Our Why



As Railroad Park and UAB provide safe and flourishing space for people from all walks of life, so City Church longs to create safe spaces for understanding, healing, and flourishing — rooted in the Gospel Story.


A church in the city for the soul of Birmingham


  • A Meaningful life – helping each of us enjoy God and flourish in our purposes wherever God places us to live, work, and play.

  • A Beloved community – gathering together people of diverse backgrounds in a safe place to help us grow in love and understanding of each other through our unity in Jesus Christ.

  • A Renewed Birmingham – renewing our city spiritually, economically, artistically, and educationally.


We believe God’s story is THE narrative of what was, is, and is to come. God CREATES mankind and everything for glory. Mankind’s FALL from glory results in fractured relationship with God, one another, and our world. So, God becomes a man in Jesus Christ to secure in His life, death, and resurrection REDEMPTION from fracture to glory. This story is still unfolding, because God promises one day to RESTORE all things in heaven and earth. So, Jesus’s church is called to show and tell this story wherever we go – spiritually, socially, and culturally.


City Church Midtown is a small part of Jesus’s church through the ages. We hold to doctrine which the Bible teaches as expressed in the Apostles’ Creed, Nicene Creed, Heidelberg Catechism, and Westminster Confession of Faith. We are a part of the Presbyterian Church in America.