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Our History

In the Beginning

Video: The History of
White Bluff Chapel

In the early days of the White Bluff Resort development, a group of families gathered in private homes to study the Bible. Following good attendance at the initial Christmas Eve service on December 24, 1998, steps were taken to organize an interdenominational church with regular Sunday services.

Eleven attended the first regular Sunday service on July 9, 1999. White Bluff Chapel was incorporated as a not-for-profit Christian church on September 7, 1999. Services were conducted in the small Lone Star room at White Bluff Resort's Cascade Pool.

Future site of White Bluff Chapel

Following a ladies coffee on a Saturday in November 1999, attendance hit a high of 33 the following Sunday. The Chapel outgrew the Lone Star room in 2001, moving to the larger White Bluff Conference Center. Meanwhile, plans were being formulated for our own Chapel building. The first worship service in the Conference Center was held on January 27, 2002 with over 100 in attendance. The future building site was dedicated at a service on February 3, 2002. On Easter Sunday, 2002, there was a standing-room-only crowd of 205 at the Conference Center.

Construction of White Bluff Chapel

Ground breaking for the new building was held on October 6, 2002. The first service in the new sanctuary was a musical celebration on December 19, 2003, attended by 313 people. The first worship service in the new building was attended by 195 on Sunday, December 21, 2003. The 2003 Christmas Eve service was attended by 271. The dedication service for the current White Bluff Chapel facility was held on Sunday, February 15, 2004.

Related White Bluff Chapel Documents

Organization and Procedures Manual

2.0 History