Springs Community Church (SCC) was started in 1985 by Pastors Steve Brooks and Ron Gray. Following the tragic deaths of their wives in the same 1979 car accident, they received grief counseling together. After many conversations, Brooks and Gray started to see themselves - one extroverted dynamo and one practical administrator - not as opposites, but as two halves of an equation. Ironically, the accident that had wrecked their lives now helped them achieve their goal of starting a new church. SCC met in a shopping center until 1990, when we relocated to our present six-acre facility. Since then we’ve enlarged our building several times and added parking and classrooms.
In 2007, Pastor Steve was diagnosed with ALS. Realizing that he could not physically continue to lead SCC into the future, a search team was formed to seek his replacement. From phone conversations and personal interviews with numerous qualified candidates, Pastor Eric Carpenter was selected to be the next SCC lead pastor. Together with a committed staff and volunteers, SCC is a kingdom and discipleship focused church that seeks the guidance and wisdom of the Holy Spirit in the restoration of all things.
SCC is a Reformed Church in America (RCA) member church. The Reformed Church is part of the historic church of Jesus Christ and worldwide church of Jesus Christ. Its history can be traced to the Netherlands in the seventeenth century, to Germany and Switzerland during the Protestant Reformation, to the Roman Empire, and beyond. Ultimately, it is rooted in the Old Testament--God's ancient covenant with the Hebrew people.
Its North American beginnings go back to a worship service in 1628 in a room above a grist mill in what is now New York City. Today the RCA spans two countries, the United States and Canada, and includes about 1,000 churches and 170,000 confessing members--people of diverse ethnicities and many cultures, growing and worshiping God together.