About
Us

City Center Church BerkeleyOUR STAFF

Ray accepted Christ and was called into full-time ministry at the age of 13. His call to church planting came at the age of 17 while helping plant Pocono Community Church. Ray has helped New Life Church plant churches and is part of the Church Multiplication Network, which plants over 300 churches a year.

Culture + DNA

IMPACTING OUR “ONE” MISSION: TO HELP PEOPLE KNOW & LOVE JESUS, & PLACE
HIM AT THE CENTER OF EVERYTHING

BELONG BEFORE BELIEVING

Loving The “ONE”
We want to create fun safe environments, where people can
build GENUINE relationships. Where people can come and do
life with other people no matter what they believe.

BELIEVE IN JESUS

City Center Gatherings
More than just practicing religion, we’re called to KNOW, LOVE, and FOLLOW Him daily.
We will create non-judgmental environments where people can freely ask questions about faith. It’s during this time where the power of the BIBLE can really come alive.

BECOMING LIKE JESUS

City Center Groups
Becoming more like Jesus starts with having the right people in our lives. It’s in those life-giving relationships that we can FIND FREEDOM. God designed us for community!

BEING SELFLESS EVERYDAY

City Center Cares
It starts with people understanding that we all have been created FOR PURPOSE ON PURPOSE. Our Church will focus on inspiring purpose and meaning in people. We all have Time, Talent, and Treasures that we will use to LOVE and SERVE our church, our community, and our world.

CULTURE AND VALUES HELPS TO COMMUNICATE WHO WE ARE,WHO WE WILL BE
& HOW WE DEVELOP & RELEASE OUR TEAM

LOVE & SERVE

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)

INSPIRE PURPOSE & MEANING

God created each one of us for purpose and on-purpose. We refuse to settle for less then our purpose, by staying comfortable in our preferences! (Matthew 4:19, Acts 1:7 – 8)

CREATE GENUINE RELATIONSHIPS

We will work to create genuine relationships with our “ONE.” Because we know a truly fulfilling life is found in community. We refuse to let people do life by themselves! (Gal 5:13)

ENCOURAGE GENEROSITY

Our time, talent and treasures are to impact our “ONE”! We refuse to allow our life to be about fulfilling our desires. (Proverbs 11:24 -25, Luke 10)

IDENTIFY NEXT-STEPS

We respect the journey of our “ONE,” which is one step at a time. We refuse to be judgmental and will offer grace and truth! (Mark 2:13-17, Matthew 7:1-6)

WE DISPLAY JOY-FILLED LIVES

We will display joy to our “ONE” in all life’s circumstances. We refuse to let difficulties steal our peace and joy! (Hebrews 12:2, 1 Thess 5:16-18, Philippians 4:11-13)

City Center Church Berkeley

THE TEAM

We are Raymond and Rachel Hudson and we are planting a new life-giving church in Berkeley, CA. We have 4 amazing children Gabriella (9), Zeke (7), Bella (5), and Leo (1). Our family is so excited to love and serve the City of Berkeley. Through this process we have taken time to Re-Think what the local church should look like. Having a new perspective on church will allow us to reach those who would never enter a church.

God has been challenging us to ask this question, “How do we create a church that looks like nothing the city of Berkeley has ever seen before?” We realized that the beginning of that had to do with our family. Working at New Life Church here in the Bay Area, it would be easy to continue in what’s comfortable for our family. But staying comfortable in our preferences, would cause us to settle for less than our purpose. We choose Purpose Over Preference! When that happened, we started to better understand what it would take to love and serve our city.

Core team families

The Gullum Family
The Reburn Family
The Tilton Family
The Anadon Family
The Vicars Family
The Sanders Family
The Samonte Family
The French Family
The Burkhalter Family
The Rogers Family
The Kincaid Family
The Horsley Family
The Gueorgulev Family
The Denham Family
The West Family
The Kelly Family
The Mills Family

OUR MISSION

To help people know and love JESUS, and place Him at the center of everything.

OUR VISION

ONE person, ONE family, and ONE community at a time.

OUR VALUES

Loving and serving
Encouraging generosity
Inspiring purpose and meaning
Identifying next steps
Creating genuine relationships
Displaying joy filled life