If we were to compare the growth of Redeemer to a natural phenomenon we would likely not choose the speed of light. We're probably more like an oak tree. However, by God's grace He has preserved us and caused us to grow numerically and spiritually, even through heartache and struggle.
1975 - A small group of believers started meeting in homes in hopes of establishing a reformed church in Regina.
1982 - Grace Presbyterian Church was born. It became a mission church under the oversight of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).
1997 - In a surprising providence of God this small group was able to purchase our Hill Ave. building.
2003 - Through a series of difficult events Grace was deemed by the PCA to be unsustainable and as a result it became independent. A small group of people, led by Pastor Doug Codling, a PCA minister, decided to continue on.
2009 - The congregation decided to join the URCNA and we changed our name to Redeemer Reformation Church.
2009 - Pastor Sungyong Kim arrives from Korea. He was sent by a Presbyterian church in Korea to establish a ministry in Regina focused on Asian students. Redeemer has partnered with him in that work.
2010 - The congregation called Pastor Brian Cochran to shepherd our church.
2013 - The first few years of being in the URCNA was a mixture of excitement and growing pains. By 2013 we had shrunk in number and had no local elders or deacons. We then asked to go under the care of Providence URC in Winnipeg as a church plant in the URCNA.
2015 - As a material sign of God's sustaining grace to this little church we paid off the mortgage on our building.
2021 - From 2013 to 2021 God faithfully sustained us, grew us in number, and matured our church in Christ. We grew to about 80 members and 18 families. God also blessed us with a local Council of two elders, two deacons and a minister. We also became self-sustaining financially. With the concurring advice of Classis Western Canada of the URCNA we re-organized Redeemer Reformation Church into a particular congregation in the URCNA in October.
By God's grace we press on in our mission as the gathered body of Christ in Regina to make disciples of all nations, by bearing witness to Jesus Christ, the Son of God, in the power of the Holy Spirit, to the glory of God the Father.
To God alone be the glory!