Welcome to the Spirit Church! We are a community of people that believes everyone who enters our doors is a gift from God with a purpose. It is our desire that anyone who comes to The Spirit Church will feel loved, encouraged and enlightened with wisdom and understanding from the Word of God. Pastor Aeneas has a love for people and a strong desire to see each person fulfill their potential in every area of their lives.
Our 9:00 a.m. Sunday service is power-packed with exciting praise and worship and a life changing message, filled with hope, and practical wisdom for you to apply to your everyday life. It is our goal that you leave our service with a greater understanding of God’s Word and a desire to fulfill your destiny.
Each of our Sunday services offers children’s programs from toddler to middle school. The Kingdom Kids programs impart the Word of God in exciting and practical ways. Our Glory Girls and Champion Warrior tween programs from 6th to 8th grades, allow the youth to experience the Word of God in an atmosphere designed just for them.
Come and drop in on one of our services at The Spirit Church and get a dose of encouragement and wisdom to live victorious in life!
On August 12, 2007, Pastor Aeneas, his wife Tracy and their 4 children met in their basement for their 1st official Sunday service for Spirit of the Lord Family Church (The Spirit Church). This was a step Pastor Aeneas took trembling in his flesh, yet trusting God in his spirit, knowing this was the path God prepared for him years ago.
It was in 1992 when God invited Pastor Aeneas to join Him in his work of ministering to his teammates with the Arizona Cardinals on nights before their games. This work grew into another weekly study including his teammates, their wives, significant others, and friends. For 6 years many Arizona Cardinal players and their families gathered at Pastor Aeneas and his wife, Tracy’s home in Phoenix, Arizona every Tuesday evening for the Word of God and the signature dinner of red beans and rice, with a side of Popeye’s Fried Chicken.
In 2001, Pastor Aeneas sensed that his time was up in Arizona, but the Cardinals did not believe the same. They were attempting to put the Franchise player label on him, which would lock him in with the team for the rest of his career. Everything in him said his time was up in Arizona. He and Tracy knew that it would only be God if he was released from this tag (even his agent agreed to this notion). During this time of waiting, he didn’t realize that God was opening up a door in St. Louis for him to walk right in.
When the call came, he knew God had a work in mind for him and his wife. Not to mention a possible Super Bowl, he also knew that they were in a season of training in the ministry. After 4 seasons with the St. Louis Rams and a trip to the Super Bowl, Pastor Aeneas retired from the NFL.
Upon retirement and having served faithfully for four years in another ministry, God began to tug on Pastor Aeneas’ heart to step out into doing a work for God. But in disobedience and fear, Pastor Aeneas did not move until two years later when it became undeniable to him that God touched his heart and confirmed it over and over, even through his 10 year old daughter in his own home.
So on August 12, 2007 with their four children in the basement of their home, the church began. God began to send the people faithfully to the church and after 11 months in the basement of the house, they moved the ministry to the Crowne Plaza on June 1, 2008. God opened another door for the ministry to rent a larger space at Christ Memorial Baptist Church in Cool Valley, on February 14, 2010. The JC Penney Building on the University of Missouri St. Louis’ campus was the church's next stop, and then McCluer South – Berkeley High School where the ministry is currently.
Pastor Aeneas and Tracy take great honor in being chosen by God to raise up a wise and understanding people who will take the practical Word of God and live it daily, thereby drawing others to the Kingdom of God.