Southbury Baptist Church of Southbury CT
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Sunday Sep 11th @ 12:00 PM
Women of Praise Luncheon

Our Story
Christ the Redeemer Church began when Norwood Waterhouse, a Baptist missionary, and Bill Kunst, the Pastor of Candlewood Baptist Church in Danbury, began to pray and plan.  They believed that one day God would raise up a new church in Southbury.  In June 1978 a week night Bible study began and soon after Sunday morning services began at Gainfield Elementary School.  As a result of a variety of outreach efforts and God’s blessing, on December 10, 1979, the fellowship voted to constitute as a church on March 1, 1980.  Twenty-one persons were charter members meeting at the Southbury Town Hall.  During the summer of 1983, the church secured property on Route 67 for a building.  In the fall of 1986, the church paid off the land indebtedness and planned for a building.  The major portion of the present building was constructed in the summer of 1987 using entirely volunteer labor.  In 1990 an addition was built to accommodate the growth.
With continued growth and a “Mission Mindedness,” the maturing church was then led to plant a church themselves, and in 1991 Tim Leggett was called to plant a church in Naugatuck.  This church today is known as Naugatuck Valley Community Church where Pastor Leggett continues to serve.  In the spring 1992, Pastor Crocker resigned and in the fall of 1993 David Gilleland was called as pastor.
Under Pastor Gilleland’s leadership, the church voted to convert its leadership structure to an Eldership in June 1998.  Following 14 years of biblically based leadership, Pastor Gilleland was called to serve in Hospice care in Atlanta, GA.  In June 2008, Bryan Sims was called as the new pastor. 
Today, Christ the Redeemer Church continues as a prayerful, Bible-teaching church.  We have a family focus and a heart for missions and outreach.  The Lord has greatly blessed our church and we look forward to serving the Lord together in the days ahead to advance the kingdom.


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