In the spring of 1996, a small group of about seven young people began to meet together in a prayer group to dream about a church in the Central Square neighborhood of Cambridge, MA. Rev. Soong-Chan Rah, formerly a campus staff worker with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at MIT, had been commissioned by New Covenant Fellowship Church in Maryland to plant a church in the Boston area. This ethnically diverse group of individuals met throughout the spring and summer of 1996 in preparation for the inaugural service in September of 1996. Cambridge Community Fellowship Church (CCFC) emerged out of that small group and held its first service on Sunday, September 1, 1996.

CCFC has drawn from many of the colleges and universities in the area as well as drawing familes, couples and youth from the Cambridge/Boston area. From its inception, CCFC has sought to live out the values of Scripture, Worship & Prayer, Community, Outreach, Social Justice & Urban Missions, and World Missions. The Central Square neighborhood was chosen for its many opportunities to reach the urban community of Cambridge, MA.  The purpose of CCFC was to live as the Body of Christ and it's implication of incarnation, service, outreach, justice, and compassion in the city of Cambridge.