History Print

Our church began on June 11, 1995 as the New York branch of Berkland Baptist Church (BBC) with the vision to reach students, young professionals, families and others with the power of the gospel. The church planting team consisted of six couples from California and one brother already attending medical school in NY. Through their efforts, and the prayers and labors of many, we have sought to live out the Greatest Commandments -- to love God and to love one another, and to join in the Great Commission -- to make disciples of all nations.

BBC itself was founded in 1981 near the UC Berkeley campus by Rev. Paul Kim and his wife, Rebekah JDSN (a term signifying minister). Since its inception, BBC has been active in church planting and missions worldwide.

On January 7, 2007, our church in NY took on the new name of Compass Fellowship Church, re-dedicating ourselves to these endeavors.

On June 10, 2012, we were grateful to launch a second service, this one in the lower Manhattan area, to better serve the proximate community.  We are looking forward to see how God works in both our Upper Manhattan Chapel and Lower Manhattan Chapel locations.

It is our desire to encompass the New York City area with the message of Christ's love and provide direction to those seeking answers to life's most important questions. Whether you are a committed Christian looking for a spiritual family or just interested in learning more about the Christian perspective, we hope you can find a home here at Compass.