Plan A Visit

Service times, directions, and what to expect upon your first visit to Authentic

Getting to know each other

We know meeting someone for the first time can be intimidating, and going to a new church for the first time can be nerve-racking. We want to help make your first experience at Authentic Church a great one!


Authentic Church meets every Sunday and offers identical services to choose from:

Sundays at 8:45am, 11:00am & 6:00pm ET


Authentic Church is located at:

2416 N Center St

Hickory, NC 28601

What can I expect?

How long is an Authentic Church service?

In total, an Authentic Church service is about 90 minutes in length. Services begin with the Authentic Worship band leading the church in music - song lyrics are projected onto the screens so you can sing along and/or engage with worship however you feel most comfortable. After the music portion of service is complete, Pastor Bobby Chandler will share an encouraging and hope-filled message about Jesus.

What's the culture like at Authentic Church?

Sunday's at Authentic are exciting, casual, and fun. Come as you are and expect to feel welcomed as our guest.

What about my kids?

We believe that kids should have a blast at church every single week - and at A-Kids, we make this a priority. The other thing we make a priority is your children’s safety. Because of that, we have a detailed check-in process for our A-Kids program the first time that you visit. You’ll want to leave yourself an extra ten minutes to get signed in for the A-Kids experience. A-Kids is offered at every Authentic Church service for kids ages infant through Grade 5.

Let us know you're coming

Ready to check out Authentic Church in person? We can't wait to meet you in person. Simply fill out the form below and we'll make sure to give you the VIP treatment upon your first visit.

"This is a wonderful church. Pastor Bobby speaks straight from the Word! Worship is always moving. I'm so happy to make this my home church."

Ronda K