Christ the Redeemer Quincy is the newest congregation of Christ the King Boston. Matt Owens and his family began meeting and getting to know their neighbors in Quincy last fall. In January, they began meeting with a community group and began to see Christ change hearts and lives. In the months following, the newly formed group discovered a variety of ways to serve and engage the city of Quincy, including Think & Drink and teaching ESL in partnership with CTK Quincy, a Brazilian PCA church already in Quincy.
In the fall of 2013, I moved to Somerville to serve as apprentice and Assistant Pastor at Christ the King Somerville. I had been drawn to the Boston area for ministry, having completed a summer internship with a CTK church plant during seminary. After seminary, I needed an apprenticeship to further prepare me for ministry in general, and for church planting in the area.
Looking back now on the day I first joined the work of Christ the King Boston, it seems random. The father of a friend of mine in Birmingham, where I was for seminary, had planted a church in New England. I didn’t know this man well, but he connected me to Rick Downs and Bob Sawyer and Logan Keck, who had just begun work church planting in JP/Roxbury. So, having never been to Boston, I arrived on the first of June 2012, in my compact car full of the possessions I needed for a summer, to do an internship with a CTK JP/Roxbury congregation that did not yet exist.