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Our Story

God gave Ricky and Krista a vision to plant a life-giving church in New York City way back in 2004 (around the same time they met in college in Jacksonville, FL). He’s a native New Yorker (from Bronx, NY) and she’s a Washingtonian (originally from Seattle).

Their journey of building church has taken them across the U.S. – from Florida to Washington state – and even a short stay in Europe. While their journey has been filled with steps of faith and adventure, they’ve also encountered resistance and challenges battling grief, suffering through loss, dealing with addiction & depression, and even failures in their marriage.

Through those experiences, God forged something deeper and more meaningful than either of them could have ever imagined. God had purpose that was more than and beyond what either Krista or Ricky would have designed for themselves. These experiences became their personal “meta” story.

God has used their experiences to shape the heart and vision for Meta Church. It’s through this lens that Krista and Ricky are committed to proclaiming a message of hope, truth, grace, and transformation as authentically and vulnerably as they lead others into their own “meta” story.

Our DNA: Who We Are

We are Disturbed

We’re disturbed by the cultural norm and the status quo, and we’re committed to crushing it in us and around us.

We are Tenacious

We don’t just have the grit to hold on, but we’re relentless in taking ground and advancing the cause.

We are Present

We’re not consumed with what’s ahead of us, but we’re committed to fully engaging with who and what is before us in the moment.

We Hold Nothing Back

Recognizing how much we’ve been given by God, we look for every opportunity to give of our finances, resources, energy, and time for the benefit of others.

We Live to Love

The greatest measure of success in our lives is not a position we attain, a status we gain, or an account we fill, but whether or not we live our lives loving others.

Why NYC?

New York City is one of the most influential cities in the world and its potential for good is limitless. People from all over the world move here in pursuit of their dreams and in search of incredible opportunity. This city is truly the intersection where the world meets.

We believe we have an incredible opportunity as a church to tap into that potential by helping people like you step into and experience the “more than” and “beyond” that Jesus has for you. For us, it’s about change and transformation.

When we change this city, we change the world!

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