In 1960 a small group of Christians, under the leadership of Reverend James E.
Holbrook, began meeting in the basement of the home of Kathleen and Don Bennett
in Warren, Ohio. They met there for four years, as The Christian Fellowship Church,
before purchasing an unfinished church building (actually, just a basement with
a roof), located at 4400 West Market Street, in Leavittsburg, Ohio. Adopting the
name, The Warren Revival Center, work began on the structure and it was completed
in about 24 months. The congregation worshipped in it for several years before
realizing they did not have enough room to accommodate the growing membership.
Pastor Holbrook donated his home next door to the church, which was torn down,
and construction on a new facility was begun in September 1979. With the families
of the church furnishing the labor and finances, it was completed and the first
service conducted in December 1982. The official dedication services were held
September 23, 1983 - being completely debt free. The church sanctuary seats 450,
has 15 classrooms as well as a youth auditorium. The previous sanctuary was converted
into a fellowship hall, along with class rooms. The parsonage, (connecting the
new church with the previous structure) has served as a home for Pastor &
Mrs. Holbrook from 1982-2002. It was remodeled into a beautiful office complex
, with 6 offices plus a full kitchen. We are presently enlarging our parking lot
to make room for another 50 cars.