Our Story

Real Life Church was founded by Pastor Andy and Emily Shaver in the spring of 2005 in a small group Bible study. We had our first service January 8, 2006 in the Eaton Theater, where we continued to meet before moving and meeting several other places, until we purchased and completely remodeled our downtown Charlotte campus in December, 2009. Our next milestone was in the spring of 2016 when we moved into our new Charlotte location on South Cochran Avenue. We are passionate to see what God has birthed in Charlotte spread to other communities as we chase after God and see people far away from God raised to Real Life in Christ!

From humble beginnings, Real Life has emerged as a force within our communities for the Kingdom of God! Our future at Real Life is bright and full of the promises of God! We have a vision to see this entire region and our entire world become radical followers of Christ!