Charles River Church is a new church serving the city of Boston. In 2007 God began to stir the hearts of Pastor Josh Wyatt and his wife Becky for the need for more Biblically-faithful, Christ-exalting churches in New England. As Josh and Becky prayed through New England, their hearts grew heavy for the cities. Cities like Worcester and Boston, MA, Portland, ME, Providence, RI and Hartford, CT were often on their hearts and minds. As they continued in prayer and surveyed the needs of New England cities, Boston grew heaviest in their hearts. In time, the Lord has developed a vision for planting churches in influential cities throughout New England. Beginning with the planting of Charles River Church in Boston, the dream is to see people raised up who will step out in faith to plant churches in cities throughout the New England region.
Still in the early days of our history, the people who make up Charles River Church are enjoying this exciting and formative season. After much prayer, preparation, and the support of various ministry partners, God raised up a team of 18 people all committed to step out in faith and start a church that would serve Boston well. The team began meeting in April of 2009 for prayer and planning, began small Bible studies in the city in February of 2010, and held our community Grand Opening October 17, 2010 at the West Roxbury Education Complex. From 2011-14, worship gatherings were held at the Boston School of Modern Languages. In the fall of 2014, as the church grew, worship gatherings were moved to the auditorium of the Washington Irving School in Boston's Roslindale Village.
Today, our growing church community includes a high concentration of people from the Boston neighborhoods of Roslindale, West Roxbury, Chestnut Hill, and Jamaica Plain, and the towns of Brookline, Dedham, and Newton, along with students from numerous Boston-area colleges. As Charles River Church serves the surrounding communities, God is adding to our number regularly. We believe that the best days are yet to come!
We are especially grateful for the partnership of various churches and the Send Network of the North American Missions Board.