WHO WE ARE
Christ the King is a gospel-driven, community-based church striving to seek the peace of the city of Cambridge and the surrounding neighborhoods where our members live, work, study and play.
We are committed to serving God through:
- Worship. To honor God with holy, accessible worship.
- Nurture. To love one another as a community of God’s people, that Christ might be formed in us.
- Witness. To bear witness to the good news of Jesus’ resurrection both in word and deed.
Christ the King is associated with the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).
Gospel. We believe the gospel is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes. The gospel brings us into right relationship with God, changes lives, shapes relationships and brings forth the flourishing of the Kingdom of God. Everything we do must be gospel-driven because, most of all, we and our city need the gospel.
Community. We believe that the best way to bring gospel renewal to Cambridge and greater Boston is by seeing a Kingdom community built within the city’s communities—a church of believers enjoying the benefits and blessings of the gospel, loving one another, and joyfully sharing the good news with our neighbors.
Context. We believe that reaching the city requires proclaiming the gospel in ways that are accessible to its people—in all of their cultural, ethnic, and socio-economic diversity. We will constantly seek to remain faithful to the message of the gospel of grace, while at the same time being creatively flexible in its communication.
We believe that the best way to reach the city is by seeing Kingdom communities grow up within the city: neighborhood churches full of people enjoying the benefits and blessings of the gospel, and joyfully sharing the good news with their neighbors.
The CTK Church Planting Center is committed to the gospel renewal of Boston by planting new churches. Find out more about our other congregations by visiting CTK Boston. To get involved in our church planting projects, contact our Church Planting Center Director.
Christ the King Presbyterian Church has its beginnings in the 1995 uniting of three groups. In 1994 the Presbyterian Church in America sent Pastor Terry Gyger to plant a church in Boston and he set to work, gathering a core group that met regularly. In a fairly short period of time this groups was joined by two preexisting Brazilian congregations.
After much prayer and a remarkable financial gift the group purchased and renovated the Prospect Street building, originally of the First Evangelical Congregational Church of Cambridgeport (later called the Prospect Street Congregational Church), on July 13, 1995.
Our location in Cambridge is deliberate. We love the city and want to live in the city, pray for it, and work for its peace and well being. We want to take seriously the issues facing the city and work to bring the values of the kingdom of God to bear. We long to see the city healed and beautified.