A local paper recently shared this story a Fresh Expressions US Pioneer:
As the newest worshipping community of Boone United Methodist Church, KSC launched with church planting support from the Methodist Church, said BUMC pastor, Jason Byassee.
The idea for KSC emerged from a conversation between Edwards and Byassee, his pastor, in the spring of 2013.
Even before that conversation, Edwards said, he had been thinking about “what it would look like” to start a church service — for those that thought church wasn’t for them, he said.
“Pastor Jason asked me if I would be interested in starting a new worship service in downtown Boone,” he said. “At the time, I was the missions coordinator at Boone UMC and was already spending a great deal of my time serving those outside of the church.”
Edwards replied that he was interested, but he didn’t want it to look like other churches in Boone.
You can read the entire article in the Watauga Democrat.