ABOUT CITY COLLECTIVE
City Collective is an emerging family of churches with a passion to join God in the renewal of our cities. Birthed out of Trinity Grace Church in New York City, City Collective's leading voices are church planting practitioners with a heart to equip others to reach their cities.
Our aim is to resource leaders and churches to advance Jesus' mission in the cities of the world. We seek to do that through various mediums such as the journal content on this site, one or two-day gatherings of various sizes, and coaching in smaller learning communities we call Leadership Collectives. Our hope is to provide church planters and pastors with the tools and relationships they need to realize their calling in their given contexts.
City Collective affirms the authority of the Christian scriptures for life and practice. We hold to the essential orthodox Christian beliefs as best expressed in the Apostles' Creed and the Nicene Creed, as well as the Evangelical Statement of Faith.
Jon Tyson is the Founder and Lead Pastor of Trinity Grace Church, a family of eleven neighborhood churches called parishes that network together for the common good and renewal of the city. Jon is also the Co-Founder of the Center for City Renewal, an organization equipping and empowering Christian citizens to participate in God’s redemptive mission throughout New York City. Originally from Australia, Jon moved to the United States fifteen years ago with a passion to understand and help work out the future of the Western Church. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, Christy, and their two children, where they have recently planted Trinity Grace Midtown.
Billy Patterson and his wife Kelly have spent 25 years doing ministry together in Russia, Kyrgyzstan, and more recently in Rome and New York City. While leading Trinity Grace Church Upper West Side in New York, Billy experienced a growing heart to work with pastors around the world to see the church flourish in cities. Over the last couple years, Billy has shifted to spending the majority of his time giving legs to City Collective by traveling to other cities and developing relationships. Billy and Jon have been doing ministry together for most of the last fifteen years. The Pattersons have four sons: Will, Caleb, Coleman, and Wesley.