In the summer of 2016, a group of people from Pine Hills Church began exploring different communities in the greater Fort Wayne region, looking for a place to plant a new church. We weren’t looking for a building though. We were looking for people. People who were curious about Jesus, eager to learn more about him, and in need of a church that would love them and help them grow in their faith.
We explored a lot of different neighborhoods and communities, before we landed on the south side of Fort Wayne, in the 46807 zip code. Since we already had quite a few people from Pine Hills who lived in the 07, we decided that this was a community worth exploring. What we found in the 07 was an extremely diverse community. Young and old. Rich and poor. Black and White. Hispanic and Asian. Conservatives and Liberals. IU fans and Purdue fans. This neighborhood is truly a cross-section of Fort Wayne in race, culture, economic status, and values. We fell in love with this community, and God grew a passion in us to see the 07 completely transformed by the love and grace of Jesus Christ. Obviously, we have people who call our church home who don’t live in the 07. No matter who you are or where you are from, you will always be welcome here. But every mission has to start somewhere, and God has called us to start right here.
We were sent out from Pine Hills Church to launch Pine Hills City Church in the fall of 2016. Our first service was held at the City Life Center on Sunday, November 13, and we had 343 people in attendance. Since then we have continued to meet at the City Life Center, and we have been passionately pursuing Jesus and loving our neighbors along the way. God is doing some incredible things through this church, and we are convinced that the best is yet to come!
If you are curious about Jesus, looking for a new home church, or interested in being a part of what God is doing in the south side, we’d love to have you join us on a Sunday morning. Click here for details and directions.