About Us

Who we are, our history, and our vision

Who We Are

Andover Christian Center is a non-denominational, Spirit-filled Christian church in Andover, Massachusetts. We are reaching eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

 

We believe God is good. We believe He is a God of love, mercy, peace, abundance, and healing. We believe God desires every person to come to the saving knowledge of Jesus, and that He wants us to grow in His Word and in His will for our lives.

 

We believe God's presence and power are available to us today. Through Him we can overcome any challenge or circumstance. He loves every person and wants the best for each one.

 

Psalm 145:8-9

The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and great in mercy. The Lord is good to all, And His tender mercies are over all His works.


Colossians 1:27-28

To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.


1 Corinthians 2:4-5

And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.

Our History

Jim and Shelly Preston and their family relocated from Oklahoma to Massachusetts in June 2006 to start Andover Christian Center. Our first service was held September 16, 2007 in Andover’s Ballardvale Historic District. In 2010, we moved to our current location on the 3rd floor of 16 Haverhill Street in Andover. In 2015, we leased and renovated additional space at the same location.


God has been faithful to perform His Word. We have had testimonies of healing, financial provision, the restoration and strengthening of marriages and families, and blessing in many areas.

Our Vision

Andover Christian Center is a congregation that:

 

Honors God and puts Him first place in our lives, including in our time, families, relationships, professions, and finances.

 

Is reaching eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

 

Preaches the uncompromised Word of God, with an emphasis on faith, being led by the Holy Spirit, and the believer's identity in Christ.

 

Has the supernatural power of God operating in our services and individual lives.

 

Worships God from our hearts, marked by the presence of the Holy Spirit and excellence in musicianship.

 

Has vibrant children’s and youth ministries that equip young people to live for God.

All scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.