LOOKING TOWARD TOMORROW, we must first look back at where we have been. We must recognize the inspiring growth God has taken us through, and we must continue to be faithful to God’s leadership. We welcome tomorrow with open arms, because God’s blessings are at hand.
In the early 1980’s the concept of South Tongass Alliance Church began in the hearts of the leadership of Clover Pass Community Church (Christian & Missionary Alliance). In 1989 a small team was put together to help launch this new church. On Easter Sunday 1990, South Tongass Alliance Church held its first public church service in the Saxman City Hall with 60 people in attendance.
With little ministry experience and no permanent location from which to minister, the early years were spent learning by trial and error. In time, STAC discovered the niche in the community that God was calling our church to fill...a church reaching out to the unchurched.
In the mid-90’s when we adopted our philosophy of ministry to reach out primarily to the unchurched. As a body we have continued to look for opportunities to reach people in the community with the transforming grace of Jesus Christ. Over the course of 20 years we have held services in six different primary locations. Currently we meet in the Fawn Mountain Elementary School.
In the summer of 2005, South Tongass Alliance Church purchased land south of town, near the new Fawn Mountain Elementary School. This was a landmark event for us. After many years of waiting and praying God had directed us that the time was right for us to begin to build our own permanent facility from which to do His work. In 2011 we began laying the foundation of our new church building and as of December 2014 have moved our offices on site while the rest of the building continues to be built.
It is our desire for STAC to continue to grow and to have a significant impact on our community for Christ. We invite you to consider becoming a part of a church community that God is weaving together to seek and save the lost in Ketchikan and Southeast Alaska.