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Riverside Community Church
House of Prayer for All Nations Church
HISTORY


October 13, 1996      

House of Prayer for All Nations Church 1st worship service at Nairi United Methodist Church in West Paterson, NJ at 1:00PM with Pastor Elisha Kim and 22 adults and 8 children.

 

April 6, 1997

Moved to Christ Community Church in Waldwick, NJ with 45 congregational members.  The facility provided us with an office and 6 Sunday School classrooms.

 

2Q 1997

Anna Chung JDSN joins as Sunday School Director.

 

January 1998

Elected First Board of Deacons:  Gabriel Choi, Daniel Park, Paul Park, Kiwon Um, Jonathan Woo.

 

July 19, 1998

Pastor Elisha Kim resigns and departs House of Prayer Church.

 

January 1999

House of Prayer for All Nations Church By Laws was adopted.

 

April 4, 1999

Easter Sunday, Pastor Rubin Son joins the House of Prayer Church.

 

July 2, 2000

As our Sunday School grew, we needed more classrooms while we had to give up some classroom as Christ Community Church started their day care.  Moved to Grace Lutheran Church, River Edge, NJ. 

 

January 14, 2001

Deacon Election:  Joshua Baik, Jay Lee, Jay Park, Andy Yoo.

 

2Q 2002

Anna Chung JDSN resigns as Sunday School Director.

 

January 12, 2003

Pastor Rubin Son resigns and departs House of Prayer Church.

 

August 15, 2003

Summer Retreat, Pastor Brian Lee joins the House of Prayer Church.

 

February 10, 2004

Deacon Election:  David Kim, Justin Kim, Simon Kim, and David Park.

 

1Q 2004

Anna Chung JDSN rejoins as Sunday School Director.

 

July 18, 2004

Renamed House of Prayer for All Nations Church to Riverside Community Church.

 

January 9, 2005

Commissioned Missionary Ryu in China through East Asian Missions.

 

January 30, 2005

Amended existing House of Prayer for All Nations Church By Laws to Riverside Community Church By Laws.

 

January 22, 2006

Deacon Election: Andy Choi, Ben Hur, Stan Jung, and Tom Park.

 

March 5, 2006

Moved to United Methodist Church of Little Falls in Little Falls, NJ.

 

2Q, 2006

Began Korean Worship.

 

October 15, 2006

Celebrated 10th Anniversary.

 

June 17, 2007

Moved to 100 Gilbert Ave. Elmwood Park, NJ  07407.  Phase 1 Building Project: Purchased the building.

 

November 11, 2007

Phase 2 Building Project: New Roofing completed 9/23/07-11/11/07.

 

December 30, 2007

Phase 3 Building Project: New HVAC system completed 8/21/07 – 12/30/07.

 

First Half of 2008

Phase 4 Building Project: 1st floor South Wing completed – classrooms and church offices with much care and sweat equity.

 

April 16, 2008

Ordination Service for Elected Deacons:   Young Chung, Don Kim, John Kim, John Lee, Greg Park, John Park.

First ever Deaconesses:  Jean Chung, Serena Kim, Hey Young Lee, Nan Park, Eunjo Um.

First ever Elders:  Justin Kim, Paul Park, Kiwon Um.

 

February 22, 2009

Anna Chung JDSN retires from Sunday School Director position.

 

April 25, 2009

First Annual Spring Shower Benefits Concert with Yunah Lee, EunJoo Lee, Ed Huls, & Ken Kletzien.

 

April 26, 2009

Building Dedication Service upon the completion of Phase 5 Building Project.  Sanctuary and Sunday School classroom renovation completed 8/3/08 – 4/26/09.

 

April 26, 2009

Pastor Brian Lee resigns and departs Riverside Community Church.

 

March 21, 2010

Pastor David Sung joins Riverside Community Church.

 

September 26, 2010

Esther Cho JDSN starts as CLAY Youth Group Director.

 

December 4, 2010

First sponsoring of Starfield Concert at Elmwood Park High School.

 

June 19, 2011

Pastor Josiah Chung starts as Children Ministry Director.

 

October 16, 2011

Ordination of Elders:  Young Chung and David Kim.

 

July 15, 2012

Pastor David Sung resigns.  Plans for further education and to get more involved with Missions.

 

January 20, 2013

Pastor John Lee joins RCC as Lead Pastor.

 

April 2013

Completed Phase 6 building renovation – Front entrance area.

 

June 2013

Building signage installed.

 

December, 2013

Pastor Eunice Park joins RCC as CM Director.

 

April, 2014

Pastor Joe Yoon joins RCC as Pastor of Singles, Young Families, & CLAY.

 

April, 2014

Completed Phase 7 building renovation – Bathrooms.

 

March 15, 2015

Deacon/Deaconess Installation – Bryan Kim, Daniel Kim, Mike Kim, Sunny Kim, Dan Park, Junghoon Park