LGBTQ+ Resource List

A powerful presentation that establishes foundations for queer church inclusion as well as a list of essential resources for individuals who want to learn more.

The Sanctuary Network

A collaboration between Sanctuary and the LGBT Christian Network. Designed to unite inclusive Christian communities that desire to maintain Biblical foundations for their work. Led by Apostle Lee Ann Marino and Rev. Lyle Sorrell.

The National Suicide Prevention Line

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.

National Sexual Assault Hotline

The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network provides essential resources and databases designed to help survivors of rape and sexual assault receive needed help. Includes a free 24/7 hotline that is free, confidential and can be accessed via their website or their toll-free national number. Site details extensive information to define and identify sexual assault, provides statistics on sexual assault, laws, and specialized resources for minorities and LGBTQ+.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

One out of every five individuals has a mental illness of some sort. Here you can find information, learn about management, and find important resources relating to mental health from the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization.

The Trevor Project

Specifically designed for LGBTQ+ youth, The Trevor Project is available 24/7 for counseling, talk, crisis assistance, and more.

There's nothing wrong with wanting to reach out, connect with others, or needing help. Here are some links to agencies that can help you, whatever your immediate need might be.

The Recovery Village

Recovery facility with a list of all major twelve step groups, including Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Gambler's Anonymous, and family programs, such as Alanon and Nar-Anon.

The Reformation Project

A Bible-based Christian group focusing on LGBTQ+ inclusion from a Scriptural perspective.


Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays is one of the largest - and most recognizable - organizations devoted to unity, communication, and support for the queer community, their families, and community allies.

Trans Lifeline

A peer-support run toll-free hotline run by transgender individuals, for transgender individuals and those who are questioning their gender.

The Junia Project

A women's ministry providing Scriptural resources and insight into what the Bible really has to say about women.

LBGT Christian Network

A safe haven for LGBT Christians who have lost faith, are facing hate, or just want to build a bond with God. Allies and families welcome! Led by Rev. Lyle Sorrell.

Encouragement for Today

Blog and online spiritual community featuring interest in encouragement and distance support as led by author Julie Harvey, a frequent guest on Kingdom Now and friend of Sanctuary.

Meeting times and locations

Whether gathering for a monthly service, a deep-dive Bible study, a media recording, one of our unique conferences, or a fellowship day, Sanctuary hosts a number of diverse events throughout the year that are open to anyone who might be interested. If you would like access to our calendar of events, join our Discord server.

Unless otherwise specified, we meet Sundays at 1 PM (EST) at the homes of our leaders throughout the Charlotte and Gastonia areas.

Monthly Service

We hold service the first Sunday of every month. Community-minded in nature, we welcome anyone to come out and worship with us as we receive God's Word in a spiritual setting.

We encourage you to attend as you feel comfortable (sometimes we dress up for photos, but that's not required). Our services start with Metanoia, our Sunday School program. We have a time for announcements and questions, praise and worship, a sermon or lesson, communion, an, and group prayer for anyone who desires prayer. There is no pressure and no one will be put on the spot.

Location: 505 Bessemer City Road, Gastonia, NC 28052

Deep-Dive Bible Studies

At Sanctuary, we don't believe in boring Bible study! Our discussions expound on themes present in the text and sometimes completely circle around them! No topic, no discussion is off limits! Our Bible studies are held in comfortable settings and consist of a study text, discussion, and group prayer. Sometimes, after our study, we will play a group game, watch a show or movie, or hang out and talk even more.

Second, Fourth and Fifth Sundays: 4401 Sharon Chase Dr., Apt H, Charlotte, NC 28215

Third Sundays: 6344 Windsor Gate Ln, Charlotte , NC 28215

Weekday Meetups

Coming soon!

Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten. (Lilo and Stitch)

Join our Discord to stay connected, view our calendar, submit prayer requests, communicate with us, and have fun!