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About us

The Broad Street congregation has been meeting and working in Statesville since 1955.  Though the congregation at Statesville has only been in existence for a short period of time, the church of Christ has been in existence since (about) A.D. 3O. Jesus promised that the church (kingdom of God) would come in the first century, “And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power” (Mark 9:1).

In Matthew 16:18, 19 Jesus here used two terms synonymously, His church and the kingdom of heaven. Through these two sections of scripture, it can be known that the church was in the mind of Christ and it was to be established in that generation. When would these things occur? “…Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem” (Luke 24:46-47). The apostles were also instructed (verse 49) to stay at Jerusalem until they received power from on high.

In Acts chapter 2, the apostles are found in Jerusalem, they had received power from the Holy Spirit and Peter preached an outstanding sermon. This sermon persuaded some who listened to see a need for salvation. “Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?” (Acts 2:37). Peter provided them with God’s plan of salvation, “…repent and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost” (Acts 2:38). This teaching was distinctive and is still being taught at Broad Street. Nothing that we do is secretive. Our only manual, creed and doctrine is found in the New Testament.

 

At Broad Street church of Christ, we are striving to continue the Kingdom that Christ established! At Broad Street we strive to teach, and worship based off of the authority and examples we see in the New Testament. Each Sunday Worship service you can expect sound Gospel preaching, acapella singing, prayer, partaking of the Lord Supper and an opportunity to give. 

Do you have questions? Please contact us!

Meet our shepherds:
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Bradley Speer

Bradley was born in Statesville in 1969. He started attending services at Broad Street with his now-wife Candace Short in 1993, and they were married 3 years later. Together, they have three children: Emilee, Landon, and Joshua. In May of 2022 they were happy to officially add Annalise, a daughter-in-law, to their family!

Bradley has been a faithful member of the Broad Street church of Christ for nearly three decades. He served as a Deacon of Finance for years before becoming an Elder in 2015.

Bradley is currently a partner at Norris, Stewart, & Ralston, a CPA firm in downtown Statesville. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, hunting, fishing, riding bikes along the New River Trail, and working outside. 

Bradley is one of the three current Elders we have at Broad Street. If you need to reach him, his information can be found in our church bulletin.

John Anderson

John moved to Iredell County along with his wife, Nancy and two children, Jacob and Ericka in 1998. They became members of the Broad Street church of Christ congregation in the Spring of 1999.

John has been a faithful member here at Broad Street since joining the congregation. You will see John filling in anywhere there is a need. John first served as a Deacon of Communication in 2011 and later became an Elder in 2015.

John currently resides in Union Grove. In his spare time, he enjoys activities such as hiking, camping, spending time outdoors.

John is one of the three current Elders we have at Broad Street. If you need to reach him, his information can be found in our church bulletin.

Tommy Smith

Tommy was born in Statesville, NC on August 21, 1936. He married his wife, Joan Jones, on April 19, 1958. They have one son, Christopher, and daughter-in-law, Susan.

Tommy has been a member of the Broad Street church of Christ ever since its inception in 1950. He has been an Elder, overseeing the congregation for over 35 years.

Tommy worked for the NC Department of Transportation for 34 years and retired in September 1998. His favorite hobby, as of now, is turning wooden bowls. For many years he has enjoyed hiking, camping and fishing.

Tommy is one of the three current Elders we have at the Broad Street congregation. If you ever need to reach him his information can be found in our church bulletin.

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Visitors are always welcome at Broad Street, please hang around after services and let us get to know you!

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