What To Expect

At Southtowns Christian Center, our Sunday Services are an opportunity for you to connect with God as well as other believers in a casual, inviting atmosphere. Our services include contemporary worship, an announcement or two, an encouraging message, and a time of ministry and prayer.

A Place To Connect

There are so many ways to get involved at Southtowns Christian Center. Check out one of our events, join a group, or volunteer with a ministry you’re passionate about!


To demonstrate and share the love of God, while providing the truth of God's Word and releasing the life-changing power of the Holy Spirit.

Our Strategy

To create services, life groups and community events that direct people to pursue intimacy with Christ.
Family, friendship and community are part of God's plan at Southtowns Christian Center.

S.C.C.'S Founding Scripture

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”  Luke 4:18-19(NKJV)

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About Our Team

Bishop Tom & Pastor Shirley Smardz

PASTORAL CARE Maryse Blacher
WORSHIP PASTOR Christian Rainville

What We Believe

God – Jesus - Spirit              I John 5:7
There is one God, Creator of all things. Eternally existent in three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The Bible                             2 Timothy 3:16
The entire Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God.
Jesus            The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John
In the deity of our Lord, Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His substitutionary and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal future return to the earth in power and glory.
Repentance       Mark 1:4  Mark 2:17  I John 1:7
That the only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the precious blood of Jesus Christ on the cross at Calvary.
Grace                 Romans 3:23-26
That all men have sinned, but are justified through grace by faith in Christ's death and resurrection.
New Life             John 3:3; 5-7
In the Born Again experience and baptism of the Holy Spirit as it was on the day of Pentecost and the manifestation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
The Second Coming Of Christ            Matthew 25:31-46
In the resurrection of the dead, the Second Coming of Christ, and the eternal happiness of the saved and the eternal punishment of those who have rejected God's plan of salvation through Christ.
Healing                      Matthew 4:23      Matthew 9:35
In divine healing, through faith and that it is the Christian's right and privilege to trust God for their healing when they are sick and afflicted.
Open Communion       Luke 22:18-20     I Cor 11:23-26
All who believe and acknowledge Jesus Christ as their personal Lord & Savior are welcome to celebrate at the communion table.
Baptism                       Acts 8:36-37        Matthew 28:19
Symbolizes the burial of our sinful nature we identify with the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ as we rise up out of the water. (Infants and children under the age of "reason" can be "dedicated" unto the Lord.)
Power For Living        Galatians 5:16, 25
In the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life.
Marriage          Genesis 2:18-24, Mark 10:6-9
In accordance with scripture, we believe the marriage covenant to be a legal union exclusively between one man and one woman. By "man" and "woman" we refer to the gender manifested by God at conception, formed by God in the womb, and revealed by God at birth.

Our History

While celebrating 32 years of ministry, SCC has been impacting lives throughout the Western New York region!
Beginning from a small Bible Study in the 1980's, to now serving a congregation of people from across WNY, 
SCC is Christ-Centered, People Focused, and Dedicated to Changing Lives.
If you're looking for "a place to belong", Southtowns Christian Center Non-denominational Family Church is your place to be!

What’s Next?

If you’ve decided Southtowns Christian Center is your home, make plans to attend our membership class to learn more about us and God's plan for the future.
God is honored we come to Him, then come together as we go into the world spreading His Good News!
Generation Kids Sunday School is available at the 10 am service for all children from birth through fifth grade. When you visit Southtowns Christian Center in person for the first time, feel free to stop by the Welcome Center—just outside the Worship Center—before or after the service to talk with one of our welcome team members. We would love to meet you and give you a gift.