On November 20, 2016, we celebrated our 30th Anniversary - From Franklin to the Ends of the Earth - praising the Lord for 30 years of gospel transformation felt in and through our community. During the special Sunday morning worship service, our beloved founding pastor, Scotty Smith, was named Pastor Emeritus.
In 2015, we were thrilled to install our first Deaconesses, elected by our elders and the congregation to serve our community.
2014 also saw the launch of our Senior Adult Ministry (SAM), quickly becoming one of our most active social and service groups. Led by Pastor Mike Smith and Elder David White, SAM engages our lively senior community with regular luncheons, gatherings, learning opportunities, and service projects.
As our student ministry continued growing, it was relaunched as C3 Students. In 2014, Pastor Charles Johnson began serving as its director and pastor.
After a long search, God provided for our church and Pastor David Cassidy was installed as our Senior Pastor on Sunday, May 4, 2014.
After 25 years of faithful service to the Lord, to the Lord's people, and to our community, Pastor Scotty Smith retired in 2012 and Interim Senior Pastor Tony Giles began serving us as we searched for our new pastor.
Pacific Bridge Ministry had been evangelizing Chinese non-believers and providing fellowship and Bible studies to Chinese believers for six years in the Nashville metropolitan area. The genesis of the church plant came from the calling of the Nashville Presbytery and Christ Community Church of the existing Chinese fellowship led by Pastor Tim Tan. In the beginning, the church was predominantly Chinese, but has become one that includes people from every tongue, tribe, and nation (including Anglo, African American, Chinese, Japanese, Taiwanese, Singaporean, Hong Kong, Vietnamese, Filipino, Korean and Mongolian). Originally named Bridge International Fellowship, they are now called Crossroads of the Nations and located in Cool Springs.
In the Fall of 2008, inspired by a sermon from founding Pastor Scotty Smith, Christ Community Church launched Stewards Garden - our community garden located on our back property.
When Christ Community Church moved from downtown Franklin to its new facility on Hillsboro Road in the fall of 2001, the church retained the Historic Downtown Chapel with the desire that it could continue to be used for ministry purposes as well as for church planting. This hope was realized in December 2006, when Pastor George Grant along with elders and deacons from Christ Community planted Parish Presbyterian Church using the Chapel as its home.
On November 19, 2006, we celebrated our 20th Anniversary!