Learn more about Church at Viera’s NEXT UP initiative.
Sharing grace with everyone and seeing Christ change lives
This world can be overwhelming.
In the middle of a busy life, it’s hard to find genuine connection and purpose. Burnout, loneliness, and hopelessness are feelings that everyone experiences, and these feelings push us to search for answers to life’s important questions.
Wherever you find yourself right now, know this: Life is better together. God designed His people and His Church to live in connection with Him and with one another – and you can find that deep connection at Church at Viera.
Meet our lead pastor
Mark Ragsdale is the Lead Pastor at the Church at Viera. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1983, where he met his wife Kelli while singing in the Baptist Student Union choir. After graduating with his Master of Divinity from Southwestern Seminary in 1986, Mark and Kelli served churches in Texas and Tennessee before moving to Florida. He and his family settled in Viera, FL where Mark felt called to plant the Church at Viera in 1992. Through his commitment to sharing the gospel, Mark has created a growing community of believers that have partnered with him in the goal of sharing grace with everyone and seeing Christ change lives.
Mark is a father to Jonmark, Jessica, and Luke, and a grandfather to a growing number of grandchildren. When he’s not preaching, you can find him scuba diving, marathon running, skiing and hiking in the mountains, and gathering with family.
What people are saying
My family and I have been attending CAV for nearly 25 years. We have watched the church grow from the early days at the school board to its current location. CAV is all about passionate worship music with messages that are really Bible centric. Pastor Mark is genuine and sincere in his desire to reach seekers and help Christ followers grow in their walk.C.M.
I absolutely LOVE this church. Everyone who goes there is friendly and fun. All of the pastors are fantastic and love to talk to the whole community. This church has helped not only with its community, but has gone to other countries to help.H.B.
A place of grace where Christ changes lives! Church at Viera has helped me change to be a better husband, father, friend and neighbor, but most importantly have a personal relationship with Jesus which gives you peace and changes your life for the better in all aspects. If you are not feeling that your potential is being reached in your life come join us to begin a fun, friendship-driven life path where we are all striving to help one another be the best you can be while learning to grow in your faith.B.S.