Community Church gets new name

Published 2:58 pm Monday, May 13, 2013

By SHELBA NIVENS / Community Columnist

Chelsea Community Church is now “The Connection.”

“The name has been changed,” said Lead Pastor Greg Davis, “But that’s all. As we move forward through the doors God is flinging open, we will be opening satellite campuses and, in preparation, we needed to change our name.”

The congregation has also been looking at expanding the Chelsea campus to accommodate growth. Sunday services are now available over the Internet, and people are responding from other states and countries. During the church’s five years, more than 330 people were baptized as a testimony to new life in Christ, Davis said.

Student ministries are also growing. “It was exciting to see our Drama Team and Praise Band win top honors in all their categories, (in recent area competition),” Student Pastor Alan Higdon said. “But it was even more exciting to see how they supported everyone who participated … Our group showed a high level of spiritual maturity and poise and I am honored to be their student pastor. Their hard work and dedication to each other, our church and most of all to God is a great thing to witness.”

One mother said being the mother of children in the group blesses her “beyond measure.”

“I am so proud of our CCC youth!” she added. “They did a fantabulous job of sharing their love of ministry through the gifts and talents God has blessed them with! And, God has blessed their faithfulness!”

She said the pastors are “sowing seeds of faith, encouragement and love into our students’ lives! What an incredible blessing it was to spend the day watching this generation make an impact in God’s kingdom!”

Pastor Greg commended Higdon, Music and Worship Pastor Joshua Coffey, Children’s Pastor Joni Matherne, Drama Team Leader Haley Davis Harris, and their assistant Scott Howell. “Your investment into the students of Chelsea Community Church (The Connection) is changing the next generation. (I have) never been more proud of a group of students in my life. They represented Jesus and our church family in a powerful and passionate way.”

For more information about The Connection, call 678-9565 or visit


Shelba Nivens is a community columnist for the city of Chelsea and can be reached at