In 1921, Dr. R.R. Brown established the Omaha Gospel Tabernacle as part of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. The first services were held just west of 20th and Douglas St.
In 1923, Dr. Brown began a radio broadcast of the first ever nondenominational religious services. By 1933, Radio Chapel Service had a weekly national audience of more than half a million. The broadcast continued for the next 53 years, becoming the longest continuous radio program on any one station in the world.
In 1976, plans were developed to move to the Old Mill Business Park on what was the western edge of the city. In 1982, Bob Thune accepted God's call to lead the congregation. During his 22 years the name was changed to Christ Community Church, the current buildings were completed, and God blessed the ministry with significant influence and growth.
Lead Pastor Mark Ashton joined CCC in 2006 with a powerful vision to reach the city, the nation, and the world with the love of Christ. In 2006, we funded and built a hospital in Mali for women and children. Since then, CCC has planted four churches in Omaha—Journey Church, New Life Church, Citylight, and New City Church. Beyond the Old Mill Campus, there are thriving ministries in North Omaha in partnership with Bridge Church, in the Douglas County Jail, and through the online venue at cccomaha.tv which was launched in 2012, broadcasting the gospel to the next generation. In 2014, our campus grew to include The Porch at Old Mill, which currently houses Pillar Seminary, CityCare Counseling Center, and the Ministry Incubation Center for emerging ministry entrepreneurs.
The Christian & Missionary Alliance
About the C&MA
In 1887, A.B. Simpson started the missionary movement that became known as the Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA). Today, the C&MA's global ministries encompass people in 81 countries and territories. In 70 of these, more than 700 U.S. workers are caring for the sick, befriending the lonely, and introducing spiritually impoverished people to Jesus.
Learn more about the C&MA / cmalliance.org.
Great Commission Fund
C&MA missionaries are financed through The Great Commission Fund (GCF). CCC attendees can designate gifts to the GCF, which enables missionaries to reach lost people for Christ, trains national leaders, provides medical help to needy patients, and helps start new C&MA churches in the US.
Learn more about the GCF.
C&MA Core Values
- Lost people matter to God. He wants them found. / Luke 19:10
- Prayer is the primary work of God's people. / Phil 4:6-7
- Everything we have belongs to God. We are His stewards. / 1 Chr 29:14
- Knowing and obeying God’s Word is fundamental to all true success. / Josh 1:8
- Completing the Great Commission will require the mobilization of every fully devoted disciple. / Matt 28:19
- Without the Holy Spirit's empowerment, we can accomplish nothing. / 1 Cor 2:4-5
- Achieving God’s purposes means taking faith-filled risks. This always involves change. / Heb 11:6