Our Story

How it all started...

Many years ago a man attended a Bible study in the basement of a house, where the man leading the study was sharing a salvation message.
"THAT'S WHAT I WANT!!!!" exclaimed Harry Kerber in his mind.
He accepted Jesus into his life that night and his world was never the same. A couple of years later Harry heard from God in a dream to move to Vermont and plant a church named People of Praise. 

Expanding the vision...

Many years of faithfully pastoring the few, God was ready to make the calling generational. A young 22 year old man with, 2 years of Bible college under his belt, a wife and baby. Pastor Derik Kerber kept the fire burning as he carried the church into another generation. Shortly after passing the torch Pastor Harry and his Wife Kathleen passed away, permanently passing the torch of the church.

Where we are headed...

As Pastor Derik, received the calling, something new was needed. As he prayed and sought the Lord he decided we needed to change the name to Revive Church. Since that  name change the area of Poultney has been revived! People are coming from all over the area to hear what God is speaking through Revive.
Our vision is to be a global, equipping, and mobilizing church hub. We want to see God's Kingdom advanced in every area in culture, from business, to the arts, into the school system and beyond!! we have experienced freedom in Christ and we want to share it with the world.

Be a part of our story...

Join us every Sunday as we gather to worship together a 10:00 am