Elder Reynolds was passionate about planting a church east of the Forest Lake Church. On February 14, 1970, fifty three people became charter members of the Orlando North Church. On Sabbath morning, February 21, 1970, the first worship service was held in the Longwood Women’s Civic Club. The conference appointed Pastor Marvin Lowman to be the first pastor of this new church.
Those in charge of the preparation would arrive at 6:30 Sabbath morning. A small closet-size room normally used as a kitchen was our cradle roll room. The other children met under the trees for their meetings
$14,000 were raised to purchase a 5-acre lot
A ground breaking ceremony was held on our new land
Our first worship services in the new church
Soon after our church’s completion the county named the city Winter Springs, and so the Orlando North Church was renamed the Winter Springs Church.
God continued to pour out His blessing upon the Winter Springs congregation. More and more members continued to join until the original facility was filled to overflowing. Winter Springs recognized a need for a church in Markhamwoods. So, similar to our beginnings, we planted 25-30 people from our membership in 1980 who planned and helped to execute the purchase and building of their new church. The planted church was first called Wekiva SDA Church and is now Markham Woods Church.
As God’s blessings never cease, neither did our growth. The church was again filled past capacity. So in 1983 a decision was made to greatly expand the church building. The sanctuary was virtually doubled in size and numerous educational rooms as well as a large social hall were added.
Before 2000 our church had already grown to the capacity of its new facility. Winter Springs began discussing merging with a sister North-East Orlando church, Seminole Meadows to determine the best plan of action. These discussions culminated in 2006 when Seminole Meadows and Winter Springs voted to unify churches.
In May 2007, this newly united body of Christ voted to build a new facility on the Seminole Meadows property. By January 11, 2008, within just a few weeks after listing the property, the sale of Moss Road property sale was final. In fact, we received $500,000 over our asking price.Since we sold our church to a Jewish congregation, our plans to rent from those who purchased our church were changed.
The church this Jewish congregation had moved from was now occupied by The Masters Touch congregation who worshipped on Sunday. They welcomed us to rent their facilities and we moved in. Unexpectedly we were blessed that our new rental location was next door to our sister church Markham Woods.
By May 2008 an additional $1,000,000 was sacrificially committed from within our church membership.
In September 2008, divine timing provided an opportunity to purchase an adjoining property at a reasonable price which allowed an entrance to the property while the facility was being constructed.
Mirroring our beginnings, on August 29, 2009, the Winter Springs Church officially changed their name to the Spring Meadows Church to reflect their new location.
On May 1, 2012, groundbreaking ceremonies were held for our new church facility.
Building permit received from Seminole County
Turner Construction finished the shell and Wilson Construction started the interior, working on the social hall, narthex, first floor of children’s wing (4 classrooms), bathrooms
Main Sanctuary, seating 900-1,000 people, opened
Kitchen and Second Floor Opens
Mother’s room, deacons rooms, overflow rooms, and treasury room opened