In December 1992 a group of people began meeting in a store front building. We had nothing except determination and a desire to stay together. We were willing to give of ourselves and our money.
The Lord began to bless our efforts. More people came. No one was paid for their efforts, at least not by monetary means.
We were able to purchase 21 acres, and build a 10,000 square foot building. When we completed the building in 1996, the building was paid for.
The night of October 18, 1998, this building was destroyed by fire. We then moved to a warehouse which was the old Wal-Mart building. We remained there for over 2 years.
On September 16, 2001, we held our first service in the sanctuary of our newly constructed 17,000 square foot building designed to seat 450-500 people.
Again, this building was paid for when completed. We have been shown that God has the means if we only avail ourselves to him.
“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.” Psalms 1:1-3 KJV
At our 1994 Christmas Banquet, our pastor, Bro Larry Montgomery, passed out acorns. He then challenged us to make 1995 the year that we dedicated ourselves to personal growth, reminding us that a towering oak was once an acorn.
The challenge remained beyond 1995 and in 1996 when looking for a name that reflected our purposes and goals as a church, someone mentioned “Towering Oaks Church”. From that, the idea developed.
It has been noticed by some that there are no oak trees around our church building, so why the name? When we explain our name represents people, not trees; they then understand.