At Liberty Bay Ridge, you will experience a welcoming and relaxed environment with a sense of genuine community.
Grab a coffee and make a friend in our Lounge starting at 10:30am, and our Team will be happy to help with any questions you have. Enjoy our worship service with a live worship band followed by practical talks from our teaching team.
Kids will learn and have fun discovering their own relationship with God at our Liberty Kids program: a safe, age-appropriate classroom environment for 6 months through 5th Grade.
At Liberty Church it is our hope that you follow Jesus, thrive in community, and make a difference. We believe one of the best ways to thrive in community is by joining a Community Group. Community Groups are once a week gathering that take place throughout the city and range in topic from book studies, to social groups, to groups dedicated to helping you find freedom in different areas of your life.
"Check out what BKLYNER is saying about Liberty Church Bay Ridge."
“We were sitting there after the service, and we just felt like we wanted to talk to someone. Then Andi came up and asked us, ‘What’s your passion?’ And it had been awhile since we had asked ourselves that question. But through Liberty we rediscovered our passion to live a life of purpose and make a difference.”
“I never want to be satisfied with where I am. And people like me tend to just move away...And me, I feel like going back to school and then finding Liberty—it changed my life. It gave me the push to say that I shouldn’t settle. I found out there’s so much more to my faith. And I think that’s what freedom means: being able to explore and step outside what you’re used to and experience more.”
"This neighborhood is really good at sniffing out if you’re authentic or not. They’re going to know if you love like you say you do or if you really believe what you say you believe. That’s why Liberty Bay Ridge is going to surprise a lot of people. Because it’s really simply about community."
“I feel like Liberty continues to build a foundation for my daughter, because I'm still going through my journey at church. I'm still learning, but thanks to Liberty when I see things instilled in my daughter, I'm like, 'Right! I have to carry that over too!' And that becomes my habit as well. And I see the church doing that here for Bay Ridge, just creating a huge family here. People are searching for a place to feel like home, and that's what Liberty's going to do for Bay Ridge."
“I had been so isolated, and I had gotten so good at doing things on my own. I didn't need family. I didn't need anybody. But I came to Liberty... and I fell in love with it. And my kids too are so passionate about coming to Liberty. They love everybody there. And I found my life again. I found my family. I found my energy again...And from that point on there's so many friendships that I didn't think that I could get any closer to people, and I was building stronger and closer relationships, and that was really, really important.”
This summer, we are uniting as a church to explore the gospel together, using the book, The Gospel-Centered Life. Lots of Christians talk about the gospel but how many really understand what it means and know how to apply it to their lives? Featuring nine...Find out more »
The Bible is life-changing, but sometimes we struggle to understand and apply it to our lives. Portions of the Old Testament can be particularly tricky. So, Equip, the Liberty Leadership Development Program, is hosting a workshop, “Understanding the Old Testament” on Friday, May 18th at...Find out more »
We are so grateful to the generous people who faithfully give to support Liberty Church Bay Ridge. Thank you! We believe there is a special significance when individual hearts are moved by God to invest in his house, to build a church fueled by passion.
Paul and Andi Andrew moved to New York City from Sydney, Australia to pioneer Liberty Church in 2010. The first gatherings were around a picnic table in Central Park as they studied the birth of the church in the book of Acts, and prayed over our vision to influence a city that influences the world. They now lead a growing family of local church communities in Downtown Manhattan, Union Square, Downtown Brooklyn, Upper West Side, and Manzini, Swaziland and are currently establishing new communities in Bay Ridge, San Francisco, and St Petersburg, FL. They are also the founders of Liberty City which serves our local neighborhoods “for the greater good” and Liberty Foundation which invests hundreds of thousands of dollars each year in planting local churches globally and helping the hurting around the world. And they support the local expressions of Liberty Church by developing specialized ministries for men, women, and kids and our business community, among others.
The Kirkendolls stumbled upon Liberty Church two years after moving to New York, and, surrounding themselves with a church that has a contagious love for people, they felt their hearts moved toward the city they call home. Living and working in Bay Ridge, they began dreaming of a church that would extend the freedom and love and family they’d discovered to others in their neighborhood. Heath is a high school social studies teacher in Bay Ridge and is passionate about youth, education policy, and, of course, history. Emily served on staff as Finance Director at Liberty Church since it was a year old, witnessing the heart and mission of Liberty expand over many stages of growth. They were engaged during a nor’easter in Boston, married during a blizzard in Toronto, and honeymooned during the rainy season in Zambia. So, they’re pretty much weatherproof. They share a passion for connecting people through the church and seeing lives transformed, and as parents they love helping kids and families thrive in the city.