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Our Mission


Our Mission


We exist so that people far away from God are raised up to new life in Christ. Our mission will be unleashed by: Meeting people where they are. Connecting people to life changing relationships. Serving people with no strings attached. Fulfilling the mission of God will not only result in new ministries or programs, but a movement of disciple makers, impacting the world.

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Our Vision

Our Vision

We want to show you how God can change the world through you.


Our Beliefs

Our Beliefs

Our Core Beliefs are intended to be a basis of fellowship. There will always be peripheral doctrines that committed Christians disagree upon, but the core beliefs of Christianity are non-negotiable. Below is a list of our core beliefs:

• The Bible is the Inspired Word of God
• There is one true God
• Jesus Christ is the Son of God
• The Fall of Man
• The Salvation of Man
• The Ordinances of the Church
• The Church and Its Mission
• The Holy Spirit
• The Final Judgment


Our Code

Our Code

1. We are faith-filled, big thinking, bold risk takers.
It’s about: Active Faith

2. We will do anything short of sin, to reach people who do not know Christ.
It’s about: Reaching People

3. We will lift up the grace and love of Jesus, rather than using our platform to judge and condemn. 
It’s about: Sincere Acceptance

4. We will love people when they least expect or deserve it.
It’s about: Valuing People

5. We believe the church is the hope of the world.
It’s about: Community Outreach

6. We are united under one vision.
It’s about: Promoting Unity

7. We are spiritual contributors, not spiritual consumers.
It’s about: Taking Action

8. We will lead the way with irrational generosity.
It’s about: Radical Obedience

9. We believe simplicity enables excellence.
It’s about: Focused Excellence

10. We continually increase our capacity to expand by structuring our church for the next level.
It’s about: Embracing Growth




Pastor Jason Rising - interim pastor


Mary Pena
Executive Admin

Mary oversees the operations at all our facilities, as well manages our missions, student ministry, women's ministry, human resources, Hillsong Ministry School, Celebrate Recovery, rGroups and staff development.


Thomas Dennison
rKids Director

Thomas oversees our rKids ministries, including our Explore, Discover and Adventure groups.  He supports the teachers and is responsible for the vision of teaching our youngest who Jesus, equipping them to eventually make their own decision of faith.  Thomas has been an elementary school teacher for over 15 years teaching kindergarten, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade.  He has a bachelors in Early Childhood Education and a masters in Educational Technology.  He currently teaches full time in the community at Havre de Grace Elementary School as is a recent winner of the prestigious National Milken Educator Award.  In addition, Thomas has four daughters of his own, ranging in ages from 2-13.


Josh Smith
Next Generations Pastor

Josh Smith is the next generation pastor at Restore church. He oversees the rKids (newborn through 5th grade) program as well as Amplified (middle school) and Fusion (high school) across all campuses. Josh has served in youth ministry through churches, camps and conferences for the past 19 years. Josh also serves as a worship leader. As front man for the band. “Ashes Remain” he brings 15 years of experience in the music industry and has led worship for the past 18 years. 


Shane DeFries
Production Director

Shane leads the Production Teams at each campus and is responsible for planning, programming, and overseeing the execution of each weekend Worship Experience. He also plans creative elements for the services, creates videos and media for special events, and provides technical assistance for each department at Restore Church. 


Anita Fritz
Financial Department

Anita oversees the Finance Department at Restore Church and works with our expansion team to identify future location opportunities.



Pastor Sam Masteller ::
Pastor Jason Rising ::
Mary Pena ::
Anita Fritz (Financial Director) ::


As Restore Church grows and expands, the need continues to increase to care, connect and provide spiritual guidance to our congregation that's spread over multiple locations. Therefore, we have developed and deployed a lay leadership team of pastors and counselors made up of both men and women in each role.

Lay Pastor Team: 
Larry Long ::
Eric Braswell ::
Placida Braswell ::
Larry Lee ::
Thomas Dennison ::
Rob Billingham ::
Josh Smith ::
Chad Long ::