100 Years of Elim


Celebrating 100 Years of Elim

Schedule of Events

FRIDAY, MAY 20 | 7:00 pm

Worship: Cesar Hernandez & Worship Team

Welcome: Pastor Mark Walker

Special Music

Remembrances: Keenan Smith, Cesar Hernandez

Speaker: Pastor Paul Owens

 

SATURDAY, MAY 21 | 6:00 pm

Worship: Bobby Cervantes & Worship Team

Welcome: Pastor Mark Walker

Special Music

Remembrances: Ron Nissen, Jack Moore

Speaker: Pastor David Cook

 

SUNDAY, MAY 22 | 10:00 am

Worship: Stacy Nissen & Worship Team

Welcome: Pastor Mark Walker

Special Music

Remembrances: Dale Nissen, Jean Bailey

Speaker: Pastor Ron Nissen

After service BBQ celebration

A Letter from Pastor Mark Walker

"As I reflect on these past 100 years, I am in awe of the goodness and mercy of our God. I think back to 1922 and how the Lord put His plan for this church in motion on that street corner in Southeast Houston as Anna Mae Routh Manning boldly proclaimed the Gospel. Over the years, many people came and made this church their home. These people were committed to the work of the Lord and His plan for us. With their blood, sweat, and tears, they left a tremendous legacy. As senior pastor, it is a great honor and privilege to lead this body of Christ into the future. We are excited to be a part of what God is doing here at Elim Church and look forward to what the next 100 years will bring."

A Historic Timeline

1922

The church is born in an open-air meeting led by Anna Manning on the corner of Harrisburg Blvd. and 79th St. in Houston, Texas.

 

1924

The church was named Magnolia Park Pentecostal Church. A number of different pastors serve over the church.

 

1938

Pastor W.E. Kidson assumes leadership. The church is renamed Houston Gospel Tabernacle and relocates to 1320 N. 67th St.

 

1957

Henry Gordon Magee assumes leadership and serves as senior pastor for 20 years.

 

1969

Houston Gospel Tabernacle moves to Flagstone Terrace (now the Children's Church) and changes its name to Elim.

 

1978

Brother Caroll Rector becomes senior pastor and the sanctuary is enlarged.

 

1982

Pastor Ron Nissen assumes leadership. He serves as senior pastor for 31 years.

 

1989

The first Elim Convocation takes place, and the church continues to grow in number and diversity. Pastor Ron receives a vision of expanding the church.

 

1995

The campus increases to a total of 17 acres of land with a children's building, youth building, and a large sanctuary.

 

2000

Elim celebrates the turn of the century with over 50 ministry groups and several associate pastors.

 

2004

The church continues to reach the community through events such as the Glory and the Fire, Power Team, Easter Egg Hunts, Car Shows, and Hallelujah Night, just to name a few.

 

2013

Pastor Mark becomes senior pastor of Elim Church.

 

2022

Elim Church celebrates its 100 Year Anniversary.


1922

 

The church is born in an open-air meeting led by Anna Manning on the corner of Harrisburg Blvd. and 79th St. in Houston, Texas.

1924

 

The church was named Magnolia Park Pentecostal Church. A number of different pastors serve over the church.

1938

 

Pastor W.E. Kidson assumes leadership. The church is renamed Houston Gospel Tabernacle and relocates to 1320 N. 67th St.

1957

 

Henry Gordon Magee assumes leadership and serves as senior pastor for 20 years.

1969

 

Houston Gospel Tabernacle moves to Flagstone Terrace (now the Children's Church) and changes its name to Elim.

1978

 

Brother Caroll Rector becomes senior pastor and the sanctuary is enlarged.

1982

 

Pastor Ron Nissen assumes leadership. He serves as senior pastor for 31 years.

1989

 

The first Elim Convocation takes place, and the church continues to grow in number and diversity. Pastor Ron receives a vision of expanding the church.

1995

 

The campus increases to a total of 17 acres of land with a children's building, youth building, and a large sanctuary.

2000

 

Elim celebrates the turn of the century with over 50 ministry groups and several associate pastors.

2004

 

The church continues to focus on reaching the community through events such as the Glory and the Fire, Power Team, Easter Egg Hunts, Car Shows, and Hallelujah Night, just to name a few.

2013

 

Pastor Mark becomes senior pastor of Elim Church.

2022

 

Elim Church celebrates its 100 Year Anniversary.