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We meet for worship and fellowship at 10:30am every Sunday morning at Creekside Elementary School.

Pastor’s Note

Special Speaker

The Gathering Church is glad to welcome James Johnson as a guest speaker this Sunday, a person who is making a difference in youth development in the Durham community.  More importantly, he knows how to help others come together to make a difference.

James is the founder and CEO of Life Strategies Solutions, a consulting company that focuses on bridging the gap between youth, adults, and communities.  He has developed a mentor training program that is used by many organizations.  James is also the Executive Director of the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Durham.

James is also a 20 year veteran of the New York City Police Department. During the street gang crisis in the late 90’s, James started a youth program which reduced gang violence by 62%.  Through that experience he realized that God had called him to reach youth, families, and communities.  He was a First Responder on 9/11 and is committed to being a first responder today to the needs of a community.

“Everything a community needs to develop is already in the community. God wants to use the church, his people, to bring hope to all.” says James.

Gather with Us


We meet for worship and fellowship at 10:30am every Sunday morning at Creekside Elementary School (5321 Ephesus Church Rd Durham, NC 27707).

Our offices are located at Hamilton Centre (1415 W NC54 Suite 114 Durham, NC 27707)

a new church plant of the Gathering Church in the Lakewood neighborhood of Durham

a new church plant of the Gathering Church in the Lakewood neighborhood of Durham