Real Life Church is located in the beautiful Black Hills, in Rapid City, SD. We are just minutes from amazing hiking locations, lakes, and wildlife. Our downtown boasts a small city life with up and coming restaurants, family-friendly venues, and spaces to shop and relax with friends. 
While we love our location and city, we are really in love with our people. We have a unique history and culture that compels us to dig deeper into the hearts of Rapid City's people. 


We believe that Real Life Church has the opportunity to make a greater impact for God through investing in our community, supporting our local ministries, and loving those right next door. 


Finally, we love our church family. There are people here with amazing hearts and incredible stories. We would love to have you join us and become a part of this church family. 


Core Values

Jesus is the Center

It is and will always be all about Jesus. We want to look to Him in everything we do. 


Prayer Fuels Our Lives and Ministries

We seek God in prayer for His direction in both the smallest moments and the biggest decisions.


Biblically Sound Teaching

We believe the Bible is the authoritative Word of God. We live by its instruction to live holy lives.


Equipping Others for a Life of Faith and Service

We want to give the tools needed to live out our faith daily and share it with others.


Creating Contributors not Consumers

We will not sit by and watch others do the work that God has called us all to do. 


Sharing Life with Others

We were meant for relationships and community. It’s not just about going to church. It’s about sharing all aspects of life together.


Living Generous Lives

We want to share what we have with others. We do this because of what God has so greatly blessed us with. 


Serving Our Church

We want to invest in our ministries by giving back with the time and talents God has blessed us with.


Multiplying for Jesus

We want to be a healthy church and grow. Growing in faith and numbers allows us to share Jesus beyond our church doors. 


Reaching Our Community

We want to love on our community. Jesus has called us to love everyone and share the hope He has to offer.

Our Mission

We exist to share life as we find and follow Jesus.

Our Vision

We strive to be a church without walls. Jesus calls for us to go outside the walls to reach the lost and the broken.

Church of the Nazarene

  1. Real Life Church is a part of the Church of the Nazarene denomination which was founded in 1908.
  2. We serve together on a district of churches from North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota called the Prairie Lakes District.
  3. The Church of the Nazarene is a global community of believers that seek to share the gospel of Jesus Christ to people around the world. 
  4.  For more information on the Church of the Nazarene, please click the link below. 


Aaron Mednansky

Lead Pastor Aaron and his wife  Callie joined Real Life church in 2020. He has a true heart for the lost of this city and this area. He wants to see true change in this area and will not stop until that dream is fulfilled.

Christian Johnson

Christian Johnson is our Associate pastor and has a love for all things Jesus. He has a heart for connecting others to Christ and investing in their daily walks with God. Christian is also an active member of the U.S. Military and is currently attending Chaplain School.  

Zach Johansen

Zach is our Youth and Student Life ministry leader. His heart for young people is truly amazing, and he wants to see the gospel of Jesus Christ preached in schools and campuses across this city.

Callie Mednansky

Callie is our new Children's Ministry Director! Her heart for the kids of our church is amazing, and we are excited to see how she will take our children's ministry to new heights.

Greg Robinson

Greg is our Family Life Pastor. He loves investing in the heart of those searching for God, and helping them plug into something that will deepen their faith. 

Mathew Irwin

Matt is our Outreach Pastor and has a heart to share Christ with everyone he sees! 

Sonnie Knisley

Sonnie Knisley is our Office Administrator. For the past past seven years, she has worked as our Children's Director. She is excited for the opportunity to serve Real Life in this new capacity!