Our Pastors

Our Story


Matt and Sarah Keller had it in their hearts, as high school sweethearts, that they wanted to be local church pastors. They also knew that “planting” a church somewhere was a great way to do that. God has used them to lead the church from 30 people, at its grand opening in 2002, to now over 3,400 people in three locations.

A piece of the Next Level Church vision has always been to be a multi-site church, with locations stretching across Southwest Florida, so that no one will have to drive more than thirty minutes to attend and be involved. The vision to become a multi-site church came to pass as the Gateway Location opened in March of 2014 and the Bonita Springs Location in September of 2016.


"We exist to lead people to become fully engaged followers of Jesus."


  • Set Free To Be

    We live in freedom by knowing who we are in Christ.

  • Strive To Thrive

    We passionately pursue our relationship with God.

  • Better Together

    We are known, loved and challenged through authentic relationships.

  • Serve All, Love All

    We use our gifts to serve others with the love of Jesus.

  • Live To Give

    We generously steward what we’ve been given.


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Gateway Community

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Missions Haiti

Mission Trips


Kingdom Builders


Dream Center

Live to Give