Our pastors left their Native Peru following a calling of God for the missions and being sent by the now known mission NEWMA (New World Mission Association), their initial aim was to go to Spain but the Lord directed them to London, where they arrived in 1979.
Following the calling of God to open a Hispanic church within this great city they began their work with a few families and in 1985 the CCL – Christian Community of London was born in St. Helen’s church in Ladbroke Grove.
With a passion for the souls and the calling of God in their lives, Pastor Edmundo and Arsenia started leading small family groups and they began to grow. Pioneering the first Spanish speaking church in London, they began working with cell groups; that would later be called CCL home groups. This caused an increase in the number of members, and in less than 3 years the church had almost 1000 members.
Meeting in homes all around multicultural London, they began to see the dream of God becoming a reality. The main aim was to make of every person a leader and missionary; and through the School of Discipleship, many started to learn the foundations of the word of God. This made the church grow; not only in numbers but also in knowledge of the scripture.
With a team of pastors and leaders, the church has grown stronger than ever following a few shifts and changes. We now lead 4 bilingual services all over London, and we have recently opened up our English speaking service. We also have our youth Service ‘IMPACT’ that runs fortnightly where we see hundreds of youth come to worship Jesus.
The love for the missions didn’t stop there, as a missionary church we now have daughter churches all over the world, 5 in Spain and 1 in Ecuador.
We have seen the hand of God in everything we have done, and we’ve understood the great commission in going all over the world and preaching the gospel, and making disciples.
This is just the beginning.