Our Story

How it all started...

Each congregation of the church of Christ is autonomous, answering only to God and functioning within the laws of the land.   This allows each local congregation to follow the Biblical mandates and examples which, if followed, lets the glory of God shine through as a beacon of light for their community. By following the Bible as its only creed, the members of the church of Christ have to discern between right and wrong and fellowship with groups of Christians who also seek to hide their lives in Christ (Colossians 3).  

The first meeting of the Church of Christ in Sterlington was in July of 1944 in a tent. The tent was set up behind Brother John Usrey's garage near the railroad on Highway 2 (the Old Sterlington Road). Brother Usrey had a dream for a church in Sterlington and with the help of some other men, Brother Usrey converted his garage into a permenant meeting place.
Song books and folding chairs were borrowed from another church. Guests from other communities - Farmerville, Haile, Fairbanks and Monroe - joined some of the first meetings.

Expanding the vision

Through the years the congregation has grown to help serve the spiritual needs of the community and continually serve Christ as the scriptures teach. We give God all the praise and thanksgiving for every blessing. "...forgetting those things behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."  Philippians 3:13-14

In the early 2000's we began a building campaign to build a larger facility. That building was finished in 2005 . It has a larger sanctuary and multiple classrooms to accomodate different age groups of Bible classes.

Where we are headed...

As we look towards the future, our goal is to become a spiritual oasis in the community of Sterlington, where people can come to be encouraged, refreshed, and equipped to go back out and serve people in need.

We believe in loving God and loving others.

37 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”  Matthew 22: 37-41 NKJV

Be a part of our story...

Join us every Sunday as we gather to worship together a 9:30 am and 10:30 am.