Real Life campus coming to Dr. Phillips

Real Life Christian Church will open its newest campus this fall at Dr. Phillips High School.

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DR. PHILLIPS Dr. Phillips will be home to Real Life Christian Church’s next campus, which launches at Dr. Phillips High School this fall. 

The church is scheduled to start Sept. 18 at the school’s Performing Arts Center.

Real Life has an outreach called Vision Orlando, through which it plants high-capacity churches throughout the Orlando area. 

“When we were evaluating our next campus, we were just kind of looking at the map and said, ‘OK, we’ve done a good job of surrounding Orlando, but we don’t have anything right in the middle of it,’” Chase Tennyson, Dr. Phillips campus pastor, said. 

They decided Dr. Phillips was the perfect place to start the next campus. 

“God started opening some doors there, so we started walking through them,” Tennyson said. 

At each of Real Life’s campuses, there is a live worship band and KidLife program. Most Sundays, the message will be from Real Life’s lead pastor, Justin Miller, via simulcast. When Miller isn’t preaching, Tennyson will.  


When you walk in to any of Real Life’s campuses, Tennyson said you will notice a lot of mingling and connections happening before the service. The church aims to have powerful, contemporary worship with a relevant message that teaches straight from the Bible with simple terms. 

“We want to get the message out that God’s crazy about you; no matter who you are, what you are, what you’ve done, God’s crazy about you,” Tennyson said. “Our vision is changed lives. Really, that’s what it’s about. We believe that changed lives change lives.” 

Real Life wants to create a place where people can experience God without needing to wear a tie, Tennyson said. 

The Dr. Phillips campus will offer a KidLife program for children, which takes place on Sunday mornings, allowing children to connect with each other. For adults, the church provides Life Groups, which will meet in local homes, restaurants and coffee shops. The groups allow those who attend the church to grow with a smaller group of people. 

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Contact Jennifer Nesslar at [email protected].


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