David Docusen
Lead Pastor

David grew up in Orlando, FL and moved to Charlotte, NC in 2008 to plant Center City Church in Uptown Charlotte. In the fall of 2016, Center City Church relocated to Freedom Drive in West Charlotte, joining five other nonprofit organizations to renovate a 40,000 square foot warehouse that now serves as a ministry center for the community.

David is currently pursuing a doctoral degree that gives emphasis to the study of the cyclical patterns of generational poverty and the Church’s response. His studies (and relationships with several business leaders in the Charlotte community) led to the formation of Freedom Communities, a nonprofit focused on bringing equitable opportunities in education, employment, housing, and health to residents of West Charlotte. David lives in Uptown Charlotte with his wife, Dara, and their four children: Max, Mary, Jack, and Ben.


Joseph Phillips
Associate Lead Pastor

Joseph is a gifted preacher, teacher, and musician. He is the first contact for pastoral care in our community, and gives leadership for spiritual formation initiatives. He loves his wife, family, friends, ministry, books, music, and sports. When he’s not preaching, leading worship, or writing, you might find him hanging out with friends at Not Just Coffee or stalking Michael Jordan at a Hornets game.

Joseph lives with his wife, Chelsi, in Uptown Charlotte.

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Sanchez Fair
Creative Arts Pastor

Sanchez is a gifted musician, worship leader, shepherd and connector of people. He has a passion for bringing people together to use their gifts for God’s glory, and creating new sounds that will reflect the heart of God.

Sanchez is finishing up a Master’s degree program at the 10,000 Fathers Worship School in Atlanta, GA, and has a desire to bring together worshippers across our city to worship with one voice. Sanchez lives in Charlotte with his wife, Megan.

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Steve Witherup
Associate Pastor

Steve is a strategic thinker, thought provoker, writer, theologian, and teacher. He speaks regularly in our Sunday morning gatherings, with a strong desire to see our church family deeply consider the Scriptures, and their holistic impact on our lives.

Steve pursued his undergraduate degree from Southeastern University and did his Masters in Theology degree at the University of Wales, Bangor. Steve and his wife Beth have four boys, Asher, Soren, Chaim, and Stone.

Dara Docusen
Family Ministry Director

Dara has a passion for families. She oversees everything from babies through youth ministry in our church family. She personally writes the curriculum each week for each kids area that matches what the adults are learning in the Sunday morning service so that families can connect about what they are learning each week. Dara lives in Uptown Charlotte with her husband, David, and their four children: Max, Mary, Jack, and Ben.

Dan Linsz
Director of Operations

Dan has a passion for connecting God’s people to the work of God both at home and across the world. He works directly with our community partners to help ensure that we are holistically loving and serving our community in a way that is beneficial to everyone involved. Dan lives in Charlotte with his wife, Corrie, and their four children: Tyler, Josh, Sam, and Amos.


Calli Fawcett
Assistant to the Lead Pastor

Calli assists Pastor David with the organization of the church through communication with the church family, staff, volunteers, and partners in our community. She has a love and passion for people that is evident in her interaction with our community on a daily basis. Calli lives in Uptown Charlotte with her husband, Ryan, and their two children: Walter and Earl.

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