North River Community Church began as a dream in the hearts of a handful of people who helped launch a new church with a heart for Jesus. That group grew from a small prayer meeting in the summer of 1989 to the North River you know today in 2017.
Along the way, there were several growth steps that required faith, courage and strategic investments. While growing our church in an unconventional, store-front setting, North River grew dramatically while meeting in Pembroke’s Corporate Park for over 13 years.
With God working on our behalf, our next steps included an incredible act of generosity and two church-wide capital campaigns. After looking at more than 40 sites for potential development, the Tedeschi Realty Company made a partial donation of 44.2 acres of land. The Tedeschi group asked us for $500,000 for land that was appraised at $8.5 million. During that time, North River partnered with RSI to lead us through two consecutive capital stewardship campaigns. The funds from those campaigns enabled us to acquire the land and allowed North River to begin building the facility where we now meet at 334 Old Oak Street.
Through these capital stewardship campaigns, the people of our congregation prayed and contributed their time, money and vision to position North River Community Church for long-term ministry impact here on the South Shore.