Plan Your Visit
Visiting a new church can be pretty intimidating! We know because we’ve all been there. We’ve designed this page to help you prepare for your first visit to the Fort McKinley Campus so that you’ll know exactly what to expect.
On a typical Sunday morning at the Fort McKinley Campus you’ll find a generous mix of people on different parts of their faith journey. You’ll rub shoulders with the rich and the poor, and learn to see people as people. To be loved regardless means that you also love…regardless.
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Meet Karl Penn
LEAD PASTOR AT FORT MCKINLEY
Pastor Karl serves as Lead Pastor of Fort McKinley Church. Karl is working on his Masters of Divinity at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, and has a strong focus on the liberation, unity and wholeness of our Church community. Karl is married to Shannon Penn, his childhood sweetheart he grew up with in Youngstown, Ohio, and he has been living and working in Dayton Ohio since 1996.
Here are the answers to some commonly asked questions when considering a visit to the Fort McKinley Campus of Ginghamsburg Church
Get to Know Us
One thing our church is known for is actually doing something with our love for Jesus. We believe we are the only hands and feet, and the only bank account God has. This is evidenced by the wide-ranging expressions of community partnerships born out of the passions of our people, and the millions of dollars invested in the lives of people all over the world. We’re also not shy about our focus on intentional diversity, using media and storytelling to advance the gospel and our desire to see every kid within our reach go to bed with faith, family and food. It all starts with family, and empowering the leaders of every household to guide their loved ones into a richer relationship with Jesus Christ.
Our ultimate goal is for everyone at Ginghamsburg Church to take faith at their own pace. It’s a place to heal. It’s a place to influence healthy family change. It won’t be boring. Your kids can fart and be free! But more importantly, we’ll help your kids figure out what they’re good at so that they and their friends can change the world.
About Our Music
Music at the Fort McKinley Campus mirrors much of what you might hear on contemporary Christian radio, but bends toward gospel. Our style features a band with guitars, drums, keyboards and a team of vocalists. Our musicians are talented, but performance is not the intention. Our style is familiar, well-rehearsed and easy to follow. We like it loud, but watch our decibel readers to keep it safe. Ask our hospitality team for disposable ear plugs if it’s too loud for you.
First Time Guest FAQs
Any Other Questions?
Use this form to send us your questions or schedule your first visit. We’d love to give you a tour!