8:30am, 10:30am, 12:30pm

2225 19th St. Sacramento, CA 95818


We say "Midtown Family" a lot around here because, well, it's true. We hope that every person to walk through our doors will feel like they've been welcomed home.

You can expect to be greeted by our awesome staff and volunteers who will gladly answer any questions, and even escort you to your seat. If you're a parent of kids from babies to 3rd grade, you can check your child(ren) in to our Kids Ministry, where they'll play games, sing songs, and learn about Jesus while you have some time to worship in the main worship center.



2225 19th Street Sacramento, CA 95818
Our Sacramento campus is in the Midtown area, conveniently located off of I-80 Business at 19th and W Streets.

Click here for Google Maps directions to the Sacramento campus

We have a few free Sunday parking options. If you can’t remember, that’s OK- just follow our parking signs! 

  • Street handicapped parking is available in the church parking lot in front of our building, enter on V St.
  • Use our Midtown Shuttle by parking in our X Street lot under the freeway overpass between 20th/21st St.
    (Sundays only)
  • Parking lot adjacent to the rail road tracks at the Sacramento Central YMCA: Child Development Center
    2021 W St. (Sundays only, look for the Midtown sign)
  • Parking lot at our office building at 2125 19th Street
    (19th and V)
Worship Experience

When we magnify God, we invite His presence into our lives. Each Sunday service begins by singing songs of praise and worship to magnify God and exalt His name.

If you’ve never experienced praise and worship with us, this Sunday is a great day to jump in. If you have, well then you know that MIDTOWN IS WHERE WE GET DOWN! Our time of worship is both dynamic and intimate, and we sing songs that are mostly Contemporary Christian and Gospel styles. We invite you to clap, dance and sing along, or simply listen and let the Holy Spirit speak to you.

Kids Ministry

Kids Ministry is for babies through 3rd grade.  We look forward to partnering with you in teaching your children about Jesus.

On Sundays

  • Kids Ministry available at 8:30am, 10:30am, and 12:30pm services.

On Thursdays

  • Kids Ministry is available for babies-3rd grade at 7pm service.

Please plan to arrive no more than 15 minutes early for registration. If you’d prefer, your kids are also welcome to stay with you in service!

MidtownYTH46 (4th-6th grades)

YTH46 Service is available for 4th-6th graders.

  • YTH46 Service at 10:30am in Youth room
  • What is a YTH46 service? (think Wednesday night) Services take place in the Youth room which allows for bigger space, a large group game, live teaching, tribe time, and practical activities.
  • This will be our ONLY YTH46 service on Sundays. If your student cannot attend this service then we recommend they sit in service with you during the 8:30am & 12:30pm services.


MidtownYTH (7th-12th grades)

YTH712 Service at 11:30am in Youth room for 7th-12th graders.

  • YTH712 Service at 12:30pm in Youth room: 7th-12th Grades
  • What is YTH712 service? You can expect practical teaching about God’s word from our YOUTH volunteers and staff, tribe time, and a family environment. You will get time to connect with other 7th-12th graders.
  • This will be our ONLY YTH712 service on Sundays. If your student cannot attend this service then we recommend they sit in service with you during the 8:30am & 10:30am services.


If your 5th-12th Grade Student would like to serve in Kids Ministry, you can click here to have them fill out this form.

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Pastor Bob Balian

Founding and Co-Lead Pastor

Bob Balian is the Founding Pastor of Midtown Church, and currently shares the Lead Pastor role with his partners in ministry, Efrem Smith and Susie Gamez.

Bob also serves as the Chaplain for the NBA’s Sacramento Kings. He’s a UCLA graduate with a degree in Economics, and earned a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Fuller Theological Seminary. Bob grew up in Sacramento, and returned to Sacramento from Los Angeles to take over a family construction and engineering business. After becoming a bi-vocational Youth Pastor he sold his business, and became a full-time, Executive Pastor at BOSS (Bayside of South Sacramento) with the late, great Reverend Sherwood Carthen. He then planted Bayside Midtown in 2011 with his beautiful wife, Letty Balian. They intentionally planted in the heart of Sacramento — one of the most diverse cities in the country– and have been intentional about fostering and nurturing diversity and racial reconciliation in the church since the very first day of its existence.

Bob and Letty have one daughter, Taylor, who serves faithfully at Midtown Church.

Pastor Efrem Smith

Co-Lead Pastor

Dr. Efrem Smith is an internationally recognized leader who uses motivational speaking and preaching to equip people for a life of transformation. He consults on issues of multi-ethnicity, leadership, and community development. Efrem is the former president and CEO of World Impact: an urban mission, church planting and leadership-development organization. He’s the author of several books, including his latest, “Killing Us Softly.” Efrem is a graduate of Saint John’s University and Luther Theological Seminary, and received an honorary doctor of ministry degree from Ashland Theological Seminary, and most recently earned his Doctor of Ministry degree in Church Leadership and Reconciliation Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary.

Efrem is married to Donecia and has two daughters. He’s excited to be a part of all that God is doing in and through the Church. He is encouraged by the rapid growth of Midtown Church and are eager to work together and share the love of God throughout the Sacramento region.

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