Church at the Red Door launched in November 2016, but its history has its roots in over 20 years of ministry in the Coachella Valley. This growing community has been doing “kingdom work” for many years together. Though the core of Church at the Red Door has participants both new to the vision and old, it became obvious that God wanted something more formalized. There were places to reach and people to engage, and many felt this could only be accomplished through the launch of a larger gathering.
It’s not unfair to say that much - though certainly not all - of the momentum to get Church at the Red Door launched came from the evolution of a small group that started gathering at La Quinta Country Club over 15 years ago. That group, affectionately called The Living Room, met in the evenings midweek in a private home and lasted about three years. Many came to know Jesus and hundreds were baptized in the backyard pool. After a hiatus of a few years, the group reconvened as The Red Door Community and moved from place to place as it grew. Each time the growth pushed us into a new location, small talk seemed to suggest a church might be in the future. The dream became a reality in November 2016.