1947 Humble Beginnings
The first meeting of people wanting to start a Christian church in Creve Coeur was held in the home of the late Ralph & Katie Beam. The first worship service was conducted on December 11th in the basement community room of the Village Hall.
1953 A Physical Identity
The building was completed and dedicated on the corner of Park Road and Thorncrest Avenue.
1965 Growth Necessitates Expansion
A new adjoining sanctuary was constructed and dedicated. The old sanctuary was divided into classrooms and offices.
1978 Beginning of a Long Ministry
John Plunkett began ministering with the church in April and after 35 years of dedicated service retired at the end of October in 2012.
1979 Influenced by Circumstances
The largest employer in the area, Caterpillar, went on strike affecting a large part of the congregation. The leadership took quick action to guard against a negative financial affect. They implemented cuts in spending for printing, postage and curriculum. The most significant cut was missions. The strike lasted two months.
1982 A New Response to Circumstances
Again, Caterpillar, was under strike. Again, the leadership took quick action, but in a positive way. Mission commitments were kept. The Food Bank was started. The church family pulled together and helped one another as described in Acts 2 & 4, helping one another with house, car and utility payments. There was new different spirit among believers.
1987 Growing and Expanding Again
The new adjoining fellowship hall & eleven classrooms & two offices were dedicated
1989 Addition of a Second Worship Service
Growth necessitated the adding of a second worship service
1995 PACE Establishment of a Church
among a least reached people group. We began a relationship with Tom & Debbie Seckler in Cambodia to plant a growing self perpetuating church to reproduce throughout this country the size of the state of Missouri with 11 million, mostly unreached people.
1999 Living Waters Church Begins
The result of this PACE project results in the beginning of this church.
2007 Nehemiah Project Begins
This project is named for the king's cup-bearer who asked to return from exile to rebuild the walls around his beloved city, Jerusalem. We are in a three year rebuilding program of necessary repairs. $390,000 were pledged over the three years. Nearly one half of the money pledged was received this year.
2016 New Beginnings
In August of 2016 the Church moved back to one worship service and hired a new Senior Minister. We welcomed Blake and Jessica and their daughter Ezra to our family in Creve Coeur.