In 1905, ten dedicated and faithful individuals, representing a handful of families, had the desire to share God's love as a community. Church meetings were held in a tent on Eads Avenue, then in "The Little Brown Church" on Girard Avenue, and ultimately on Draper Avenue. As the needs of the small congregation changed, the church leadership responded. Numerous expansions and remodels continued over the years, and the neighborhood church matured and evolved into one that now draws people from across the country.
With this rich heritage, we look ahead with great anticipation to what God has in store for us in the future. As a congregation of more than 1,500 members, we continue to move forward in faith to better serve the community, the nation and the world in Jesus' name.
1905 Church is founded
1906 “Little Brown Church” built
1912 “Little Brown Church” moved to Eads & Kline
1928 Present Sanctuary built
1939 Chapel built, 12 classrooms, assembly room & 2 offices
1946 Draper & Kline property acquired
1949 Narthex & Chancel remodeled
1951 Kirk House dedicated
1953 Lot to the north purchased
1957 Christian Ed Building & Transepts completed
1965 Front Christian Educational wing built, Westminster Court built
1997 Christian Education Building completely remodeled
2003 New Congregational Life Center, Administration Building,
2-levels of underground parking & expanded Youth Facility