CenterPoint Church began in 2002 as Pastor Dave and Vicki Jansen followed God’s call to Lewis Center, Ohio, to plant a church that would see lives transformed from the CenterPoint out, through a ministry that would be relevant, relational, responsive and real. For a year they gathered people around that vision and officially launched CenterPoint in the fall of 2003. The body grew over the next four years while worshiping at the Quest Business Center in the Polaris area and starting various in-home Bible studies. In 2007, the church took a major leap forward signing a lease to move into an office/warehouse facility along Orange Road, allowing their ministry to expand in various ways throughout the week. Two years later, CenterPoint opened CenterPoint Childcare, a Christian daycare designed to offer community families a well-rounded education for infants to preschoolers.
With the church established in the Lewis Center community, the people sought God’s vision for their next steps. They sensed a call to multiply – to multiply disciples, leaders and groups on the way to multiplying more sites. This vision meant a significant shift from being one large congregation to becoming a network of smaller reproducing campuses. This shift led CenterPoint to launch its second campus in Westerville in the fall of 2011, led by Pastor Jon Fulton. CenterPoint Westerville began its services in the Everal Barn at Heritage Park, and then moved to the Westerville Community Center. In 2013, the growing body purchased and totally renovated its current facility at 208 E. College Ave in Westerville, where it continues to see lives transformed through its various community ministries.
CenterPoint – now one church in two locations – continued to move forward in its multiplication vision when in 2014 Good Samaritan Church in Gahanna asked CenterPoint if they would like to take over their facility and start a new campus in their location. Believing this was God’s leading, CenterPoint took possession of the facility and launched its third campus in the fall of 2015. Led again by Pastor Dave Jansen, CenterPoint Gahanna at 620 McCutcheon Road, has brought many to Jesus and has grown the church significantly.
Meanwhile, Pastor Nathan Weller took over the pastoral leadership of the original campus in Lewis Center and began a capitol campaign to construct a permanent facility at 6861 Bale Kenyon Rd. On October 8, 2017, CenterPoint Lewis Center dedicated its new church and daycare and is now engaging its community out of that new mission outpost.
Today, CenterPoint is still operating out of its multiplication vision believing that God has called the church to have at least ten campuses around Columbus and two worldwide. To that end, CenterPoint hopes to add its fourth campus in 2018 – a bilingual Hispanic campus led by Juan Ramon Zarate, a prominent dentist and pastor from Venezuela. To God be the glory as the church continues to see lives transformed from the CenterPoint out.
**CenterPoint Church is a ministry of the Reformed Church in America (RCA), a small, moderate, evangelical, Christian denomination. To learn more about the RCA, log onto www.rca.org.