Cordova Neighborhood Church is a non-denominational church, affiliated with the Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA). The Christian and Missionary Alliance is a missionary denomination committed to evangelism, discipleship, and church planting among unreached and responsive peoples worldwide. This affiliation gives our church freedom for creative ministries and also gives an opportunity to call upon the C&MA in time of need for protection and accountability.
Global outreach is a very important part of Cordova Neighborhood Church. Along with our local outreach emphasis, we hold, in cooperation with the C&MA, a Global Outreach Weekend each year. Missionary speakers from all over the world come to speak. We also take pledges to help support the Great Commission fund, which helps finance the ministries of C&MA missionaries. These funds are administered by the C&MA national office.
The Reverend and Mrs. Samuel E. Rudat founded our church in 1955 as they caught God’s vision to minister to the then new community of Rancho Cordova.
The church first met in the Rudat’s home, then at several local business locations until moving to our present site in 1960.
In 1977, the congregation welcomed Reverend and Mrs. James Voss. 1984 saw our new sanctuary completed to God’s glory. Volunteers did most of the construction work. Our doors were opened to a group of Hmong from Laos, who had immigrated to this area. In 1985 they established their own congregation and continued to share our facility until April, 1994 when they purchased their own building.
In November 1990, Reverend and Mrs. Michael E. Mitchum came to us from Piedmont, California. Pastor Mike holds a Masters of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. He is married and has two grown children. Mike has been very involved in the community.
Pastor Mike’s insight into our community and its needs brought about the implementation of target ministries. With this, we are able to reach out and minister to our neighborhood while addressing their needs. Ministries that have come out of this effort are Neighborhood Meals, Big Kids Club, Respite Club and more. These efforts have truly built a strong foundation for our growing church.
In November 1999 we bought the property adjacent to the church with a dream of building a multi-use facility to enhance our ministry to families, seniors and especially youth. Plans have been made and we will begin building as funds become available.
In January 2006, we officially opened our new children’s wing. In addition to being available for our children’s programs, these facilities are used for child care and a preschool program for low-income families.