About Us

Transform Church exists to help people move from where they are to where God wants them to be. We are a relevant, diverse church, where anyone can find a place to belong and thrive.

Transform Church begins with the idea that God has an incredible dream for every single person. In a city of over 1.5 million people, we seek to answer the question, “What would happen if every person in Philadelphia discovered God’s dream for their lives?” We believe the result would be a positive life change—the kind that only God can produce.

On September 11, 2016, our dream becomes a reality as Transform Church will hold its very first service in West Philadelphia.

Our Story

We LOVE the people and the city of Philadelphia - from its revolutionary history to its passionate sports fans. Like this city our background is culturally diverse; growing up in Austria, the United Kingdom, Nigeria and the United States as well as doing mission work in India, Taiwan and Indonesia. We know that God has uniquely prepared us for this moment - launching a new church in Philly. There’s nowhere else that we’d rather be!

Our dream to start a church in Philly began in 2011, when we began to sense that God had something more for us. Over the next two years, we felt God making this dream clearer. So, after 14 years on staff at a church in New Jersey, we took a huge leap of faith and resigned our leadership positions to begin this new journey.

While we were ready to go all out to start this church, we really had no idea where or how to start. So, in the fall of 2013 we made the decision to move to Philly and start a church-planting residency with Pastor Brad Leach and CityLife Church, one of the most successful church plants in the region. We really just wanted to learn how to plant a life giving church - the type of church that Philly needs.

So, here we are in 2016, and it is our honor to serve God in planting Transform Church together with an amazing team of people. For us this mission is all about God and people - helping people understand who God is and the incredible things He longs to do in every life. This is our passion, helping people move towards God’s great dream for their lives!

– Bode and Kisha Abodunde
Lead Pastors // Transform Church

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