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

1979

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

1980

January - possible church start

Nancy Radcliffe appointed as Worship Coordinator

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

1981

Church was granted a charter 

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

1982

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

1984

February - moved to 229 Austin Drive

1986

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

1992

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

1998

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

1999

August - church moved to 1825 Eastway

2007

Jim Martin appointed as interim pastor

2008 

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

2014

Moved to 7121 Orr Road (where church is currently)

2016

June - Rev. Houchins retires from MCC Ministry

June - Rev. Wanda Floyd began as Transitional Pastor

2017

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

 

2018

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

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

2019

May - Reverend Paul Whiting appointed as Provisional Pastor.

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