Camden Crossroads Community Church was born out of a desire to make a difference in the community.
The church began in June 2007 when several couples joined together in prayer seeking the Lord’s will for their lives. As additional families joined the prayer group, it became obvious that the Lord was doing something collectively in their hearts. A home Bible study was formed to meet the desires of the people to grow in the Lord, first meeting on July 12, 2007.
As the Bible study grew, additional space was needed to accommodate the adults and children. It was decided to pursue a venue that could handle everyone in one room. The Camden County Library conference room was booked to hold worship services outside of a home and met on August 5, 2007. The Holiday Inn Express in Kingsland would be used for the following five weeks.
The group of people decided to become a church in August and began to look at various properties in Kingsland to accommodate the church on a more permanent basis. It was decided to rent a building and renovate it to meet the needs of the church. The Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA) granted authorization to operate as a church plant in the Southeast District of the EFCA.
The first church workday was held on September 8, 2007 to get the building semi-habitable. Church services were held on the 9th in a building that had concrete floors, holes in the wall, a nearly unusable bathroom, and no air conditioning. The Lord miraculously provided the funds and skills for the building renovation that was completed in about three months.
In July 2008, the church purchased an audio visual system that enabled video projection, sound, and podcasting.
In December 2008, the church rented the house located behind the church building providing a campus like atmosphere. This building provided additional classroom facilities, improved nursery facilities, storage, kitchen facilities as well as an office dedicated for use by our Pastor.
In January 2009, the church transitioned to Community Groups replacing the Wednesday corporate meeting. Several CGs meet throughout the week in St. Marys and Kingsland affording the opportunity for people to make connections with each other and build effective disciple making relationships. CGs also provides an outreach for community evangelism. C4’s Collide Youth group continued to meet on Wednesday nights at the church.
In February 2009, the church was voted into full membership of the EFCA at the Southeast District Conference in Knoxville, TN. Additionally, the church decided to expand its capacity by establishing an overflow room located in the house allowing for a 60% increase in capacity.
Camden Crossroads moved to its current facility in St. Marys, GA in September 2010. C4’s Leadership had been searching for months for a facility that would handle the growing number of people as well as offering some room for additional growth with plenty of parking. After some remodeling, C4 had its first service on September 26, 2010 and continues to meet in this location on Colerain Road.
In evaluating our changing culture, C4’s leadership began to evaluate more effective opportunities to minister to our children during corporate worship time each Sunday. After much prayer and counsel, C4 established a Children’s Church that began on August 18, 2013 during the church hour. As a result of adding this important ministry, our leadership made the difficult decision to eliminate Sunday School.