On Sunday, March 15, 1964
169 people gathered in the Century Room of the Velda Rose Motel as Rev. J. Erben Moore led the first worship service of Velda Rose Methodist Church. It was not long before they outgrew the room in the motel and leased space for a storefront church on Main Street with two morning services.
In just two years construction began on a chapel, sanctuary, fellowship hall and office space.
As they moved into their permanent church home, the congregation grew to offering three worship services with over 1,000 in attendance. Construction of Moore Hall began in 1973 when they needed more space for classes and activities.
As the church continued to grow, an extensive remodel of the existing sanctuary into a parlor, chapel and office space, was combined with construction of a new sanctuary. The first worship celebration was on Easter Sunday, 1988.
They credit the rapid growth of the new church to the founding principles of being friendly, generous, evangelistic and mission-minded.