History of Epiphany Station


We have moved around quite a bit since 2006, which has always emphasized to us that church is people, not a building.

JULY 16, 2006

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Epiphany Station begins in the home of Kevin and Carol Brown in Thief River Falls, MN, with a gathering of 20 people. Starts with weekly Sunday evening worship services and a once-a-month outreach event, featuring the band "The Way".

SEPTEMBER 10, 2006

Renting space at 115 3rd Street E. First worship service draws a record crowd of 36 people.

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OCTOBER 2006

Renting the Heritage Center on Sunday evenings

OCTOBER 26, 2007

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Formally recognized as a church in the Minnesota Baptist Conference and Baptist General Conference (now called Converge).

NOVEMBER 11, 2007

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First Sunday at the "Station" (former Roger's Conoco Gas Station) with 50 attendees.

JULY 7, 2008

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Jeff Gauss becomes Lead Pastor.

EASTER 2015–2017

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Worship services held at Ralph Engelstad Arena to accommodate crowds of 500-600 people.

APRIL 3, 2016

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Services are held at Falls Cinema during demolition of gas station and construction of new building at 403 Main St N.

MAY 1, 2016

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Jeff Gauss hands off Lead Pastorship to Matty Towse.

SEPTEMBER 11, 2016

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Grand City Station, our first daughter church, launches in Grand Forks, ND, led by Jeff Gauss.

FEBRUARY 2017

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First Baptist Church on 414 Horace Ave officially merges with Epiphany Station, paving the way for the facility to become Elevate NextGen.

November 12, 2017

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First Sunday at our custom-built building at 403 Main St N. with 397 attendees.