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Deuteronomy 6:4



  Matthew 22:39



 John 15:5


Meet Pastor Eric and Kelly Jarmons

Eric Jarmons serves as Lead Pastor at Legacy Church. Eric and his wife Kelly, both worked in Detroit, Michigan where they are originally from. Servants at heart, Eric worked in the capacity of Detroit Police Officer and Kelly as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Detroit Law Department and Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office. Years later, God orchestrated their paths to cross in Atlanta, GA where they married in 2014. They have one adult daughter, Taylor who is an Associate Producer for ESPN.

After graduating from the Detroit Metropolitan Police Academy in 1997, Pastor Eric served as a Detroit Police Officer for 12 years before retiring early. Subsequently, he served the Kennesaw Police Department in Kennesaw, GA. Within his specialized law enforcement assignments, he served as the Officer in Charge for the Chief of Police Security and Dignitary Protection detail for the City of Detroit’s first African American Female Police Chief. Additionally, Eric committed years focusing on retail, church and hotel corporate security management. Pastor Eric has been called to the ministry for 22 years and faithfully served as an Associate Minister for his home church in Detroit under the leadership of the late Pastor Larry J. Walker, Sr. As a dedicated servant, he has humbly served in almost every needed capacity from photography to leadership in churches in Georgia and Florida.

He is a big sports fan and loves the Indianapolis Colts, Detroit Pistons and Detroit Tigers. As a former collegiate football player, his new found sport passion is Pickleball.
Kelly obtained her Juris Doctorate Degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan. She is a Risk and Compliance Counsel for an International Law Firm.

Kelly is passionate specifically about teaching women of all ages through Bible study about connecting pieces of their lives and then applying what’s discovered to boldly travel God's unique path and complete God’s Divine purpose for their lives. Additionally, she has traveled the world blessing people through song and continues a deep desire to build and serve in music ministry. Lastly, she is a collegiate sports fan and retired “basketball and track and field mom” to Taylor, a former Division I Student-Athlete at UTEP (Undergrad) and University of Miami (Graduate).

Throughout their journey with Christ, he and Kelly have experienced God’s faithfulness, direction and have committed their lives to know Him and make Him known.
Eric’s vision for Legacy is for her to love God, love people, and be a fruit-bearing church to the world. His spiritual inspiration derives from stories of God’s redemptive power in people.



We believe in One eternally existing God who created all things and by whom all things exist.  God has revealed Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.  (Deuteronomy 6:4; John 1:1-14; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Genesis 1:26; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6, John 10:30)​


We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God.  The Holy Bible, and only the Bible, is the authoritative Word of God.  It alone is the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths.  We accept the Scriptures as the final authority in all manners of faith and conduct.  (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5; Romans 16:25-26)


We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, who was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, was crucified on Calvary for our sins, and bodily rose from the dead; and that He has been exalted to the throne of God where He is the only mediator between God and man.  He alone is Lord and Savior.  We believe that through this death, burial, and resurrection we have personal salvation and power for victorious living.  (Colossians 1:15-18; 1 Timothy 3:16; John 1:1,14,14:6;20:28; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians 2:5-6; 1 Timothy 2:5; Acts 4:12; Revelation 1:8)


We believe that all have sinned and stand in the need of redemption, which is received by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, His death, burial, and resurrection.  Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or any human efforts.  (Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:11-13, 3:1-9, 15-18; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Titus 3:5; Romans 10:9-10; Acts 16:31; Hebrews 9:22; Romans 3:21-24)


We believe that all people are called to repent - it is God’s will that no one perishes, but everyone comes to life-changing repentance. Repentance is a commitment to turn away from sin in every area of our lives and to follow Jesus fully.  (Acts 2:38, 17:30; Matthew 3:1-2; Isaiah 55:7)​


We believe that following faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, new believers are commanded by the Word of God to be baptized in water.  Water baptism is an act of obedience which signifies our union with Jesus in death to sin, burial of the old nature, and resurrection to new life. (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38, 8:12,16:36-38, 10:48, 16:33, 19:5, 22:16; Mark 16:16; Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:12)


The Holy Spirit’s presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sin, God’s righteousness, and the coming judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ. (Genesis 1:2Psalm 51:11, 139:7; Isaiah 61:1-3; Joel 2:28-32; Mark 1:10; Luke 1:35, 4:1, 11:13, 12:12; John 15:26, 16:7-14; Acts 1:8, 2:1-4, 13:2; Romans 8:9-1114-1626-27; 1 Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 1:13-142 Peter 1:21; Revelation 22:17)


We believe the church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of Jesus’ great commission.  Every person who is born of the Spirit is an integral part of the church as a member of the body of believers.  There is a spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.  (Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23; John 17:11, 20-23)​


We believe in the return of the Lord Jesus Christ to Earth and the establishment of His Kingdom.  We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment and the ultimate victory of the eternal Kingdom of God.  This will occur at a date undisclosed in Scripture.  We await His return.  (Matthew 24:30, 26:63-64; Acts 1: 9-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-8; Revelation 1:7)

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