In 1854, members of First Baptist Charleston felt God calling them to plant a new church in the upper wards of Charleston. They packed their bags and moved to the edge of the city, driven to make disciples and spread the gospel. Citadel Square Baptist Church was built the following year, named after church's location on upper Meeting St., immediately across from Marion Square, which at the time was the location of The Citadel (The Military College of South Carolina).
More that 160 years later, we are still about making disciples, shaped by an Acts 1:8 vision to gather people around the mission of reaching into the growing diversity of our city. In August of 2017, Citadel Square merged with a new church plant, Centerpoint Church, to unite and become one church with a common vision. Together we are pursuing the vision of knowing Jesus, building community and engaging brokenness
Knowing Jesus. Building Community. Engaging Brokenness.
We are always growing in our understanding of the person and the work of Jesus. We believe the gospel - Jesus death for our sin, His burial, and His victory through resurrection - changes everything. Through the gospel, we have been reconciled to God and to each other and live as His body here in the world. Because Jesus came to live among us as a servant, sacrificing himself to redeem his people, we live to make him known and proclaim and demonstrate the gospel in every aspect of life.
Making disciples who make disciples.
The mission for the church was given to us by Jesus when He said, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20). And that’s exactly the mission we are called to: Making disciples who make disciples.
A disciple of Jesus is committed to bringing all of life increasingly under the leadership of Jesus and leading others to do the same. Our mission is not just to grow a Sunday gathering. Our desire is to equip God's people to live as disciples who make disciples and help others follow Jesus.