About Metropolitan Church

Our Story

The story of Metro is a story of two churches:  Vestavia Church of God and Riverchase Church of God. Vestavia Church of God was organized by Joe E. Edwards in May of 1969 with 31 charter members.  Raymond F. Culpepper founded the Riverchase Church of God in August of 1980 with 18 charter members.

In August of 1981, under the direction and leadership of the Holy Spirit, the Vestavia Church and Riverchase Church merged together with Raymond Culpepper as pastor.  A month later, in September 1981 the name of the church was changed to Metropolitan Church of God, affectionately referred to as Metro.

Under Dr. Culpepper’s leadership, Metro grew and became one of the largest churches in Birmingham.  In 1999, the church relocated from its campus on Columbiana Road to its present 32-acre interstate campus.

Congregational Survey

As we prepare to begin our search for a new pastor, we are asking you to prayerfully complete the following confidential questionnaire. Your responses will help our church leadership in compiling a profile for a potential pastor. 

Thank you for taking the time to complete this important congregational survey. This moment in our church’s history provides an opportunity for us all to share together in assessing who we are and where we see ourselves heading in the future.