Here are a few featured ministry opportunities for family and friends.

Throughout the year we offer several events for everyone to enjoy.  

Summer events include…

  • June 23, July 27, and Aug 17 – Motorcycle Ride
  • Monday night softball at 6pm
  • Mon & Fri Ladies Prayer at 8am
  • Prayer Meeting at 6:30 on Wed nights
  • July 28 – Church Picnic
  • July 14 & Aug 11 + 25 – Summer Nights cookout
  • Barnstead Fire Appreciation Sunday: Breakfast at 9am, Service at 10am

Kids for Christ

All kids grade K to 6 are welcome to join us for Kids for Christ on Sundays from 10:30 to noon (year-round) and Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 (Sept to Apr) We have tons of fun, learn about the Bible and apply it to our lives.  We practice special life skills, play games, earn awards, and make friends.


Christian Education

On Sunday mornings we share Bible study time together from 11:15 to noon, right after the morning worship service and a brief coffee break. 

We have two adult classes starting June 30th. Men will study through the book “Lies Men Believe” and meet in the Town Hall. Ladies will meet in the church and work through the book “Adorned.”

At the same time, the teens have their own study group and childcare is available: the Kids for Christ program is running.  Nursery is available from 10am to 12pm.

All classes will conclude at noon.


Summer Nights & softball & Motorcycles

Our Summers are filled with fun and fellowship for the whole family!

Check the Church Calendar for details; some Sunday evenings we have Summer Nights (potluck family cookout, 4:30 to 7pm) and on Monday evenings at 6pm at the Barnstead Elementary athletic field we hold games for our co-ed softball league.

Several times this summer we will have a group motorcycle ride.

View our church calendar for upcoming events

What We Believe

At Center Barnstead Christian Church our desire is not only to know what the Bible teaches but to live out what the Bible teaches.

John 17:17 "Sanctify them by Your truth; Your word is truth."

We believe:

  • The Bible is without error and is the inspired Word of God.
  • There is one true and eternal God.
  • God exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
    Jesus Christ is God’s only eternal Son.
  • The Holy Spirit convicts us of sin.
  • Every human being is a sinner and needs to have their sins forgiven by Christ.
    Jesus Christ provides the only way to God.
  • Satan is our adversary intent on destroying lives.
  • The Church is the living body of Christ on earth.
  • Jesus Christ will return to earth as King of kings and Lord of lords.

Worship Service

Sunday 10am

Bible Study

Sunday 11:15am

Prayer Meeting

Wednesday 6:30pm

Our Church Body

"Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ." I Cor 12:12

Pastor Brian Gower

Pastor Brian Gower will celebrate his 36th year of full time ministry in 2017. In addition to serving as the senior Pastor at Center Barnstead Christian Church for 16 years, Brian has served with Word of Life Fellowship, Grace and Truth Evangelistic Association as well as Family Life Ministries. As the pastor, Brian combines a firm commitment to the integrity of the scriptures with a deep compassion for people. Brian is married to Judy, his wife of 43 years, who has blessed the church with her musical skills and as well as her heart to teach women the Word of God. Together, they have 5 married children, and sixteen grandchildren. All of their children love God and are currently serving or have served in full time Christian service. Brian and Judy greatly enjoy spending time with their family and their many friends near and far.

Church Elders

Our church elders carefully follow Christ through prayer, worship, study, and service. Their leadership in our body is essential.

Keep our elders and their wives in prayer:

Brian & Judy Gower

Mark & Marilee DeCoff

Church Deacons

Our church deacons serve the church, meeting the needs of the physical body with loyal dedication and faithfulness. 

Encourage these men in faithful prayer and service:

Mike & Vicki Currier

Bob  & Stephanie Hetu

Ernie & Kristan Tiede

Scott & Lisa Ward

Bob & Helen White

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