supporters and many fund-raising events provided the funds for construction of
the Sanctuary and then a Fellowship Hall.
The Fellowship Hall became the Community Center, a voting place, and the
gathering place within the Hammock community.
A special bequest made it possible to add Sunday school rooms in
1966. The cemetery adjacent to the
Church was opened in 1981 for Church members and their families.
Community Church was blessed with men of God, who have served the congregation
with love. Reverend Gerald Combs served
as pastor from the date of incorporation until 1961 when he left the area
briefly. During his absence, Reverend
Billy Babbitt from Flagler Beach filled the pulpit until Reverend Combs returned
in 1962. The Fellowship Hall bears his
name to honor the loving inspiration provided to the Church during his 40 years
August 1996, Rev. Harry J. Usher was called to serve our Church. Pastor Usher
served until his retirement in late 2007.
It was during this time that the Church was expanded with construction
of a larger sanctuary, a baptismal, and bell tower.
new Church was constructed and attached to the original Church. The Gerald
Combs Fellowship Hall was completely renovated and physically appended to the
new Church. The new construction was
dedicated the Hammock Community Church
on October 22, 2006. After the
dedication, the original church building was renamed the Johnson Memorial Chapel.
spring 2008 Rev. Dr. Doran C. McCarty began serving as Senior Pastor to our
congregation. Dr. McCarty retired in June 2017 and Rev. Dr. David Oertel served
as the Interim Minister until the end of December 2017. Hammock Community Church began 2018 with Rev.
Dr. Bill Duke as our new Pastor. He served the congregation through most of the
pandemic in 2020 when he retired. Rev. Dr. David Oertel once again served as
the interim during the season in 2020-2021. In May 2021 the leadership of
Hammock Community Church and its Membership extended the call to Rev. Vic
Alvarado to become their next Pastor. On June 1, 2021 Pastor Vic began his
ministry with us and completed his tenure in January 2023.