Our History

In 2003, God planted a seed in the hearts of a few members of the Patterson Avenue SDA Church.  The Patterson Avenue Church was “bursting at the seams” and it was clear that a golden opportunity existed to spawn a new congregation. 

The Patterson Avenue Church also had a history of planting new churches (Courthouse Road - formerly Forest Hill and Meadowbridge) so that experience also proved invaluable.

The small group envisioned planting a Church in the far west end of Richmond, VA.  The idea was presented in March 2003 at a Church Board meeting.  Enthusiastic members began to conduct Church planting meetings at Chris and Shuganti Caradonna's home.  At each meeting we reminded ourselves to:

  • Respect Each Other
  • Remember Our Mission
  • Have Fun
  • Do Everything According To God’s Will
  •  Give God All the Glory

Throughout the years we have tried to keep these values at the forefront of our actions and in our hearts.  Through God’s leading, we have grown from 12 people with a desire to see His work carried forth in the far west end of Richmond, VA, to a multicultural, multi-generational family of God representing about 28 different countries.

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