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News & Updates from Pastor Jon


Dearest Christ Church Family,As I reflect on all that God has done for, in, and through Christ Church Presbyterian over the past 7.5 years, what immediately comes to mind are the Psalmist's stirring words "This is the Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes." Psalm 118:23From the very first worship service on June 9th, 2013, in the historic chapel of First Scots Presbyt...

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Sunday School Re-launch


Dear Christ Church Family, We are excited to re-launch our Sunday school program. We highly value this aspect of church life and view it as a key part of the discipleship of every church member, from the oldest to the youngest. However, our plans to re-launch on February 28th will not be realized. At this time we are still working on securing teachers for our younger grad...

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New Men's & Women's Bible Studies Begin on Thursday, February 18th

ATTENTION MEMBERS FRIENDS OF CHRIST CHURCH Tomorrow morning we will begin a new men's and women's Bible Study Fellowship at Christ Church. The topic will be "The Holiness of God." We will use RC Sproul's classic book on the subject for a resource. Copies will be available for you at the church ($10). The men's study will be at our new location at 7:00 a.m., and the wom...

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Update on Cindy Wilkins

Dearest Christ Church Family, "This is the LORD's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes" (Ps. 118:23). On Monday, just before going for a walk, Cindy Wilkins collapsed in front of Steve. She has a significant heart condition called tachycardia. Steve performed CPR until the paramedics arrived. When she was admitted to ICU, the doctors places her into an induced coma. They w...

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New Location | Important Details and Information from Pastor Jon


Dearest Christ Church Family, The first answer in the Westminster Shorter Catechism is a profoundly important one: The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. In other words, humanity's telos or ultimate aim is the glory and praise of the blessed triune God, and the enjoyment of Him for all eternity. That's the purpose for which God made us. He made us f...

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On Sunday, January 31st, Pastor Jon will commence a new expositional sermon series on the book of Romans. Join us as we walk through the pages of this Mount Everest of the New Testament. "Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of Christ." ~ Romans 10:17. ...

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Good News! | Inspection Passed!

Dearest Christ Church Family, In the summer of 2013 we gathered for our first worship service in downtown Charleston. It was a night to remember! The evening service was held in the historic chapel of the First Scots Presbyterian Church on Meeting Street. When the "Call to Worship" was announced the room was joyfully expectant and filled to overflowing. People were stand...

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Have you been encouraged and impacted by the ministry of Christ Church Presbyterian? Would you be willing to invest in the future ministry of Christ Church as we proclaim the Gospel and make disciples for the glory of God in the Charleston Lowcountry and around the world? Please watch this brief video by Pastor Jon Payne, and learn how you can be a vital part of this new...

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The Way of Life | Session Four

Pastor Jon Payne is providing weekly devotionals through "The Way of Life: Christian Belief and Experience" by Charles Hodge (1797-1878). In this doctrinal gem, first published in 1841, Hodge clearly explains the doctrine of Scripture as well as the essential doctrines of sin, justification, faith, repentance, and holy living. Hodge was one of the most esteemed Reformed an...

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5 Minute Video Tour | CCP Renovation

Five minute video tour of the renovation project at Christ Church's future location -- 486 Wando Park Blvd., Mount Pleasant, SC. ...

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Demolition Continues at 486 Wando Park Blvd.

Dearest Christ Church, Last week, the renovation project at our new worship space at 486 Wando Park Blvd began in earnest as workers began to rip out old floors and prepare the building for the necessary remodeling that must take place before we can worship our Lord there. That demolition process started back up after the holiday weekend, and more progress will be made ev...

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Pastoral Letter | June 19

Dearest Christ Church Family, Who would have thought that 2020 would begin in such a fashion. Since the new year we've experienced a deadly pandemic, a mandated quarantine, an economic recession, ubiquitous protests over racial injustice, and destructive riots throughout every major American city. These social upheavals have disrupted our lives and schedules in myriad way...

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Pastor Jon | Encouragement, News, & Updates

Dearest Christ Church Family, Warm Friday greetings in the name of our blessed Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. As the days and weeks of quarantine roll on, it's easy for our hearts sink a bit. It's difficult to be physically separated from those whom we cherish, and to feel the burden of the COVID-19 pandemic. Perhaps, like me, you've found David's words echoing in your he...

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