Every church has a set of deeply rooted values or characteristics that define it. We often describe our church’s DNA as being “Gospel-Centered.”

A church isn’t a building—it’s the people. We meet in Largo, FL and globally online. No matter where you join us at, we think you’ll find friendly people who are excited to get to know you!

Mission City Church wants to make a lasting difference
in your life, in our community, and in the world.


The ministry of Mission City Church is ruled by God, influenced by wise counsel, governed by a board,
led and ran by staff, and carried out by members on mission.

Pastor Dustin LaChance
Volunteer Teaching Pastor
Dustin Lachance has a huge vision for reaching lost people and seeing a healthy church. He is an out of the box thinker, willing to try anything or go to any length to get someone to know who Jesus is. If you’ve ever watched one of his talks, you’ve heard his passion firsthand. He became a follower of Jesus at the age of fifteen at a conference that Louie Giglio spoke at. He is the lead pastor at Mission City Church. Dustin calls himself a ‘tent maker’ because he owns his own business and does not take a paycheck from the church. He loves that he gets to have the title of ‘VOLUNTEER’. He is passionate about people trusting the church, feeling safe and at home inside the church and believes that the church really is a family. He wants to foster healthy relationships in and outside the walls of the church building. He wrote a book, Called to Action (CalledToAction.org). Dustin has a wife, Sara, and they have three children.
Alex Gell
Executive of Operations &
Mission City Church Online
Alex is the Executive of Operations on staff and the President of the Board. He has been on staff since 2014 and oversees all daily operations. He has an infectious smile and is always willing to give of his time and resources to help further the cause of the church. In addition to his love for Jesus, he loves food and his family. He is married to Niki, and they have a daughter named Emilia.
Joseph Poirier “JP”
Executive Campus Pastor
of Mission City Church
JP is the Campus Pastor and oversees missions. He currently serves as Vice President of the Board. JP has been in ministry for over 10 years. He is married to Melanie, and they love going to Disney.
Shannon Ifergan
Worship Leader
Shannon is the Worship Director and the Treasurer of the Board. She has been on staff since 2014. Shannon orchestrates the weekend services and leads the worship team. She is also the driving force behind Mission City Music. She joined our team after moving from California. She thinks our beaches are much prettier.
Hannah Nigh
Children’s Ministry Director
Chandler Nigh
Mission City Music
Albert Thackrah
Media Team Assistant
Kathy L.
Volunteer Coordinator
Jamie Burris
Financial Team Lead
Debbie Descheemaeker
Life Groups Team Lead
Jon Skilton
Head Deacon