In the 1980s, God touched the hearts of a couple to begin a movement that would lead to the transformation of lives for the greater glory of God.
Peter Tan-Chi began an evangelistic home Bible study in the Brookside Subdivision, Cainta. Only three couples attended that first bible study in the home of Ike and Del Punsalang, but as they began to invite their friends, the Bible study grew. Eventualy, the Bible study moved to San Juan, meeting in the garage of Loreto Carbonel.
The continuous growth of CCF moved the worship service from AIM to the Greenbelt Theater. Later, in 1988, services were moved to the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Mini-Theater then to the 4,500-seat Plenary Hall.
Sunday worship services were moved to the Valle Verde Country Club in Pasig. With the number of worshippers from the south of Metro Manila growing, CCF decided to form a separate congregation in Parañaque. Thus, the first satellite church, CCF Sucat, was established. It later moved from Parañaque to Sucat Road in 1994.
CCF found its new home in St. Francis Square, Ortigas Center.
Various CCF satellites were established in the next few years. CCF Pampanga, CCF Cebu and CCF Malaybalay in Bukidnon were founded. The south Metro Manila congregation move to their new home in CCF Alabang. Additionally, CCF Pasig (Ever Gotesco), CCF Davao and CCF Malolos were established. By 2005, CCF Marikina and CCF Isabela were formed.
CCF planted its first international satellite church – CCF Singapore.
Ground breaking for CCF’s current home in Frontera Verde (Tiendesitas) began.
CCF officially moves church offices and Sunday worship services to the brand new CCF Center at Frontera Verde, Ortigas.
Today, by God’s grace, CCF is a thriving church of over 60 satellites here in the Philippines and abroad. It is a unique fellowship composed and led by lay men and women, all of whom still share God’s love and the Gospel in the style of the first century Christians: in small groups, in their homes, communities and workplaces. It is an indigenous church which operates without foreign affiliation or financial assistance.