Throughout our entire history, inclusion has been, and continues to be, a hallmark and a strength of St. John’s MCC. As a congregation we fully believe and embrace God’s call to diversity. For as God reminds us through the Prophet Isaiah: “Even those I will bring to my holy mountain and make them joyful in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be acceptable on my altar; for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all the peoples.” (Isaiah 56:7).


Inclusion at St. John’s MCC is evident in many aspects across our congregation; including racial diversity with people of European, African, Asian, Hispanic, and Native American heritage; and gender diversity with women, men, and transgender people. We welcome people from all socioeconomic strata. Our congregation ranges from infants in arms to young adult to middle aged to vibrant members in their 70s and 80s. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, straight, and questioning are all welcomed to worship and minister with us.


St. John’s MCC is part of the global movement of Metropolitan Community Churches. Together, we are compelled by an unfinished calling and a prophetic destiny. We are a global movement of spiritually and sexually diverse people who are fully awake to God’s enduring love. Following the example of Jesus and empowered by the Spirit, we seek to build leading-edge church communities that demand, proclaim, and do justice in the world. 



Encouraging authenticity, transparency and inclusion in our relationship with God by actively engaging our faith journey.


Being Community
Building Relationship
Spreading Love


The pillars of our faith and our core values as outlined by UFMCC: Inclusion, Community, Spiritual Transformation, and Social Action


Small Beginnings

It all began with a bible study that was open to anyone and especially LGBTQ people who had been ostracized from church. 

1976 - The Beginning
The 90's

St. John's MCC is a part of the...

Southern Hospitality Network in MCC

Our churches are located in North Carolina, Eastern Tennessee, South Carolina, and Northern Georgia. When you visit in the area, find out more about these churches and visit them!


• Imani MCC – Durham NC

• MCC Charleston – Charleston SC

• MCC Charlotte – Charlotte NC

• MCC Sacred Journey – Hendersonville NC

• MCC Winston-Salem – Winston Salem NC

• New Life MCC – Gastonia NC

• St. John’s MCC – Raleigh NC

• St. Jude’s MCC – Wilmington NC

• MCC Knoxville – Knoxville TN

• The Rock MCC – Chattanooga TN

• MCC of Our Redeemer – Augusta GA

• Our Hope MCC - Athens GA


Southern Hospitality Network     

Rev. Joan Saniuk, Coordinator