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breathes life into

& gives purpose to


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Our Team


We think life is stressful enough,
so church shouldn’t be.

Story Church is a safe place to discover Jesus for who He really is, and to join others on the journey of following Jesus. 

At this stage of Story Church, we haven't officially launched weekly services yet, but are hosting a multitude of events and gatherings as well as serving our community in various ways around Bentonville and NWA.

Be sure to check out our events on this site as well as our social media to keep up with what's going on. We can't wait to hear your story!

our team

Our Team

aaron johnson

Aaron & Renee are both honored and humbled to begin Story Church in The Greater Bentonville area. They have been involved in ministry for 20 years.  After spending the past 12 years planting a church outside of Pittsburgh, PA, God released them to come back to Arkansas.  The Johnson’s began building their church planting team in early 2018 and then moved to Bentonville in July of 2018. Aaron & Renee love traveling, exploring new coffee shops and restaurants in NWA. On Saturdays, you can find them “junking” at local antiques stores looking for the next find.

russell knight

Before joining the Story Church team, Russell spent the last 16 years planting two other churches in Morgantown, West Virginia and Olympia, Washington. Russell and Belinda have been married for 25 years, and together they have two children, Ryan and Janna. Ryan attends John Brown University in Siloam Springs, AR, and Janna attends Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. In their spare time, Russell and Belinda enjoy hiking and camping, listening to records, and watching Magnum PI reruns. Russell is an unashamed and currently frustrated life long fan of the Dallas Cowboys.

our beliefs

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