Our Church History

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The first service of First Apostolic Church, led by Pastor William and Oleta Geurin, was held on March 13, 1966, in a storefront building on Mariposa Avenue in Citrus Heights with less than ten people in attendance.

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Revival and growth soon followed, and an acre of land was purchased on what is now Highland Avenue. Construction on a new building began. (Later another 1-1/2 half acres was added.) The first building was completed in 1969.

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Little Christian Nursery, a day-care center, opened in 1977 and shared space with the church sanctuary.

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The congregation quickly outgrew the building, and under the direction of Pastor Geurin, the present sanctuary was completed in 1982.

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The dedication service was January 21, 1984.

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After a lifetime of achievement, Pastor Geurin passed away suddenly in 1989. Shortly before his death he chose the name Faith Christian Academy for the school which now serves over 120 students, preschool through eighth grades.

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In 1989, Rev. Grady and Beverly Wrinkle along with their two children, Tim and Melissa, became the pastor and fulfilled this position for seventeen years until they retired in early 2006.

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In the spring of 2006, Rev. Kenneth Sullivan was elected as senior pastor and continues to serve in that capacity. From that time to now, First Apostolic Church has seen growth and an extensive remodel of the present sanctuary which now seats approximately 250 people.

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Sis. Oleta Guerin passed away in 2014 but her legacy lives on through the countless lives that she touched.