The journey began with a handful of people meeting in John & Sheila Wheeler’s front room, who longed for an expression of Christianity which resembled that of the early church in Acts. Within 12 months the church was launched with no building, no pastor, no history, no traditions and no money.
God continued to grow His church and our struggle was to find buildings that were suitable and we could grow into. Buildings were purchased, renovated and within a few years outgrown as God’s favour was with us.
Offices were purchased and the church’s main meeting services were held first in St Johns school, and then in Royston Primary school and continued to gather many, through fun days, pantomimes and so much more.
It was during this time that through much prayer and sacrificial giving that we were able to purchase the Kings Hall (an old office supplies premises) we started meeting upstairs in the smaller hall while a major refurbishment of the downstairs was undertaken and finally completed in 1996.
Again there was a need to improve our facility as we continued to grow and take on more ministry opportunities and so a major reconstruction of our welcome area, kitchen facilities and children’s ministry areas began.
We have found that God for many years has used our church and ministry to reach out to both the neighbourhood and the nations with the love of Jesus. We now live with a redemptive purpose to be a Resourcing and Releasing people and everything we do comes under that umbrella.
In September 2019 we planted another congregation into Crystal Palace. We are very excited to see what God will do as we embark on this brand new adventure.
Covid-19 and the UK lockdown resulted in us suspending all public gatherings and launching our new live stream services, Zoom prayer meetings and online small groups. We know that God is at work in this season and are excited about what the future holds and returning to physical gatherings as soon as we can.