The North Cincinnati Story

The story of North Cincinnati Community Church is a story of God's great faithfulness. 

Our First 10 Years 

Dr. Walter Wood, Jr. and his family moved from Atlanta in December 1993 with a vision to start a church in Greater Cincinnati.  Walter had a plan, but no contacts.  But God was at work! After a year of prayer and people gathering in small group Bible studies, North Cincinnati Community Church held its first worship service on January 8, 1995, in a hotel then called the Quality Inn Kings Island.

The NCCC congregation quickly outgrew the hotel, and in April 1995 we moved to the Village Seventh Day Adventist Church in Mason.  In December 1997 as our church family continued to expand, we acquired a beautiful 15-acre piece of property on Irwin-Simpson Road in Deerfield Township.  Having successfully raised the necessary funds, we paid off the land in December 2000 and began preparations for building our new church home.

With building plans well underway, NCCC became too large for the Seventh Day Adventist Church and in October 2001 the Mason Intermediate School became our new home.  In November 2001, an official groundbreaking ceremony was held on the new church property to begin the building process.  We held the first worship service in our new 31,000 square foot facility on June 20, 2002.

Our Last 10 Years 

In 2004, NCCC turned 10 years old and began a new decade of ministry. During our last decade our desire has been to "proclaim the gospel through word and deed to Cincinnati and the world." God has allowed us to do just that through through the planting of eight new churches in ten years and by developing an international network of ministry partnerships with missionaries and missions agencies. Ten years ago NCCC was a growing church plant with a new building in a northern suburb of greater Cincinnati seeking to plant its first church. By God’s grace, God has planted an entire network of churches committed to a vision of church planting. 

In 2014, North Cincinnati concluded its second decade by celebrating 20 years of God's faithfulness on April 5th & 6th, at special banqet and worship service reflecting on the incredible work God has done in and through us (click here for banquet video and pictures).   

The Next 10 Years 

In 2015, God began a new chapter in the story he is writing through His ministry at North Cincinnati. Our founding pastor, Walter Wood, retired from ministry at the conclusion of 2014 and Michael Craddock, who had served as an Assistant Pastor since 2009, became our Senior Pastor. 

As we look to the next ten years, we believe that God is calling us to a new vision that is more specifically focused on making mature and equipped followers of Christ in the greater Mason area of Cincinnati’s northern suburbs. By his grace, God has placed us in an increasingly more significant place with the opportunity to do a significant work. As a church located in a prominent northern suburb of Cincinnati, our desire is to see God use the gospel ministry of NCCC to bring about the transformation of the individuals, families, and communities of the greater Mason area.