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About Us

Beyond walls

City Church (formerly theNorthGate) began in 2008 with less than 10 people gathered in a rented room. With little experience and even less in common, we knew God was already doing something special in our city and we wanted to be a part of it. Years later, we’re grateful to have grown into a vibrant community located right where our heart is—downtown Dayton.


Our long-standing purpose is to help people experience the fullness of God’s love through relationship, and we focus on connecting people with God and with each other. We aim to uphold an environment where art and innovation thrive, where your name and gifts are known, and where God’s purpose for your life (and our city) can unfold.


While we believe in focusing our attention on the wellbeing of the Greater Dayton Area, our Sunday services are where we get together as family to discover and celebrate who God is. On Sundays, you’ll find original praise and worship music by our gifted worship team, relevant and applicable sermons from Pastor Charlie and other amazing teachers, and of course fresh coffee.


No matter where or when we meet, our commitment remains the same—that you walk away experiencing a deeper connection with God and with the people right here in Dayton, OH.

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With much love,

The City Church Community