About SCC

Our Leadership

We are blessed at SCC with leadership passionate about people, our community & the Kingdom of God!

Eddie & Tatjana Robinson

Eddie & Tatjana Robinson

Pastor & First Lady

Michael Mendez

Michael Mendez

Student Pastor

Core Beliefs & values

The SCC Mission
Our mission is to be a place where you can belong, build a relationship with Jesus Christ, and bless our world.
Who We Are

Star City Church is a church whose purpose is to make disciples of Jesus Christ. We are Pentecostal because we identify with the Day of Pentecost experience as recorded in Acts 2. We adhere without waver to Apostolic Doctrine. We believe in worship without inhibition and that the power of God and Gifts of the Spirit are not only relevant for this day, but prevalent in every service.

The Word of God

We are founded upon the belief that the Bible is the inspired, infallible Word of God. We believe in the great commission and are endeavoring to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with love, mercy and compassion.

One God

We believe there is only one God (Deuteronomy 6:4 ). He is the creator of heaven and earth, and of all living beings. He has revealed Himself to humanity as the Father (Creator), as the Son (Savior), and as the Holy Ghost (indwelling Spirit).

Water Baptism

We believe in water baptism by immersion in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sin. Through baptism we identify with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Romans 6:3-6; Colossians 2:11-14; Acts 2:38.

Spirit Baptism

We believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the initial sign of speaking in other tongues. Acts 2:4

We believe in the manifestation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. He ministers to His people through tongues, interpretation of tongues, prophecy, words of knowledge and wisdom, discerning of spirits, faith, working of miracles, healing, helps, and government. Mark 16:15-18; Acts 5:16; 2 Corinthians 12:1-11​

Daily Living

We believe Godly living must characterize the life of every child of the Lord, and we must live according to the pattern and example given in the Word of God. “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world.” (Titus 2:11-12) “Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.” (Hebrews 12:14)(1 Corinthians 3:16-17, 2 Corinthians 6:17 – 7:1)

The Celebrated History of SCC!

1944

Our Story Begins!

Our church was founded as Lafayette Pentecostal Church in 1944 by A.R. Reed. 77 years later, we continue to share the same Gospel message that our church was founded upon!

1959
February 3

From LPC to CMT!

On Feb 3, 1959,  our church transitioned from Lafayette Pentecostal Church to Christ Memorial Temple.  CMT would remain the name of our church for the next 62 years!

1963
January 1

New Pastor, Same Passion

In 1963, Raymond Parnell becomes the new pastor of CMT. Bringing with him a hunger for the people of Lafayette, Pastor Parnell brought many advancements to the church, including the current facility in which we worship! Raymond Parnell would go on to Pastor CMT for just over 40 years!

2004
January 1

Passing the Vision

In January 2004, Pastor Parnell retired and Tony Carson became the new pastor of CMT. For the next 10 years, Pastor Carson would lead CMT into a powerful revival, impacting thousands of people through the wide reach of his ministry.

2014
January 1

A New Era Begins!

After Pastor Carson retired in 2014, Rev. Jordan Parnell became the pastor of Christ Memorial Temple. The grandson of former pastor, Raymond Parnell, Pastor Jordan would serve the people of CMT for the next 4 years. His vision, love for the people, and passion for the Word impacted the hearts of so many! Also through his leadership, CMT would undergo some of the largest renovation projects, modernizing many different aspects of CMT.

2020
March 13

We Welcome Eddie Robinson!

In March of 2020, Eddie Robinson becomes the new pastor of Christ Memorial Temple. Immediately after becoming pastor, the Coronavirus swept through the nation. While navigating government mandates & church shutdowns, Pastor Robinson has led CMT into the fastest growing revival our church has ever experienced! He is joined by his lovely wife, Tatjana, and their 4 beautiful children.

2021
February 3

We Become Star City Church!

On February 3, 2021 Christ Memorial Temple officially became Star City Church! This special name is an ode to the official nickname of Lafayette, Star City, as well as our vision, found in the book of Matthew. Matthew 2:10 tells us “When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.” In this passage a few magi in search of Jesus were led to Him by “the star” in the eastern sky. Our mission here at SCC is to continually be just as that same star, faithfully leading our city to the love of Jesus Christ. We introduce to you, Star City Church.