Church History

East Park

East Park Church began as a community of believers that formed within small groups and gatherings. The church was planted in the building it currently resides, located in East Vancouver, in 1997 by church planters, Randy & Kendra Shaw and Micah & Kristen Dodson.

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East Park Church is a part of the Christian & Missionary Alliance denomination, a Christ-centered global movement. Founded in 1884 by A.B. Simpson, a Presbyterian pastor who met with the broken and powerless, so they could receive the reconciliation message that all people are eligible for Christ's amazing grace. Simpson believed that Christ was not only his Savior, but also his Sanctifier, Healer, and Coming King through dramatic spiritual encounters that changed the direction of his life. Formed as a missionary society and not a denomination, early Alliance congregations were known as "branches" and were made up of members from most major denominations. Find out more about those early years where the movement began here. To find out more about the Christian & Missionary Alliance, tap on the Alliance graphic above: