Who We Are

Originally a church plant out of London, UK, we are a church with international roots looking “to know Jesus and make Jesus known.”


WHEN A CHARLOTTE businessman visited a contemporary Anglican church in the heart of London, he was so inspired, he invited the church’s leader to come speak at his church in Charlotte!

That visit began a relationship between a thriving London church and a handful of Charlotte families and gradually became a church plant in 2007. That plant is CityChurch.

Starting in Al and Niki’s kitchen, the church then moved into a warehouse and later began sharing a building with another church. In 2013, we purchased that building, and the Plaza Midwood neighborhood became our forever home.

Then in 2022, after Al retired and Mark Bailey became the new lead pastor, CityChurch became a part of New Covenant Ministries International, a network of global churches that exist to “know Jesus and Make Jesus known.”

NCMI is made up of a team with recognized Ephesians 4:11 gifts (apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers) who partner in their commitment to accomplish God’s mandate of making disciples of all nations.

Our MissionThe Lighthouse MOdel

At CityChurch, we strive to be Real, Relational and Religious Free. We believe we exist to share the authentic, life-giving and religion-free gospel of Jesus with the people of Charlotte and beyond.