City Center Church is a multi-site church that started in the heart of the Claremont/Elmwood Community in Berkeley, CA in 2020. We are committed to creating intentional environments where people from all walks of life can gather together and truly “belong before believing.” We are rethinking church and helping people see Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Raymond & Rachel Hudson
Ray has had a passion from a young age to do meaningful work that truly impacts the lives of people. He believes it’s important to choose “Purpose Over Preference.” Ray found purpose and meaning through his relationship with Jesus, who gave up his preferences to give his life for humanity. The starting place is creating a safe place where people can “Belong Before Believing.” His passion is to help people rethink their
pre-conceived notions about faith in Jesus.
Ray is married to his wife of almost 13 years and they have 4 children, Gabriella, Zeke, Bella, and Leo. He is passionate about making his wife and family more important than what he does.
IMPACTING OUR “ONE” MISSION:
TO HELP PEOPLE KNOW & LOVE JESUS, & PLACE
HIM AT THE CENTER OF EVERYTHING
LOVING THE “ONE”
We want to create fun and safe environments, where people can
build GENUINE relationships. Where people can come and do
life with other people no matter what they believe.
CULTURE AND VALUES
HELPS TO COMMUNICATE WHO WE ARE, WHO WE WILL BE
& HOW WE DEVELOP & RELEASE OUR TEAM
We will love and serve our “ONE” unconditionally, putting them
before ourselves. We refuse to be just hearers of the word and not
doers! (Matthew 22:37-39, Matthew 25:45-46)
The only time tested inspired word of God, The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and life (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21).
The One True God has revealed himself as the eternally self-existent ‘I AM,’ the Creator of heaven and earth, the Redeemer of mankind. He has revealed himself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 43:10,11, Mt. 28:19, Luke 3:22).
The Only Son of God, Savior, and Soon Coming King. The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. The Scriptures declare his: Virgin birth (Mt. 1:23; Lk. 1:31,35); Sinless life (Heb. 7:26;1 Pt. 2:22); Miracles (Ac. 2:22; 10:38); Substitutionary work on the cross (1 Co. 15:3; 2 Co. 5:21); Bodily resurrection from the dead (Mt. 28:6; Lk. 24:39; 1 Co. 15:4); Exaltation to the right hand of God (Ac. 1:9,11; 2:33; Ph. 2:9,11; Hb.1:3); and His Personal & Imminent Return, and Millennial Reign (1 Th. 4:16-17, Re. 19:11-14, 20:1-6).
THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Third Person of the Trinity and Giver of Supernatural Gifts. The Holy Spirit is the person of the Godhead who indwells, baptizes, and gives supernatural gifts to all Believers, for empowerment to witness and serve. His present work is the same as that in the New Testament (Lk. 24:49; Ac. 1:4-8, 2:4; 1 Co. 12:1-31, Jm. 5:14-16).
A Sinful Nature, In Need of Salvation & Sanctification, Mankind was created good and upright; but by voluntary disobedience, fell into sin and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God (Ge. 1:26,27; 2:17; 3:6; Rm. 5:12-19). Mankind’s only hope of salvation is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, giving us forgiveness of sin, eternal life, and power to live separated from evil (Jn. 3:16, Rm. 10:9-10, 12:1).
God’s Agency in This World. The church is to carry out the work of Christ in this world, equip people for ministry, and maintain the ordinances of the Church — Baptism by immersion and Communion (Mk. 16:15-16, 1 Co. 11:26, Eph. 4:11-16). We also believe we are to affirm God’s plan for marriage as being a sacred union between one man and one woman in a legally recognized marriage. This was stated by God in Gen 2:22-24; quoted again by Jesus in Matt 19:4-6; and underscored by the Apostle Paul in Eph 5:31.
Our Heavenly Home Death for the believer is not an event to be feared but a promotion to anticipate. Jesus is right now preparing an eternal home for all who know him, so that we may live with him forever (1 Th. 4:16, 17; Rm. 8:23; Titus 2:13; 1 Co. 15:51.52; Re. 21 and 22).