Church Of God In Christ | Houston Texas
God's Providential Guidance Is Our History
The Lily of the Valley Church of God in Christ stops to reflect on how God has led us over the years. It seems incredible that a congregation which started with a hand full of people that met in homes for bible study and prayer has grown to the magnitude that we are today.
But, it's not about numbers. It's about individuals who have come to know Jesus Christ as their Saviour, marriages that have been saved, families that have been solidified, addictions that have been conquered, sins that have been avoided and needy people who have been helped.
Historical TIME LINE
1969 The Lily Of The Valley Church of God In Christ was founded in May 1969. The Lord moved on Pastor Fanniel while he was Assistant Pastor at Light House Church of God In Christ, under the leadership of the Late Pastor Perry. The first location was in the downtown area on Polk Street. On the opening day several Pastor's came to show their support and to be an encouragement to the ministry. The members present were approximately 4 adults and a host of children.
1971 After worshipping there, the church relocated on the north side of Houston to 5914 Wayne Street. During this time the church began to grow and souls were added to the church. The church then purchased its first van to transport members that did not have transportation.
1980 After being lead by God, our pastor was directed to relocate to the Southwest area of the city. While the new edifice was being built, church services were held in a children's nursery of one of the church members. At that time the membership had grown to approximately 75 members.
1984 Dedication Services were held on January 15, 1984, with Bishop N.H. Henderson, the Jurisdiction Prelate of Texas South Central. The Lord has performed many miracles at this location. The Lord continued to add to the church. On some occasions there would be standing room only. The membership had grown from 75 to approximately 250.
2005 The church purchased the properties adjacent to the present building. God has given our Pastor the vision to build another sanctuary that would accommodate the Saints of God. After Prayer, Dedication and Commitment we moved in our new sanctuary in June 2005. This building seats over 1000.
TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!!!!! ?