By Mary Alice Reed
Inland Valley Church of Christ was organized in January 1992 with approximately 80 members. We met at the Reeds’ home for a couple of months until we could find a location for our services.
We entered a contract with Pomona Unified School District to rent the auditorium at Yorba Elementary on La Verne Avenue in Pomona from March 1992 to November 1993.
We moved from that location to Euclid Elementary School in Ontario from December 1993 to March 1994.
In April 1994 we applied to the Charter Oak Unified School District to rent the Sonrise Christian School auditorium and classrooms in Covina. We used that facility until December 1996 when we purchased the property on Palmetto in Ontario.
Steve Cate was our English-speaking minister and Tom Allen was our Spanish-speaking minister. Frank Alexander, Gale Carr, and Don Crawford were the first elders. Phil Lewis and Roger Harrell also served as elders for a time.
On July 25, 1995, Articles of Incorporation were filed with The State of California Secretary of State to incorporate the Church of Christ-Inland Valley.
(Our History will continue in future publications.)