After 2 years of worshiping at Grass Valley, WCC was blessed to be able to move its worship services to an actual church building which excited the entire congregation. In August 2006, WCC began holding Sunday Celebration Services at Bayview Fellowship Church of Nazarene on Redwood Road. WCC experienced exponential growth and prosperity during the 2 years of worshipping at this location. The church flourished, built ministries, fed and clothed the hungry, saved souls, invited renowned guest speakers and gospel artists for special events and expected God to continue prospering the church and the Saints of God.
WCC began worshipping at Merritt College in July 2008. Having worship services on campus enabled WCC to have the flavor of a ‘campus-based approach’ which was fully aligned with the vision God had given to Pastor Daren. Despite financial hardship and trials, God’s calling prospered and WCC was able to thrive in their new location. The move to Merritt College was exciting for Pastor Daren and First Lady Monnique. Pastor Daren shared, “First Lady and I walk up Campus Drive every day and I remember walking past Merritt College and praying that we would be on that campus praising and worshiping the Lord one day. I believed this so deeply in my heart, that I began to meet with the college president to discuss the possibilities and I kept getting what I now call ‘a delayed yes.’ After every meeting I heard, “No. You can’t do church on a college campus. What about separation of church and state? This will never work.’ Well, praise be to God that it ultimately did work in perfect timing as our lease ended at Bayview.
Today, under the leadership of Pastor Daren and First Lady Monnique, WCC is a place that consistently moves forward the mission to build the church (people), impact the community, and reach the world.