9:30am & 11:30am

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.

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

  • limited street parking is available along 19th Street in front of our building (no meters). Please reserve this for handicapped parking.
  • handicapped-designated parking in the small lot at the church building 2225 19th St.
  • parking lot at our office building at 2125 19th Street (19th and V).
  • small parking lot at the Sacramento Central YMCA at 2021 W St.
  • large parking lot under the freeway on X St. between 20th and 21st St. (enter on X St.)
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

We look forward to partnering with you in teaching your children about Jesus.

On Sundays, Babies – 3rd grade: Kids Ministry is open at our 9:30am, 11:00am, and 12:30pm services.

On Thursdays, Kids Ministry is available for babies-3rd grade.

Please plan to arrive early for registration.

If you’d prefer, your kids are also welcome to stay with you in service!

MidtownYTH46 (4th-6th grades)

YTH46 Sunday programming is available for 4th-6th graders.

– YTH46 Service at 9:30am service 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

– YTH46 Class at 11:30am service in YTH46 Classroom

– What is a YTH46 Class? It is smaller environment with games & freetime, a
biblical video lesson, tribe time, activities – YTH712 Service at 11:30am in Youth room

– You can expect good snacks and drinks, practical teaching about God’s word from our YTH volunteers and staff, tribe time, and a family environment.

MidtownYTH (7th-12th grades)

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

– You can expect good snacks and drinks, practical teaching about God’s word from our YTH volunteers and staff, tribe time, and a family environment.

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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