Church History

 


The Solid Rock Community Baptist Church was organized in November 1992, when several members of “A Home Bible Study,” which gathered in the home of Reverend and Mrs. Shaird, were told of his “Calling” to begin a new ministry in the Springfield area. After much Prayer, a committee of seven was formed for the purpose of organizing this band of Baptized Believers into “A New Testament Church” whose goal was to teach the way to Salvation, and to be ambassadors for Christ.

In December 1992, we began to diligently search for a place in which to Worship. Within a very short time, the Holy Spirit led us to the Pastor and Officers of the Liberty United Methodist Church. Praise The Lord, they welcomed us with open arms and we began preparing for our first Worship Service.
At 11:30 a.m. on February 7, 1993, we held our First Worship Service and later that afternoon, we celebrated the Ordination and Installation of Reverend Curtis L. Shaird as our Pastor. On that first Sunday, 27 joined our fellowship, and we experienced rapid growth. Pastor Shaird believed that God sends you who and what you need. Since we were committed to tithing rather than fundraising, God blessed us with a van in the first year to bring to Church those who did not have transportation. additionally, we paid off our piano within the first thirty days.

Our Bible Study rapidly grew and soon became the largest in the City with averages of between 100 - 120 people. We still average about 70 every week. Over the years, we have been faithfully served by an Acapella Choir, Youth Choir and the Male Ensemble. In September 1995 a call went out summoning those who were interested in forming a new choir. That first night over 65 people came to lift up the name of Jesus through song. Thus was born The Solid Rock Mass Choir.
In September 2003, Pastor Shaird retired as Magistrate of the Western Division Housing Court to serve full-time as Pastor. In October 2004, Pastor Shaird was elevated and consecrated to the office of Vice Bishop of the CCCA.

Some of our current ministries include: tutoring, youth sewing, youth, young adult, men and women, armor-bearer, missionary, and culinary ministries to name a few. Through God's Grace, we will have recently purchased our present location. We are a Blessed people, and we ask for your continued fervent prayers as we endeavor to be faithful to achieve what God has appointed for us to do.