Welcome Tim Keller


Redeemer Presbyterian Church was launched in 1989 when a church planter named Terry Gyger persuaded a seminary professor named Tim Keller to move to Manhattan with his young family to start a church for people in the heart of the city.

Soon afterward, pastors in major U.S. cities began to model skeptic-friendly services and gospel-centered teaching after Redeemer’s. Eventually, Terry recruited some of the most experienced church planters and missionaries he knew - now Redeemer City to City (CTC) Directors Jay Kyle, Al Barth and Mark Reynolds - to start a church planting center in New York that would find ways to translate what they learned to places like London, Tokyo, Lagos and Mexico City.

Today CTC prayerfully recruits, trains, coaches and resources church planters in some of the biggest cities in the world. We have a vision is for a world-changing, city-renewing, gospel-centered global church. In his new role with CTC, Tim Keller will focus on sharing all he has learned from his years of ministry to help fuel the growing movement of churches and leaders in New York and global cities.


Resources on reaching cities