Our History

God's plan is set in motion

1970s: The seed is planted

A small group involved with the Rutgers Chinese Bible Study gathers almost weekly to pray for a Christian church that would minister to the Chinese people in the Rutgers community. After a year of prayer, and with a sense of clear leading from the Lord, the East Brunswick Adult Fellowship is started in preparation for the formation of the Rutgers Community Chinese Church.

1979: The first RCCC service

In 1979, on the second Sunday of September, the first morning worship service of the new RCCC is held at the First Baptist Church of New Brunswick. Without much experience, without a minister, but filled with an intense desire to serve the Lord, the 20 “charter members” struggle on with a sense of mission set before them.


1980s: The first building

Construction of the first building on the RCCC campus starts in 1986.

1986 Construction


1986: Turning multi-lingual

Total adult attendance reaches 250. RCCC starts an English worship service, and soon thereafter, a Cantonese service.

1990s: Expanding by faith

The congregations continued to grow and soon additional classroom space is needed to accommodate all adults and children attending Sunday School. Construction of the Education Building starts in 1993.



1996: An old barn is transformed

1996 Agape

The old barn becomes Agape Chapel. The English worship service moves there in order to accommodate growth in all three congregations.

Milestone: 30th Anniversary
2010s: Expanding His kingdom, serving his people

2010: Another construction project

After acquiring the property next-door, construction of a larger building starts in 2010.

2010 Construction

2010 Charis

2012: The Charis Building

The new Charis Building adds a 2,000 seat sanctuary, a large fellowship hall, and much needed classroom space.

2012 Charis-Agape

Milestone: 40th Anniversary