Our Story

Under the direction of Restoration House Ministries in New Hampshire, and with support from Traders Point Christian Church in Indiana, Pastor Dave Johnson and his family packed up their lives and moved from Indiana to Connecticut in hopes of starting a new church in 1999. They were joined by Tom and Tricia Cater from Illinois, as well as families who had been a part of the former Park Avenue Christian Church in Bloomfield, CT. Together they laid the foundation for Colonial Point Christian Church (CPCC).

In early 2000, after months of preparation, the CPCC team mailed 200,000 invitation postcards to the community, resulting in the first Worship service held on March 5, 2000 in the auditorium of Timothy Edwards Middle School (TEMS) in South Windsor, CT.

Since our launch Colonial Point Christian Church has truly become a community that honors God, reaches out in love and grows in our relationship with Him.

Leadership Team

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.
Jim Turney
Lead Pastor

Jim is originally from Clinton, IL. He met his wife while on an internship down in Fayetteville, GA. He brought his southern belle back to the mid west to finish his degree at Lincoln Christian University and started graduate work soon thereafter.

After a short period in the North, they needed to thaw out and Jim took a position as the Student Minister at Capital City Christian Church in Tallahassee, FL.

They ministered there for almost four years and grew the ministry from just a few to over forty.

Jim & Erin felt God leading them north again and took a ministry position as Family Life Minister at Taylorville Christian Church in Taylorville, IL. After almost four years in Taylorville, Jim felt the call to preach. And as of July 2012, Jim has accepted this call with Colonial Point Christian Church to become the lead minister. Jim and Erin have three beautiful little girls named Skye, Noble and Honor.
Adam Colter
Discipleship Pastor
Adam Colter has been in full time ministry since 1999. His focus at CPCC is Discipleship and Home Groups, and he has an advanced degree in setting up chairs.
He has been married to Sara Colter since 2000 and has two sons, Kal (2004) and Kamden (2006). He enjoys being bald, reading, writing and sports – Atlanta Braves, UNC Tarheels, Real Madrid over Manchester United and Marvel over DC.



David Phillips

Assimilation Pastor

David and Maria Phillips have been coming to Colonial Point Christian Church since 2003. David gave his life to Christ in 1985 and has been intentional in growing in his walk and serving God through the years. Born and raised locally, David and Maria married in 1979, settled in South Windsor, had and raised their now two grown children, Melissa and Jason.

David has served God in many different ways over the years. He was involved with Free Inside Prison Ministry and spent three years going weekly to a prison with a team of people to do bible studies. He was also on the Global Missions Team and served as the Ministry Leader for a year before spending the next six years as an Elder at CPCC. He has taught various classes at church, is a home group leader, and also has occasionally helped out with preaching duties at a church down in Oxford, before coming on board as the Assimilation Pastor at Colonial Point. He loves Jesus and wants to see others love Him as well.
Additional Information:
www.mun.ca/rels/restmov – a helpful resource to learn more about the “Restoration Movement” Churches.
www.rhmnewengland.org/ – Restoration House Ministries, New England.
www.tpcc.org – Colonial Point’s “Mother” Church.