Our Story

The seed of an idea...

The story of Christ Presbyterian Church began as a desire within the heart of Whit Anderson, who planted CPC. Whit came to faith as a college student at Georgetown's Southwestern University and came upon the seed of an idea that Georgetown was a city in need of a Christ-centered, Gospel-driven church. After spending his early years of ministry on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ and graduating from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, while he was an associate pastor at CrossPointe Church (PCA) in Austin, TX, that seed of thought grew into a full-fledged mission to reach Georgetown and its neighbors with the message that Jesus Christ saves sinners.

Starting out...

With CrossPointe's blessing, in September 2008, Christ Presbyterian Church was planted. It started as a small group Bible study that met in a downtown Georgetown shoe store. During those days, everything the church used for worship fit into the back of a pick-up truck. Gradually, CPC grew. By April the next year, a Sunday evening worship was established, and by September 2009, CPC began to worship Sunday mornings at the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce Building. In the fall of 2011, God added enough equipped and gifted individuals for a Sunday School hour to be added. 

Becoming Christ Presbyterian Church...

On March 25, 2012, Christ Presbyterian Church became an organized church of the Presbyterian Church in America. Becoming organized meant that Christ Presbyterian Church now had its own leadership, membership, and was self-sustaining. Whit was installed as the Senior Pastor, and the first elders were ordained and installed as well. Since that time, CPC has steadily grown and added to its membership. In January 2013, when a larger space was needed, CPC began to worship at Mitchell Elementary School. In February of 2016, CPC began to worship in its current location at 1200 W. 17th Street, closer to the heart of Georgetown, so that we could be in a more central location with respect to our membership, and more importantly, in better position to reach our community with the love of God. 

What lies ahead...

Throughout these early stages, CPC has sought ways to engage its surrounding communities in service and shepherding. As the church grows out of its planting phase and into maturity, our prayer is that we remain faithful to the call of every church: to bear faithful witness to the life-giving, life-changing gospel of Jesus Christ; and to have a permanent presence in Georegtown and all the places we live and serve to that end.