Woodbridge Christian Church
A History of WCC
WCC begins meeting with 14 people in Belmont Elementary School.
The church averaged 100 in worship attendance.
Larry Wilson was hired as the full-time minister.
The church began an $80,000 bond program to purchase land and construct a building.
The first elders and deacons were ordained.
3.7 acres of land were purchased at the corner of Featherstone Road and Arizona Avenue.
Attendance averaged 102, and the first choir was begun.
Some members helped start Calvary Christian Church in Burke.
The goal of $2,000 for the Faith Promise rally for missions was exceeded by $515.
Construction was begun on the new building, much of which was carried out by members.
The congregation moved into its new facilities.
Keith Boyer was hired as the minister.
Joe Caraway was hired as the minister.
Some members helped start Central Christian Church in Springfield.
The church’s first softball team was organized.
After the departure of Joe Caraway, the church was left with 20 families.
Grant Koontz was hired as minister. He would serve 22 years.
The church began the “Sharing by Fellowship” program patterned after Evangelism Explosion.
The church began the Woodbridge Christian Early Learning Center.
The church had grown to 60 families.
Building fund in memory of Danny McFatrich quickly collected more than $7,500.
On October 29, Miracle Sunday collected over $56,000 toward a building addition.
$141,000 of bonds were sold in the first week to finance the new building.
Attendance averaged 190.
The new education and office building was dedicated.
The first Children’s Church was begun.
In December, a note-burning ceremony was held to retire the debt on the bond program begun in 1968.
The Faith Promise rally goal of $24,000 for missions was exceeded by $3,700.
Brian Lakin was hired as Minister of Families. He would serve 2 years.
Attendance averaged 200, so a new building fund was initiated, which exceeded its goal of $12,000.
The church began a second worship service.
The church began a home small group program.
The church added two temporary trailers to its property.
The church voted to sell its property and relocate.
The church met in local schools while renovating the space in Marumsco Plaza.
The church had 9 active small groups.
Attendance averaged 179.
The church moved into its new facility.
Randy Creamer was hired as youth minister. He served 7 months.
Grant Koontz left to pursue a graduate degree.
Sunday School was revived after several years without one.
Dr. Greg Linton was hired as the minister.
Attendance averaged 123, an increase of 11%, the first increase in attendance in 10 years.
Offerings increased more than $500 a week from the year before.