Christ Church formed in 1984 as a merger of two United Methodist churches with the vision and passion to reach new persons for Jesus Christ. The newly merged church sold the two separate properties and bought the 32-acre Wilson dairy farm at the corner of East Brainerd Road and Morris Hill Drive, right in the center of booming residential growth. The first building was a multipurpose facility with a gym for worship, fellowship, and meals. The church has grown from less than 400 members at its beginning to 5,000 members! And between thirty and forty percent of the persons joining the church each year come on professions of faith – new disciples of Jesus Christ! Christ Church’s desire to reach new persons who are not part of any church, has driven its architecture, its styles of worship, its staffing, and its ministries. Contemporary worship is common now, but we raised eyebrows when we added a contemporary service in the 1990’s! Now we have four worship services, each of which has a unique worship style and music. We completed our sanctuary in 1999 and our new Commons in 2011. In 2011 we began a major focus on missions and increased our service to others locally, nationally, and internationally. This included both serving hands-on and providing financial resources. Examples of this are building an orphanage in South Sudan, sending out hurricane and tornado recovery teams, and providing homework help and support to financially needy families in our community. Christ Church’s story is a brief but powerful one, and the best is yet to be! If you are interested in reading more of the Christ Church story, you can purchase our printed history booklet for a nominal cost in the church office or at the information desks.