3:6; Isaiah 59:1-2; Romans 3:23

About God

We believe in one eternal God that has created all things. He exists in three equal distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God, who came to earth to reveal how much God loves humanity. He lived a sinless-perfect life, which made Him the perfect sacrifice to take on the sins of the world through his death on a cross. Three days later he changed everything by rising from the dead, defeating sin and death. After appearing to many witnesses He ascended into heaven and has promised one day to return to earth to fulfill Gods eternal plan.


Psalm 90:2; Genesis 1:1, 1:26-27; Colossians 1:16; John 1:1-5, 16:13; Hebrews 4:14; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; Titus 2:13

About The Scripture

We believe the Bible, as a whole is the inspired word of God without error. It is like a road map to guide us through this life. It is not just any book; it is the source of Truth that it is alive and living. We believe there is a pulse in the pages and it has the ability to transform any person’s life.


Hebrews 4:12; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Psalm 119:105; Proverbs 30:5

About Baptism

We believe Baptism symbolizes the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is an outward expression, of an inward commitment. It’s going public with our faith, declaring to the world that we have received Jesus as our Savior. It demonstrates our love and obedience to Him.


Colossians 2:12; Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:16; Acts 16:31-33

About Salvation

We believe salvation is offered freely as a gift, only from God. This gift of grace is Jesus Christ. We receive this gift by placing our faith in His death and resurrection; believing that His work on the cross was sufficient payment to forgive us from all of our sins.


John 1:12, 3:16, 14:6; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1

About the Church

We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. Those who are members of the church are those who have placed their faith in the work of Jesus Christ. All parts of the body are valuable and should work together in unity to use their God-given ability to benefit the entire body. The purpose of the church is to give God glory and to carry out Gods work throughout the world.


Matthew 16:18-19; I Corinthians 12:12-14; Acts 2:41-47; Ephesians 1:22-23; Revelation 21:2-3

About Communion

We believe communion is a meal of remembrance. It is a symbol of the new covenant, representing the body and blood of Jesus Christ that paid the debt for the sins of the world. This is a meal only for believers and should never be taken in an irreverent manner.


Matthew 26:26-30; Mark 14:22-26; Luke 22:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29

Church Milestones

Feb 2015

Vision Service

Sept 2015

First Sunday Service

Sept 2016

One Year Anniversary

Apr 2017

Moved to 2 Sunday Services

Sept 2017

Lyon Location Announced

Jan 2018

Grumlaw Church Plant Launched

Mar 2018

Moved to Burroughs Building

Mar 2019

Lyon Location Launched

Mar 2020

Rhiza Church Plant Launched

Sept 2022

SEED Church Plant Launched

Sept 2022

Seven Year Celebration

Oct 2022

Lanterns Church Plant Launched

Oct 2022

Hikari Church Plant Launched

Mar 2023

Lyon Opens Permanent Home