Liberty Church began in the summer of 2010 when Paul & Andi Andrew moved to New York City from Sydney, Australia. They gathered a handful of passionate pioneers around a picnic table in Central Park and studied the books of Acts together, dreaming about a community of faith like the early church in the heart of a global city.
The following January Liberty Church officially launched weekly services in Downtown Manhattan with a “2020 Vision” to impact ten communities in ten years, by the year 2020. And in the years since we’ve seen God far exceed that goal as He shaped us into a church planting church, born in New York City with a heart for cities everywhere. We’ve seen Him multiply not only Liberty communities but also new churches both locally and globally.
Today Liberty has communities in cities around the world, as well as different neighborhoods of NYC where it all began. Each new community begins with the same vision and values and also with local pastors whose passion is to reach and serve their neighborhood.
Along the way we’ve started a number of outreaches including Liberty City which serves our neighborhoods for the greater good, as well as Liberty Foundation which invests hundreds of thousands of dollars each year in planting local churches globally. And as we continue to care for those who call Liberty Church home, we’ve seen ministries grow for men and women, for our business community and many more.
Liberty is a non-denominational Christian church and though our style is contemporary, our theology is traditional. We’re also part of the Association of Related Churches, a network that has helped launch more than 800 new churches across the US and we partner with City to City and Exponential.
We’ve come a long way since that picnic table in Central Park, and there’s room for you at the table. We hope you’ll join us and be a part of this unfolding story.