OUR STORY | OUR TEAM
Due to a lack of space for future growth in 2009, Summit Church Estero commissioned one of the Executive Staff Members, Pastor Nolen Rollins, to start another church in Estero focused on a unique mission.
That unique mission was birthed out of a vision from God months earlier to Pastor Rollins. In response to the question, “What would a church look like if it were focused on helping Christians to discover their purposes here on earth and develop strategies for fulfilling those purposes,” God revealed to him the unique mission and design of Legacy Church.
Legacy Church met the first two years at Summit Church on Sunday afternoon. Then the church moved to leased space on Estero Parkway for five years. Finally, on Easter Sunday 2016, the church moved to the current facility.
Legacy Church is a very focused congregation. We do not seek to do everything that other churches are doing. We have limited internal programs. Our priority is empowering the people of the church to live on mission with God in their homes, work places, church, community and globally as God may lead.
Here is what you can expect if you choose to become a part of the Legacy Church Family:
We will help you glorify God through your life, which is why we all exist.
We will help you experience God through an intimate personal relationship with Him every day of your life.
We will help you connect with other believers in meaningful relationships where you can grow spiritually.
We will help you discover your God-given purpose in life and develop a strategy to carry out that purpose.
You will live a life of significance and leave a legacy of impact.
Chris was born in Florida, raised in a military family as a child, surrendered his life to Jesus in high school, worked in the Civil Engineering field for 20 years and then entered full time ministry in 2006. He graduated from Liberty University in 2010 with a degree in Ministry. Chris and his wife Pam have four children and four grandchildren. Chris’s greatest passions and interests are shepherding God’s people, serving on the mission field, and loving people like Jesus would.
Brandon was born and raised in Bedford County, Virginia and came to know Christ at the age of 14. Five years later he was a youth counselor at a camp in Green Brier, WV when he felt his call to ministry. He began attending Liberty University where he graduated with his degree in Religion in 2013. In 2014 he met his wife, Kenzy, and they now have two children, Braylee and Kaden. During their time in Virginia, Brandon began a job in Law Enforcement and he and Kenzy were a part of a church plant in which they were the youth leaders. In 2018 they transitioned to SW Florida and on July 1 they began serving Christ here at Legacy Church.
Their desire is to make disciples who make disciples.
Nolen Rollins is Founder and President of GPS Life Journey (GPSlifejourney.com) and is a consultant for non-profit organizations around the world.
Nolen has forty plus years of experience in pastoral ministry and world missions. He has previously served on the staff of churches in Tennessee, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Georgia, Arkansas, and Florida. He has served as Executive Pastor of several large churches including First Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia and First Baptist Church, Naples, Florida.
Nolen is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Tennessee Temple Theological Seminary and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Nolen authored the book, A GPS Life Journey, which has been translated into five languages and used in over 20 countries around the world.
Nolen and his wife Clarice have two daughters and seven grandchildren.
Manny and Olivia Rangel
Manny has been playing guitar since he was a teenager, and has been leading worship for several years. He and his wife Olivia have been married since 2018 and are enjoying their new life together serving the Lord at Legacy Church. God has given Manny and Olivia a desire to serve Him through their musical gifts.