Columbia Evangelical is a Bible-based, New Testament, non-denominational congregation who holds to the doctrines of grace, consistent with historic Reformed confessions. We believe the Bible is inerrant in the original autographs, that God is sovereign in all aspects of our lives and the world; and that He alone provides salvation by grace through the death and resurrection of his Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. For more information, we invite you to visit the Doctrine link on this website.
Columbia Evangelical Church was founded in the fall of 1950 as Gospel Fellowship Church. The congregation changed the name of the church in 1961 when they purchased an historic house on Pendleton Street, in downtown Columbia, SC, near the University of South Carolina. Also known as CE Church or CE, they built a sanctuary in 1966 on adjacent property facing Barnwell Street. These properties, along with the purchase in 1987 of another historic building next door to the sanctuary, continue to be their home. We are a vibrant church that is warm and inviting.
It is our desire to see God’s children grow in the truth as revealed in His Word, the Bible. We accomplish this through a definitive exposition of the Word and corporate praise and worship in our Sunday morning services. We offer Sunday School curriculums that teach Bible truths for all ages, a variety of Bible studies, uplifting prayer meetings, and many fellowship opportunities. We also have youth programs and college ministries for the students in the area. A full-service nursery is available for young families. Please visit the Calendar link for a current listing of our church events. You may also wish to visit the Sermons link to hear recordings of our Sunday morning sermons.
CE Church is organized and led by a board of elected Elders, which includes the Pastor/Teacher. The Elder Board has oversight of the church in all its functions and ministries to the congregation. A board of Deacons manage the physical and fiscal affairs for the church.
Columbia Evangelical Church has a long history with a heart for world evangelism. We currently support missionaries and ministries across several continents, including North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.
For unwavering ministry that glorifies God, Columbia Evangelical Church is “Proclaiming God’s Sovereign Grace in Christ.”