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We Welcome You to Our Church

Reverend Thompson and Sister T

 

"So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."

2 Corinthians 4:18

 

We are Compassion Community Church

A Little About Us

COMPASSION COMMUNITY CHURCH HISTORY

On Easter Sunday, April 4, 1999, with 110 persons in attendance, the first service of Compassion Community Church was held in the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church East End. This facility was provided rent-free after the second month of service. The Compassion Community Church family was doubly blessed, as it was planted with the blessing and covering of Pastor Dwight Riddick and the Gethsemane Baptist Church family. Rev. Thompson was the first son of Gethsemane to be licensed to preach God’s Word.

This ministry was quite unique in that the membership was comprised of more children than adults—a ratio of 98 percent children ranged in age from 4 to 21. The adults were usually not parents of the children. Gethsemane Baptist Church graciously provided vans to bus the children. Today, more adults attend, but the ratio is still more children than adults. The first member that joined CCC is still active in the church.

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History Highlights

2003
The church moved into its current location
The Bus, Choir, Praise Dance and Bible Study Ministries were increased to include the Jail, Deacons and Church School Ministries

2004
Deacons Ben Owen and Darrell Bland were ordained

2005-2008
Sponsored a student traveling to Australia/New Zealand with the People to People Ambassadors Program
First Lady’s Day began
Disciples of Faith Ministry began (women’s ministry)
Annual church picnic and annual Christmas Cantata began
Summer camp sponsored by Camp Heavenly Waters
Choir and praise dance anniversaries and annual youth revival
Two vans were purchased in 2008

2009
Awards given to those persons who performed “Above and Beyond the Call of Duty”
First Women of Hope Conference
Nursing Home Ministry began
Church School Ministry increased to four classes
Praise Dance Ministry expanded to include mime and step
Outreach Ministry in Rice, VA continued

2010
First Health Fair
Nursing Home Ministry expanded
Youth Revival—Rev. Jenkins from Albany, GA & congregation
Health Walk
Christmas gifts from “Yes I Can” ministry
Pastor preached in Albany, GA for Black History Service
Sent one student to New York on school activity
Two high school students received scholarships from CCC
The Herald Newsletter began

2011
Choir participated in “The Road Ahead’s” annual Christmas Program
Clothing ministry officially named “Operation Rice”
Three students went away to college
Disciples of Faith (Women’s Ministry) Annual Feast of Love Fellowship
Fellowship of Love Banquet—Youth Fellowship
Joint New Year’s Service with Pastor Lilly & New Mt. Zion Baptist Church

2012
Three students won VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Contest on District and State levels
Baptized six persons
Choir sang for the Menchville House fundraiser at New Beech Grove Baptist Church
Choir sang at the annual Road Ahead Christmas Sing Out
Fellowship of Love Youth Banquet
Operation Rice’s Clothing Ministry continued
Joint New Years Eve service with Pastor Lily & New Mt. Zion Church
Joint Passion Week service with Pastors Lilly & Davenport (Freedom Christian Center)