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Jesus is our King, 
and we’re not ashamed of Him.


We want to develop a culture that builds kingdom leaders who know Jesus, know who they are, and are excellently educated so they can fulfill their God given purposes and transform our world.

Children Reading the Holy Bible

We truly love Jesus.

Our staff, leaders, employees and students love and are submitted to Jesus Christ and His word. 


With the way culture has shifted, it has become increasingly important for adults and children alike to be grounded in their relationship with God and empowered by His Holy Spirit to stand firm in the face of adversity. We believe that if children are raised and discipled in the love and power of God, they have the ability to not just say no to sin, but to also be powerful forces of Kingdom influence in a world of chaos and confusion.


We are on a mission to partner with God and parents to disciple and educate thousands of children that fully embrace their God given purposes and display God's glory in every sphere of society.

Our Values

What’s at our core

The Word

Above all, we value Jesus, the Word made flesh and the written word of God. We believe that we come most alive when we live with God and that we find freedom and fullness of life under his authority. It is our joy to submit to Jesus Christ and His Word.


We are committed to excellence in every area of our lives. This excellence is wholly separate from perfectionism which brings shame when we fall short. Excellence is the heart posture by which we choose to become more like Christ one day at a time.


We believe each of us has been created in the image of God and that because each person represents aspects of His nature and character, we are always better together. We are committed to serving each other and  putting others' needs above our own for the sake of encountering and revealing more of God’s nature on earth. 


We desire to develop a culture of honor in which we each honor God above all,  esteem others as greater than ourselves and humbly offer our talents, skills and love in service of one another.  We know that when we honor Jesus and one another well, our environment will be the most joyful, peaceful and loving that it can be. 

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Our staff

Meet our team


Lindsey Laird 

Founder and Head of school 

Lindsey and her family moved to Celina in 2015 after leaving her teaching position of 9 years. While attending Charis Bible College, she and her husband Justin also began serving as the youth pastors at Movement Church. Lindsey has a heart to see kids know Jesus and know who God has created them to be so they can successfully walk out their God given calling. 


Josh Swink

Board Member

Josh was born and raised in the DFW metroplex. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in the 8th grade. He graduated from Texas A&M in 2011 with a Marine Biology degree and UNT in 2014 with a business degree. He currently works in finance within the defense industry. 


Josh and his wife, Ashley, have been a part of Movement Church since 2015 when it started as a Bible study in Pastor Chris and Angela’s home. Josh and Ashley have 2 precious boys together, Emerson and Beckett. Josh’s hobbies include traveling, scuba diving, and exercising.


Chris Carter

Founder and Board Chair 

Chris along with his wife, Angela, and their 3 children moved to Celina in 2014 after God called them to start a church. He is the Pastor of Movement Church in Celina, which he and Angela planted there in 2015. Chris is passionate about helping people discover the plan that God has for their lives and leading a Spirit filled church.


Ezra Rivera

Board Member

Ezra and his family moved to Celina in 2014. Ezra, along with his wife Cindy, is the Associate pastor of Movement church where he has been part of developing the kids department as well as serving in many other capacities at the church.  He is passionate about ministry and loves people.


Let's Connect

We are excited to meet you!

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