Charlotte Churches

Going to the Chapel

When it comes to choosing a church or a synagogue, Charlotte’s power players have historically had a few favorites. Curious who’s worshiping where? Here’s where we hear some of Charlotte’s biggest names attend services:

Central Church of God

Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports
Johnny Harris, president of Lincoln Harris





Covenant Presbyterian

Eric Davis, school board chair
Jim Martin, former governor
Taylor Batten, Charlotte Observer editorial page editor  
Hugh McColl






Friendship Missionary Baptist

Anthony Foxx
Sonja Gantt, lead anchor, WCNC
Harvey Gantt
Brigida Mack, lead anchor, WBTV
Erika Bryant, lead anchor, WSOC




Myers Park Presbyterian

Tim Belk, CEO of Belk
Andy Dulin, City Council member









Myers Park Baptist

C. D. Spangler, former head of the University of North Carolina system
Ed Williams, former Charlotte Observer editorial page editor







St. Peter’s Episcopal

Erskine Bowles, former Clinton chief of staff and former UNC system president
Kristen Hills Bradberry, advisor to nonprofits






St. Peter’s Catholic

Mary Lou Babb, philanthropist










Temple Beth El

Alan Blumenthal, chairman of the board at Blumenthal Foundation
Philip Blumenthal, director of the Blumenthal Foundation
Larry Polsky, former chair of Discovery Place board and capital campaign chair
Emily Zimmern, president of Levine Museum of the New South
Rich Osborne, former Duke CFO and former Symphony board chair

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