Manie and Lindsay Lombard were serving on the leadership team of Craig Clark at Urban Life Church, Jhb, South Africa, when they responded to God's call to establish a new church in Lusaka, Zambia. In June 2008 they held their first Sunday meeting as South City Church in the house of the then principal of Baobab College, Tim Middleton.

A few months later meetings would move to the hall of Baobab College. Since that first meeting, more congregations have been established at Zebra Crossings Cafe in Feb 2014 and in May 2015 at Martin House Trust School in the Chisamba Farming Community. The meeting at Zebra Crossings Cafe later outgrew the space and moved to The University of Africa's premises in Thorn Park. 

South City Church also started congregations in the State Lodge area in February 2017 and Kitwe in October 2019. Our Baobab College congregation moved to Sandy's Creations in Nov 2016.

South City Church's name was changed to Gospel Central Church on 30 May 2017. In May 2018 our congregations in Thorn Park and Sandy's Congregation together formed a new congregation at Embassy Mall, Makeni.