192 Thimble Island
Branford, CT 06405
Stony Creek Congregational Church, also known as Church of Christ Congregational, is a community church with a membership of around 160. We are a mainline Protestant church in the Congregational tradition. Our purpose is to worship God, bear witness to the gospel, celebrate the two sacraments, nurture Christian growth, build fellowship, and serve others. The church cooperates ecumenically with other local churches. We are an inclusive fellowship of Christians with varying theologies from many denominational backgrounds. We covenant to serve the Lord, to love and be loved, and to serve others. We are an active church, encouraging people to serve God and people according to their gifts, interests, and schedules. We are one tiny cell in the Body of Christ.
Rev. James Hill has served as the minister of the Stony Creek Congregational Church since September 2014. A native of Kansas City, MO, James grew up outside of Atlanta, GA. He graduated from William Jewell College, in Liberty, MO, with a Bachelor’s degree in Religion and English, and from Central Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree. Rev. Hill has served as a local church pastor for over 20 years, first in Jefferson City, MO, then in St. Louis, MO, and finally here in Branford, CT. Rev. Hill has served churches in urban settings, rural communities, and small towns. He is been active in the Fellowship of Northeast Congregational Christian Churches, currently serving as chair of the Budget and Investment Committee. James is married to his high school sweetheart, Tara, and they have one son, Isaiah. He enjoys reading, writing, and playing with Isaiah – and is a slightly obsessed baseball fan.