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Our History

In 1936 Irwin and Josephine Parker felt the need to open a Sunday School for the children living in the Kendall area.  At the time Kendall consisted of a post office located on US 1 and 98th St. and about 100 residents.

The Parkers opened their home and started a Sunday School in their kitchen.  They soon moved to an abandoned church building on Smoake Rd.  In 1945 they built a building on Kendall Drive, East of US 1. The church continued to grow and property was bought on Killian Drive. In 1968 the congregation moved into the building with 7 gables.  When the new sanctuary was completed in 1992, the old sanctuary was turned into a fellowship hall named for the Parkers.

In the 60's the church developed a "bus ministry" under the pastoral leadership of Peter Slagle.  The ministry gave the church a great spurt of growth and introduced the congregation to “cross-cultural” ministry.

Today the congregation is made up of persons from over 27 different nationalities.  Unity is a major theme uniting people regardless of race, nationality or denominational affiliation.  This is a congregation that gives meaning to the phrase:

ALL ARE WELCOME! 

 

Want to know more about our history? Call us at 305-274-3072 or contact us online with your question