History

1971 – Rev. Glenn and Norma Jean Marks felt lead of the Lord to begin Home Bible Studies in the newly developed Eastgate neighborhood. These Bible Studies were held in different homes on Sunday evenings, but as the group grew, there was a desire to have Sunday morning services.

1976 – One of the families built a new garage in the Eastgate neighborhood and service was moved to this location. The Sunday service was later moved to Lowell High School while the group continued to meet Sunday evenings for Bible Study in the Marks’ home.

1980 – On November 2nd, in the Marks’ living room, Lowell Missionary Church was organized with 12 charter members

1981 – The Lord miraculously provided 8 acres of land next to Eastgate. The first building was built in one day by many volunteers at an Old Fashioned Building Bee.

1982 – On July 18th a dedication and celebration service was held.

2000 – A building expansion project was begun

2003 – Pastor Marks retired in June of 2003 after many faithful years in full time Ministry. Pastor Rick Ferguson was called to serve as lead Pastor following Pastor Marks’s retirement.

2009 – The final phase of the building project was completed in 2009, and the building was dedicated and opened in September of that year.

2013 – Remodeled original section of the church, and dedicated it to Pastor Marks, renaming it to Marks Ministry Center. Dr. Hossler started as full time senior pastor of Evergreen.