C3 Church is a miracle on a tobacco farm that started in 1998 with about 50 people and is now impacting hundreds of families in the RDU region. The vision we carry is to provide Real Hope for Real People in a Real World. 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.
C3 is a community of individuals who are unified by the teachings of Jesus Christ and who are about serving the triangle area of North Carolina. The vision we carry is to provide real hope for real people in a real world.
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.
Pastors Matt and Martha Fry are the Lead Pastor at C3 Church in Clayton, NC. God called them 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. Our vision is 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 Fry 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 and currently trains leaders in Chennai, India. Equip was started by John Maxwell and has trained over 2 million church leaders around the world.
Martha Fry 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, which consists of small groups and a conference.
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.
Martha was a founder of the C3 College, which is a fully accredited college through Southeastern University of Lakeland, Florida. She has a desire to raise up Godly leaders who will go out into the world and make a difference. Martha also homeschooled all three of her children, who are now young adults. She has a BA in Music Education. She attended Bryan College and graduated from Fayetteville State University. She has worked on staff at multiple churches and as a personal assistant for Babbie Mason Ministries.
Our care department exists to provide help and support to those who are hurting, regardless of their situation, and provide resources to live a life that pleases God.
Each year we help thousands of people with needs ranging from biblical discipleship to hospital visitation.
We also partner with many local ministries that are serving our community.