By the year 2020, we envision the finalization of four key bridges to connect more people to God’s transforming grace: A sanctuary, a church plant, the expansion of our preschool and the development of our property to serve our community.
We aim to accomplish our vision by means of our mission as we go, gather, grow and give as a family on mission together.
Our present plans and dreams are all rooted in our story that God continues to write.
The beginning of Metro North Church dates back to 1989. Pastor Tom Wood and his family arrived just three weeks before Hurricane Hugo ravaged the area. After spending the last months of 1989 directing the disaster relief efforts for the PCA, the Woods, along with volunteers from local PCA churches, began contacting and connecting with local residents.
Our vision was to begin a new church that would connect people, especially the un-churched, de-churched and skeptical, to the transforming grace of God. That vision best sums up our past, present and future.
Our church held its first worship service on April 8, 1990 in Goose Creek. We have always been a church in the city dedicated to the flourishing of the city and the surrounding county.
In May 1995, our congregation purchased 21 acres of land in Goose Creek and voted to proceed to build its first facility.
A multi-functional building was planned that would not only serve the needs of the church, but also, in harmony with our mission statement, help serve our community. With the building completed, the congregation held a dedication service on August 11, 1996.
In May, 2000, Pastor Wood left the church to accept a call as Director of Church Planting for Perimeter Ministries, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia. Pastor Bill Thompson was called to be the next pastor on March 18, 2001. He deepened the shepherding and discipleship structure of the church and emphasized the priority of prayer. He celebrated his last Sunday in February of 2013.
On March 2, 2014, Pastor Howard Cole was called as the new Senior Pastor. He joined Associate Pastor John Schley, along with a collaborative and creative leadership team. Our church stepped out with a fresh vision to create a church together where we are connecting people to the transforming grace of God.
On February 25th 2018, during an amazing, sacred worship service, the members of Metro North Church took a joyful step of faith and committed financially to a three year generosity initiative called Transform. This initiative aims to connect more people to God's grace by means of the renovation of the roof on our current facility and the construction of a new sanctuary. Fueled by God's grace, our renewed commitment will ready us to plant churches and display God's grace to our neighborhoods and the nations.
Would you consider intersecting your story with ours as God advances His grace for His glory?