Allen and Amanda

Allen and Amanda met at a youth camp during the summer of 2008 in the hills of Alabama. They both graduated from Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Dallas, Texas. Then, they spent four wonderful years in California as Young Adult Pastors. Allen is a passionate, energetic, and lively southern boy raised in Birmingham Alabama. Amanda is a sweet southern belle that yearns for the closest beach to her, a deep conversation, and a lifetime supply of coffee. None of this would matter though without one major fact. They love following Jesus.

Many would say that being a Jesus follower is boring, mundane, or dull…not the Kendricks! Their experience has been the opposite and they believe that following Jesus is adventurous, unforgettable, and deeply satisfying.

This very fact drove them to pack up everything they knew and move to Columbia, South Carolina to plant Vivid Church. They have never lived there before, but through the relationship they have with Jesus, they felt compelled to relocate and start something fresh. The church had its first public service on September 20, 2020 and there’s no end in sight! Joining them in this journey are their three daughters, Emma, Mazie, & Lennon Kendrick.