Our History

We praise the Lord for the way he has blessed the church through the years. Our purpose continues to be “…to honor God by introducing people to Jesus Christ, helping them grow in the faith and equipping them to reach others.”

Mid-1960s

Some people who lived near the newly developed Lake Tapps and some people from the Dieringer Bible Church saw a great need to have a church up at Lake Tapps.

June 1967

After much planning, the Fire Hall was rented for $10 per Sunday and Sunday School and Worship Services were begun. Visiting Pastors and Missionaries preached each Sunday. Judy Naef had attended a Village Missions church before moving here from Montana. She met with the Board of the new church and Rev. Robert Rayburn of Village Missions. Lyle & Clara Birkey who were serving on a VM field in Garden Valley, CA were asked to come and pastor the church.

1970

After meeting in the Fire hall for 3 years the Church moved to the newly built elementary school.

1972

Construction began on the church on Tacoma Point with $5,000. Our policy was “No borrowing, No Sunday labor, and use volunteer labor.”

1973

The church was dedicated debt-free!

1986

The Forest Canyon Road property was purchased from the Olympia Presbytery who had planned to build a church, but changed their mind.

June 1991

Work began to clear the site for building. September 1991 saw the sale of the old church building and parsonage to Truth Tabernacle.

December 1991

The new parsonage was begun and the Birkey’s moved in on June 6, 1992.

September 1992

Ground breaking began on construction of phase l of the new church facility. In February, footings were poured, and in April framing began.

June 1994

We began working on Phase 2, which was the Multi-purpose room and 5 classrooms.

January 1997

Our new Pastor and family, Tim & Sue Heath and their four children came to LTCC from a Village Missions field in Boardman, OR.

April 1997

Lyle and Clara Birkey retired after serving over 29 years at LTCC.