Our History

South Sacramento Christian Center’s History

The South Sacramento Christian Center (SSCC) began in 1988 with a vision by its founder Bishop Esley Simmons, Sr. SSCC’s beginning was modest, starting with a small group of people meeting in Bishop Esley’s home. The first formal service was held in December 1989 at the Cisnero’s Dance Studio on 21st Avenue in Sacramento with 47 people in attendance.
In less than a year’s time SSCC outgrew their first space and in November 1990 the organization relocated to a warehouse on 51st Avenue in Sacramento. Only a year after that the church outgrew that space and moved to a newly purchased facility on Power Inn Road in Sacramento where the church resided for almost twenty years. The church saw continued growth and expansion over the years. In September 2009, the church relocated to its current facility at 7710 Stockton Blvd in Sacramento.

Current membership is open and continually growing

  • The church consistently endeavors to expand its role in the community by serving the needs of people
  • In 2015 SSCC added Ministerio Espanol, a Spanish ministry for Spanish-speaking members
  • Acquired 25 Massie Ct, historically known as Cal Skate, renamed Simmons Community Center in 2015 as a family resource center, basketball, mentorship program, concerts, events, forums and skating
  • Joseph Business School provides classes annually for those desiring to expand their reach in business development
  • Provides county resources to include Department of Human Services (DHS), Child Protective Services (CPS), Sacramento Employment Training Agency (SETA), probation and Her Health First
  • Rise up, formally known as Violence Prevention Program, includes community night walks, conflict mediation, and Alternative to Violence (AVP) conversations
  • Implemented in the fall of 2009, a food and clothing distribution program for members of the community and the congregation: serving an average of  500+ clients per month
Contact / Location

Contact info

Address: 7710 Stockton Blvd,
Sacramento, CA 95823
Phone: (916) 681-6791

Gathering Times

First service 8:30 am
Foundation 9:15 am
Second service 10:30 am
Wednesday Noon
Wednesday 7pm

Events / Calendar