our story

The story of Kinetic Christian Center began when Dr. Cedric Johnson and his wife, Veronica, began to dream about starting a church designed to serve Brooklyn.  We envisioned a culturally diverse church committed to joining God in the renewal of all things in our city. We envisioned a holistic relevant church that bridged the gap between the arts, social activism and Christian faith...A safe place where people new to Brooklyn and native New Yorkers could connect with God, be in community with others, and make a difference in the world.    


So whether you're a Christian, seeker or skeptic, we would love to see you. We believe that God has a purpose for each of our lives. At Kinetic...Everyone is welcome. Nobody is perfect. Anything is possible!

kinetic dna

Kinetic Christian Center is shaped by the following values:

  • DIVERSITY ~ We value racial and socioeconomic diversity, and envision a church that reflects Brooklyn's rich diversity.
  • URBAN ~ We value the renewal of urban centers and envision a church that is intimately engaged with the development of the communities we serve.
  • JUSTICE ~ We value the worth and dignity of every human being, and envision a church that confronts injustice and uses its resources for the needs of others, especially the poor.
  • CREATIVITY ~ We value innovation and creativity, and envision a church that incorporates the creative arts and invests in the lives of artists and innovators.
  • HOLISTIC ~ We value the integration of spiritual and emotional health, and envision a church in which the Gospel transforms every aspect of our lives.
  • SPIRIT-FILLED ~ We value the presence and power of the Holy Spirit for effective living, and envision a church that is dependent upon and directed by the Spirit of God.

leadership

  • dr. cedric johnson

    Cedric Johnson is the Lead Pastor of Kinetic Christian Center.  He holds a Masters of Divinity and PhD from Princeton Theological Seminary. Pastor Cedric is an author, psychotherapist and educator. He presently also serves as Assistant Director of Training for Redeemer City to City and previously served as Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and Congregational Care at Wesley Theological Seminary. He also is a drummer who loves the creative arts and long walks on the beach. 

  • veronica cohn-johnson

    Veronica Cohn-Johnson, Cedric's wife, serves as Assistant Pastor at Kinetic Christian Center. She has over 15 years of experience in ministry. Veronica is also a Relationship Coach. Her background is in the fashion industry and she loves to travel and do anything that allows her to express her creativity in various areas of design. 

core beliefs

About the Scriptures ~ We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God and that individuals were moved by the Spirit of God to write the words of Scripture.


About God ~ We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, who became human to reveal God to humanity and to reconcile humanity to God. 


About Humanity ~ We believe that all people are created in the image of God to have fellowship with God but became alienated in that relationship through disobedience (sin) - centering our lives on ourselves and on the pursuit of things, rather than on God and others. People, as a result of that alienation, are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through our own efforts.


About Salvation ~ Because of God's love for humanity, God entered history in the person of Jesus Christ to restore our broken relationship with God. Jesus Christ lived the life we were created to live and then died to pay the debt incurred for the life we actually live. It is through a person's faith in Jesus Christ, and what his life, death and resurrection made possible, that one's relationship with God is restored. God freely offers salvation to anyone who acknowledges that Jesus is Lord and believes in their heart that God raised Him from the dead (Romans 10:9, 10).