22,842
Total Worshipers (as of 3/30)
459
Members (as of 3/30)
53
Total Baptized (as of 3/30)

Our Impact on the Community

We Dare to Bless Others

Dare to Imagine has already made a significant investment in the city of Philadelphia as a result of Pastor KJ and Dare to Imagine Church’s commitment to reinvest a minimum of 10% back into the community. By January 2017, Dare to Imagine contributed more than $80,000 in support of various initiatives and organizations throughout the Greater Philadelphia area.

Our Vision

At Dare to Imagine Church (D2I), we dare to imagine a world of new possibilities! Our vision is to be a contemporary, Christ-centered, Bible-based community. We are a diverse fellowship committed to representing the love of Jesus Christ as we dare to imagine and create a better society for our families, our communities, and the world.

Our Mission

D2I’s core mission is to connect people to Jesus Christ, empowering them to dare to imagine and live a better life

Dare to Multiply

Since its inception, D2I Church has grown from 20 to nearly 500 members.

D2I’s core mission is to connect people to Jesus Christ, empowering them to dare to imagine and live a better life. In order to this, we must acquire a permanent location so that we can accommodate our continued growth in membership and have an even greater impact within the community.

Who We Are

In 2014, God placed the seed of D2I in the heart and spirit of our lead pastor, Kevin R. Johnson, affectionately known as, Pastor KJ. D2I Church was publicly launched in March 2015.

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the D2i Campus

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a worship space of our own

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our Leadership Institute

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a charter school

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the D2incubator Suite

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the fitness facilities

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our park

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the blessings

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the growth

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our impact

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the future

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the possibilities

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      Stepping out on Faith to Answer God’s Call

      In 2014, God blessed Pastor KJ with a mighty vision.
Since its inception, our community has been fueled by audacious Dare to Imagine Faith.

      It is that level of faith that inspired Pastor KJ and Kimya to invite 20 people to their home to talk about the possibility of planting a church. That audacious faith motivated those people to spend their weekends with Pastor KJ and Kimya daring to imagine something that was not just a church, but a movement and a way of life.

      That audacious Dare to Imagine Faith led Jerry and Raye Johnson to host a worship service in their living room just a few weeks later, which led to tours of possible worship spaces just days later. That audacious Dare to Imagine Faith found the group worshiping at First District Plaza
the very next weekend.

      It is the Dare to Imagine Faith that said, “We can launch a church in under four months.” That same faith led to 350 people joining us for our Launch Day Worship Service on 1 March 2015.

      It is the Dare to Imagine Faith that orders our steps with intentionality. It is the Dare to Imagine Faith that, on a daily basis, allows us to live out our mission of connecting people to Jesus Christ,
empowering them to dare to imagine and live a better life.

      It is the Dare to Imagine Faith that has brought us nearly 500 members and led us to invest $80K as we served our Philadelphia community.

      And it’s that same audacious Dare to Imagine Faith that led us to now purchase the former St.

      Therese of the Child Jesus Christ Church campus, located at 6611 Anderson Street! This property will sustain us as we continue to answer God’s call to Dare to Imagine.

      God has called us to imagine His full purpose for our lives, our church, and our community. This year’s theme, Imagine Greatly, is a reflection of God’s command for Dare to Imagine to enlarge our territory while blessing our community along the way.

      We know that in order to connect people to Jesus Christ and dare them to imagine and live a better life, we must help them grow spiritually, personally, and professionally. After all, Dare to Imagine is more than a church. It’s a way of life—it’s a movement!

      In life, we each hold dear a place we can call our own. And so, it’s time to begin our work on the Dare to Imagine Campus.

      Can you imagine it? If so, sign up today for the We Dare to Imagine Capital Campaign!

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Pastor KJ and the Campaign Committee

Our Total Goal $3M

Land and Development

  • 6.68 acres (or 290,980 square feet) or more
  • $2.2M for land and building acquisition
  • $500K for revitalization and renovations
  • $300K for cash reserves and impact fund
  • $250K raised during pre-launch phase

This is about so much more than a building. This is about changing lives.

Your financial gift will help us empower the Philadelphia community through the Dare to Imagine Campus.

Step out on Dare to Imagine Faith with us. Let’s imagine the incredible change your generosity can fuel.

Our Challenge

D2i Church worship services are currently being held at the First District Plaza, located at 3801 Market Street in Philadelphia; however, this is a temporary location as the rental lease ends in May 2017.

Our Total Goal

Raise $3 million in order to purchase property and renovate a facility.

Our Opportunity

To address the need of finding a permanent place to worship before the current rental lease agreement expires, Pastor KJ and the Dare to Imagine Church planning committee began exploring viable properties for purchase and renovation. Ideally, the future D2i campus will rest on at least six acres of land. This amount of space will allow us to continue the D2i movement. From a charter school to a leadership institute, we have many elements in mind to bless and empower our Philadelphia community. And we found the property! In order to purchase and renovate the property, we must raise $3 million. The first $2.2 million will be used to acquire land. The second $500K will be earmarked for revitalization. The final $300K will serve as our cash reserves and impact fund to help us beautify, furnish and ready our campus.

Our Impact on the Community

We Dare to Bless Others

Dare to Imagine has already made a significant investment in the city of Philadelphia as a result of Pastor KJ and Dare to Imagine Church’s commitment to reinvest nearly 10% back into the community. By January 2017, Dare to Imagine contributed more than $80,000 in support of various initiatives and organizations throughout the Greater Philadelphia area.

Let’s Grow, Let’s Multiply

As of March 2017

80,000
Amount donated to Lincoln & Cheyney Universities, Urban League, Philadelphia OIC and others
13,230
Water bottles donated to Flint residents
3,167
Meals served at Chosen 300

Our Call to Action

We need your help! Our goal is to raise a minimum of $600K now through 16 April 2017 for Phase I of our capital campaign. The funds will be used to help D2i meet the 20% down payment requirement for the new property. D2i is striving for 100% participation from its church members. When approaching financial institutions and other external sources for loans and grants, D2i must be prepared to demonstrate that our membership is in full agreement with the plan. We must be able to prove to them that D2i is worth the risk. Please give as generously as you can so that we can grow D2i Church and secure its position as a beacon of hope – for current and future generations

We Dare You

to be a change agent and give as generously and sacrificially as you can so that we can grow D2i Church and secure its position as a beacon of unlimited possibility for current and future generations

Ways to Give

Please give intentionally and generously via one of the following methods:

Push Pay pushpay.com/pay/d2ichurch

Online d2ic.org/give

Check (made payable to Dare to Imagine Church)

Cash All donations are 100% tax deductible.

Our Future

Since publicly launching Dare to Imagine in March 2015, our congregation has grown quickly and is approaching 500 members. With our exponential growth, we have been actively looking for a property with 6 or more acres to build the Dare to Imagine campus which will include: a worship center, a school, technology, and innovation center, workforce development, community reinvestment and recreation, and entrepreneurial opportunities.

Our Aim

At D2i Church we dare to:

• Imagine
• Teach and Live the Bible
• Be Proactive in Evangelism
• Praise God and Be Creative in Worship
• Love, Fellowship, and Value Community
• Be Authentic
• Produce Change Agents
• Be Excellent
• Be Relevant, Accessible, and Tech-Friendly
• Be Faithful
• Bless Others Through Our Gifts

Our Faith Beliefs

• There is One True God
• Jesus Christ is the Son of God
• The Bible is the Inspired Word of God
• The Fall of Humankind
• The Salvation of Humankind
• Ordinance of Baptism
• Ordinance of Communion
• The Church and Its Mission
• Generosity

Contact Us

We view ourselves as relational. If you prefer to talk to a real live person, please pick up the phone and give us a call.

Campaign Leadership

Kevin R. Johnson, Ed.D., Chair
Michele Lawrence, Co-Chair
Jerry & Raye Johnson, Co-Chairs
Claudia Averette Williams
Genece Brinkley, Esq.
Janée Burkhalter, Ph.D.
Sabina Ewing
Dia Williams Adams
Mandy Santiago, Advisor