Christ Church

A New Parish Church in Syracuse's Eastside

Christ Church is a new parish church in Syracuse's Eastside. Christ Church is called to glorify God by together declaring his gospel and displaying his kingdom in Syracuse and beyond.

  • The Eastside is home to Syracuse University, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and SUNY Upstate Medical University.
  • One of Syracuse's poorest neighborhoods is in the Eastside.
  • The church started a weekly parish gathering in February 2014.
  • The church started morning worship on Pentecost Sunday, May 24, 2015.

Rev. Jonathan Hood was born in Portland, OR and lived in several states before attending the University of Alabama in Huntsville, where he earned a Bachelor in Biology in 2004. He worked as a systems biologist for several years before moving to Charlotte, NC in 2010 to attend Reformed Theological Seminary. He earned a Master in Divinity in 2013 and was, then, called to plant a church in Syracuse.

He enjoys reading, music, coffee, Philadelphia sports, running, and golf. He and his wife Erica have been married a decade and have three young daughters, Aeryn, Claire and Emma. Erica loves the arts and is a freelance graphic designer.