WHAT TO EXPECT
Chester Christian Center is a place where you can come as you are, be welcomed as you are and be inspired to grow in Christ. We would love for you to be a part of what God is doing in our lives.
Sunday services last a hour and fifteen minutes and include amazing live worship and Bible-based teachings. We also offer three fun, age-appropriate classes (nursery - newborn-1 years old (room #9), Noah's Ark - 2 to 5 years old (room #10) and Stand Kids - K-5th (room #13) for your children with enthusiastic teachers sharing the Gospel story.
We also have a Family Night service each Wednesday at 7 PM with activities for all ages. Adult Bible Study takes place in room 2,3,4, while Jr. Kids & Kids Club (pre-school through 5th grade) meets in room 13 and DECISION Youth (grades 6-12) meets in the sanctuary. Nursery is currently unavailable. There are also periodic special events for kids during the year (Centershot, VBS, Outdoor survival, etc). See the EVENT page to register when they are in session.
Location: 11815 CHILLICOTHE ROAD. CHESTERLAND, OHIO 44026
Phone: 440.729.6203 | Email:
WHO WE ARE
Chester Christian Center was planted in September 1987 by Pastor Steve & Muff Sawczak. The gathering outgrew 3 different meeting spots, and so a church was built just north of Chesterland off Route 306 in 1993. Pastor Steve served faithfully as Lead Pastor until 2016 when he stepped down and took on the role of Pastoral Care. Pastor Greg Glodkowski, who had been CCC's Youth Pastor for over 18 years, stepped into the role of Lead Pastor in January 2016 with his wife, Rosella.
OUR CORE VALUES
Infused into every aspect of our church life
We believe that when you do things with excellence, it honors God and inspires people.
We strive to do the right thing all the time simply because it is the right thing to do.
Our priority is to build strong families, strong individuals, and strong leaders for Christ.
We choose to serve our neighbors and our world with a Christ-like, others-first mentality.
Everything we do is designed to cultivate relationships so we can grow and serve together.
We encourage creativity to reach people and to transform what we do in order to be the best we can be.
We exist to support missions around the world and to inspire missionaries in our own communities.
We gear everything we do to be contagiously enjoyable for the whole family. The joy of the LORD is our strength!
We believe that God's Word is inspired and infallible. Our message is based on His instruction to us from the Bible. We accept His restrictions and glory in His freedom.
We believe that Jesus is the Son of God and the Saviour of the world. He offered up His life to redeem us and save us from our sins. His love is greater than the life we have lived in the past and stronger than the hurdles we will face tomorrow.
We believe the Holy Spirit dwells in the lives of believers and provides leadership and guidance to our everyday walk. The power of the Holy Spirit is active and supernatural, meaning that He acts in a manner that is beyond the restrictions of this world. This includes but is not limited to the power to heal the sick, speak to us daily and work out details to our benefit.
Chester Christian Center is an Assemblies of God church.
Learn more about what that means here.
Pastor Greg Glodkowski has been Lead Pastor since January 2016 after 18 years of being the Youth Pastor at CCC. Pastor Greg graduated from Southeastern University in 1995 in pastoral ministries and was ordained in the Assemblies of God in 1997. He is married and has two children. He is also a volunteer West Geauga Rec Council coach for his children.
Since 1997, Pastor Yvette Semon has been the Children's Pastor at CCC. Pastor Yvette has an Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies and a Bachelors in Biblical Studies from Ohio Valley University with triple majors in Business, Counseling and Music. She also has a Masters in Pastoral Clinical Counseling with focus on children, substance abuse and Play Therapy intervention from Ashland Theological Seminary. Her post graduate work is in suicide prevention and ethics. Pastor Yvette is also the founder of Agape River Mission, a non-profit missions organization.
Dave has been a part of CCC since childhood. He attended Malone University and was highly involved in the Marching and Symphonic Bands. It was there he met his wife, Chrissy. He graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education, with a concentration in Music Ministry. Dave currently teaches music at St. Anselm School and St. Mary School as well as teaching private lessons when he can! He loves the Tribe (Cleveland Indians), Constitutional Law, classic/exotic cars and enjoys watching Star Trek. Most of all, he is passionate about worshiping the King of Kings and seeing the Lord work through people.
After founding CCC and being Senior Pastor since 1987, Pastor Steve transitioned to Pastoral Care in January 2016. Pastor Steve graduated from Cuyahoga Community College in Mental Health and from Berean University in pastoral ministries. He teaches the adult elective on Wednesday nights and also leads a nursing home ministry.
Alessia grew up at Chester Christian Center and has always had a passion for singing and playing music.She is a John Carroll University alum and currently works as a program manager for a relocation company in Cleveland. Alessia is married to her husband, Kenny. On her off time, you can find her singing worship songs, watching a new TV show or movie, and adventuring out into Cleveland to discover new foods and restaurants. She is passionate about Jesus, her family, hospitality, and relationships.