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We believe Centerpointe Baptist Church to be a multiethnic, dynamic, spiritual church empowered by the Holy Spirit to communicate the Good News of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ with as many people as possible in our church, community, and throughout the world. To be a worshiping fellowship, experiencing an awareness of God, recognizing His person, and responding in obedience to His leadership. To experience an increasingly meaningful fellowship with God and fellow believers, to help all people experience a growing knowledge of God and mankind. To be a church that ministers unselfishly to persons in the community and the world in Jesus’ name. To be a church whose purpose is to be Christlike in our daily living by emphasizing total commitment of life, personality, and possessions to the Lordship of Christ. As a multiethnic church, our mission is the carrying out of the Great Commission of sharing the Gospel, baptizing believers, making disciples, pointing all people to Christ, and being a church where everyone is someone and Jesus is Lord.


  • To teach the Bible as the authoritative Word of God

  • To proclaim the gospel of Christ in word and actions

  • To grow believers into disciples through the truth of God’s word

  • To have celebrative worship in the joy of Jesus Christ

  • To pursue persons who need Christ and bring them into the family of God

  • To seek out persons who are unchurched (do not actively attend church)

  • To minister in Christ’s love and grace to those in need, locally and globally

  • To strengthen families by sound doctrine and Christian example

  • To provide family-oriented Christian education for all

  • To be a Christian congregation that welcomes persons of different backgrounds making them feel accepted and cared for by their new Christian family

  • To teach and develop the spiritual gifts of believers

  • To help empower people to serve the church and community out of their spiritual giftedness

  • To be a genuinely caring community of disciples for Christ

  • To empower Christian singles, college students and young adults

  • To be a church of irresistible influence in the community and the world

  • To be a church-starting church for the glory of our Lord


Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior and, on the profession of our faith, having been baptized by immersion in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we do now in the presence of God, and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.


We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church, in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, and the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations.


We also engage to maintain family and secret devotions; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale of, and use of intoxicating drinks as a beverage; to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior.


We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember one another in prayer; to aid one another in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and Christian courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay.


We moreover engage that when we remove from this place we will, as soon as possible, unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.

  • Tuesday, July 16, 2002, strategic development meeting at the Ellis Baptist Association office to plant a church in Red Oak

  • Sunday, August 11, 2002, Dr. Roy Cotton, guest preacher at FBC Waxahachie.  The message was “Seeking Harvesters” - Matthew 9:35-38 

  • Tuesday, August 13, 2002, New Church Covenant approved by BGCT, EBA, FBC Waxahachie and The “Exciting” Singing Hills Baptist Church 

  • Saturday, August 17, 2002, 16 persons meet (in the home of Jon & Sheryl Lumbley of Red Oak) for the purpose of organizing a new church in Red Oak and the surrounding communities

  • Saturday, October 26, 2002, 94 attend the first service for CenterPointe Baptist Church for the Communities in the Red Oak Intermediate School, 401 E. Ovilla Road. Pastor Cotton’s first message was “The Heartbeat of our Mission” - Mark 12:28-31 

  • CenterPointe has set aside 4 men for the Deacon ministry: Curtis Rosmon, the late Billy J. Pruitt, the late Victor D. Malone Sr. and Deacon Ron Hill.

  • Many have professed faith in Jesus Christ over the years and have been baptized

  • Several children have been dedicated to the Lord.

  • The church has been involved in the Red Oak, Ovilla, Glenn Heights and DeSoto communities

  • Pastor Cotton served as the first pastor for the first 5 years

  • Rev. James Jones Jr. served as the second pastor of CenterPointe Church for 4 years (2007-11)

  • Pastor Cotton was named “Pastor Emeritus” in 2010

  • Pastor Cotton served as Interim Pastor for 49 months (September 2011 to October 2015)

  • CenterPointe Baptist Church for the Communities is constituted at FBC Waxahachie on March 30, 2014

  • Minister Theo D. Peugh Sr. is unanimously elected third pastor of CenterPointe on Sunday June 21, 2015

  • Minister Peugh is Ordained to the Gospel Ministry on Saturday - October 24, 2015 at New Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, where Rev. James Jones Jr. also served as pastor. Sermon by Pastor Jones: “Walk Worthy of the Call” - Ephesians 4:1-13

  • Pastor’s Installation Service for Rev. Theo D. Peugh Sr. on Sunday - October 25, 2015 at FBC Waxahachie. Pastor Cotton’s message: “Pastor & People: Advancing God’s Kingdom through Good Works” - Ephesians 2:10

  • CenterPointe relocates from Red Oak to its current location in the Summer of 2017.

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