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). Vintage Kids will be offered at the 9a and 11a gatherings. Need help with Parking? Check out this video or map to better assist you.


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.


Baptism is a public profession of one’s faith in Jesus. A  visible symbol of God’s saving work in an individual’s life. We would love to discuss with you more about the sacrament of baptism.

New Member Class

This class will take time to look at the doctrine, theology and DNA of Vintage Church. This is a great opportunity to learn more about who we are and what we believe. Anyone who is interested in learning more about Vintage or hoping to become a member is encouraged to attend.

Connect Four

Connect 4 is a challenge for Vintage Downtown to engage in intentional conversation with someone who is different from you. This is done through 4 intentional steps – Listen, Lament, Learn, and Lift. Please click here to check out more about the Connect 4 Challenge. 

Featured Events – Downtown

October and November 2022

Vintage Church 20 Year Anniversary

Sunday, November 13, 10:30a
Raleigh Little Theatre / Stephenson Amphitheatre
The Lord has been incredibly faithful to Vintage Church for twenty years. On November 13, we will come together as one church to celebrate and reflect on his goodness. Everyone is invited to arrive between 9:30 - 10:15a, grab some coffee and donuts, connect with old friends, and prepare for an incredible all-church worship gathering. The service will begin at 10:30a as we worship together, celebrate baptisms, and give thanks for the Lord's abundance. Mark your calendars for this special day! *Alternate weather options will be shared if necessary.

Life Class Series: Doubt & Deconstruction // Parts II & III

Part III - October 5, 7p, Vintage Downtown
Finally, we'll host the Center for Public Christianity's public forum, Surprised by Doubt. Dr. Richard Beck and Dr. Josh Chatraw will lead an honest discussion about doubt, which can be the beginning of a journey to a deeper faith. We will end this time together with Q&A. Please register for this event here.

Women's Brunch

Saturday, October 8, 9:30a
Ella Sherman's Backyard
Come join for a delicious brunch and time together with new and old friends. This will be a great opportunity to share a meal and connect with other women across different stages of life. We will gather just a few miles from Vintage in Ella Sherman's backyard. In the event of inclement weather, we will meet in the 1880 Room. Please RSVP here by October 1, so that we can provide enough food for everyone to enjoy as well as share location details.

Baby Dedications

Sunday, October 9
Vintage Downtown
Baby dedications are an opportunity for parents to present their child before God and the church, committing to seek after his grace and wisdom. It’s also a time for you, as parents, to commit to model what following Jesus looks like to know the importance of committing to a community of faith through the local church. If interested, please email Kayla Pleasants for more information.

Family Storytime

Wednesday, October 5, 10a
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

Connections Night

Tuesday, October 18
Transfer Co. Foodhall
If you're looking to connect with staff at Vintage or if you have questions about connecting with our church, come out to Transfer Co. Foodhall on Tuesday, October 18! Email Megan McCool for more information.

Women's Fall Bible Study

Wednesday October 12 - November 16, 7p
1880 Room
All women are invited to join for a 6-week study through the book of Exodus. This study will feature time for teaching as well as digging into the Bible with your table group. It will also include readings between sessions to help facilitate time in the word on your own. Please feel free to hop in on the study throughout the six weeks if you are unable to attend every week. Please email Jax Griffin with any questions.

New Member Class

October 14 & 15
6 - 8p & 9-11a

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.


Trunk or Treat

Saturday, October 29, 5-7p
Vintage Downtown Parking Lot
All are invited to Trunk or Treat with Vintage Church Downtown. Expect a great evening filled with silly costumes, trick or treating, and a hot dog dinner. Enjoy hopping from car to car as you and your kids gather candy and treats along the way. Hot dogs, chips, water, and apple cider will be available for everyone to enjoy. Please email Lizzie Merritt if you would like to be involved or have any questions.

Kids Night Out

Saturday, October 22, 4-7p
Vintage Downtown
For families involved in foster care or adoption, we would love to give the parents a few hours off while providing a great time for all kids to enjoy. We will offer various Halloween and fall themed activities and games, as well as dinner for each child. You can RSVP here or reach out to Lauren Clark for more information or to help contribute.

Bingo Night

Friday, November 4, 7:30p
1880 Room

Come on out for an evening of fun and friendly competition. We will play a variety of Bingo games with some local prizes to be won. There will also be a dessert bar along with beer and wine for everyone to enjoy. No RSVP is needed. A $5 cover charge can be paid at the door to help offset costs. Any donations received at this event will go towards the upcoming Sunica Mission Trip.

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: June 5th.
No Students: 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.

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.

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.  

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". We will gather on Monday, July 25, and then continue to meet every other week. Please reach out to Cat Mallard for more information.

Vintage Moms

2nd & 4th Wednesday, 9:30a
Vintage Downtown
We are not meant to do life alone - So come join moms from all life-stages as we gather every other Wednesday. We will engage together on this journey of motherhood as we dive into scripture, celebrate victories and encourage one another along the way. Formerly known as MOPS, this is a group where you can bring your kids or not, and we will experience a time of fun, fellowship, and growth in Jesus. To find out more details on childcare costs, study materials, and more, please email Lauren Hill. 


Begins September 27, 7p
Vintage Downtown
Recovery is a unique 12-week program meant to help anyone in the fight against sin, whether that takes the form of specific habits, addictions, or dependencies, or it manifests as guilt and shame over past wrongs either done or experienced. Recovery provides helpful material on how to do this, particularly by observing the effects of sin, exposing the roots of sin, and finding healing in the good news of Jesus. Most importantly, this is all done in the context of community, with trained leaders and sponsors there to walk alongside participants. Recovery is led by Andrea Pratt, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and member of Vintage Church Downtown. Folks interested in participating can contact Andrea to sign up.

Embrace Grace / Embrace Legacy

Thursday, August 25 - November 3, 6:30p
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. In the first year, we have had some amazing stories of coming alongside a handful of women who are now learning to be loving mothers. Our next chapter of EG (women) and EL (men) will run for eleven 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. We will also be holding an online Volunteer Welcome Night on August 11, at 7p. Email for zoom link details.

Downtown Staff

Jordan Penley

Jordan Penley

Local Pastor

Eric Spivey

Eric Spivey

Community Groups Pastor

Craig Smitley

Craig Smitley

Benevolence and Facilities Manager

Lauren Clark

Lauren Clark

Missions and Ministry Director

Lizzie Merritt

Lizzie Merritt

Kids Ministry Director

Megan McCool

Megan McCool

Connections Director

Cassie Lowry

Cassie Lowry

Ministries Resident

Lamar Parris

Lamar Parris

Resident of Community Engagement

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

Cat Mallard

Cat Mallard

Women's Ministry and Mobilization Resident

Jordan Brazinski

Jordan Brazinski

Ministry Resident of Community Groups

Downtown pastors

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