Remembering God’s Faithfulness Through the Years

Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Charleston, SC, New Members Class

Our church began in the Terrace Theater on James Island as Island Community Church, and by 2005 we were happily meeting for worship in the beautiful new Lowcountry Senior Center also on James Island. However, as we looked at the kind of family God had brought together and the gifts and interests He had given us, it made sense for us to be downtown.

We had many college and medical school students and were already actively involved with the International Student Program at the Medical University. We were also partnering with downtown churches for justice and mercy outreach ministries.

Many people attempted to dissuade us from the move—including several downtown pastors—believing  that a move downtown would “kill our church.” We were not dissuaded. We remained confident in the Lord’s call, and began to look for opportunities to relocate to downtown…