Our Story

How it all started...

June 17, 1996:  Salt River Men's Fellowship purchased six acres of land in Elk Creek from Hilda Snider as a first step to make a vision a reality.  That vision was a vibrant, Christ honoring local church serving Spencer County from the Elk Creek area.
April 1997:  Salt River Men's Fellowship selects Doug Martin as Church planter.
September 7, 1997:  First Official Service.  The vision was one step closer as the first service took place. The first 4 ½ years, SCC met each Sunday morning at the Spencer County High School Cafeteria and on Wednesday evenings at the Taylorsville Masonic Lodge.  
December 16, 2001:  New Building dedicated.  The first phase of construction was finalized and the first service in the building at our current location took place in what is our current gym.

Expanding the vision...

August 2002:  Brent Baker became Sr. Minister
August 1, 2003:  Small groups started during Brent's ministry
September 24, 2003:  SCC purchased 24.8 acres from GW Washburn (currently Spencer Christian Pak)
July 31, 2005:  Note burning on original structure
August 14, 2005:  Broke ground for education wing
2006:  Rick Starr became Sr. Minister
January 7, 2007:  New education wing dedication - Outreach and growth continues
2008-2009:  Rick’s Sickness and Passing

Where we are headed...

2010:  Doug Martin returns as Lead Minister
Continued growth(numerically and spiritually)—Forward in faith
January 7,  2012 - First Saturday Night Service began to accommodate room for more growth and offer alternative worship times for those who work on Sunday.
January 7,  2012 - Purple Heart Recipient and SCC Charter Member Mason Ruck and his wife Irene together with fellow charter member lead Ricky Stephens lead the ground breaking for the next phase of construction.
June,  22 2015 - Dedicated the new worship area during the first weekend service in the new building.
In early 2018 the church leadership gather for a season of prayer and fasting to start the new year. God heard our petitions for guidance and we engaged in a season of inspection of the direction we were headed as a local church.
In 2019 the eldership determined a shift of focus was needed and prayerfully determined a change in mission statement was needed.  That new mission statement is "Changing hearts and homes through Jesus".  To learn more about this mission, go to the mission and vision page.

Where we are now...

September 11, 2022 Celebrated our 25th Anniversary - It was announced by Doug Martin and the elders that the church would begin the process of searching for a new lead minister. Doug will be taking a lesser role and assisting with the search during this time the church has been called to weekly prayer & fasting.  
January 22, 2023 Doug Martin served his last Sunday as Lead Minister of Spencer Christian Church. 
On March 2nd, 2023 the elders announced the hiring of Ashton Stewart as the new Lead Minister of Spencer Christian Church. 

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