The Village Church is an Afrikan-centered Christian Church located in Nashville, TN. We desire to bear witness to Jesus Christ in the world through living lives that reflect our commitment to living in obedience to the Word of God as revealed in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We believe that Afrikan culture provides an excellent vehicle for framing our ministry as the Christian witness begins in Africa.
The Village Church began organization on November 1, 1997, under the leadership of Dr. Andrew Lee Stephens, Jr. as the Organizing Pastor. The congregation initially gathered for worship in the James A. Casey Homes public housing community. From the beginning the Village has been involved in ministry that has sought to transform the communities around us.
We believe that God calls the church to engage every aspect of our lives. This is the reason that we are active in ministries that seek to improve public education outcomes, increase the availability of quality and affordable healthcare, honors and strengthens marriages and address a broad spectrum of other concerns that effect the quality of our lives.
In everything we do in the Village we are guided by the Holy Spirit and informed by the gospel as recorded in the Scriptures of the Old and New testaments of the Bible. Worship is a weekly celebration of who God is and preparation to respond through living as the people of God all week long.
We are committed to an inclusive community of faith that welcomes all people who desire to have an authentic relationship with God through Jesus Christ.