We came to Poland in October of 1994 and I began immediately teaching in a Bible college in Warsaw. I taught Old Testament courses there for 4 years and helped in the church of a national pastor.
In October 2000 we remodeled a store front and in May 2001 we began holding services in a small town south of Warsaw called Gora Kalwaria (Mount Calvary). Warsaw is expanding in this direction and Gora Kalwaria (GK) is a combination of agriculture and bedroom community. After our recent fire in GK, which destroyed the building that we were renting, we were able to purchase a store front. With only very minor remodeling we are now using our own place for meetings.
In May 2004 I began the process of buying a house in Otwock to use as a church. I had unsuccessfully searched for a meeting place for a year. This house requires a lot of remodeling, but we have begun holding services in the building in Otwock since December 26, 2004.
In order to gain us more liberty in the ministry in Poland we decided to start a nonprofit corporation in Poland. This was finalized in the spring of 2002 with our “fundacja Opoka” (Solid Rock foundation). This organization allows us to obtain residency permits and gives us flexibility in starting churches.