our story

In the summer of 2011, a group of 20 of us began meeting in a living room for what would eventually become City Presbyterian Church. That fall we met for monthly worship services at various locations around Oklahoma City.

We held our first official worship service on January 15, 2012. Frontline Church graciously allowed us to meet in their downtown building, and we met at First Church from August 2012 to March 2014. We purchased our current building November 1, 2013. (You can watch our original video tour here where we introduced our congregation to the new space God had provided for us!)

We held our first service in our current building on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014. With that service, God answered so many prayers. More than 530 people attended including many members from the former Pilgrim Congregational Church. It was standing-room only—people even sat on the floor in the front! Our journey continues to be a testimony to God’s goodness.

Our heart is to be a church where we can share our brokenness while clinging to the hope of the Gospel that Christ saves sinners like us. We want to tap into historic church practices and yet apply them to our current city and time. We don’t have it all figured out. We like messiness and conversation. We tell stories of rescue as we see them and experience them. Some of those stories are just beginning, and some of them feel pretty dark and filled with unbelief. Still we love and meet. Still we sing and wonder. Still we hope.

We’re connected to the Presbyterian Church in America, the Southwest Church Planting Network, and the Acts 29 Church Planting Network.


Our Staff

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Doug Serven


Beth Vishanoff
Admin Assistant


Josh Dodson
Director, RestoreOKC

Matt Teeselink
Director of Deacons


Jarod Mason
Youth Director


Caylee Dodson
Director, RestoreOKC

Brenden Gateley
Worship Director


Mallory Carter
Children’s Director


Laura Thurman
Wedding Coordinator

thoughts from
our members