Nathan Webb is the lead pastor and founder of Checkpoint Church, the church for nerds, geeks, and gamers. He is passionate about serving his nerdy neighbors and reaching out to the gaming community on platforms like Twitch, Discord, and YouTube. Being a lifelong nerd himself, he found that the local church wasn’t actively serving this community.

Starting in 2020, he began planting on the Internet to forge a welcoming space for those outcast for their love of video games, anime, and table-top roleplaying games. Checkpoint Church was born out of this passion and has since grown to over 500 followers on Twitch, nearly one hundred active members on Discord, and over a million views on TikTok.

Nathan’s LEAD talk topic: Digital communities are valid embodiments of church. People within our digital spaces deserve the full respect of traditional methods.