Spokane Valley Celebrates 10 Years in New Sanctuary

Spokane Valley Celebrates 10 Years in New Sanctuary The welcoming shofar (ram’s horn) trumpet blared as Charles Ferguson, pastor, led the Spokane Valley Church in worship just as he did 10 years ago when the doors were opened for the first time to the new church building. About 400 people gathered on Sept. 16 to remember God’s leading in building the new structure. “We had many naysayers and others felt we shouldn’t relocate, but our small church on Pines and Mission was inadequate to hold the people," said Ferguson. Gerald Haeger, former Valley pastor, reflected with others on God’s leading in the purchase of “the bean field.” “When we saw the property and compared it to the other twenty pieces we had seen, we knew this was God’s place for our church family to build.” With fundraising, prayer and a team of committed members, the vision, “Walking in Faith, Building in Love” was realized. Two men, Bob Hayes and Gerald Anderson, worked many hours with volunteer labor to create the beautiful structure. “We are now approaching the conclusion of our million-dollar mortgage…yes, the end’s in sight,” says Stan Hudson, current senior pastor. “But the Valley Church’s best days are not in its past…they are yet to come. Our mission statement reads: ‘the Spokane Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church is to share the love of Jesus with the world in preparation for His soon return.’ That’s why we are here!”

Spokane Valley Celebrates 10 Years in New Sanctuary

The welcoming shofar (ram’s horn) trumpet blared as Charles Ferguson, pastor, led the Spokane Valley Church in worship just as he did 10 years ago when the doors were opened for the first time to the new church building. About 400 people gathered on Sept. 16 to remember God’s leading in building the new structure.

“We had many naysayers and others felt we shouldn’t relocate, but our small church on Pines and Mission was inadequate to hold the people," said Ferguson.

Gerald Haeger, former Valley pastor, reflected with others on God’s leading in the purchase of “the bean field.” “When we saw the property and compared it to the other twenty pieces we had seen, we knew this was God’s place for our church family to build.”

With fundraising, prayer and a team of committed members, the vision, “Walking in Faith, Building in Love” was realized. Two men, Bob Hayes and Gerald Anderson, worked many hours with volunteer labor to create the beautiful structure.

“We are now approaching the conclusion of our million-dollar mortgage…yes, the end’s in sight,” says Stan Hudson, current senior pastor. “But the Valley Church’s best days are not in its past…they are yet to come. Our mission statement reads: ‘the Spokane Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church is to share the love of Jesus with the world in preparation for His soon return.’ That’s why we are here!”

December 01, 2006 / Upper Columbia Conference
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