In 1987 a group of people joined together from several church backgrounds under the leadership of Randy and Carolyn Vaughn. That was to be the official beginning of the Woodland Alliance Church, one of 100 churches that would become known in the Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) as “The Easter 100” churches. In 1990 after meeting at the YMCA building for a period of time, they agreed to purchase the building at the corner of Second and Lincoln in Wood land and changed their name to Christ Community Fellowship..
John and Beverly Littau came to serve in March of 1995. A year later, Don Crawford joined us as Associate Pastor, with his wife Susanne. The building at Second and Lincoln was sold to the Central Pacific District of the C&MA in 1999. After that, CCF met in several locations, including Kraft Brothers Mortuary and the then remodeled District Office (our old building). In December 2001, we moved into the church building at Oak and Walnut, previously occupied by Calvary Chapel, Woodland Christian Center and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Don and Susanne retired and moved to southern California in June 2004.
In January of 2005 we moved into our present location. In 2006 we decided to change our name to The Sanctuary, reflecting our ministry objective: We are a people of hope, and a place for hurting and lost people.
Over the years, The Sanctuary has experienced growth, both in numbers and in our love of Christ and the forward movement of His Kingdom. While grace is always central, we desire to be a group of men and women guided by the authority of Scripture as the only trustworthy guide for life. We want to be a church centered in Jesus Christ.