redefining the church experience in the city of Fort Lauderdale

redefining the church experience in the city of Fort Lauderdale

About DHC

Our mission is to redefine the church experience in the city of Fort Lauderdale
Authentic. Somewhere in the course of history, people felt as though they had to hide who they were in order to come to church. We want the city of Fort Lauderdale to know that you can explore the teachings in the Scriptures and still be yourself–that’s authenticity.  Our staff will lead by example: you may see us visiting the sick on Tuesday, helping out Walker Elementary School on Thursday, and then out on the town with our friends on Saturday night. This is Christianity in real life. This is attractive.
Practical. Have you ever left a church service and had no clue what the message was about? Don’t feel bad, you’re not alone. At DHC, our goal is for you to leave on Sunday and know exactly what to do on Monday morning. By focusing on relevant and life-stage related topics, we can show our city that the Scriptures are still alive today.
Conversational.  DHC is interested in dialogue, not just dogma. DHC is interested in education, not indoctrination. We understand that people, in general, do not agree on every issue and that is fine with us. This is a church where if you don’t agree with us, you still feel welcome! We want you to feel safe and encouraged as you process doubt and wrestle with the teachings of Jesus.

The Team

We love this city and desire to help people grow

Adam Duckworth

Volunteer Coordinator

John Garippa

Lead Pastor

Kristina Cooper

Creative and NextGen Director

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Our mission is to redefine the church experience in the city of Fort Lauderdale.

Downtown Harbor Church gathers on Sunday mornings at 9am and 10:30am at the Museum of Discovery and Science in Downtown Fort Lauderdale. Kids programming available at 10:30am service.

The DHC Welcome Team will be stationed from the parking lot all the way to theater to make sure you never feel lost.

Parking: Your spot has been paid for by the generosity of others! Just pull into the parking lot at the corner of W. Broward Blvd and SW 5th Ave. You’ll see DHC Parking Banners, so you cannot miss it! Make sure to grab a parking pass from our welcome team.

Museum of Discovery and Science: 401 SW 2nd St. Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33312

  • Live to Serve

    We believe that people have forgotten how to be missionaries in their own city.
  • Where to Start

    DHC is committed to the teachers and students of Harbordale Elementary.
  • Go, make a difference

    Whether it's providing back to school supplies or test prep, we want these students to know that Fort Lauderdale is rooting for them. These kids are the future of Fort Lauderdale, let's help make it a bright one.

dhc kids mission

The Boardwalk_K5

At the boardwalk we believe in creating fun, engaging environment where the lessons are memorable and the leaders make a lasting impact. Click for more information.

The Lagoon_Inf

The Lagoon is our weekly environment created especially for your infants (six weeks) through preschool-aged children.  We want to incite wonder and give preschoolers the first impression of their loving heavenly Father.  Click for more information.


DHC Campus

401 SW 2nd Ave. Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312

DHC Corporate Headquarters

1180 N. Federal HWY. Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304

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