In 1970 Wayman and Nelda Mitchell moved to Prescott to take over a small, struggling congregation. Shortly after arriving, God saved a number of young hippies who were very different than anyone in the church. But as they were welcomed, God began to pour out His Spirit on the congregation. As Pastor Mitchell sought to reach young people, they saw the possibilities of the “coffee-house” concert ministry. At the first concert they ever tried as an evangelistic tool, more than 200 young people attended, with many saved. Out of this a regular concert ministry was birthed. 2 nights a week, bands played, testimonies of salvation were given and the Gospel was preached, with many being saved each night.
In September of 1989 the vision continued when Pastor Ronald Meyer and his wife Bridget moved to Jacksonville with their family and a hope…that many would come to know the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. We have been reaching the Jacksonville Area and beyond for over 25 years. Our heartbeat is to continue to plant churches and send missionaries to regions beyond.