Our History

  • March 6, 2002: The first seeds were planted as five couples (Sebergs, Alvines) met regularly for a year seeking God’s guidance to begin a new Evangelical Free church in Mt. Pleasant.
  • June 15, 2003: The first public worship service was held at the High School with 32 in attendance.
  • May 2004: The first pastor was hired, with interim pastor and search committee in place from 2006-2007.
  • June 3, 2007: Pastor Jim Erwin with his wife, Monica and son, Jacob, began his role as pastor of Wellspring.
  • October, 2007: Wellspring outgrew the High School space and moved to meeting at the Mt. Pleasant Christian school.
  • December, 2008: Office space was rented downtown (Jim stopped going to Tazza Bella!)
  • January, 2009-2011: God continued to add many people to the Wellspring family and the need for a building soon became apparent. Kacey Reid began serving as Youth Leader.
  • April, 2011: Ten acres of land was purchased on S. Grand Ave at $9,000/acre for our future site.
  • September 8, 2013: Kicked off our capital campaign: S Grand Journey…of Faith with a goal to raise funds for our building costs of $1.3 million.
  • June 8, 2014: Our ground breaking ceremony was held on the land, celebrating God’s goodness and provision. Site work and construction began the following work.
  • July 6, 2014: Associate Pastor Eric Nygren with his wife, Lindsay, and family moved to Mt. Pleasant and came aboard as full-time staff.
  • December 7, 2014: Our final service and moving day at the Christian School
  • December 14, 2014: The first service in the new building, with breakfast graciously provided by our contractors, Woodruff Construction
  • December 24, 2014: Our first Christmas Eve service as a church family.
  • Aug 1, 2018: Interim Pastor Jim Watters and his wife, Wendy, began their ministry at Wellspring serving us until God calls Pastor Next
  • Present: We are grateful for God’s grace and continue to trust Him as He leads us in sharing the good news of the gospel in the community of Mt. Pleasant and surrounding areas!

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