We encourage you to continue to attend Online if you or a family member doesn’t feel well or if you’re just not ready to attend church at a physical location. You’re part of the City First Family no matter where you choose to attend!
Pastor Chris Merz and his wife Abby have been a part of the City First Church team since 2013 because they believed so strongly in Pastors Jeremy & Jen and their vision for the local church and expanding the reach and mission of the Gospel. Over the years Chris has lent his leadership and passion in multiple positions. In 2017 their family made the move from Rockford, IL to Cape Coral, FL as they felt a call to the location.
Chris now serves as the Location Pastor at the City First Church Cape Coral location utilizing his gifts, passions and call to serve the local church and community there. He also provides oversight of our God Behind Bars locations at Dixon Correctional Facility and Hardee Correctional Institution.
Chris and Abby met while serving in ministry in Celebration, FL and have been married since 2008. They, along with their two children, Kinley and Zeke, love the Ohio State Buckeye and are passionate about loving the community of Cape Coral and connecting people to Jesus!