History

The Purpose of BPCC is Bringing People Closer to Christ by:

Making Disciples

Maturing Disciples

Meeting with Disciples

  • Jan. 16, 1944 Baywood Park Sunday School organized by American Sunday School Union (now the American Missionary Fellowship). Arthur Witt was the ASSU missionary overseeing the work, with thirty members at this first meeting.

  • Mar. 19, 1946 Initial 11th Street property donated by Mr. Richard Otto

  • Oct. 27, 1946 Construction of basement begun

  • Feb. 21, 1949 Baywood Park Community Church becomes the official name

  • Aug. 5, 1949, Rev. John DeYoung becomes the first full-time pastor

  • Apr. 13, 1952 First building (the present classroom wing) dedicated

  • Apr. 17, 1952 Baywood Park Community Church becomes incorporated

  • Nov. 18, 1962, Fred Hartman begins as the second pastor

  • Oct. 1963 Parsonage completed

  • Mar. 15, 1964 Kitchen and Social Hall completed

  • July 18, 1965, Present sanctuary completed

  • Apr. 20, 1969 Rev. Henry Sweeney begins as the third pastor

  • Sep. 2, 1969, First AWANA club begins

  • Summer, 1973 119 children attend Vacation Bible School

  • Nov. 1, 1981, Rev. Dale Bartles begins as the fourth pastor

  • Apr. 1, 1989 Rev. John Tiffin begins as the fifth pastor

  • Jan. 16, 1994 50th anniversary of the church is celebrated.

  • January 2003 Completion of two-story classroom & fellowship hall addition.

  • In 2009, a cross was added to the steeple.