Centerpoint Church | Ocala, FL
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About us

History

 
 The Springs 3 Theatre – Photo courtesy of Cinema Treasures

The Springs 3 Theatre – Photo courtesy of Cinema Treasures

 
 

in 1998...

the Springs 3 Theatre showed ‘The Last Temptation of Christ.’ A local lady appealed to the theater manager not to show the movie. He declined her request and she responded with, “Then we will pray that this theater goes out of business.” Amazingly, six months later it closed. Students from Grace Presbyterian church began to talk about what a great place the theater would be as a location for youth ministry. So they gathered weekly to join hands around the theater and pray. Even local police would stop and pray with them. Eventually a donor stepped forward and the building was purchased by a tax exempt youth ministry. But within a few weeks, the leaders recognized that for student ministry to be successful, it needed to be part of a church. Thus CenterPoint Community Church was born. The movie theater was repurposed and slowly renovated in order to be usable for the new effort. 

 St. Matthews Lutheran Church building – Centerpoint's current place of worship

St. Matthews Lutheran Church building – Centerpoint's current place of worship

in 2017...

Centerpoint moved from the movie theater to our current place of worship at St. Matthews Lutheran.