長島基督福音教會源起於石溪大學基督徒師生屬靈之需，並進一步，服事周圍的社區。教會正式成立於主後一九八五年四月二十四日，會址暫設324 Jayne Blvd, Port Jefferson Station,借用Calvary Baptist Church場地。當時的牧者是葉華牧師(Rev. Carpus Yip)。
一九九二年，教會經多次會員大會，審慎加入美南浸信會（Southern Baptist Convention）。同年，葉華牧師離職；執事會及會員大會決議由林恂牧師接任牧養教會之職。
一 九九四年，教會決定遷址至鄰近石溪校區的Christ Community Church‧會址遂更改為Oxhead Road & Pembrook Road, Stony Brook。教會成員包括石溪大學教職人員、學生、從事專業的校友，及來自社區的家庭；齊心努力超越文化與語言的隔閡，在主裏同建立屬靈之家。
二零零三年三月，林恂牧師因在 North Carolina 有服事的異象而離職。二零零四年七月，執事會及會員大會決議由齊正牧師接任牧養教會之職。二零零五年五月，為方便弟兄姊妹在網路上尋找教會地址，將會址更 正為 66 Pembrook Road, Stony Brook。
二零一五年二月教會遷址至 400 Nicolls Road, E. Setauket, New York 11733
CCGC is not a typical Chinese community church where established families form the core of the congregation. Instead, her most distinguishing characteristic is testified by the youthful core coworkers consist of mostly recent college graduates and college students, forming the main serving force for the congregation. More than 50% of the church members are under the age of 30. Another unique feature of CCGC is her vibrant choir and music team, consisted of mostly SBU students, having been invited to perform at important functions at the University such as the graduation ceremony and 9-11 memorial service.
There are a number of fellowship groups supported by CCGC to the University and communities. The largest of these fellowship groups is the Chinese Christian Fellowship (CCF) at SBU, sponsored by the Asian Christian Campus Ministry (ACCM)—a ministry of the e-Mission World International. CCF members actively serve on most all the service teams of CCGC, such as choir, worship service, clean up, and love-feast.
Asian Christian Campus Ministry
The CCGC pastor serves a dual function as campus minister at the Interfaith Center of Stony Brook University. This function allows CCGC to integrate seamlessly with the Asian Christian Campus Ministry at SBU. In fact, the pastor’s office is located in Room 249 of Student Union. And Room 248 is the ACCM student office used by CCF to conduct daily activities.
Under the stewardship of Rev. Huang and Rev. Lin, the CCF offers a variety of activities during the regular school semesters:
- Daily prayer meetings
- Weekly small-group Bible studies;
- Friday fellowship gathering; and
- Off-campus picnics.
In addition, CCF organizes two major outreach events during the school year:
The CCF Fall Retreat: the Fall Retreat is usually held at a campsite out-of-state for two and half days during the Columbus holiday weekend. A guest speaker is invited to deliver messages surround a central topic selected by the CCF Retreat Committee. Furthermore, many group activities are carefully planned and held during the retreat, including: workshops, group games, group discussion, music worship, and devotion. Attendees of this retreat have been between 30 and 50 students in the recent years. Buses are used as the primary transportation.
The CCF Spring Gospel Camp: this three-day event is usually held at an out-of-state campsite over the Spring break in March. Similar to the Fall retreat, a guest speaker is invited to deliver evangelical messages surround a central theme picked by the CCF Gospel Camp Committee. Attendees of this retreat have been between 70 and 100 students in the recent years. Buses are used as the primary transportation.
Easily deceived by her youthful congregation, the ministry partnership between CCGC and ACCM forms an embryonic hotbed that has already trained more than a thousand young Christians and produced numerous church leaders and missionaries during the past ten years. CCGC now awaits God to choose an even mightier shepherd to grow Lord’s vision here at Stony Brook.