In 2007, Scott Pugh felt called to leave his position as the lead pastor of High Point Christian Church to start a new congregation in the South Euclid/Lyndhurst area of Cleveland. Scott and the ministry team worked for 18 months laying the groundwork for an effective launch by serving the community and doing their best to make a difference in the city. We wanted Velocity to be a church that truly reached people who felt far from God and made a huge impact in the city by serving children.
Over the course of several months, Scott and the ministry team were able to build a launch team of 14 people who all agreed to help start this new congregation. On April 4, 2009, Velocity had their first public worship service. Since 2009, Velocity has grown from a congregation of 14 people to over 400. Velocity has not only grown numerically, we have helped over 170 people get reconnected with God. We have been so blessed that in September, we are starting a new campus of Velocity in Mentor, Ohio. We can’t wait to see what God has in store for the people who live in Lake County.