Christ Presbyterian Church came into existence in 2004 as a mission of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). We have membership in the Providence Presbytery of North Alabama, and serve and worship our Lord alongside over 1,500 other PCA churches across the United States.
Our church meets for worship every Sunday morning at 10:30 AM at 288 Old Highway 431 S in Owens Cross Roads, AL. We’re located in the heart of the Hampton Cove community, just east of the Huntsville metro area.
Teaching Elder/Pastor: Rev. Michael Calvert
Pastoral Assistant for Counseling: Matthew Elliott
Church Administrator: Jack Cooper
Children’s Ministry Coordinator: Ashley Turnbull
Ruling Elders: Fred Fohrell, Dr. J. Robert “Bud” Lancaster, M.D. and Crawford Dillon
Deacons: Jack Loose (Chairman), Graham Burgess, Glen Doughty, Scott Schnorrenberg, Adam Turnbull, Steve Profozich, Paul Matheny, Jeff Brown (Treasurer), John Jeffery, Joe Sims, Ben Calvert, Norman Dean, Bill McNeese and David O’Neil
We believe the Bible is the written word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is the revelation of God’s truth and is infallible and authoritative in all matters of faith and practice.
We believe in the Holy Trinity. There is one God, who exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
We believe that all are sinners and totally unable to save themselves from God’s displeasure, except by His mercy.
We believe that salvation is by God alone as He sovereignly chooses those He will save.
We believe His choice is based on His grace, not on any human individual merit, or foreseen faith.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, who through His perfect life and sacrificial death atoned for the sins of all who will trust in Him, alone, for salvation.
We believe that God is gracious and faithful to His people not simply as individuals but as families in successive generations according to His Covenant promises.
We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells God’s people and gives them the strength and wisdom to trust Christ and follow Him.
We believe that Jesus will return, bodily and visibly, to judge all mankind and to receive His people to Himself.
We believe that all aspects of our lives are to be lived to the glory of God under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
For more in depth reading, our doctrine is expressed in the Westminster Standards. The Standards are composed of . . .
We also affirm the Three Forms of Unity of the Reformed Churches. . .
What time do services start?
We have Sunday School classes for all ages starting at 9:15 AM, with the exception of the Summer quarter when we typically do not have classes. From 10 until 10:30, we have a time of fellowship, followed by our worship service at 10:30. We also have a variety of bible studies, home groups, and other meetings that take place throughout the week. Please see our calendar for updates.
Where are you located?
We have recently completed construction on a new facility for our weekly worship. It is located at 288 Old Highway 431 in Owens Cross Roads, directly across the street from Hampton Cove Elementary School. Click on the address for directions.
What is your worship like?
We have a blended style of worship that is true to the Reformed Christian faith. We sing traditional hymns as well as more contemporary songs. Each service lasts about an hour and a half and features times of prayer and confession, responsive reading, corporate worship, scripture reading, a sermon, and the Lord’s Supper.
When do you take the Lord’s Supper?
The center of Jesus’ celebration with his disciples was the institution of the Lord’s Supper. Because of its tremendous significance, we take the Lord’s Supper every week at the conclusion of the sermon. Our belief is that communion is one of God’s means of grace, helping us to grow in our desire for Christ.
How can I become a member?
We welcome into our local body, without reservation or bias, anyone who trusts in Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. With membership comes great privilege and blessing as well as great responsibility. As such, we view it as far more than a mere formality. If you desire to pursue membership, please see one of the elders or deacons to sign up for the New Members class. These classes are offered several times a year and will help you understand the beliefs and overall philosophy of our church. Attending the class does not obligate you to become a member, but class attendance is mandatory for everyone before joining.
What about giving?
At Christ Presbyterian, we have chosen not to pass an offering plate. While some may find that strange, we strongly encourage all believers to participate in growing God’s kingdom by giving of your time, talents, and financial resources. We receive monetary contributions to our ministry via the offering boxes set up at the rear of the sanctuary. If there is some other area you would like to serve, please see one of the deacons for assistance.
How is your leadership set up?
We believe the local body of Christ is best governed by a fellowship of elders. This group of men, known as the Session, both oversee the congregation’s corporate spiritual growth and guide the direction of church ministry. Serving also with the elders are deacons, whose responsibilities include caring for the property and ministering to the spiritual and physical needs of those inside and outside the church. Both our elders and deacons are elected by congregational vote on the basis of the qualifications found in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1. Together, the service of the elders and the deacons furthers the gospel ministry in word and deed.
If I have a need or concern, who should I contact?
It is our duty and privilege to care for our members, their families, and the community at large. If you need prayer or other assistance, please contact one of the deacons.
Click here to access our online church member directory.