Welcome to
Vintage Church Downtown

Vintage Church is a church of doubters, seekers, and followers who are striving to know, live and advance the gospel. All are welcome with no prerequisite of church background or prior belief. We would love to have you visit our church – we cherish all ages, stages, and races.



Join us for worship on Sundays at 9a,11a, and 5p at our Downtown Raleigh location (118 S. Person Street Raleigh, NC 27601). Multiple seating options will be available throughout the sanctuary. The wearing of masks will be optional for those sitting throughout the lower level. The balcony will be reserved for anyone who prefers to socially distance and will require that you do wear a mask. Vintage Kids will be offered at the 9a and 11a gathering with maximum capacities in place and the wearing of masks will be optional.


Tune in from home for our live-streamed service on Sundays at 9a on both Facebook and YouTube. You can also watch this service “On Demand” at your own leisure throughout the day or week.

Connect With Us

This is the form to fill out if you are new and want more information, if you’re a regular and ready to go deeper, or if you’re a member and need to submit a change of address, etc. If you have a need, this is the place!

Stay in the Loop

Stay up to date on all the latest going on at Vintage Church. This weekly email goes out every Friday morning with the most up to date events, announcements, and more! 

Past Sermon Content

All of our previous sermon content is available on the Vintage Church app (Apple or Android), here for listening, on YouTube, or on our Facebook Group.

Community Groups

Community groups are made up of doubters, seekers, and followers of Jesus that meet weekly to continue the conversation from Sunday and challenge each other to know, live, and advance the gospel.

Featured Events – Downtown

June 2022

Night at the Park

Thursday, June 2, 6-9p
Jaycee Park, Wade Ave.
Let's kick the summer off right! Come on out to Jaycee park for a night full of sand volleyball, kickball, and hanging out. This should be a great event to not only meet new people but continue to connect with friends you may often only see on Sundays. We will be providing drinks to cool off with, and you are welcome to bring fast food or a picnic dinner to enjoy. Looking forward to being together for a great evening. Email Cassie Lowry for any further details or questions.

Life Class: Worship

Sunday, June 5, 7p
3-5 Grade Room
At this Life Class we'll be asking, "How does the gospel help me think about worship?" More than just a genre of music, or part of the Sunday service, worship is a full-life practice. This month's topic will be taught by our Director of Discipleship, Angel Eaglin. No RSVPs necessary. Also, Life Class occurs about once a month on various important subjects—to get on the email list for information about upcoming classes, or for questions about this class, email Eric Spivey.

Members Night

Tuesday, June 7, 7p
These are important evenings as we gather together quarterly to celebrate, update, and discuss all that God continues to do in our lives and in the life of Vintage Church. This particular evening we will take time to look at our global missions, membership renewal, and much more. We hope you will join for a time of fellowship, prayer and encouragement. We will end the night again this year by enjoying free Two Roosters ice cream together outside the church. Vintage Church Members Nights are not only for members but anyone interested in learning more about the church. Please email Savannah Carroll for more information.

Outdoor Family Movie Night

Friday, June 10, 6:45 - 9p
Grab a blanket or lawn chair and come enjoy a summer movie night under the stars. We will gather in the Merritt family's backyard while we hang out and enjoy a movie and popcorn together. All Vintage families are invited! To receive the address please RSVP here. For any questions, please email our Kids Director, Lizzie Merritt. *This event will be weather contingent.

Family Storytime

Tuesday, June 14,
Toddler Room
Vintage families, we hope you will join for a great opportunity to simply play, read, and connect as a family. Along with reading a story together, we will also enjoy crafts, snacks, and time together with other families. This morning will be steered towards our toddler and pre-k kids, but all ages are welcome to join. For any questions, you can email Lizzie Merritt



New Member Class

June 17 & 18
5 - 8:30p & 8-11:30a
We will gather for a couple of hours on Friday evening and then again the following morning in the 1880 Room. We will take time to look at the doctrine, theology and DNA of Vintage Church. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in learning more about Vintage or hoping to become a member. Both dinner and breakfast will be provided during these classes. To register or for any questions, please email Savannah Carroll

Kids Night Out

Saturday, June 18, 4 - 7p
Vintage Downtown
Are you a parent of a foster or adopted child? If so, we would love you to bring them out for a summer kick-off as we enjoy an afternoon of fun designed specifically for them! While they are here we invite you to enjoy a few hours out on the town as we provide free childcare and dinner for the kids. Please consider bringing a towel and change of clothes as we plan to enjoy some outdoor water games with the kids! We hope this is a small way to support and encourage both you and these children amidst this journey together. Please RSVP here or you can email Lauren Clark for more information.

Foster & Adoption Family Lake Day

Saturday, June 25, 10a - 3p
Bunn Lake in Zebulon
Come spend a day on the water, playing games, eating good food, and being together! The Vintage Foster and Adoption ministry is excited to bring our volunteers and families together for a great summer day of sun and fun. If you are interested or would like to know more, please email Lauren Clark and RSVP here.

Sunica Dinner and Vision Night

Tuesday, June 28, 6-8p
1880 Room
Sunica is our newest global partnership at Vintage! Sunica exists to make disciples of Jesus in Nicaragua through clean water, education, and mentorship. This will be a great evening as we get to hear not only from one of the founders of Sunica, but also from a few Vintage staff who recently visited this ministry going on in Nicaragua. We will enjoy dinner together, hear stories, answer questions, and learn more about how Vintage can come alongside this incredible ministry. Please RSVP here if you would like to attend.

Vacation Bible School

July 18 - 22, Mornings
Vintage Downtown
It is going to be another incredible week at Vacation Bible School for our pre-k through 5th graders! This year VBS will take place each morning beginning Monday, July 18, so save the date and invite a friend! Registration will go live right here on June 1st! This is also a great week to serve as we have a wide variety of needs for many ages and skill levels. If you would like to learn more about volunteering for VBS, please email Lizzie Merritt.

Recurring Events - Downtown

Vintage Students

Vintage Students exists to partner with families to create an environment where every student is known, cared for, and loved in a way that teaches them to know, live, and advance the gospel. Students are welcome with no prerequisite of church background or prior belief. It is a place where we encourage middle and high-schoolers to bring their faith and their doubt as they seek to make sense of who Jesus says He is. We disciple students through large group teaching, small groups, intentional relationship building, and special events. Join us in the 1880 room @ 6:15p. Email the Vintage Students Director, Dylan Motta or check our instagram @Vintagestudentsnc for more information.

Vintage Students: May 15th and 22nd. June 5th.
No Students: May 8th (Mother's Day) and 29th (Memorial Day Weekend). June 12th, 19th (Father's Day/Juneteenth), and 26th.

Vintage College

Visit www.vintagenc.com/college or email Ben Snow if you are interested in getting involved in our college ministry.
College Seminar: March 6th and 27th. April 3rd and 10th.
No College Seminar: March 13th and 20th.

Foster and Adoptive Parents Support Group

3rd Thursday of Each Month, 7-9p
Vintage Downtown, 3-5 Grade Room
The Vintage Foster Care and Adoption Ministry invite parents to join once a month for a time of building community and providing support for one another. Along with simply being together, we will also walk through different activities, books, and resources. If you have questions about this time or want to learn more, please email our Partnerships Resident, Lauren Clark.  


Begins Sunday, May 15, 2-4p
3-5 Grade Room
Griefshare is a 12 week grief recovery support group where you can find help and healing for the hurt of losing a loved one or experiencing a miscarriage. Group sessions involve helpful content, group discussion, and workbook material to help participants prayerfully process their grief with one another. And there's no pressure to attend the whole program—you can visit or join at any time and attend as many meetings as you like." We suggest you try three sessions and then decide about continuing. Register at www.griefshare.org or you can email Mary Peterson for more info.


2nd and 4th Tuesday
9:30-11:30a Vintage Church Downtown
All mothers are invited to come and be reminded that you are not alone in this journey of parenting. This is a time to relax, share stories and be encouraged by moms going through similar seasons of life. For more information please email mops@vintagenc.com 

Vintage Men Weekly Gathering

Tuesday mornings, 7-8am
Vintage Downtown - Downstairs K-2 room
At this weekly meeting men at Vintage Downtown gather to catch up, pray for one another, and hear from the Bible. The goal of our time together is to build authentic friendships that help us strengthen and encourage one another as we follow Jesus together. If you're interested in joining the gathering, email Ryan at rcollier@infocus.org.

In His Image

Monday Evenings, 7-8:30p
K-2 Room
In His Image is a ministry for women of all ages who struggle with body image, food, and/or disordered eating. God is not neutral about our bodies -- He intricately wove them together in His Image. At In His Image, our goal is to create a safe space for women to bring their body shame and food guilt. Our prayer is that many would leave our meetings feeling seen, heard, challenged, and encouraged by the God who created our bodies and called them "good". Beginning Monday, May 2nd, and then meeting every other week, we will kick off a new 8-session study, called the Powerful Workshop. Please reach out to Cat Mallard for more information.


Embrace Grace / Embrace Legacy Class

Thursday Evenings 6:30-8:30p - March 10 - May 19
Vintage Downtown
Embrace Grace and Embrace Legacy exist to walk alongside both women and men who find themselves in the midst of an unplanned pregnancy. Our newest chapter of EG (women) and EL (men) will run for twelve weeks as these individuals are supported physically, spiritually, and financially as needed. If you know someone who may wish to join this class, you can email Embrace Grace or Embrace Legacy. 

Downtown Staff

Jordan Penley

Jordan Penley

Local Pastor

Eric Spivey

Eric Spivey

Community Groups Pastor

Lizzie Merritt

Lizzie Merritt

Kids Ministry Director

Craig Smitley

Craig Smitley

Benevolence and Facilities Manager

Megan McCool

Megan McCool

Connections Director

Lauren Clark

Lauren Clark

Partnership Resident

Cassie Lowry

Cassie Lowry

Ministries Resident

Kayla Pleasants

Kayla Pleasants

Family Ministry Director

Mike Shillinglaw

Mike Shillinglaw

Church Planting Resident

Ben Snow

Ben Snow

College Ministry Director

Dylan Motta

Dylan Motta

Student Ministry Director

Savannah Carroll

Savannah Carroll

Membership Director

Mackenzie Martin

Mackenzie Martin

Events and Admin Coordinator

Ty Perry

Ty Perry

Music Ministry Resident

Downtown pastors

Matt Stevens

Matt Stevens

Vintage Church is for you.

If you’ve been burned by the church, don’t trust it, don’t like it, or just plain don’t believe the claims Jesus makes, this church is for you. If you are curious, just investigating, or wondering whether Jesus is who he says he is in the Bible, this church is for you. If you’re a follower of his and want to share his love with this city and beyond, this church is for you. 

We recognize that belief is hard and that it is worth acknowledging and wrestling with the questions, doubts, objections and skepticism around the Christian faith. At Vintage, we welcome doubters and skeptics to process their doubts and beliefs with the recognition that it is not sufficient to hold doubts or beliefs just because we inherited them. If you are interested in processing your doubts and beliefs, or exploring Christianity, I would love for you to email me at jordan.penley@vintagenc.com so we can walk alongside as you investigate the claims of Jesus.” – Jordan Penley