West County Community Church began on October 24, 1993, with an attendance of 444 and an offering of more than $35,000. There were 330 persons who committed to our church covenant in becoming members of WCCC. Since that time, there have been more than 1,000 persons baptized at West County Community Church.
We are a growing church, nearly 20 years old, with nearly 600 members and involving approximately 1,000 persons in ministries. West County Community Church is committed to become fully:
- A worshipping, caring, and sharing community: Exalting the Savior
- A learning community: Equipping the saints
- An influential community: Evangelizing the world.
Our membership is made up of persons with diverse religious backgrounds. including: Assembly of God, Baptist, Catholic, Church of Christ, Episcopalian, Evangelical Free, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Non-denominational, Presbyterian, and no religious background. Our emphasis is not on what group you have belonged to in the past, but on the life-changing privileges of knowing Jesus Christ as one’s personal Lord and Savior.
We are a loving church with:
- Relevant and life-changing teaching of the authority of God’s Word.
- Contemporary Christian music and personal testimonies in our worship services.
- Tremendous ministries, including AWANA, Living Water Academy and ZOE, to help our children and teenagers grow in Christ and reach their friends for Christ.
- Care groups for support, encouragement and accountability.
- Men’s and women’s ministries that provide equipping and encouragement through Bible studies and many special events.
A few highlights of us being surrendered to be a dynamic community of faith include:
- On January 22, 1996, we signed a contract to purchase 29.8 acres of land, 1.7 miles west of Highway 109 on the corner of Highway 100 and Mueller Road. We challenged our people to double-tithe for 12 weeks to retire the debt on the land. We accomplished that challenge in just 10 weeks!
- On May 15, 2000, we began construction on Phase One of our building facilities. We challenged our people to give a million dollars over our budget giving so we could build Phase One without being in debt more than 50% of the cost of the building. $1,200,000 was given over our budget giving that year!
- On March 17, 2002, we had our first Sunday morning service in this building. Six months earlier, we challenged our people to give an additional $500,000 so we could finish the lower level. They gave the additional funds and we entered the new building with a finished lower floor! During this same time of great need, we also faced the challenge of building the beautiful waterfalls. After much prayer, we asked former members whose lives had been transformed during their time at WCCC to prayerfully consider giving sacrificial gifts so the waterfalls could be built. Aren’t you glad they gave?!
- In the summer of 2002, we began the construction of the ZOE house which was a labor of love by many who worked hundreds of hours and several who gave sacrificial gifts because they could see the vision of hundreds of students experiencing life “in Christ” as it is intended to be!
- On November 6, 2005, we began to give to complete Phase II of the vision God had given us providing a chapel, 15 classrooms, a gymnasium with a walking track, additional restrooms, storage space and parking spaces. As of May 17, we have given $2,072,061 to complete the work you see in Phase II.
- On July 20, 2008, it was announced $250,000 was needed to be given so we could complete the brick and EFIS work on Phase Two. In just four weeks, $263,214 was given!
- Then on March 29, 2009, we challenged our people to give $465,000 as soon as possible to continue our progress toward finishing Phase II.