About Us OUR HISTORY. In 1945 Eastside called Rev. Sixty were present for that first service and … Guy Rainwater to serve as pastor. The Eastside Church of Christ met for the first time on June 2, 1963, at 8:00 a.m. in the building of the Park Street Church of Christ. From 1919 until 1944 Eastside had many wonderful pastors minister in this location. No one can have a real knowledge of a church such as Eastside without a knowledge of its history and without going back to the establishment of the church in Duncan. In July 1953, it was learned that a church building at 2505 College Avenue in Terre Haute was for sale. Through Walter, the core group called Rick Bourque, then pastoring a church in Portland, Oregon, to be our first pastor. When the leadership later decided that the Chapel would like to start a new church on the east side of town, Karen and I got very excited. Bethany’s story as a church begins 100 years ago. As we continue our future journey of ministry on the Eastside, let us pray. The congregation was formed with one goal in mind: to faithfully follow God and His Word. In that way, we are a church where people can find acceptance and forgiveness and discover the depths of the Christian faith. Our history. Thanks, be to God for our 100 years of ministry on the Eastside of St. Paul. Sacramentally, the Church should welcome the adult members of its body through the Christ-given invitation of baptism by immersion (Mat 3:16,28:19-20; Act 2:41,3:38-39;8,18:8). We are not perfect and readily admit it, but we serve and follow Jesus Christ who is perfect. In the late 1800′s, men and women from most of the major denominations, weary of religious division and prejudice, began searching for Christian unity. ... By 2017, Karen and I were convinced that God was leading us to the east side of Williamsburg. Eastside Baptist Church of Atlanta was constituted in 1910 at 102 Flat Shoals Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA. 5,537 were here. The church of Christ at East Side is a family of believers bound together in Christian love. The Church should welcome its children through dedications and commitment (Mat 18; Mar 10:13-16). Eastside History . 1916: Bethany Baptist Church forms at 61st & 20th Streets in Ballard 1956: Becomes non-denominational Bethany Assembly Eastside had its roots in that first assembly of the Lord's people approximately 86 years ago. The church adopted the name, Eastside Community Church, and held its first Sunday morning service on October 11, 1998, with five families present. Pointing people to a relevant relationship with God. Our History. The story of East Side Church begins well before the congregation was ever formed. About Us. This is in the community called Reynoldstown in East Atlanta. 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