In February of 2014, Brad O’Brien and the team of Redeemer City Church merged with another church in the city of Baltimore to become Jesus Our Redeemer. Baltimore is a city that has a deep need for the gospel. Within 2 miles of their neighborhood (Riverside), 56% of the homes are led by single moms and 25% live below the poverty line. “We believe that the Gospel changes everything and want to invite you to join us in seeing it transform this great city.”
Brandon Shields, his wife Emily, and their 4 kids moved from West Palm Beach, FL, to Indianapolis to plant Soma Church. Indianapolis is the 12th largest city in America. Over the last decade, Indy has experienced significant economic, cultural and population growth, but only 10-15% claim to be evangelical Christians. Soma Church is growing in the gospel and in numbers as they seek to proclaim the good news to Indianapolis.
Lead planter Andrew Hopper, his family and leadership team have seen God move in powerful ways since planting Mercy Hill Church in Greensboro. Greensboro is a strategic city for the gospel for several reasons. First, it’s a city that needs the gospel. Like many cities in the South a large percentage of people in Greensboro are religiously affiliated…but most are only and exactly that, affiliated with religion but not transformed by the gospel. Second, Greensboro is a strategic city for North Carolina and the South.
Matt Hahn spent time in the pastoral development program of The Summit Network before re-planting Awaken Church in Columbia, S.C. Awaken has a simple goal: to make God’s name great through lives changed by the gospel of Jesus Christ. The church has experienced great growth under Matt’s leadership and has recently acquired its first permanent property.
Tony Merida moved his family to Raleigh, NC, to join the faculty of Southeastern Seminary and to plant Imago Dei in North Raleigh. The vision of Imago Dei is simple: to keep the Gospel central in everything. Our partnership with Imago Dei is a part of our vision to reach the Raleigh-Durham Triangle through planting churches.
In July 2011, Trevor Atwood, his wife Keva, and their sons Micah and Isaac, led a team to plant a new church in Murfreesboro, TN. Murfreesboro is home to more than 26,000 college students and is the 12th fastest growing city in America. City Church seeks to reach both the religious and irreligious with the gospel as they live for the good of the city and the glory of God. They are currently meeting together for worship and are seeing God work mightily in their midst.
Planted in 2006 in the heart of Manhattan by Aaron Coe, the Gallery Church is a community of people who exist to “display the Glory of God to the world.” Transitioned to leadership under Freddy Wyatt, Gallery Church continues to advance the gospel in NYC and has planted four granddaughter churches: Gallery Church Baltimore, Maranatha Grace Church, Cornerstone Church at Bay Ridge, and Mustard Seed Church.
Born in the Soviet Union, Jan Vezikov felt called to reach the over 50,000 Russian Americans in Boston, one of the most unreached cities in America. He planted Grace Church in 2009 with a mission to make passionate disciples of Jesus. Jan has also partnered with Mason Bland to help plant City on a Hill.
After serving on staff for several years at The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, Charlie Dunn and his family have been trained and sent out to plant their lives in the city of Boston. Hub Church is planting in the Southie neighborhood of Boston to “glorify God by making Jesus-followers who make Jesus-followers”.
Ben Tugwell, his wife Jes, and son Finn moved to Greenville in 2007 to plant Integrity Church. Integrity seeks to redeem the city by being the church, loving the city and raising up on mission disciples. Integrity has recently helped launch its own church planting network to plant churches across eastern NC.
Redemption Hill exists to bring God glory through cultivating gospel centered, grace driven, and mission minded people, churches, and communities. It’s the prayer of Redemption Hill and pastor Robert Greene that God would use them to cultivate the soul of the city of Richmond.
Restoration Church exists to transform the Triangle by producing authentic followers of Christ who love God and live the gospel in their community and world. Lead pastor Trea Brinson is leading Restoration Church to engage the 900,000 residents of R-DU who have no church home.
Summit Church was born out of the vision of lead pastor, Bryan Barley, to plant a church in the heart of an influential city with a desperate need for the gospel. Summit strives to be a gospel-centered community on mission to the city of Denver.
Veritas Church exists for the fame of Jesus. Veritas was born out of John’s vision to get back to Fayetteville to plant a church in a growing and influential city that desperately needs the gospel. John lived in Fayetteville while he was stationed at Ft. Bragg (the largest military installation in the world) and desires to plant a multiplying church that will be a faithful representation of the demographics of Fayetteville & Ft. Bragg and, Lord-willing, plant churches in military contexts across the globe.
Vision Church was planted in 2007 by Jerome Gay out of a vision to see an urban reformation in the city of Raleigh. It began with one question: What does Southeast Raleigh look like redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ? The mission of Vision Church is to fulfill God’s vision of making disciple-making disciples.
Metro began as a vision that God placed within founding pastor Josh Shank and his wife Aimee in seminary. It grew to a small group of friends who met in their apartment. Planted in 2004, they have since become a community with a vision to grow in their love for God and the people around them. Andrew Chamberlain currently serves as the teaching pastor of Youngstown Metro Church.