The Christus-Gemeinde was founded in 1906.
It emerged because a few determined people cared for others who were stranded in life, saw no sense anymore and lost themselves in alcohol. Until the 1930s, helping people in need and homeless in a self-owned homeless shelter was one of the core activities of the community.
Due to the tragedy of the 2nd World War, the church work had to be started almost from scratch after the war. Many refugees from the east became members of the church and an important pillar of the church work during this time.
The employment of R. Tudzynski as pastor in 1965 was an expression of new goals and hopes. When the church was able to rent and buy own rooms a couple of years later, the congregation developed step by step. In 1996 R. Tudzynski was replaced by Sven Godau as pastor and became church founder of the 1st church founding in Lüneburg, today’s Matthäus-Gemeinde.
Since 2002 the Christus-Gemeinde has grown more and more and in 2010 around 240 people of all ages came to worship on Sundays. From 2003 to 2011, a second service was celebrated every Sunday evening at 7 p.m., the so-called “Sunset Service”. In 2005 a second church was founded, the Christus-Gemeinde Barmbek-Nord. Around the same time pastor Matthias Pache came as a vicar to Hamburg and was ordained to pastor in 2007.
Due to the rapid growth, the church decided to divide in 2009 and make two churches out of one church. In February 2011 the Christus-Gemeinde Hamburg-Oststarted with it pastor Sven Godau and the “Christus-Gemeinde Barmbek-Süd” with pastor Matthias Pache.
In February 2012 the Christus – Gemeinde Barmbek – Süd hired Daniel Scnhnepel as a pastor. In summer 2013, the building in the Gluckstraße was renovated and the new opening was celebrated.