Situation and Burden
The church was initially established during the 1980s, but by 1990 it had discontinued fellowshipping with the other churches in the Lord’s recovery. A few faithful saints remained in Charlotte and prayed together, and the church was re-established in 1998 through a migration that brought saints to Charlotte from all over the United States. The church completed construction of a meeting hall in 2004, and currently, about 110 gather on the Lord’s Day mornings, including about 20 children. Since the church was re-established, there has been an ongoing burden for the main campus here, UNC Charlotte, but there has never been a campus team. There are currently 14 college students among the saints in Charlotte.
The City of Charlotte
Charlotte is the most populous city in the Carolinas and among the fastest-growing large cities in the United States. Charlotte ranked first out of the 50 largest metro areas for millennial growth from 2005-2015. A 2018 study ranked Charlotte as the best place in the U.S. to live and work for tech professionals, outranking even San Francisco. Charlotte is the third largest banking center in the United States, following New York City and San Francisco; it is home to the corporate headquarters of Bank of America and to the east coast operations of Wells Fargo Bank. Charlotte is the home of NASCAR, the Carolina Panthers (NFL), and the Charlotte Hornets (NBA).
Charlotte is the most “Bible-minded” large city (population over 500,000) in the U.S., with 46% of its adults saying that they have read the Bible in the past week and that they believe strongly in the accuracy of the Bible. Charlotte is ranked 8th for the number of churches for the population, and 52% of the population attends church weekly. It is the home town of Billy Graham and now home to the Billy Graham Library. Also of note, Charlotte is now the headquarters of the Christian Research Institute and the Bible Answer Man broadcast, which under Hank Hanegraaff have taken a firm stance in defense of the churches in the Lord’s recovery and the teachings of Watchman Nee and Witness Lee. For more information see City-Data Profile and Official City Website.
Population – 899,000
Median Household Income: $48,670
Racial Makeup: 45.1% White, 35% Black, 13.1% Hispanic, 5% Asian, 7.4% from other races, and 2.7% from two or more races.