who we are
Christ Evangelical Church is a friendly, family-oriented congregation with a long history here in Cape Girardeau.
The Bible is the center of our worship, study, and mission activities. We live in the creative tension of staying true to the Bible, our creeds, our historic confessions and catechisms, and our liberty of conscience. However, the Bible always comes first...and last! Jesus Christ is the head of the Church, our denomination, and of this congregation.
Our congregation has many traditions, including rolling dumplings and our annual apple butter making, and new traditions are being created all the time! Our congregation has a strong tradition of giving to mission and relief programs. We go to our denomination's Shannondale Community Center each fall and cut wood to heat the center and church, and participate in the Cape Ministerial Alliance and the Downtown Council of Churches.
Our worship is focused around God's Word, with Bible reading every Sunday. Our worship is traditional, with wonderful organ and piano music, and many favorite hymns. The Lord's Supper is served the first Sunday of every month and is open to all. Sunday school begins with a gathering devotional at 9:15 AM before classes at 9:30 AM. Worship services begin at 10:35.
Come visit us this Sunday!
our mission statement:
A Loving community in the body of christ
*Bound together by tradition and fellowship
*Growing in faith through the Gospel,
*Dedicated to caring for one another, and
*Committed to reaching out in mission.
Pastor daniel johnson
Pastor Dan has been serving as Licensed Pastor at Christ Evangelical Church for the past 10 years. Before that he served as liturgist and lay preacher in Presbyterian and Episcopal churches for about 10 years. Dan brings a non-traditional educational and career background to the pulpit. He worked for 15 years for the General Accounting Office and 10 years in the computer technician training field. He has an MA in Community Counseling from Southeast Missouri State University, an MBA in Public and Non-Profit Management from the University of Chicago, and a BS in Public Administration from the University of Missouri, Columbia. Pastor Dan is happily married to Michelle, who coordinates blood drives in 7 local counties for the American Red Cross. They live on Dan's ancestral Spanish land grant farm in a house built by Dan's great-great-grandfather in 1855. Dan enjoys computers, working out at HealthPoint Fitness, and yard work. Michelle and Dan love to travel and stay at historic bed and breakfast hotels. Dan has a grown daughter, Rachael, who lives in Portland, Oregon. Dan is becoming famous among his great nieces and nephews for his “underdogs” on the swing set and general willingness to serve as “Uncle Dan the Monkey Man” for their entertainment.
Visit the Pastor's Page (coming soon!).
our history (in brief)
We can trace our roots back to the German Evangelical Church, organized in Cape Girardeau in 1894. In fact, we even have records dated from 1894-1914, handwritten in German script! The first church building was completed in 1899, with the current building finished in 1930. Our recreational annex was completed in 1974. Our congregation was originally called the "German Evangelical Christ Congregation", and belonged to the German Evangelical Synod of North America. Over the years, our name has changed a time or two, and is now known as Christ Evangelical Church.
For further details about our history, please click here. (This page is a work in progress, and will be updated soon!)