Who is Discovery?

We fight for unity, push one another to grow in Christ, seek out the forgotten and the broken, and believe in the shared responsibility of raising the next generation.

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Our mission is to lead people to become
fully devoted followers of Christ.
What is a Disciple?
A disciple is a person who has been brought into a relationship with God through the acceptance of the free gift of salvation and has been reconciled with the Father. A disciple is one whose trust is in the gospel and is subsequently growing in a love for God and love for others.
What is the gospel?
The gospel is the historical narrative of the triune God orchestrating the reconciliation and redemption of His broken creation. It's is a story of love, life, death, and the resurrection of the His son. Who was put to death for the sake of our brokenness only to be risen three days later, conquering death and ushering in the opportunity for salvation into the world for anyone and everyone.
"Discovery wants to make a difference in your life, in our community, and in the the world."

Our mission is to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. Our vision is to be a global, gospel presence throughout the world starting in St. Lucie County.

Discover the Difference

We invite you to discover an eternal relationship with God and lasting relationships with believers.

Develop Your Potential

We want to develop your gifts and God-given potential for strategic ministry. You were created by God for a purpose. We want to help you understand that purpose and serve through that purpose.

Deploy into the World

We want to deploy people out into the world. We are great commission people. Everywhere we go the gospel goes.

Mission of Discovery Church

At Discovery Church, our mission, Christ's mission, has been the same since we launched in 2009. We are willing to do anything short of sin in order "to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ." We do this by utilizing a three-fold strategy: discover, develop, deploy.

We want people to discover a lasting relationship with God and last relationship with believers. We want to develop people's gifts and God given potential for strategic ministry. And we want to deploy people out into the world.

We believe this is the methods and practices Jesus used to teach His disciples and instructed them to imitate after leaving them here on earth. We are confident in our beliefs and to what God has called us to do.

Leadership of Discovery Church

Tim O'Carroll, Lead Pastor                   
Mike Goddard
, Family Pastor
Mark Nygard, Worship Pastor

Support Staff

Mike Baker, Student Director            
Jake Totton
, Technical Director
Kelley Senchak
, Music Director

Roly Sams, Elder
Jim Dodds, Elder
Michael Senchak, Elder/Treasurer


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Our Story

Discovery's story began in late 2008 when Pastor Tim finally surrendered to God's call to join the movement that Jesus started over 2000 years ago called the Church. A small group of ten people began meeting in a home on Sunday evenings to pray, study God's Word, lay the foundation, and plan the launch of Discovery.

With no building, no sponsoring church or denomination, no money, no equipment, a small team, and Tim’s young age, lack of experience and education; we set the launch date for April 5, 2009. We met at St. Lucie West K-8 school only to have the rent increased 65% after the first month. We moved and grew at the Treasure Coast Christian Academy. But after 10 months and faced with zoning issues we moved to King's Plaza on US1 and built out over 5000 square feet and called it "The Refuge".

After three years, we were at full capacity and comfortable at The Refuge. Pastor Tim knew it was time for yet another change in location if we were going to continue to do what God has called us to do. To lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. So we began praying for the right opportunity and location for Discovery's next step. God answered our prayers through a partnership with Savanna Ridge Elementary School.

We were portable at Savanna Ridge Elementary School for seven years. We built an incredible relationship with the school. We mentor third graders and assist them with learning how to read. We also laid the foundation for a weekend feed program called "Grace Packs" with three hungry children. After two years, over 10% of the student's of Savanna Ridge no longer go hungry on the weekends.

But we knew that God could accomplish so much more if we had a facility to reach more people and to develop better partnerships with more local non-profits, schools, and business. With much prayer, the Lord provided 2.2 acres on 25th Street in Fort Pierce for the permanent home of Discovery Church. On November 23, 2019, we officially broke ground and on November 22, 2020, we had our first worship gathering. However, the story is still being written!

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