HISTORY

March 15, 1963; Founded in home of Eular Rhodes Dorsey - Rock Island, IL; 1st Pastors Rev. A.B. Collins and Donald Robinson.
April 7, 1963; Moved to Immanuel Temple Church; Notable reverends T. Spencer, Mr. Collins, Roy H. Cheers, and  B.J. Faison.
November 10, 2012; Rev. Allen J. Shuler becomes 6th pastor.
October 2005;
Rev. Marlon Collins becomes 5th pastor.
September 23, 2000;
Rev. Ricky E. Bragg becomes 4th pastor.
March 18, 1995; Rev. Duane M. Sleet Sr. becomes 3rd pastor.
1965; Purchased new church located at 1115 21st Ave. Rock Island, IL.
1981 - 1982; Major
building expansion; Dedication May 7th and
May 16th, 1982;
Rev. Cheers and
Brother Mel Pettis played key roles.
Oct 7, 1994; Rev. Cheers retires after 23 years;
Rev. Ricky Bragg served as interim until March 1995.

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