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Our Church History

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2002 - Early Days

After being called to plant a church in San Antonio, Tom and Tara Gibbs started the journey with a home-based Bible Study. Ten families were in attendance. After only two months, the young church began meeting in Alamo Heights Baptist Church on Sunday evenings.

2003 - First Worship Service

In February 2003, Redeemer launched the first worship service at the Bright Shawl, 2 blocks from our current location. About 150 worshippers were in attendance.

2005 - Growing Congregation

As Redeemer grew, so did the need for more space. In the new meeting place, McAllister Auditorium at San Antonio College, the congregation grew to 207 members and 230 people worshipping each Sunday

2010 - Putting Down Roots

In January, Redeemer transitioned to Edison High School. With a growing membership of 448 and average attendance of 360, the search for a permanent home moved to the forefront. The relationship with Edison deepened our commitment to the city as we partnered with nearby schools to mentor students.

2014 - Coming Full Circle

Just two blocks from our original worship location, Redeemer purchased the downtown YMCA for $2.2 million and $4 million of renovations. The first worship service in our new home was celebrated in May. Average attendance increased to 428 each Sunday. Our city-centered church home became a reality.

2018 - Building for the Future

With over 800 members, over 600 in average attendance, and over 400 children being served by our ministry, Redeemer now begins another step toward building the future.

One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much… 

Luke 16:10