Meta Church is a young church serving the Upper East Side and East Harlem neighborhoods.
We exist to help you experience the transformative power of Jesus. Nothing more, and nothing less. We believe the transformative power of Jesus has the ability to change any and every area of your life! In fact, that’s what Meta means... Meta is the Greek word for "change", and it also means "more than and beyond."
Our desire is for you to experience that power in your life so that you can tap into the more Jesus has for you. At Meta, you’ll find a church community where you can connect with other people, grow in your relationship with Jesus, and discover a life full of potential and promise!
There are lots of ways to connect with us at Meta Church like attending a Sunday worship service or joining a Group. To learn more about what to expect at Meta Church, click here.
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.
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 life-changing opportunities. 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 in your life that produces change and transformation in your world.
When we change this city, we change the world!