About Us

SouthBrook’s story starts in 1986 when the church was planted by Tom Jones with the name Centerville Christian Church. As South Dayton grew, the church grew with it. In 1992, Lead Pastor, Charlie McMahan, took on the leadership of the church, and in September 1994, Centerville Christian Church officially became SouthBrook Christian Church and moved into the Spring Valley Pike building. We have gone from meeting in an elementary school to sharing a building with Seventh Day Adventists to eventually building our own place on Spring Valley Pike and outgrowing it. By 2004, we had more people than spaces so we opened a second campus on Washington Church Road. After adding a main theater, we completed the official move to the new location on Easter Sunday in 2008 and have been making this place our home ever since.

One of the things that has defined us as a church is a commitment to embodying the grace of God that we find in the person and gospel of Jesus Christ. Our hope has been to serve as a “front porch,” a gathering place, a place of entry for people who have lost their way home. We care deeply about communicating the truth of Christ through relevant, passionate worship and teaching. God has grown this church. God has taken this place from a handful of people, meeting and dreaming together, to a community of over 3,000 joining together to try and live like Jesus Christ forever. We are also growing in our understanding of what it means to serve this world as the hands and feet of Jesus.