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 and July 2022

Backyard Bonfire

Thursday, July 7, 7p
Ella Sherman's House
If you have been looking to meet new people, get connected to a Community Group, or just wanting a fun summer night out, consider joining for this Backyard Bonfire event. This will be a relaxed evening of hanging out with one another while enjoying a few smores. If you have a friend you have been wanting to invite to Vintage, this is a great place to start! Feel free to bring your own beverages to enjoy. Text Ella at (864) 477-9193 to receive the address.

Move-Up Sunday

Sunday, July 10
Vintage Downtown
On July 10 we are excited to welcome any kids and students who are aging up into their new classroom. This includes rising pre-k, kindergarten, 3rd graders, and 6th grade students. The great news is there is nothing you need to do except show up on Sunday morning! We will handle the rest. If you have any initial questions about your child you can email Kayla Pleasants

Life Class: Sex & Gender

Sunday, July 10, 7p
3-5 Grade Room
At this Life Class we'll be asking, "How does the gospel help me think about sex and gender?" Obviously this is an important but terribly broad topic, so we'll explore how the Bible speaks to our understanding of human sexuality and how the gospel charts a path forward for us to continue in fruitful discussion. This month's topic will be taught by Brian Pell, pastor of the newest Vintage Church location in Chapel Hill. 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.

Family Storytime

Tuesday, July 12
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

Vintage Students Overnight

Friday, July 15, 7p - 9a
Lake House / Vintage Downtown
Join for what should be an incredible night for both our Vintage Student guys and girls. Guys, grades 6-12, are invited to come hangout Downtown for the night as we see how long we can stay awake while enjoying games, food, and great time together. Our ladies will head to the Motta's lakehouse in Zebulon for a great night building community together, watching movies, and playing games. For more information or to sign-up, please email Dylan Motta or Cassie Lowry

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! Register right here! 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.

Game Night

Friday, July 22, 7-10p
1880 Room
All casual and experienced gamers are invited to join for another Vintage Game Night. This is a great opportunity to meet some other folks while playing games and hanging out. Dinner will be provided, and you can contact Naveen Pillai with any questions.

SuNica Trip Information Meeting

Sunday, August 28, 12:15-1p
3-5 Grade Room
Sunica is our newest global partnership at Vintage! Sunica exists to make disciples of Jesus in Nicaragua through clean water, education, and mentorship -- and we are taking a trip to see it in-person! Join for lunch and to hear more about our January trip to Nicaragua. We will discuss costs, dates, commitment, support raising, and more. No RSVP necessary. Email  Cassie Lowry with any questions.

Parent Equipping Saturday

Saturday, September 17, 7:30a - 12:30p
Vintage Downtown
Parenting is hard and we must continue to be willing to grow and learn together so that we may better love, disciple, and worship within our homes. Any and all parents are invited to join as we spend the morning hearing from gifted speakers, participate in breakout sessions, and tackle hard topics like biblical discipline, mental health, and worship in the home. Childcare and a light breakfast will be provided for this event. We would ask you to consider a $10 donation at the door to help offset operational costs. RSVP link coming soon! Email Kayla Pleasants with any questions.

Vintage Kids Retreat

Friday, September 30 - Sunday, October 2
Camp Willow Springs
Vintage Kids, grades 3-5 will be going on their second annual Fall Retreat! It will be a weekend filled with friendship, singing, delicious food, field games, pool time, large and small group activities, and much more! All of this including lodging and transportation for only $125! Sign up coming soon! Email our Families Director, Kayla Pleasants for more information.

Vintage Students Fall Retreat

Friday, September 30 - Sunday, October 2
Camp Willow Springs
Vintage Students, grades 6-12 will be heading out on their 2nd Annual Fall Retreat! Join in for this incredible weekend filled with relationships, worship, ropes courses, canoeing, field games, group activities, and much more! All of this including food, lodging and transportation for only $125! Sign up coming soon! Email our Students Director, Dylan Motta for more information.

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.

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.  


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 

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. 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*. 

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

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