Formerly First Baptist Church, 5 Magazine St. Cambridge

Central Square Church was formed in June 2020 by joining two churches with a long history in Central Square, and led by pastors with deep relationships in the community.

First Baptist Church of Cambridge (FBC) had stood as a beacon in the heart of Central Square for over 200 years, ministering to the community, providing respite for people who are unhoused and those struggling with substance use disorder, and hosting such luminaries as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Fanny Crosby. Over the years, FBC has birthed other churches and ministries.

Since its inception in 1996, Cambridge Community Fellowship Church (CCFC) has sought to be a church that “seeks the peace” of the City- a church that is not only in the Central Square neighborhood but for the Central Square neighborhood. CCFC has been recognized by the City, has been cited in numerous articles and books, and in 2018 was featured by NBC Boston as a church that is seeking to uphold the values and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Despite different backgrounds, the two churches share a united vision to stay rooted in Central Square, to share the gospel of Jesus Christ, and to serve the people of our beloved City. The process of joining together is the fruit of many years of consideration and cultivation and both churches were overjoyed to merge and become Central Square Church on June 19, 2020.


During the pandemic, a capital campaign funded a building renovation and doors opened again on Easter Sunday in April 2022. Central Square Church serves as a diverse, reconciling faith community with deep ties to Cambridge; to bring many to know and follow Jesus; and to restore and revitalize a historic building in the heart of the neighborhood.

Central Sq Church
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