Lead Pastor Jernigan Schwent is the visionary behind Discover Church.

Before launching Discover Church, Jernigan spent 11 years shepherding and discipling young minds and souls as Student Pastor with a church in the southeast Kansas City suburbs. It was during this time he felt a calling to plant a church. As a result of this spiritual “nudge”, the process began in 2017 that led to Discover Church!

He loves seeing how God uses the people of Discover Church to intersect with the lives of others to make a difference in people’s lives. He said, “Our church is not built on the talent of a few, but the sacrifices of many!”

Jernigan and his wife, Jessica (who is also on staff at Discover Church), have three kids, one daughter, Micah, and two sons, Carson and Gunner. Jernigan and Jess both love doing Crossfit (a habit he claims keeps Jess interested in him), and he relaxes by playing golf.