September 24, 1961
On Sunday, September 24, 1961, thirty-one Christians and their children began meeting for worship services at the John Burroughs School. This marked the beginning of a new congregation of the Lord’s church.
In January, a former theater building was purchased and remodeled. The first worship service in this new facility began on Sunday, June 2, 1963. The congregation became known as the Sullivant Avenue church of Christ.
In July, a young man from Warren, Ohio – Emanuel B. Daugherty – became the first located preacher. He and his family were to stay with the congregation for the next 20 years.
The congregation sold the Sullivant Avenue building and property was purchased on Alkire Road for the construction of a new building.
Ground breaking ceremonies for the new building at Alkire Road were held.
On August 29th, 1977 the first worship service was conducted in the new building with 208 people present.
Elders were appointed for the first time to oversee the work at Alkire Road.
In January, Emanuel Daughtery and his wife left the work at Alkire Road and William Renner began preaching for the congregation.
William Renner left the work at Alkire Road and the current puplit minister – Mark Bass – along with his wife, Joanne, and children, Bonnie and Michael, moved from Metropolis, Illinois to work with the Alkire Road congregation.
On October 5th, 1997 the congregation held a ceremony to burn the mortgage paperwork in celebration of having paid off the cost of the property and the church building.
In January, Trevor Major began work as the associate minister. He and his wife Chris relocated from Montgomery Alabama with their sons Michael and Nicholas.
In August of 2001, a groundbreaking ceremony was conducted for the construction of an addition onto the church building, featuring a much larger fellowship hall and several new classrooms.
In February, Trevor Major leaves Alkire Road to work with the South Auckland Church of Christ in New Zealand.
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