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Santa Cruz Community Church

History of Santa Cruz Community Chruch

 

 

1858

 

1867

 

1887


 

1910

 

1959

 

1960


1963


1965

 

1967



1988

 

2008

The First Baptist Church of Santa Cruz, California.
dba:  Santa Cruz Community Church

The First Baptist Church was organized October 24, with the Rev. C. N. West as Pastor.


The first church building was erected at Locust and Mission streets in Santa Cruz.


The much celebrated "Move down the Hill" was accomplished.  The church building was physically moved down the hill to Walnut and Center and remained there until demolition in 1965.


Major renovation of the church building was accomplished.


New property on Roxas Street in Santa Cruz was dedicated and a building program started.


The new Fellowship Hall was dedicated.


The new Education Building was dedicated.


The downtown buildings were demolished in January


The first service in the new Sanctuary was on May 7th, and the Sanctuary was dedicated on June 11th.


The One Hundred Thirtieth Anniversary Celebration of the church was on October 23rd.


We Celebrated the One Hundred Fiftieth Anniversary of the church.