Who We Are

Our story

Passion Church was established in 2014 under the leadership of Scott Schaefer. From its infancy, a culture of passionate praise and Biblical unity held the heartbeat of this little plant church in the mall in Davenport Iowa.
In early 2017, God began to stir in Scott’s son Nate (the Praise Leader at the time) the desire for something different. What began as a job search for music positions at churches around the country eventually lead his family and his heart right back where they started, at Passion. God began to develop a Pastor’s heart in Nate and reveal an expanded vision for evangelism and discipleship for Passion Church. Nate never set out to be a pastor but the calling was undeniable and in fall of 2017 the mantle of Lead Pastor was passed on from father to son.
As God continued to work in the hearts and lives of the Passion Church family the congregation grew. And in February of 2024 Passion launched its second Sunday worship service not just to accommodate for space, but because people matter. At its core, Passion is a church devoted to doing church the way we believe the Bible talks about; a family of Christ followers loving each other and working toward one common goal, knowing Jesus and making Him known.

Our Vision

We exist to help people Know God, Find Community, and Identify their Purpose to Serve and Make a Difference.

You were made to know God. At Passion Church, our goal is to help you go on a journey in your relationship with God and develop friendships that encourage you along the way. Whether you’re just beginning your journey with God or if you have been a believer for many years, you’re welcome at Passion Church.

Know God

God created you to live in relationship with Him. Beyond religious activities, God wants a vibrant friendship with you. On Sundays, we gather to worship, pray, and study the Scriptures together. Sunday after Sunday, people are beginning a relationship with God and growing closer to Him.

Find Community

We believe life change happens in the context of relationships. Life Groups have one simple purpose: to bring people together. God created us to live in community with others, and it is only then that we can experience the full life He intends for us.

Identify Purpose

God made you unique. You have gifts and talents that God gave to you so that you can accomplish the purpose He has for you. When all of us operate in the gifts God has given us, we grow stronger. At Passion, we want to help you discover God’s call on your life.

Make a Difference

We experience amazing fulfillment when we use the gifts God has given us to make a difference in the lives of others. At Passion, we hope to connect every person to an opportunity to fulfill their calling by serving others. We aim to make a difference in our church, our city, our nation, and around the world.