Pastor Russell and Elaine Farmer came to Rhode Island in 1996 from Henderson, NC. It was there that they had planted a new church in 1994 as an extension of their home church in Raleigh, NC. Before that, they had served in ministry in California, assisting their pastor there. Russell, a native of Rhode Island, felt the voice of God calling him to return to his home state to birth the church here in Cranston. With Elaine, Tenney (his son), Nate (their boxer), and a desire to have the people of Rhode Island experience the risen Christ, Russell came and set down roots for the work here to begin. God has blessed, and the church in Cranston, Rhode Island is growing and active in the Kingdom of God.