Can you imagine trying to fit more than 60 people in your house every Sunday? That's precisely what happened to Pastors Phil and Donna Jones after they began a Bible study in their home for fellow, local business owners and neighbors in September, 1989. This grass-roots beginning of The Gathering Place Church grew exponentially beyond their wildest imagination, with 120 people attending Easter and Christmas services!
Easter 1993 marked the official opening of Folsom's first Foursquare Church at 330 Plaza Drive in Folsom. God miraculously opened the door for us to purchase our entire property, a former Chrysler car dealership. Shortly after the new millennium, with the facility paid in full, build-out began, and the back structures were transformed into our current sanctuary and Christian education facilities.
The Gathering Place had the privilege of influencing and resourcing thirty seven Foursquare churches in Northern California during the time Pastor Phil and Donna also served as District Supervisors. For seven years, this exciting season allowed us to host conferences, training, and facilitate women's and youth retreats for hundreds of people in our Foursquare family.
In the beginning of 2012, Pastor Bobby and Becky Key were welcomed as our new lead pastors. They have a heart to see untold numbers of people come to know Jesus and embrace God's vision for their lives. Bobby and Becky are honored to be part of such a wonderful church with a great history, and they are extremely optimistic about what the Lord has in store for The Gathering Place and our community!
Known for our sincerity and warmth, The Gathering Place seeks to help people develop faith that thrives, as we joyfully live out God's word in unity and fellowship. Valuing the power of prayer and discipleship, we are a friendly, spiritually passionate church, welcoming all with the love of Christ.