Chris Mills

One Community Church, New York
Lead Church Planter
Manhattan New York
One Community Church
April 6
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About My Family

Chris and Sarah been serving and living in Hell's Kitchen since 2009. Sarah is originally from West Virginia and moved to the city to attend The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, a college and conservatory for performing arts. Currently she works for Fellowship for the Performing Arts, a company that produces theater from a Christian worldview. Chris is originally from Tennessee and moved to the city for church planting. He is also on staff with Young Life in Manhattan. Chris and Sarah have been married since 2014 and have a little pup named Dorothy. They may love the Wizard of Oz.

About My Church Plant

Hell’s Kitchen has a long history as a challenging neighborhood. Its story includes impoverished immigrants being exploited, gangs, drugs, prostitution and organized crime, making it a neighborhood of grit and struggle. In some sense, the name Hell’s Kitchen says it all. It has been a place that is both notorious and generative in terms of the culture it has produced. Although many see the neighborhood as a location, not a home, and as a place to commute to versus a place to commit to, One Community Church (OCC), seeks to challenge and change this reality by modeling an incarnational presence. We are staying for the long haul, embracing this place as our home and being missionaries who are found in the fabric of the community.

NAMB Church Planting

Millions in North America are in desperate need of hope. Ultimately, the only hope that’s going to last - in this life and the next - is the hope of the gospel. North American missionaries build relationships and share this hope in their communities and beyond.


Pray for Chris and Sarah as God continues to grow their hearts for the neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen. Pray for Chris and Sarah as they keep Christ at the center of their lives and marriage. Pray that the core team of One Community Church will understand and live out its kingdom vision. Pray that One Community Church models the art of neighboring. Pray that One Community Church is a place where people live connected lives to one another and to Jesus. Pray that One Community Church embraces the story of Hell's Kitchen while celebrating the story of Jesus. Pray that One Community Church is a place for kingdom multiplication.


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