CHRIST THE KING
15598 McClelland Road
Fredericktown, OH 43019
It is amazing to see how God works in bringing about the birthing of a new church. Such was the case with the founding of Christ the King. Pastor Baker had resigned his pastorate in Delaware after 17 years; feeling that the Lord was leading him in a new direction. He was then working at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon and happened to mention to a co-worker that this would be the first Easter Sunday in 17 years that he would not be preaching. She then said to him, "If we can get a place for you to preach would you preach for us on Easter Sunday?" This was in 1998 and from that group of 40 people Christ the King Community Church was established. Now thirteen years later God has blessed mightily and CTK is continuing to grow and reach the surrounding communities with the gospel.
Even the site where the Church sits is special. It's location was once a Baptist Church that was founded in the early 1800's. We feel that God wants a church in this cornfield and if we are faithful to Him; He will fill it. So from that group of hospital employees with a desire to please the Lord and be led by Him Christ the King Community Church came into being.
Upon this Rock...
I wrote some time ago to our first congregation of 40 people what determines the need to launch out and build a new work, a new church, a new ministry. Christ the King Community Church came into existence I believe, by divine guidance. It is very difficult to place into words all the emotions and facts that would adequately explain our genesis as a church. However from this humble beginning we have gone from renting a small Grange building to a very large campus at the corner of McClelland and State Route 95 in Knox County. God has blessed our endeavor and we invite you to become a part of our journey with the Lord.
Dr. Rev. Lucian Baker
We are a non-denominational Bible believing body. We believe the Bible is without error and given to men by God as they were inspired by the Holy Spirit to write.
We believe in the Trinity; Father, Son and Holy Ghost and that we are saved through faith in Jesus Christ. "...for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." Acts 4:12 KJV
Reverend Lucian Baker has been an ordained minister for thirty-seven years and has been pastoring for most of that time. He pastored the Pleasant Hill Freewill Baptist Church in Delaware Ohio for 17 years before founding Christ the King Community Church in Fredericktown Ohio in 1998 and Christ The King Worship Center in Delaware Ohio in January of 2011. Reverend Baker holds a doctorate degree in theology from the Andersonville Baptist Seminary College and is married to his lovely wife Jill. They have three children who are active at Christ The King. Pastor Lucian and Jill have seven grand children.
Pastor Baker's vision is to help lead the lost to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, strengthen the brethren, and to expand the kingdom of Jesus Christ in as many areas as the Lord will allow.
Senior Pastor - Lucian Baker
Associate Pastor - Matt Mailey
Assistant Pastor Matt Mailey. Pastor Matt has been a member of Christ the King since 2004. He was saved in 1992 and then called into the ministry in 1994. Pastor Matt is married to his wife Melanie and they have two children, Hayden and Sierra. Pastor Matt has been the Assistant Pastor since January 2011 and the church has been blessed greatly by his presence and dedication.