our story

Center Church is a church plant with the Evangelical Covenant Church in Richmond, Virginia. The movement was birthed out a vision of the pastor, Stephen Poore, while living in the arctic tundra known as Chicago in 2013. Simply put, Stephen had a vision for a church to be a different kind of church. This different kind of church would be a place for people, of all walks of life, to experience Jesus’ transformational acceptance and love. Stephen believed that the church should represent the diversity of its locality and utilize a collective of people, their talents, gifts, and passions to bring about empowerment through Jesus.

Center Church wants to be a church in the city of Richmond, for the city of Richmond. Center Church’s mission is bold; it is all about “empowering people toward a life-giving journey with Jesus,” and the church hopes to create a place where everybody can gather and everybody matters. We would love to have you join the movement that’s taking place In RVA as it is in HEAVEN.


join us sunday at 10a for our weekly gathering. all are welcome and you can belong before you believe.