Oct 8, 2014 3:32 PM
Next Level Church preaches traditional message with nontraditional ways
SOMERSWORTH - Next Level Church in Somersworth is taking the nation by storm.
It was chosen by Outreach Magazine, a Christian publication, as the fifth fastest growing church in the nation. Josh Gagnon is the lead pastor and founder of Next Level Church. He started the church in 2008. At the time, Gagnon said he found trouble connecting with several churches in the area. So he decided to start a facility for the non-churchgoers, to keep the traditional Christian message, but change the way he preached it. Six years later, it's become extremely popular and now has four locations, with a fifth opening up in the spring of 2015.
"We started with this dream of hey, what if we did church for people that don't go to church. What if our desire wasn't to reach people that already went and create that culture, but what if we did church in a way that was different, delivered the same message, but delivered it in a way that made sense in 2014," said Gagnon.
Other locations include Portsmouth, Epping and Portland, Maine. Another location will be opening in Concord this coming spring. For service times and more information visit www.nlc.tv.