Our Brief History

It was in the year 2001 when God opened the door for us to come to the United States through the late Rev. Jamie Manera from Jesus Cares Ministries Assembly of God in Waipahu, Hawaii.  After a year, the Lord gave us another vision and that vision was to birth a vibrant community of believers who will impact the world.  Rev. Cir Domingo from Maranatha Christian Church and Academy Assembly of God in Hawaii was God’s instrument for us to move here to Seattle.  When he told us about Seattle, Luis said his heart jumped, and I believe that it was the Spirit’s touch.  It was clear that God was preparing us for another strategic adventure! 

With prayers, God made it possible for us to start a new church here in Washington.  We started with a few people in a small garage in June 2004.  After three months, we moved to Lewis and Clark Theatre and used one of the facilities for almost eight months.  The number of people in the church increased to 40-50.  We needed to vacate the theater and found another place in Tukwila Community Center.  But after two months, the place was not available for us, so we had no choice but to rent weekly at one of the hotels in Tukwila.  We were greatly amazed at the people’s flexibility in moving from one place to another; I remembered the Israelites when Moses led them to the Promise Land.  We knew it was difficult, but everyone was patient enough to follow us.  Finally, we found a small warehouse in the Southcenter area. 

The Hope of the City Church was formally launched on September 18, 2005, and there were about 80-100 attendees.  After 6 years of moving from place to place, God brought us to Westfield Southcenter Mall (former Borders Bookstore), in which our congregation grew to 400 attendees over a 3 year span.  We are currently located at 19600 International Boulevard Seatac, Washington 98188. We will continue to harvest more souls for Jesus.  We believe that God is enlarging our territory. 

Glory to God! 

Pastor Ruth Solero