In 2003, God began to do a work in Tim Parsons' heart that was unexpected.
For years, Tim served as a successful youth pastor and fully intended to retire in youth ministry, thinking that he would never be the lead pastor of a church. But God had plans to change all of that.
Tim began to feel unsettled. He was pastoring over 1,000 students at a thriving church in Florida, yet he felt that something wasn't quite right. Recalling to mind the opportunity to aid a church plant years ago, the Lord began to speak to Tim about being a planter. After praying and seeking the Lord for months, Tim realized that this wasn't just a phase or a fad; it was a divine calling. Tim's wife, Susan, and even his eldest daughter (13 years old at the time) felt God's calling to plant a church.
In the spring of 2005, the Parsons, along with three other families, moved to Lexington to pursue the dream that God gave them. The dream was Center Point Church, and it became a reality on September 11th, 2005 in the Regal Cinemas in Hamburg. On opening day, 200 people attended the services; Center Point was off and running! At the end of its first year, the church had about 100 regular attenders.
CPC stayed in the theater for about three years and, in August 2008, moved to its current location off Locust Hill Drive with approximately 175 people. A new location and new visibility in the community created unexpected momentum. Center Point began to grow rapidly, reaching families from Lexington, Georgetown, Versailles, and Richmond. Many people have come to faith in Christ and to date, we have had the privilege to baptize hundreds of people and weekly attendance is now between 500-700 people.
Perhaps what we're most excited about now is that Center Point is branching out! Our Richmond Campus launched in February 2011, and our Lexington West Campus launched in October 2013! Center Point is bringing fresh passion, creativity, and Gospel-focus to central Kentucky. Maybe you can be a part of the CPC story!