Rev. Troy Perry

                        History of Metropolitan Community Church

                                       Founded in 1968 by Rev. Troy Perry, Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) has                                             been at the vanguard of civil and human rights movements by addressing issues of                                            race, gender, sexual orientation, economics, climate change,  aging, and global                                                   human rights.  MCC was the first to perform same gender marriages and has been

                                       on the forefront of the struggle towards marriage equality in the USA and other                                                   countries worldwide.

MCC recognizes a state of need around the world in the areas of human rights and justice including but not limited to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer community. As people of faith, MCC endeavors to build bridges that liberate and unite voices of sacred defiance. MCC leads from the margins and transforms.

History of MCC Charlotte


August - first meeting of a group of people interested in having a MCC presence in Charlotte​


January - possible church start

Nancy Radcliffe appointed as Worship Coordinator

August - Gil Lincoln, District Coordinator, was appointed as Worship Coordinator


Church was granted a charter 

November 22 - First chartered church service held with founder Rev. Elder Troy Perry as the speaker


Rev. Lynn Guerra was elected as the first chosen pastor of MCC Charlotte


February - moved to 229 Austin Drive


March - purchased a floor in the building located at 4037 E. Independence Blvd


Rev. Randy Votsch elected as Senior Pastor (left in 1998)


Rev. Maurice "Mick" Hinson elected as Senior Pastor (left in 2006)


August - church moved to 1825 Eastway


Jim Martin appointed as interim pastor


Rev. Catherine Houchins is brought in as interim and later elected pastor (retired in 2016)


Moved to 7121 Orr Road (where church is currently)


June - Rev. Houchins retires from MCC Ministry

June - Rev. Wanda Floyd began as Transitional Pastor


December - Rev Wanda Floyd moves to a new position within the denomination. 



March - The congregation elected Rev. Todd Goewey as our new Senior Pastor

November - Pastor Todd I Goewey passes on to his heavenly home.


May - Reverend Paul Whiting appointed as Provisional Pastor.

2020 Reverend Paul Whiting elected as Permanent Pastor

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