In the summer of 2004, Jordan and Melissa Gash moved to Oswego, Illinois with a dream in their hearts to start a new church that would one day become a place where people would hear and experience the life-changing message of Jesus. They didn’t know anyone in the area at the time, but after much prayer, they were convinced that planting a new church was what they were supposed to do.
In November of that year, they started meeting every Sunday morning, holding services with a small group in a rented school facility. In the fall of 2006, the church moved into it’s first building on route 34 in Oswego. In the fall of 2012, the church more than doubled in weekly attendance and the lower level of their Oswego facility was converted into additional children’s church space. Then, in the fall of 2013, the church acquired the building next to them, transforming it into additional classrooms and ministry space. Following the renovation, in the spring of 2014 the church began holding multiple Sunday morning services in order to accommodate their continued growth.
In September of 2017, the church purchased 34 acres of land in Yorkville, IL and introduced the Beyond Boundaries Project, a land purchase and building project. Construction of the new church building began in the Spring of 2018 and on April 7, 2019, Restore Church officially launched at their new Yorkville location.
The dream that God put in Jordan and Melissa’s hearts over 16 years ago has been coming to pass by the grace of God. Since that time, their vision has grown bigger and their desire to spread the life-giving message of Jesus has only grown stronger. They’re grateful to God for all of the good things that have taken place since the church began and they truly believe that what they have seen so far is only the beginning of what God has in store!
On March 21, 2021, in preparation for future growth and expansion, Restore Church launched the Advance 21 Project. To find out more, please visit advance21project.com.