SPOKANE VALLEY — If you’ve been to Spokane Valley, you’ve probably seen Eastpoint Church.
It’s the old K-Mart and Dollar Store building — with 75,000 square-feet of worship space, offices, youth areas and auditoriums.
Pastor Kurt Bubna explained the facility sat empty for two or three years before the church moved into it. The congregation, which then had 350 members, had outgrown its location on Argonne. It moved into the 35,000 square foot vacant K-Mart and later took over the Dollar Store, too.
Today Eastpoint reaches 3,000 people each Sunday between its two worship services, including 250 children and youth.
“Nobody is more surprised than me by how good God’s been,” Bubna said. “I’m very humbled and grateful.”
He said Eastpoint began in 2003 as a mission church of Life Center Foursquare Church. It was the first church Life Center started in Spokane Valley. Eastpoint still has a strong relationship with Life Center, but is an independent, non-denominational church, he explained.
Life Center Lead Pastor Joe Witter will speak at Eastpoint on Jan. 6 when the church celebrates its 10th anniversary.
Bubna said there are plenty of ways for people to get involved at Eastpoint, including a men’s group, a women’s group, discipleship classes and life groups. Antioch School of Ministry is also housed at the church. Antioch is a bible-based ministry training program, Bubna explained.
Eastpoint also works with local schools and is focused on working with the Spokane Valley community, he added.
Another ministry, Bubna said, is The Single Parent Pantry, where single parents can go to get a variety of basic household items.
Sunday worship is at 9 and 10:45 a.m. Bubna said services are informal and the music is “edgy.” People come from all over Spokane and nearby Idaho to worship there, he said.
“If you’re looking for something casual and contemporary, yet very real and very transparent, we’re that church,” he said.
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