The United Pentecostal Church of Redlands was founded in August of 1973. The $15,000.00 down payment for the original Church St. building was provided through the sacrifice of UPC members across the United States by way of the annual Christmas for Christ Offering.
In 1985 the church membership elected BJ and Michelle Wilmoth to lead the church. Continued growth led the church to remodel the existing building and eventually purchase adjoining property to utilize as an Education Annex. The refurbished building accommodated 120 people.
The church was blessed with further growth and relocated to 1235 Indiana Court in the spring of 1992. The church facilities doubled from 3500 to 7000 square ft. As the congregation increased in size and exceeded the capacity of the building, Lugonia School became a satellite campus for the Children’s Ministry.
In December 1996 the church purchased 2½ acres on the corner of Ford and Highland streets. A building committee was formed and plans made for the construction of a permanent church home. Monthly sacrificial offering and prayer meetings for the church structure became vital to the congregation. Prayer, faith, and sacrifice built our new home!
2004 ushered in the completion of our 15,000 square ft. building. The building contains a 480-seat worship center, prayer rooms, classrooms, nursery, ministry offices, kitchen, cafe and a Family Center. The appraised value of God’s completed “Dwelling Place for His Name” in Redlands is $3.5-$4 million.
We realize, “Except the LORD build the house, they labor in vain that build it.” Psalms 127:1
We give God the glory for allowing each of us the opportunity to experience the joy of sacrificial living and giving.