一九七九年第一浸信教會開始以華人為主的國際主日學，其中成員都是查經班的弟兄姊妹。 一九八八年十月第一浸信教會提供場所給查經班，在它的副堂開始中文主日崇拜。 次年二月正式成立教會。蒙神的恩典，教會於二零零二年搬進了自建的教堂， 教會的崇拜成人人數也由起初的四十幾人增加到現在的一百多人。
History of Our Church
In September 1970, several Chinese Christians started the Gainesville Chinese Bible Study Group. They met every Friday night at the Baptist Student Center. Not only to fellowship through Bible study, praying, and sharing together with other brothers and sisters in the Lord, but also to share the gospel with the Chinese community. The numbers of people attending the meeting grew from a little over 10 people to 60 to 70 people by 1980s.
In 1979, the First Baptist Church started an international Sunday school, whose members were mainly from the Gainesville Chinese Bible Study Group. In October 1988, Chinese Sunday worship service was started at the chapel of the First Baptist Church. In February 1989, the Gainesville Chinese Christian Church was officially established. By the grace of God, we moved into our own church building in 2002. The number of adults attending the worship service grew from about 40 initially to more than 100 at present.
Our congregation consists of people of all walks of life and of all ages. We are mostly first- and second-generation Chinese immigrants, college students, and graduate students and their families.
One of the missions of the church is to evangelize Chinese who came to Gainesville for school or work. By grace of God, we have been successful in this mission. Many Christians, who have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal savor and baptized in the church, have carried this mission with them to other parts of the United States and their home countries.
There are about five percent non-Chinese and about one-third second-generation Chinese immigrants who are more fluent in English than Chinese. As such, the church is Chinese-English bilingual and bicultural. The adult worship service is conducted in both Chinese and English whereas the youth worship service as well as several Bible studies are conducted in English. While other meetings are conducted in Chinese, English is used in conversations.
This church has deep roots in Bible study. From a small Bible study forty years ago, this church has grown. Now we have four Bible study groups on Sunday mornings, another six on Friday nights, five fellowships, and a Bible Training Center for Pastors. We are students of the Holy Bible and disciples of Jesus Christ.
In 2009, the church celebrated its 20th anniversary and the 7th aniversary of church building dedication. The church published a commemorative issue that documented witnesses of Gods grace and glory in church history.
Proclamation of Faith
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, Gods only Son, our Lord;
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary;
suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead; On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father;
and he will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit;
the holy catholic church, the communion of saints;
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body;
and the life everlasting. AMEN.