Southie

Our Southie location meets Sundays at 11:00AM at LearnLaunch Institute located at 281 Summer Street, Floor 2, South Boston, MA 02127.


The Service

You'll experience a very friendly community (that's one of our best features) that is very diverse, filled with both Bostonian natives, transplants and transients. Everyone comes from different spiritual journeys, too. Some people are Catholic or Jewish, while others come from a Protestant background, but there are many people who don't necessarily identify as a "church" or "religious" person at all, and simply enjoy our non-denominational presentation and exploration of faith and of Jesus Christ.

You’ll experience a life-giving (probably funny) sermon, contemporary music, and friendly people who dress from business casual to super comfy. The whole service lasts less than 90 minutes.

We have free coffee and pastries waiting on you! And if you have children, they'll enjoy our amazing kids ministry services that run concurrently with your service.

The Venue

The Southie Community meets in the office space of LearnLaunch Institute, which is a modern, flex office space. It's only a 5-minute walk from South Station, and there's plenty of free street parking, as well as a $5.00 parking garage located nearby (details below). The building is completely handicap accessible with elevators and ramps in and out of our service.

If you’re anywhere close to the Greater Boston area, we would love for you to visit us in person. Our church is made up of people who live in all the 23 neighborhoods of Boston (from West Roxbury, to Dorchester, to South Boston and beyond), the bordering towns of Boston (like Newton, Cambridge and Brookline), and even the suburbs close to Boston (Dedham, Needham, Wellesley, Westwood). People make the drive to attend a church that makes them happy! Look for anyone of the StoryHeights volunteer team wearing the easily identifable blue volunteer shirts. They'll help you out and make sure you have a great first experience!

Parking Options: Lots of street parking available in front of the venue! If a garage is preferred or necessary, there are two close by: Channelside (more info here) or Necco (more info here). They're both only $5 on Sundays!

Community Pastors

Our South Boston location is led by Community Pastors Steve & Ali Engstrand, Boston-area natives and proud Patriots fans. Steve and Ali both grew up just outside of Boston and attended Bentley University and Northeastern University, respectively. After planting themselves at StoryHeights in 2012 and making the radical decision to live their lives according to God's word, Steve and Ali got married in November 2013 by Pastor Tyler Tullos, and what a beautiful day it was! They have been faithful week in and week out during their time at StoryHeights, both at Sunday services and in their daily walks with God. We consider it an honor and privilege to have them leading the charge for our Southie community.

Plan Your Visit

If you’ll let us know you’re coming as a guest, our great volunteers will help make your first time at StoryHeights Church an easy experience. We believe God’s House should be a place you look forward to being at and a little bummed when you have to leave, and we do everything we can to make this a reality. We hope you’ll join us soon.