85 Nanticoke Creek Parkway, Townsend ON


The Beginnings

Virginia evangelist H. French Wilson began to hold a series of meetings at the home of Mrs. Charles Cooper of Hartford, Ontario. Wilson was a church planter from the Church of God in Anderson Indiana

June 9, 1929

A new Church of God came into being in the former Orange Hall located on the corner of Townline Road and Concession 16

Around 1950
The Church Became Known As The Hartford Church of God
November 17, 1985

The congregation voted 100% in favour of doing a feasibility study for the purchase of property in Townsend

January 5, 1986

The congregation, acting on faith in what they believed was God’s call to them, voted all in favour of purchasing the land

February 18, 1986
The name “Townsend Community Church” was approved by the congregation.
September 7, 1986
Construction Began

Construction began on the 10,000 square foot Christian Education wing that would house Sunday School rooms and a daycare

May 29, 1987
Final Service in Hartford

After 57 years of ministry in the Hartford area, a final farewell service was held at the Hartford Church

June 30, 1987

Parkway Day Care Centre was incorporated

November 9, 1991
Church Snapshot

Services were being held in the “common room”. As attendance slowly grew, the size of the room became an ever-present problem

February 5, 1995
10 Year Goal

A ten year goal was set in place to begin construction of a sanctuary by
January 1st, 2005

January 30, 2000

It was decided to build the sanctuary as a multi-purpose room with stacking chairs, and basketball and volleyball courts set in the floor

November 24, 2002
Expansion Starts
September 14, 2003
Final Service In Common Room

The congregation started its final service in the common room then walked down the hallway into the new sanctuary to have our first worship service there


Today, Townsend Community Church is a multi-generational congregation of all ages. The foyer has been updated to invite fellowship after every church service. This includes snacks, coffee, tea, and good conversation. We have bible studies throughout the year where anyone is welcome to participate in growing their Christian faith. Our Sunday school program encourages children to learn Bible based lessons. We have a live streaming of our services so that everyone near and far can hear God's word. We strive to be a church in our community where everyone is welcome.