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    Our Church History

These years were spent teaching what God has said, what the church should be and the church should do – these years were spent organizing.

On February 8, 1994, our church home was destroyed by fire. During this time, we endured and overcame many challenges. We held services at New Zion City M.B. Church where Rev. Willie Runnels welcomed us with open arms. We held Sunday School classes on Greyhound buses and church vans, at St. Ignasisus, at Amberg Hall and, on July 3, 1994, with our Pastor’s own hands and the help of the men of the church, we rented and totally rehabbed a nearly abandoned building and held services at 5824-26 W. Division St. where we stayed until November 26, 1995.

On December 3, 1995, less than 2 years later, we held our first service at our newly, rebuilt church home located at 820 N. Central Ave. Pastor  Miller's  first sermon topic was “Unshakable Faith.” On Saturday, December 9, 1995, along with fellow sister churches, we marched into our newly rebuilt location to the hymn of “We’ve Come a Long Way, Lord.” On December 10, 1995, we had our first official service and Pastor Miller’s sermon was “The Confidence in the Grace of God.

”Our Pastor’s vision did not stop there. Between 1997 and 2000, The W.A. Kelley Gym and Community Center was built. Because of Pastor Miller’s love for people his mission is to use the Community Center to empower adults and youth to a level of self-sufficiency and self-satisfaction through development and delivery of educational, social and spiritual skills.

In all that our church does, our Pastor’s greatest love is “teaching the Word of God” and teaching the meaning of “True Worship.” Our church theme is “Amazing Grace” because it is by God’s “Amazing Grace” that “We’ve Come This Far By Faith.”

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