About Us



Brian and Jacqueline Zdrojowy,  moved to Southwest Florida in 2012, with a dream to plant a life-giving church.  From it’s beginning in January of 2013 and a team of 40, to today with more than 600 in two services, Awaken continues to help people discover God’s GRACE.
A big part of the vision at Awaken is to be hands-on in our community, North Port, FL.  We believe that as a church, we have the responsibility to help shape culture, by challenging the status quo and creating atmospheres for our city to Know God, Experience Freedom, Find Purpose and Make a Difference. 


Because of God’s generous gift of His only son, Jesus… We believe that we should go all out in extending generosity to others!
We believe that God meets people where they are, yet loves them enough not to leave them where they are found.  This belief drives us to strive to be relevant in our community and in our relationships!
There is nothing more authentic than God’s love, we make it our mission to emulate His love and to cultivate REAL community!
The word compassion means to “suffer with”, at Awaken we challenge people to shoulder each other’s burdens… We don’t mind stopping and getting our hands dirty.  We believe there’s beauty in the mess!
We are genuinely excited about our opportunity to serve God and our community and we believe God is excited about us!