Our Story

1993 – We formed The New Presbyterian Fellowship, meeting in the cafeteria at Harmony Elementary School, led by our organizing pastor, Greg Ikehara-Martin


1997 - We moved to the Fisher’s Grange Hall and celebrated this next step towards the goal of having our own facility. 

New energy and enthusiasm grew under the pastorship of Rev. Scott Phillips and we were granted permission to Charter. 


2000 - On Pentecost Sunday (June 11th, 2000) we officially became East Woods Presbyterian Church.


2007 - We officially broke ground on our current property on January 28 with almost the entire congregation gathered in the middle of the forest, singing and praising God for all His blessings.  


2008 - On January 8, 2008, we began moving into the completed building -  a joyous occasion for all involved! 


2011 – A new Senior Pastor, Rev. Bill Sperry, was chosen and began his tenure overseeing the next chapter in the life of East Woods.  


2019 – Rev. Bill Sperry was deployed to Bahrain as a Naval Chaplin.  Rev. Brian Craker became East Wood’s Bridge Pastor for the year. 


2020 – Pastor Bill return from his deployment the end of February 2020.

A global pandemic led us to discover new ways to connect with one another. The church celebrated services on our Zoom account.  We celebrated our first hybrid service in the church on Christmas Eve


The east yard was sold in 2020, allowing us to pay off the mortgage and enter 2021 debt free. 


2021- Cameras and an enhanced sound system were put in place in the sanctuary, allowing for live and streaming worship services.  (Easter 2021)


As Pastor Bill moved onto a new calling (June), we welcomed interim Pastor Derek Richmond in November and began a search for our next Pastoral leader.


2023 – On March 5, members voted in Rev. Joyce Emery as our new Senior Pastor. She began her tenure at East Woods on March 19.


With God’s help and blessings, we look forward to the future He has in store for us. We welcome you to be a part of that future with us, in Jesus' name.