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Old 05-03-2012, 01:56 PM
 
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there are many AA mega churches in Charlotte. Well, at least what I would call a mega church

Friendship
University Park Baptist
University City
Victory Christian Center
New Birth
Mt Carmel (they partner with friendship on NYE)

That's what I think of off the top



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Mega large African American churches are not very common in Charlotte.

Most mega churches have folks of all races worshiping together.

If you decide to try something smaller and more intimate look at Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church.

I love the spirit there, and the gospel choir is heavenly

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Old 05-03-2012, 02:14 PM
 
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there are many AA mega churches in Charlotte. Well, at least what I would call a mega church

Friendship
University Park Baptist
University City
Victory Christian Center
New Birth
Mt Carmel (they partner with friendship on NYE)

That's what I think of off the top

Those are large churches, but not all are Baptist like our OP wants, neither are they all "mega" churches or all African American either.

By definition, there are really only a handful of Baptist "mega" churches in Charlotte - Calvary Church, Hickory Grove Baptist, Friendship Missionary Baptist, Northside Baptist and University Park Baptist

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Old 05-03-2012, 02:15 PM
 
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What is the definition??

ETA: Google def is more than 2k attending weekly. Friendship and University Park would fit. I think Mt Carmel would as well. I thin there is one called Mt Sinai that might fit that definition also.

If the OP is looking for other protestant churches, there are several others that would be on the list


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Those are large churches, but not all are Baptist like our OP wants, neither are they all "mega" churches.

By definition, there are really only a handful of Baptist "mega" churches in Charlotte - Calvary Church, Hickory Rd Baptist, Friendship Missionary Baptist and Northside Baptist.
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:23 PM
 
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What is the definition??
Churches where a minimum of 2000 people worship together in one place every Sunday.
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:13 PM
 
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Allow me to clarify:
#1) I'm looking for an African American Baptist Church.
#2) It doesnt have to be a MEGA church.. lol. But I would like to find a LARGE baptist church.
The two biggest in Charlotte are University Park and Friendship. University Park gives more of a "Bapticostal" flavor (the pastor is a bishop), while Friendship is a bit more traditional and reserved. A third option would be St. Paul which is more traditional than University Park but less reserved than Friendship. You could also check out St. Luke which is similar to St. Paul in terms of worship style, but I think it's a little on the liberal side as far as certain social issues go, if that matters to you.
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Old 05-06-2012, 12:35 PM
 
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Not to hijack the thread, but are a growing number of churches in Charlotte multiracial/diverse, especially charismatic and Pentecostal churches?
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:33 PM
 
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Not to hijack the thread, but are a growing number of churches in Charlotte multiracial/diverse, especially charismatic and Pentecostal churches?
yes
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:53 PM
 
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Not to hijack the thread, but are a growing number of churches in Charlotte multiracial/diverse, especially charismatic and Pentecostal churches?
The newer, non-denominational ones with a charismatic/neo-Pentecostal flair tend to be predominantly White with a noticeable minority presence, such as Elevation Church.
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:14 PM
 
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Elevation Church is Southern Baptist right, though I have heard people say that the pastor seems to be quasi-charismatic and invites a lot of Pentecostal speakers to the church.
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:45 PM
 
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Elevation Church is Southern Baptist right, though I have heard people say that the pastor seems to be quasi-charismatic and invites a lot of Pentecostal speakers to the church.
Not sure if its affiliated with a mainline denomination, but the pastor definitely has charismatic/neo-Pentecostal leanings. I believe Bishop T.D. Jakes was there earlier this year.
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