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.
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