History

History

history_headerFounded in 1987 by Pastor Eugene McCoy as Full Gospel Fellowship, with a desire for Christian unity and fellowship. The first members were his wife, their two children and their families, and a few other families totaling about 25 people in all. The building did not have pews at the time, and there were no apartments surrounding it. The church has been lightly remodeled through the years, adding a fellowship hall and classrooms, and has grown in number to about 100 members.  Pastor McCoy ministered faithfully at Full Gospel for 17 years, and for nearly 30 years before that in other churches. Pastor McCoy retired in 2004 and John Wright, who he had mentored for 10 years, was appointed as pastor.

After realizing the conventional church was not reaching the majority of people in our area we decided to let go of the traditional and create an environment that would allow those that attend and join our church to be more comfortable.  So in 2013, under the leadership of Pastor John Wright and his wife Jennifer, Full Gospel Fellowship was redefined and renamed “the GROVE”.  At the GROVE the message hasn’t changed but the method of delivering the message has.