Our vision is to provide real hope for real people in a real world.
C3 Church is a group of people who are unified by the teachings of Jesus Christ. We have a passion to reach and serve our community and the triangle area of North Carolina. We do this by exposing the life-giving gospel, equipping people to be fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, and giving them the opportunity to experience ministry by using their own gifts and talents.
As a church we have essential beliefs that give us unity. In the non-essentials, we have liberty. But above all, and through all of our beliefs, we show love.
From the moment you drive onto our property, you will be greeted by one of our friendly Dream Team volunteers. In our service, you will experience passionate worship and a life-giving Word from Pastor Matt or one of our gifted communicators.
Following Jesus is a journey that becomes even more meaningful when we share it with others. As you share your faith with others, always know that we have an empty seat and open arms waiting!
We have amazing ministries for kids from birth all the way through high school.
Matt & Martha Fry
God called Pastor Matt & Martha to start a new church that would connect with where people are living today. They have a passion to create life-giving environments and help people to know God, find freedom, discover their purpose and make a difference. Their vision from the beginning has been to provide real hope for people in a real world. C3 Church was launched in an elementary school in 1998 with about 50 people and has grown to several thousand attending on the weekend. The campus is located on an old 47-acre tobacco farm in Johnston County with a 2,000-seat worship center, children and student ministry center and C3 Café.
Matt is the author of the book I AM – Encounter the One Who Gives You Purpose and Peace in a Crazy World. He also serves on the leadership team for the Association of Related Churches (ARC), a church planting organization that has already planted over 800 churches since 2001. With a passion to train leaders internationally, Matt also serves as an associate trainer with Equip. Equip was started by John Maxwell and has trained over 2 million church leaders around the world. Matt graduated with a B.S. from Liberty University in Church Ministries and a M.A. in Ministerial Leadership from Southeastern University.
Martha loves to empower people to live lives that are spiritually, emotionally and physically healthy. She is a gifted communicator who uses leadership training and practical messages to inspire people to be all that God created them to be. Martha has given leadership in many areas of the church through the years. She also began the church’s Freedom Ministry. Another one of her passions is missions. Martha has led teams to South Africa and Guatemala, and been on several other trips to places around the world. She is passionate about spreading the gospel all across the globe. She is the author of Moving Forward.
What We Believe
C3 Church is about reaching all people with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. We welcome all people regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, religion, or political beliefs. We believe that every person should be shown compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are not in accord with the doctrines of the church.
Anyone seeking God and wanting to learn more of the teachings of Christ is welcome and will not be excluded from attending C3 Church.
We believe the Bible is God’s infallible and authoritative word that was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance and inspiration of the Holy Spirit.
We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ; in His virgin birth; in His sinless life; in His miracles; in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood; in His bodily resurrection; in His ascension to the right hand of the Father; and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life; we further believe His power and gifts are available to believers today.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful humanity, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential and that repentance from sin and acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is the only way to come into a relationship with God.
We believe it is important to uphold the scriptural practices of the early church. Therefore, we hold to the practice of water baptism and the regular taking of Communion. We do not believe that either of these practices is essential for salvation, but that they serve as a demonstration of our living faith in Christ.
We believe that God our Creator established marriage as a sacred institution between one man and one woman and that marriage is a picture of Christ’s relationship to His Bride - The Church. Marriage is defined from the beginning of Scripture as a lifelong covenant between a man and a woman. God designed sexual intimacy for a marriage relationship and does not endorse or condone it in any other context. (1 Thess 4:3-5; Matt 19:4-6; Genesis 2:24)
Our Core Values
We are Holy Spirit Led.
We take our direction in all things from the Holy Spirit.
We Focus on the Unchurched.
One of our main focuses is reaching those that don't know Jesus in a relevant way.
We desire for every member to serve in ministry and to have a servant’s heart.
We Pursue Excellence.
We do our best to do all things with excellence in presentation and inspiration.
We are Passionate.
We bring excitement and joy in our worship to God.
We are a church that honors our leaders and each other.
We Lead the Way.
We put God first in every area, including our time, talents, and finances.
We are Generous.
We have open hands and hearts, we serve and give above and beyond.
We are Authentic.
We invite everyone to be real with God and with each other.
We are Generational.
We are a church that wants to impact all generations from young to old.