11AM EVERY SUNDAY
445 N. PEARL STREET, ALBANY, NY 12204
WE'RE SO GLAD
Visiting a new church can be scary - so we want to make it as stress-free of an experience for you and your family as possible.
+ WHY WE EXIST
We are a gospel-centered community united in loving God and one another. Together we are committed to establishing a culture of honor and excellence that Jesus may be known. We encounter God in our daily lives through prayer, worship, scripture, and other means prescribed by God. We believe we should be passionate about Jesus and connecting others to Jesus.
Our mission is simply this - to lead people who are far from God into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
City Church was born in 2011 under the name “White Couch Albany” where a small group of people began gathering to worship in the upper room of Jillian's bar downtown. We’ve moved a whopping sixteen times since then, and we are so grateful that the Lord has always been faithful to provide a place for us to meet and worship.
We are thrilled to now be in our forever home at 445 North Pearl Street, which had its grand opening in the fall of 2022.
Pastor Mike and his wife, Kristi, are two of the original founders of City Church, which began back in 2011 in the upstairs room of a bar in downtown Albany. Their vision was to create a space where all people could come and experience Jesus in a life-transforming way, a vision that remains true today - to see the local church unified to expand the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Pastors Mike and Kristi currently live just outside of Albany with their son Judah, and their daughter Allison.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What's the parking situation?
Street parking is available on North Pearl Street, as well as down the hill on Broadway. If you require handicap parking, pull up to the front of the building and turn your hazard lights on - someone from our Host Team will be out to help you!
Where will my kids go?
We have an awesome Next Gen ministry here at City Church, which hosts kids from 6 months to 18 years of age. Our Nursery runs from infant to 3 years old and our City Kids program teaches kids from ages 3-12 - Check-in is located directly to the right when you walk in the doorway. We also have Student Ministry offered during the week for teenagers ages 13-18.
Our Check-in station is located on the right side of the lobby when you walk in, and pick-up
What steps are taken to ensure my child's safety?
We take safety extremely seriously at City Church. When you check your kiddo in, you will receive two stickers with a number specific to your child - this ensures that you are the only person with the ability to pick them up after the Worship Experience. Additionally, every single person who steps foot into kid-specific spaces has been screened and thoroughly background checked. We have hired security guards as well as CCTV cameras covering every square inch of our City Kids wing. In the event that your child needs a diaper change or help with the bathroom, we will contact you via the number on their check-in sticker.
If you have any additional questions regarding your child's safety, please don't hesitate to reach out!
What are the services like?
Our Worship Experiences begin at 11am every Sunday - we kick off with roughly 30 minutes of high-energy corporate worship, and then hear a scripture-based message from Pastor Mike before we close out with another worship song. City Kids has their very own program that runs at the same time as the adult service, where they experience fun and engaging teaching that is relevant to their age!
What sort of meet-ups do you offer during the week?
We offer a wide range of Life Groups that meet throughout the week - we gather together in groups of 8-12 to dig further into the Word, build relationships and and experience life together.
445 N. Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12204