My favorite thing about New York is the people, because I think they’re misunderstood.
I don’t think people realize how kind New York people are.
— Bill Murray

We are starting a new church in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and would love to connect with you! We are currently building our core team and praying for our neighborhood. Contact us for more details!

We have been loved to love.

Our vision is to see New York City awakened to God's love. We believe the best way forward is to start grace-filled, diverse, and multiplying churches that spread across the city of New York. We want to see the love and grace of Jesus infused into every aspect of city life - from business to babies, creativity to culture, and mercy to ministry.


Phase 1

25-40 People
Food, Fun & Prayer

Phase 2

40-60 people
Neighborhood Groups, Core Team Development

Phase 3

60+ People
We will launch public Sunday gatherings
& have multiple neighborhood groups throughout the city. 


Start many more churches all over NYC.


We are a growing community of people being transformed by the love of God. Our heart is to see people receive God's love, and respond by loving God back and loving our neighbors. Our community is made up of people from different backgrounds, nations and even languages. We are passionate about seeing a church in Bay Ridge that reflects the neighborhood's rich cultural diversity and is united by the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. Our hope is to see the love of Jesus put on display through a community of people empowered by the Holy Spirit.

Partnerships & Beliefs

Christ Central is a part of Newfrontiers, a global family of more than 1,500 churches in more than 70 nations. We are also partnering with Redeemer City to City for church planting training.

While we are a young church community, we embrace thousands of years of church history. We are a non-denominational church that believes in the authority of the Christian Scriptures for our life and practice. We embrace the power of the Holy Spirit and the sovereignty of God. We hold to the essential orthodox Christian beliefs as best expressed in the Apostles Creed and the Nicene Creed, as well as the The Lausanne Covenant.

Seth & Rhianon Hoffman

Seth and Rhianon moved with their children to Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, in 2015. They have a heart to see people wake up to the love of God. Seth leads the church planting team. He became a Christian in drug rehab in 2003 and has since been in leadership and on staff at New Frontiers Church for a number of years. He has participated in the Trilogy Project and Church Planting Training

We love playing at Owl's Head Park, drink too much coffee at local coffee shops, love the food and drinks at Ho Brah and enjoy hanging on our stoop on 71st St. 

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