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Our History

Founded in 1992 by Pastor Tony and Terese Rea, Community Christian Church (CCC) held their first service at Burr Elementary School at Ryan Road and 18 Mile in Sterling Heights, Michigan. The modest assembly of approximately thirty-five members desired to seek a passionate and lively relationship with Jesus Christ. For several years, CCC operated as a “mobile church” – setting up and tearing down equipment in rented facilities each week.

In 1993, CCC purchased a 3.6 acre parcel of land on Ryan Road, and later built their first building on it. In May of 1999, the first worship service was held in the “Phase 1” building. A steady growth of the church soon led to a congregation of about 150 – 200 people, and sparked an increase in available ministries for the community.

Shortly afterward, additional staff members were required to help oversee the needs of a growing church. By 2001, two Sunday morning services were necessary to accommodate the church family, only to become three weekend services by 2002. The rapid growth of the church family led the church to purchase an additional 6-acre piece of land in 2001 and begin discussing plans for a new addition to the current building.

To date, church growth has quadrupled since the dedication of CCC’s first building in 1999. After an inspiring building campaign, the CCC family occupied the second phase of development, and held our first service in the newly constructed 55,000 square foot “Phase 2” addition on June 19, 2005.

Our Mission

“Community Christian Church exists to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to everyone the Lord sends our way, with the mission to turn people of no faith, little faith, or the wrong faith into fully-devoted followers of Jesus Christ.”

Our Values

The culture and atmosphere of CCC is founded on a desire to live a life of pure love. We’ve captured this culture in our tagline, “Love God, love people, love life.” Here’s what we mean by that:

Love God

We are called to love God with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength. We want to put God first in every area in our lives! We live lives of prayer, dependence on and obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ – according to the standards set forth in the Bible. We love to give to God, and look for opportunities to do so – in our money, time, talent, and availability.

Love People

We want to have true fellowship with one another, and express our love in service to others. True fellowship happens when people are known, cared for and held accountable in their Christian walk with the Lord. Relationships with others are essential! We cannot thrive in our walk with God without proper human relationships. Therefore, we continually seek to connect with every individual that we come in contact with.

Love Life

Jesus came to give us a more abundant life! We are a church that believes that Christianity provides freedom from worldly baggage! A person finds fulfillment in life when they discover who they are in Christ, connect with other believers and use their gifts and talents to serve others.