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                                             Urbandale: "A Rich Heritage"

                                                               

Urbandale SDA church came into existence when a small group met in a public school building which was behind the former church on 48 North Hinman Avenue. This building was purchased in 1911 by the members and for several years served for both church and school.


1924
After the Battle Creek Tabernacle burned down in 1922 the membership increased considerably.
That is when the church on Hinman Avenue was built.

 

Following is a list of Pastor names and the years they served the Urbandale community.

1940's

1950's

1960's

Elder Piper Edwind Byrd  Gerald Slack
Elder Post Joshua Swinyar Orville Scully
Elder Raymond Bill Brown LaRue Cook
Charles Brennan Bob Williams  

 

1963
Two services were held each week to accommodate the steadily growing membership.
Plans were made for a new and larger church.


1970
July 9, 1972 Ground breaking at 20440 Bedford Rd North


July 16, 1972 Footings were poured
Glenn Hill - Associates Pastor-Tabernacle



 

1974 Church Built
April 1974 the $300,000 structure was completed.
More than $50,000 in donated labor was given to the church by volunteers, members and friends.

May 4, 1974 Services were held for the first time in the new facility
May 11, 1974 Church officially opened
May 6, 1978 Church Dedication

The church dedication service took place 70 years after the church was first organized, six years after ground breaking and four years to the day, after the opening of the current structure for the first service.


1978 - 1990
Keith Burke 1978-1985 (deceased)
Jim Hoffer 1985-1990



1990's - 2000's
Ivan Blake 1990-1995
Charles Hanlon 1995-2002
Jason Seiber 2002-2006



2006 
Remodeled Sanctuary, purchased new pews, carpet and repaired the church roof

Terry Nelson 2006-2010
Stanley Cottrell 2010-2011

Ryan Counsell 2011-2017


2014
May 3,  2014

40th Anniversary Celebration

Jerryn Schmidt - 2017 

November 17, 2019 Capital Campaign Banquet



***dates are to the best of the recollection and dated material

 






 

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