History of AACRC
The sanctuary and a few classrooms were constructed in 1962, with expansions added in 1967 and 1992. In 1990, the congregation provided space on church property to a group of young families for a Christian school. Modular classrooms purchased by the school with a connecting hallway to the church that provided shared rooms for the classes of both the church and the school. In 2003 the Ann Arbor Christian School moved off site at which time the church purchased the modulars from the school. In 2013, when the modular reached the end of their life cycle, we decided to build a new two-story addition to replace those classrooms and to renovate the existing educational wing of the church. Construction started in 2014 and was completed in 2015.
In 1991 we began a second morning worship service to offer a more contemporary style of worship as well as make more space available for a growing number of worshipers. This allowed us to accommodate more worshipers without expanding the sanctuary and has also given us the opportunity to use a diverse set of talents in two Sunday morning worship services. In the Fall of 2013, Sunday evening services were discontinued in favor of gathering for periodic special event services and programs on Sunday evenings.
Ten pastors have served the congregation. Our Pastor of Worship Ministries, John Groen, has been with us since August 2004. Our Pastor of Family & Youth Ministries, Ryan Boes, has been with us since March 2011.