To Love God and Love Others
Our purpose is to help people enjoy a meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ and each other while developing as faithful disciples. People matter to God. He wants everyone to have a personal relationship with Him and become fully devoted followers of Christ. People need each other. Our desire is to help people strengthen marriages, families, singles and friendships.
Matthew 22:36-40; 28:19-20; Luke 24:46-47, Ephesians 2:10; Philippians 3:10; 1 Timothy 2:3-4; 1 John 5:20, Psalms 127:1, 2
During the late 90s, Pastor Ron Jenkins, along with a number of other believers, joined together to form a new congregation that would be "Different To Make A Difference". This new ministry was called Community Baptist Church.
Prior to owning this property, services were held in the Best Western, American Legion, and The Depot in downtown Guthrie. In 1998, our current property was purchased and a worship center was constructed. The first service in the new building was Easter 1999. Later the Community Center building was built in 2001.
But God was not finished!
During the winter of 2002, God brought to Community Church Pastor Jim Hylton as Senior Pastor and Pastor Larry Conant as our worship leader. During his 4 years here, Jim gave stabilizing leadership and taught Biblical truths on Gods Kingdom today.
In fall of 2003, Community Baptist Church united with First Capital Baptist Church. Pastor Bill Williams joined with Pastor Jim Hylton to form the new assembly called Community Church. During the spring of 2007, Pastor Jim moved to Missouri and Pastor Bill became the senior pastor.
The name Community Church was chosen to give emphasis to being a community oriented church with openness to other denominational backgrounds. Community Church is made up of many people who have life-time affiliation with Southern Baptists. In honor of that heritage of reaching people and reaching out to the world in missions, we are part of the Southern Baptist Convention, one of the greatest mission sending agencies in the world. At the same time we greatly value all Christians who follow Christ and affirm His Word, the Bible. We are trans-denominational in our appreciation for and relationships with all Christ-believing churches. The head of our church is the Lord Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit is our companion and the Bible is our light to guide us to the future.
The future is bright with hope, vision and expectancy. We believe the Lord wants to share His manifest presence with us so Jesus is very real to all of us. As Jesus is made real, His power will be released to meet the needs of all who are in need. We believe Jesus has all power both in Heaven and on earth. The supernatural ability of God to do exceeding abundantly above all we think and ask is our hope for the future.