Travis Whittaker

Mile City Church, Michigan
Lead Church Planter
Livonia Michigan
Mile City Church
January 22

About My Family

I have been married to my high-school sweetheart, Jen, for 13 years now. We have four kiddos—Tristan, Lena, London and Tavin—all under the age of 8. 

We recently moved back to the metro Detroit area after being gone for 12 years. We are excited to be back to help bring a clear message of hope. 

About My Church Plant

Throughout the metro Detroit area are mile-marker signs stretching across neighborhoods. Many people live either on or near a mile road; however, most of the time we don’t notice these signs. We have become oblivious to these signs in the same way, we believe, many have become oblivious to the signs God provides to get our attention. 

Through Mile City, we hope to stir a movement that will help people realize God is trying to get our attention. Our hope is that when people see a mile marker they won't just think of a sign, instead they will think of a church. Our vision is simple: Helping people move toward God. We have seven mile markers that help us accomplish this vision. Check out for more info. 

NAMB Church Planting

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–For wisdom. –For future church planter apprentices to join our team. –To transition well from a portable to a permanent facility. –To be a gift to the community. –That people would continually make moves toward God.


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