Though Wellspring Church did not officially open its doors to the public until the launch service held in March 2007, it began as a burden on the heart of Dwayne R. Bond, Lead Pastor and Visionary of Wellspring, many years before. By seeking God in prayer, studying the Scripture, and seeking wise counsel, Pastor Bond was led to relocate his family from Prince George’s County, Maryland to Charlotte, North Carolina and plant Wellspring Church.

In February 2006, Pastor Bond arrived in Charlotte and in March 2006, 5-6 families began gathering in his home and did so for several months. A coffeehouse bible study was started in the Ballantyne area and as these gatherings began to grow, people began to pray about where God wanted to plant Wellspring. By God’s divine design, the lease to obtain space at J.M. Robinson Middle School was offered to Wellspring and in July 2006, Wellspring began to occupy its current space at the school.

From July 2006 to February 2007, God expanded the core team at Wellspring and Pastor Bond led the way in teaching the mission, vision and core values of Wellspring in preparation for the public launch of the church.

As God began to bring people to join in the endeavor of planting Wellspring, the need to serve the children became evident. As a result, on Christmas Eve 2006, the children’s ministry was born and has grown exponentially since that time.

After much praying, teaching, and planning, Wellspring had its inaugural service on Sunday, March 4, 2007, where over 150 people were in attendance. In June 2007, we held our first partnership seminar and in July 2007 presented our first partners (traditionally called “members”).

Since 2007, Wellspring has participated in numerous community outreaches and service projects, supported other church plants and service organizations, has conducted several prayer walks throughout the city of Charlotte, and has held several baptisms. God is doing some amazing things as He positions Wellspring to love people who are looking for genuine satisfaction, which can only be found in Jesus Christ. We cannot wait to see what God has in store as He continues to write Wellspring’s story.