Together we are a community of believers. What does that mean, the word community? We believe that together in fellowship we grow closer to God and one another. The bible speaks about iron sharpening iron. We believe that together we grow stronger. We are a community of believers. 


We strive to be a church without walls. Jesus calls for us to go outside the walls to reach the lost and the broken. It is there that the lost will be found. Most churches find it is comfortable to stay within the walls, but we make it an effort to be like the church from the book of Acts, to see our city changed.


We highly value our relationships with one another. We look to grow through fellowship, and ultimately growing closer to God. We value the word of God, and the leadership of the Holy Spirit. We look to extend grace to all of the lost and broken, and lead those with no hope to the hope of Jesus Christ.



We are a community trained and sent to bring the light of Christ into the world beginning with our neighbors 


Our mission is about what we are here for and for whom - bring the light of Christ into the world.

Matthew 28:16-20


To see the homes and families in our community transformed into the image of Christ 


Our vision is about something we desire to achieve in the future. God has burdened us for the breakdown of the family in our culture. We also believe God has equipped us to own the lostness in this specific area and bring kingdom presence into the arena of homes and families.


Family - The church operates like a family and all ages are equally valued

Authenticity - To be fully known - the good and bad and yet truly loved

Excellence - We will offer to God that which He is worthy of - our personal best

Missional Living - We will respond to the Holy Spirits' call on each of our lives to model Jesus - to carry the Gospel message


Lead Pastor - James Taylor

James was born and raised here in Richland County and a graduate of Crestview High School and Pioneer Career & Technology Center.  James decided to leave a career in the auto industry and pursue ministry because he believes the local church is designed to be the pillar of the community and be a shining light to all people. He has spent the last ten years in various ministry roles within the Christian and Missionary Alliance and currently serves as lead pastor here at Shelby Alliance. He is married to Cassie, and they have two kids Reagann (4) and Josiah (2).  In his free time, James enjoys racing motocross, summer nights at Attica Raceway, grilling, watching Buckeye football, and hiking with his family.  


Lynnette Shepherd

Administrative Secretary

Lynnette is the Administrative Secretary. She is multi-talented in music and also works alongside a team of people to lead our congregation in worship. She and her husband, Dustin, have been married since 2009 and have two children together. 

Cassie Taylor

Women's Ministry Director

Cassie has a huge heart for women's ministry. She is ecstatic about the opportunity to grow and learn alongside other adult women. Cassie loves to assist women in being intentional before the Lord to be equipped and empowered by Him so that they can confidently walk in their God-given gifting and purpose. Cassie is also very passionate about prayer and looks forward to any opportunity to go before the Lord with people. When not working in physical therapy, she loves to be outdoors with her two sweet kiddos and husband and also enjoys doing anything active, especially running. 

Josh Collins

Youth Ministry Director

Josh is an automation engineer at Vitro in Crestline, Ohio. Josh has a passion for leadership and youth. Josh is passionate about seeing people walk in their giftedness. You will see him coaching many sports to connect with kids and meet them where they are. He is married to Whitney Collins and they have two children: Paxton and Ava. Josh loves spending time with his family, playing music and hunting. 

Whitney Collins

Children's Ministry Director

Whitney is a former teacher and loves leading kids into a deeper relationship with Jesus.  She has been involved with Children’s Ministry for over ten years. She believes in creating a fun and exciting experience for children so they can connect with Jesus. She is married to Josh Collins and they have two children: Paxton and Ava. You’ll see her connected to many community events as she is passionate about reaching the people of Shelby.