Redemption Baptist Church was started in June 1990 in a shopping center on Esther Rolle Avenue (NW 3rd Avenue), across Wal-Mart. We were then a small flock of thirty people or so. In less than two years, thanks to a very efficient evangelism effort, our attendance increased fourfold, so much that we had to look for another place of worship.
When we purchased our first sanctuary in June 1992, “we were like people who dreamed” (Ps. 126:1). As a matter of fact, when we were bargaining over the price, the funds that were available to us were insignificant compared to the asking price. But the Lord fulfilled on our behalf this promise to his people: “ I will give you every place where you set your foot.”
From 1993 to 1997, the church experienced a sheer “demographic explosion” that compelled us to hold two worship services in our always-overcrowded sanctuary. As early as 1994, it became imperative for us to “enlarge the place of our tent and lengthen our cords” (Es. 54:2). Relying on God’s help, we embarked in September 1998 on the daring project of erecting a larger place of worship. In spite of all the challenges we faced, the Lord took us through the construction project, and we dedicated our new sanctuary on May 5, 2000.
Two years later, the need to have adequate facilities for our Sunday School classes and other church-related activities drove us to build the three-story complex flanking the Fellowship Hall. The building currently houses the Sunday School classes for adults and children, the Bible Study for kids on Wednesday night, and the Sunday worship service for children ages 3 to 13.
God has blessed us tremendously so far, and we count on His guidance for the years to come.