Our Story

Christ Church Ann Arbor began in 2011, as a small group hosted in someone’s home with the intention of planting a church. Several of the founding church plant members came from Pathway Community Church in Brighton, MI. In March 2012, the church began to hold bi-weekly Sunday services, transitioning to weekly Sunday services in September 2012.

Why start a new church?

New churches do wonderful things for the world. New churches tend to have a fresh sense of mission, a desire to reach out and care for the community, and an energy to go and do it. Starting new churches features predominately in the earliest Christian activities and we believe that today more than ever new churches are good for the world.

From 2012, the church continued to grow and it moved from being a church plant to a particular church in May 2017. (This is language used by our denomination, the PCA. While we were still a church plant, we had oversight from our founding church, Pathway Community Church. Since becoming a particular church, we have been under the leadership of our own board of elders.) When we became a particular church, four elders were ordained and installed. In May 2018, this was followed by installing four deacons.

In 2019, Jeremy Byrd was called to be Christ Church’s first full-time pastor, and he was installed as pastor in September 2019.

We currently rent building space from Washtenaw Christian Academy, but we have found a permanent location in south Ann Arbor and will move in May 2023.

What’s next?

This is the beginning of our story, but God is continuing to grow our church and write new chapters to this story! We would love for to come and be a part of the work that God is doing through Christ Church Ann Arbor.