Congregation grows from 7 members to contender for ‘Best Church’ in 2014 Readers Choice Awards
Being named as one of the nominees for the Focus Daily News Readers Choice Awards Best Churches, Disciple Central Community Church’s Marcus King says “I think it as an honor to be thought of as a nominee.”
King founded Disciple Central Community Church (DC3) in January of 2008 with only seven members and that included him too. In September of 2008 the church, located in DeSoto partnered with Johnson Chapel Community Church who had 47 members and fully began using Disciple Central Community Church again in January 2013.
“What makes the church exceptional in Desoto is its members and their heart to serve the community with several outreach ministries and with genuine love for all those they come in contact with,” says King who now says the church has about 3,200 members.
With about 32 percent of the Disciple Central Community Church membership from DeSoto, there is also 29 percent Dallas-based members and the remainder from all over north Texas; Lancaster, Waxahachie, Cedar Hill, Duncanville, Glenn Heights, Midlothian, Arlington and King says some of the members even haul as far away as Allen, Bedford and Fort Worth driving over 50 minutes one way several times a week.
Located at 1400 N. Hampton Rd as well as 901 Polk Street beginning mid-year 2015, King adds “I love that both of our locations have easy access and are very visible in the heart of the community.”
As the founder and Senior Pastor of Disciple Central Community Church, King was the first member looking at his role in the church as one in which he would be a life changer and servant.
“I get to lead a group of people to impact the world with the love of Jesus by managing staff and leaders who have a shared vision and passion to do so.”
Some of the church’s outreach programs include Behind Closed Doors involving domestic violence issues with what is called “A Day To Shine,” which King says “is a day where we pamper women and children from shelters and give free massages, manicures, pedicures and clothing.”
There is also JAIL (Prison, Social Justice and Legal), Employment Ministry, FEDUP (Families Eating Daily Undermining Poverty) where the church offers free groceries to needy families for up to 90 days free of charge, free counseling, free resume writing, free business and casual attire, utility and rental assistance and job readiness.
Source: Focus Daily News | RITA COOK – firstname.lastname@example.org