In July 1978, Life Connection Church (Evangel Temple Assembly of God) held its first service under the pavilion at the original Old Settler’s Park off of 620 and I-35; fifteen people attended this service.
In 1979 land was purchased off CR 1460, and the ground breaking took place on May 23, 1979. By 1985, the church out grew these facilities and purchased 5 acres of property and a metal building on CR 113, it’s present location (3109 E. Old Settlers Blvd). The building was converted into a sanctuary, and in 1986 the church constructed a two-story educational building. In the fall, Evangel Temple Christian School was open for classes.
Over these many years the church has had four pastors. Pastors Jim and Sylvia Patterson were elected in 2002. Over the last eight years the church has increased in unity, outreach, numerically, and financially. Our church has recently adopted a simple church growth strategy. Life Connection Church’s purpose/process is connecting people to God, each other, and the world (see purpose/process).
Life Connection Church is in the heart of the east sector of the city where the growth of our city is taking place. We feel with our steady history and our growth strategy, we are poised for future growth.