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.
  • January 2015-Present: God is using our church to continually share the good news of the gospel and bless the community of Mt. Pleasant and surrounding areas!

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