Who We Are
Northside Christian Church is an independent Christian Church with a goal of following the principles for the church as described in the New Testament.
What We Believe
Northside Christian Church began as Friendly City Church of Christ in 1964. Walt Wilson, an Elder in the Capital City Church of Christ in Raleigh, was instrumental in planting the Friendly City Christian Church. With a few families, the church began meeting in the YMCA building on Trinity Avenue. Later, a house on Landon Street was purchased, and this became the new home of the congregation. Maurice Hylton was called as the first minister and moved into the house. At this time, the congregation again met at the YMCA. Then, in 1971, land was purchased and a building was completed at the corner of Hardee Street and Cheek Road that became the new home of Friendly City Church of Christ.
Harold Ray was called as minister in 1973, and was followed by Gene Pippin. Later, the congregation made a decision to sell the building and move to another area of the city. In the fall of 1980, the congregation began worship services at the Mt. Sylvan Ruritan Club building on Roxboro Road. The name of the church was changed to Northside Christian Church to reflect the area of the city in which the church was now located.
In August 1981, the present building and land were purchased, and the congregation moved to the new location at 3901 Cole Mill Road. The Lord had blessed the congregation with a wonderful location, a beautiful auditorium and educational building, and over four acres of land.
Following Gene Pippin, Troy Hasty, Jim Joiner, and Tim Smith served the congregation as ministers. Currently, Larry East serves the congregation as preaching minister and Donnie Lanham serves as Children's Minister.
The year 2017 marks the 36rd Anniversary that Northside Christian Church has met at 3901 Cole Mill Road and we are now in the 53th year of the church's existence. Over the years, many have come to know Christ as their Savior due to the witness of Northside Christian Church. We praise God for the many blessings that He has given to this church and pray that God will use us to "go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey all that the Lord has commanded."
Our vision for Northside Christian Church is to be a vibrant congregation focused on:
Our mission is to:
Proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ;
Provide avenues for spiritual growth to each member in order to strengthen the church body and the individual families within the church;
Encourage each member to maintain a growing commitment to Christ and His church through prayer and study of God's Holy Word;
Encourage each member to use their spiritual gifts to uplift the Kingdom of God and help others both inside the church and in the community.