The lighted cross was not a part of the original design. When Central Park lost their building at 12th and Minnesota, we also lost our beloved steeple and lighted cross. In the mid-1960′s, the Jackson Street lighted cross was donated by Mrs. Wilbur Hoffman, in memory of her husband.
In 2000, after attempts at increasing the membership of the church with different focuses and programs, we came up with the idea of “The Recovery Church”, a place where alcoholics, addicts, broken people would not only be tolerated, but welcomed and loved with open arms. From a very modest beginning of one service a month, we soon added a second service every week to our schedule. Gratefully, the Recovery Community has found a home here.
In 2009, we sold the building at 639 Jackson Street and were looking for a new home in St. Paul. We temporarily worshiped at the Berean Church at 441 Rice Street.
August of 2009 put us on the path of a new journey. We purchased a building at 253 State Street, Saint Paul. The remodeling process began and continues to progress with the help of many dedicated volunteers. We have been worshiping here since 2010.