The journey begins in 2006 when Scott Free, after serving urban communities in Atlanta for 6 years, felt led to start a ministry called  ‘Freestyle Missions’ for the purpose of sharing the Gospel through community service and hip-hop.  From 2006-2009, Freestyle Missions hosted regular outreach events and block parties in Atlanta during which many were saved.  At these events people were always asking for a place to belong that was like the ministry they were exposed to, wanting to join the ‘Freestyle’ hip-hop church. Because of the mounting interest and need to point people to a consistent gathering place, starting in 2010 Freestyle Missions began to host a monthly hip-hop service in Atlanta called ‘The City Takers Experience.’ This monthly event, featuring a church service inside of a hip-hop concert, started to draw a monthly attendance of 200-600 people.


Due to the popularity of the monthly event, Freestyle Missions became ‘City Takers’ and hosts 3-5 programs a week fueled by 20 leaders and over a hundred volunteers. The outreach, events, music and FM radio show have grown the humble mission to a movement that garners national attention and is sought after for consultation, internships and event hosting/production.  At the heart of it all is an urban community driven by compassion to see people experience Jesus and be moved to impact their city with hope, truth and love.

In 2017, after over 10 years of outreach and evangelism in the inner city, the need for greater consistent discipleship became a conviction and the decision to plant a church to bridge the population that was being drawn was birthed. 



Starting July 2019, CityTakers began weekly services for Crossover Church ATL, our new inner city church plant.  Church services are currently being hosted on the campus of our new headquarters on the westside of Atlanta located at 1300 Joseph E. Boone Blvd. Atlanta, 30314. Both campus and online services are held on Sundays at 10:45 am.


We are a missional church with a presence in our community and a heart for the marginalized.

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