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Our History


Where the story began...

Summit Crossing Community Church was birthed by God in the minds of a few families in February 2001. After 2 years of prayer and planning, Summit Crossing Community Church officially began gathering in a home in Madison.

When God planted Summit Crossing Community Church in August 2003, it began with a “small group” of believers who desired to see a movement. A movement far beyond life as they knew it, church as they knew it, community as they knew it. A life of extraordinary existence, of passion, of meaning, of joy. A life that would change the one living it and the ones watching it. In short, Summit Crossing Community Church was planted to change history.

In 2009, with a great desire to make disciples by planting churches, we joined the ACTS 29 Church Planting Network. This allowed Summit Crossing to strategically focus on seeing churches planted rooted in Gospel community.

This small body quickly outgrew the living room and began a nomadic journey through many different locations in Huntsville and Madison before landing at our present locations, the old Sunbeam Bread building on Governors West and Roy Long Road in Athens.

While our gathering locations have moved, the vision never has. We exist to encourage one another to know the Gospel, connect in Gospel relationships, and live out the Gospel in the world. As a community, we make disciples of Jesus Christ in the everyday rhythms of life. Life is a journey and it's a journey we were never meant to walk alone.

When the planting families gathered together in the early days, their prayer was that God would do something in this local expression of His church that could only be explained by His grace and His hand. He has answered their prayers abundantly and continues to do so.