Christ Reformed Church

Anderson SC
During the Spring of AD 2007, the Lord moved several families to form a new church in Anderson, South Carolina, that would be devoted to the teaching, preaching, and practicing of the Word of God. These families became familiar with the preaching ministry of Christ Church of the Carolinas in Columbia, South Carolina and, after visiting Christ Church, were convinced that the Lord would be pleased to plant a similar church in Anderson.

The first service was held on May 20th, 2007 and on June 24th, 2007 the steering committee of the church agreed to extend a call to the church’s current pastor, Alexander Campbell, who was on staff of Christ Church in Columbia. He began serving as the Pastor of Christ Reformed Church on July 15th, 2007. The first elders and deacons of the church were ordained on April 20th, 2008.

On May 5th, 2009 Christ Reformed Church joined the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, a multinational association of conservative, Reformed churches and organizations that affirm the great creeds of the faith and the Reformation doctrines of the Cambridge Declaration of April 20th, 1996. The Alliance Council includes champions of the faith such as Sinclair Ferguson, R. C. Sproul, John Piper, John MacArthur, Eric Alexander, Alistair Begg, Donald Carson, Ligon Duncan, Richard Phillips, and Albert Mohler.

Christ Reformed Church moved into its current location at 1621 North Main Street in downtown Anderson, South Carolina in January of 2010. Our renovation of an abandoned building strategically located between the old downtown area and Anderson Mall includes a chapel with seating capacity of over 240 and several classrooms as well as staff offices. With future growth in mind, the building itself contains over 37,000 square feet of space, of which only a portion is currently occupied.

In May of AD 2011, The Session of Christ Reformed Church extended a call to Matt Awtrey to serve as an Associate Pastor. Pastor Awtrey served as an intern for one year previous to his calling after he graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC in May of AD 2010. Pastor Awtrey left the church in the summer of 2015 in order to become a Church Planter with the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (ARPC) in Irmo, South Carolina.

Pastors Campbell and Awtrey became licensed ministers of the ARPC in the autumn of 2013. The congregation of Christ Reformed Church voted overwhelming to join the ARPC in January of 2016 and the Second Presbytery of the ARPC approved the church’s request to united with the ARPC on March 8th, 2016.

While Christ Reformed Church is young as a congregation, it is ancient in its affirmation of traditional Protestant doctrines, historical Reformed worship, theological creeds, orthodox beliefs, and holy practices.