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:
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.