The vision for Christ Baptist Church can be traced to October 4, 1998, when David Horner, in his 20th anniversary sermon for Providence Baptist Church, announced that Providence would again act on its mission to plant churches and would begin steps to start their fourth church plant. In July of 1999, Providence’s elder board formed a steering committee with the responsibility for starting the new church. After much prayer and an extensive pastor search, Dr. Ned Mathews was called to become the inaugural pastor of Christ Baptist Church in June, 2002. We began leasing a portion of the space in our current facility while continuing the search for a senior pastor. Dr. Steve McKinion was called to become Senior Pastor of Christ Baptist Church in June 2003.
We were able to purchase our 53,000 square-foot building at 400 Newton Road in June 2003. On September 7, 2003, 248 people became charter members of Christ Baptist Church. Our first Sunday School classes began on that date, as well. Each year in September, we celebrate Covenant Sunday, our anniversary. In May 2005, Dr. McKinion returned to Southeastern Seminary to a full-time teaching position. Dr. Allan Moseley began serving as Interim Pastor, and accepted the call to become Senior Pastor in May 2006.
Due to space limitations, we maintained two morning worship services for a few years. In 2008, CBC held an aggressive building campaign to add a Fellowship Hall, Gathering Hall, renovate the church kitchen, and build a new Worship Center. Our first worship service in the new facility was held on July 17, 2012.
Sensing God’s call to devote more time to teaching and writing, Dr. Moseley resigned as Pastor after 10 years of service. Dr. David Hogg, a former member, Elder, and Associate Pastor at Christ Baptist, accepted the call from God and His church to serve as our Senior Pastor, as of June 1, 2015.