Welcome to ECC! We are an evangelical congregation located in Elmira, New York, committed to making disciples and changing our community.

We are so glad you are here to check out our church and hope you will be able to join us for one of our worship services. We welcome everyone from all walks of life and are excited to share the

life-changing power of the gospel with you.

Pastor Dave Leandre


Who We Are

Since 1944, Elmira Christian Center has continued to see God’s faithfulness and grace as we have labored to preach the gospel, stay centered on Scripture, make disciples, and change our community. We can be described as evangelical and reformed.

Evangelical. This means we affirm, proclaim, and rejoice in the good news of Jesus Christ: his life, death, and resurrection. We embrace such doctrines as the authority, inerrancy, and sufficiency of Scripture, the Trinity, salvation by grace through faith, and the necessity of repentance and the new birth. At ECC, it is all about the gospel.

Reformed. This means our theological heritage and identity is that of the 16th century Protestant Reformation. We affirm the five solas of the Reformation—that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, to the glory of God alone, and that the church is to always be reformed according to Scripture alone.

For more information about who we are and what we believe, check out our Statement of Faith, distinctives, and the Creeds and Confessions we joyfully affirm along with other believers. We are affiliated with the 9Marks and The Gospel Coalition church networks.

What to Expect

Our Sunday mornings begin with Sunday Classes at 9:30am followed by our worship service from 10:30am to 12:00pm. To learn more our Lord’s Day worship, click here. We also have community groups (our small groups) meeting throughout the week all across the city.