Our Story

College Church is a diverse, interdenominational Protestant church in the heart of the Pioneer Valley, just steps from downtown Northampton.


Since 1972, College Church has sought to “Know Christ and Make Him Known” through biblical preaching, local outreach, church planting and global missions.


In recent years, College Church has experienced an awakening through a renewed commitment to prayer and living out the gospel in every aspect of life and community.


In June of 2015, College Church called Bill Hodgeman to serve as her fourth Senior Pastor. Bill looks forward to continuing the legacy of biblical preaching, and helping College Church to fulfill its mission to love God and love others.



Who We Are

Our Mission

is to embrace and embody the

transforming love of God

through the making, maturing

and multiplying of whole-hearted

followers of Jesus.

Our Vision

is to see a world RENEWED,
neighborhoods TRANSFORMED,
and people brought to LIFE
by the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Our Values







College Church adheres to the Three Historic Creeds of Christianity: Apolstles', Nicene, and Athanasian (PDF).

We are a gospel-centered and interdenominational church, located in Northampton, Massachusetts, serving the Pioneer Valley.

Read our complete Statement of Faith (PDF).

Our Staff

Senior Pastor


Administration & Connections


Director of Community Partnerships


Artist in Residence


Director of CC Kids, Whole-Life Discipleship

& Community Formation

Director of Worship Arts



Gospel Partners

College Church is committed to praying for, partnering with and financially supporting a growing global team of people who seek to embody and express the love of Christ among the nations.


We currently support nearly three dozen individuals and organizations serving across four continents.  Our Gospel Partners include:



Elders, described in the New Testament as overseers and shepherds, are called to care for and lead God’s People.  At College Church, the elders serve primarily by:

•  Caring for God’s People

•  Keeping prayer central to the ministry of the church

•  Faithfully teaching and preaching the Word of God


The Deacons serve as “ministers of mercy” – coming alongside of people in stressful situations by meeting physical needs, including food, clothing, shelter and financial assistance. The deacons also serve by preparing Communion, providing visitation and practicing hospitality.

Shepherding Team

Shepherds partner with the elders to establish genuine relationships with people in the congregation for the purpose of providing soul-care, promoting spiritual growth, and protecting from false teaching. These relationships are rooted in prayer and built on mutual trust, listening, love and commitment. Shepherds initiate relationships, respond to people’s needs, and pursue those who are absent from the community.

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