A PLACE WHERE YOU CAN COME AS YOU ARE, BE WELCOMED AS YOU ARE, AND BE INSPIRED TO GROW IN CHRIST.
 
WHAT TO EXPECT
 
SUNDAYS
10:30 am
You don't have to do anything but come as you are!  
Chester Christian Center has a casual dress code and a radical grace atmosphere where
everyone is welcome, no matter what they have done or where they have been.  Sunday services last a
little over an hour and include amazing live worship and Bible-based teachings.  Kids will be engaged in fun, age-appropriate classes with enthusiastic teachers showing them who Jesus is every Sunday.  
WEDNESDAYS
7pm
Known as Family Night around here, the evening begins at 7pm and has activities for all ages. Jr. Kids & Kids Club reaches out to kids from pre-school through 5th grade. IGNITE Youth meets in a small group setting, and our Adult Bible Study takes place in our Hospitality Center. 

Location: 11815 CHILLICOTHE ROAD. CHESTERLAND, OHIO 44026

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 roll of lead pastor in January 2016 with his wife, Rosella.

 

There are 8 Core Values that are important to us at Chester Christian Center.

They are listed below and infused into every aspect of church life.

 

01/ EXCELLENCE

We believe that excellence honors God and inspires people.

05/ INTEGRITY

We strive to do the right thing all the time simply because it is the right thing to do.

02/ INTENTIONALITY

We follow Jesus in everything we do by keeping it as simple and effective as possible. Our priority is to build strong families, strong kids, and strong leaders.

06/ SERVICE

We choose to serve our world with a Christ-like, others-first mentality.

03/ COMMUNITY

We cultivate relationships by creating an authentic culture where everyone can connect to Scripture and to each other in order to grow in Christ.

07/ INNOVATION

We encourage creativity to reach people and to transform what we do in order to be the best we can be.

04/ MISSIONS

We exist to support missionaries around the world and to inspire missionaries in our own neighborhoods and community. We believe it is better to give than to receive.

08/ FUN

We think that a Christ-centered life can be contagiously enjoyable. There is nothing more fun than serving God with the people you love.

Bible-Based

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 ARE...

Christ-Centered

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.

Spirit-Empowered

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.

 

LEADERSHIP

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 varsity volleyball coach with his wife at Mayfield High School in Mayfield and a volunteer West Geauga Rec Council coach for his children.

Lead Pastor

GREG GLODKOWSKI

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.

Children's Pastor

YVETTE SEMON

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 enjoy watching Star Trek.  Most of all, he is passionate about worshiping the King of Kings and seeing the Lord work through people. 

Worship Director

DAVE GORSKI

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.

Pastoral Care

STEVE SAWCZAK

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 has been married to her husband, Kenny, for almost 2 years and enjoys being a wife. 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.

Worship Director

ALESSIA GORSKI

Zack has been an integral part of Chester Christian Center for many years. He is currently head of our tech department and manages a variety of tasks. He recently graduated from Cleveland State University and is studying and testing for his CPA license.

Production Director

ZACK ROMIG

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