The roots of Queen City Worship Center are in Metropolitan Community Churches.
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.
In 1979 a group of people gathered in Charlotte with a view to having a MCC presence and in February the following year, a group began meeting regularly. In November 1981 the church was chartered as a MCC congregation, and Rev. Elder Troy Perry spoke at the inaugural service.
In the years that followed, MCC Charlotte grew in strength and influence thanks to dedicated lay and clergy ministry and leadership. In 1986 space was leased on the 3rd floor of the Varnadore Building at 4037 E. Independence Blvd. Within several years the entire 7th floor was being occupied. By 1999 growth was such that we were able to purchase a church building at 1825 Eastway Drive where the ministry continued to flourish.
A change in church culture prompted the sale of the Eastway church in 2014, and the leasing of a property at 7121 Orr Road.
In March 2020, the world was faced with a health pandemic of coronavirus. Global lockdowns had an unprecedented impact on churches and church life. We suspended in-person activities and went to virtual ministry on Facebook and Zoom. In April we began live broadcasting on Sunday morning which became the core of our ministry.
The ongoing impact, prompted the Board to affirm a Task Force to look at options for the future of our ministry. In December, in the interests of good stewardship the congregation voted to conclude our time at Orr Road and explore alternate forms of ministry. Queen City Worship Center was born.
We are a virtual and in-person worship experience located in Uptown Charlotte. We also continue our food pantry ministry in partnership with Second Harvest and Sacred Souls Community Church.
We seek to be a relevant, creative spiritual community centered on Jesus Christ and focused on people. We fully embrace our heritage and values but are open to new ways of doing and being Church. We invite you to build a future with us.