The church began in 1994, as a new ministry in the Molalla area. Ken and Linda Wakefield had recently returned to the states from being missionaries in Indonesia, and Ken was serving as interim pastor for a local church. From that, a small group of people began gathering in the Milo and Martha Schultz’ home for weekly prayer. Much time was spent seeking God’s wisdom, and soon a new church was established. A group of 18 adults gathered in the home of Jim & Rosie Wakefield for the first official "church" meeting in May of 1994.
The young church soon began meeting on Sunday mornings in the Molalla Grange. A family dynamic was greatly encouraged and Bible studies, prayer times, and other activities took place as people opened up their homes. The heart of this church from the beginning is still a focus today--to truly be a family of believers, growing together into Christ-likeness, to the praise of God.