An Important Announcement from the New City Network Board of Directors
Greetings from the New City Network Board,
With both deep gratitude and a sense of loss, the Board of Directors would like to
announce that Founder Randy Nabors will transition into an advisory role for the New
City Network in January 2023.
Rev. Randy Nabors formed the New City Network in 2010 to encourage and equip churches
that were pursuing biblical mercy and justice. His preaching and writing provided a theologically-
robust and gospel-centered framework. A network of churches was born, marked by five
distinctives: urban, cross cultural, inclusive of the poor, joyful worship, and sound biblical
Randy and the New City team–including Joan Nabors, Robert Blevins, and (later) Chris
Blackman–helped spread the vision through consultation trips and conference events. They
encouraged leaders serving in challenging ministry contexts and connected them with one
another for mutual support. The Network became a prophetic voice in the PCA and other
Reformed spaces about the gospel call to honor fellow image bearers through the ministry of
both word and deed.
The Network operated under the organization of Mission to North America (MNA), where Randy
also served as the coordinator of Urban and Mercy Ministries. In 2019, the New City Network
attained nonprofit status, with the goal of ensuring its longevity under the eventual leadership of
the board of directors and Executive Director.
At the end of December 2022, Randy will transition off the New City Network staff team. This
strategic change will set the stage for the board to plan, pray and strategize for the ministry’s
Randy has accepted a position as the Assistant Pastor of World Missions at First Presbyterian
Church in Chattanooga. (He has concluded his MNA role, which he recently shared in a social
media post.) Randy will serve in an advisory role for the Network starting January 2023.
The Board has appointed Robert Blevins as Interim Executive Director for the New City
Network. Robert has served alongside Randy since 2010 and has been an essential partner in
building the ministry. He will also serve as Interim Director at MNA in Randy’s previous role.
Chris Blackman has faithfully managed the Network’s operations since 2018. He will continue in
a very part-time role until the end of December as he transitions into his new position with
Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) at Kennesaw State University.
Leave a Legacy that Lasts!
As a Network supporter and friend, your partnership and prayers have made it possible for the
Network to encourage and equip over 200 churches through consulting visits and conferences.
Let’s continue this work together.
1. Select GIVE
2. This will take you to the Mercy & Justice Ministry page, which provides financial
oversight for the Network.
For wise and discerning leadership from the Board
For Robert as he transitions into his new roles
For the rest and renewal of Coalition churches and ministry leaders after a difficult season
Please contact Robert at: email@example.com for any Network-related matters.
The New City Network board:
Pastor Tony Myles-Chair
Pastor Andrew Russell-Co-chair
Pastor Ronnie Perry-Board member
Pastor Logan Keck-Board member