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To provide spiritual restoration and transform lives through the support of a Christ-centered community.

"When my wife and I felt hopeless, someone brought the truth of the word of God to us, and when I found out- I wanted to tell everybody about it." - Founder and Pastor Jim Noble 

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Dream Center transforms communities through consistent, Christ-centered engagement, and meets the needs of the whole person – spirit, soul, and body. Built off years of consistent presence in underserved areas of Charlotte, the Dream Center provides those desiring to love their neighbor as themselves with a platform to build relationships with and serve those who they may otherwise never be able to know. 

In 2010, Jim Noble expanded his successful restaurant group to include the King’s Kitchen, a nonprofit restaurant serving the city with the best fried chicken and old-school Southern dishes while also providing job training and meals to the homeless and hungry. The journey continued in 2011, when Jim and Karen founded and began pastoring Restoring Place Church, a church designed for community and worship that served Charlotte’s most vulnerable residents.*

Even with these initial efforts, it wasn’t long before Pastor Noble and his wife, Karen, realized the need in Charlotte was much greater than initially anticipated. 

As an answer to the far-reaching problem, in 2014, Noble and a team of staff and volunteers launched the Charlotte Mecklenburg Dream Center, a member of the Dream Center Network founded by Pastor Tommy Barnett and his son Matthew in Los Angeles. 

Through partnerships with businesses, organizations, and churches, the Dream Center bridges the gap between need and resources with the ultimate goal of connecting those in seemingly hopeless situations with the greatest hope of all – Jesus Christ. 

*Restoring Place Church continues today as the Dream Center Church of Charlotte, the church of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Dream Center. 

Charlotte, NC


Who We Are

The vision of the Dream Center is to raise up disciples and transform communities through consistent, Christ-centered, community-based engagement, and meeting the needs of the whole person - spirit, soul, and body.

See some of our journeys

- Mike Hall

- Jayrion Wilson

 - Felicia Anderson

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