As a Pastor in training in Providence during 2011 Stephen Mook had an unexpected and unshakable burden to return back to his hometown in South County. The burden and dream from the beginning was to proclaim the good news of Jesus to the over 100,000 plus people in South County who have been made in the image of God.
The decision to plant Generation Church came after two years of praying and being constrained by the Spirit to plant the gospel with the vision to reach all generations on the unbreakable promises of God’s word and to see South County, Rhode Island revived by the good news of Jesus.
In the fall of 2013 Stephen (Lead Pastor and Church Planter) and his family returned to their hometown in Rhode Island after years of having a gospel dream. Generation Church began with no core team but simply as a Bible study/Community Group on Monday nights in Stephen and Lindsay’s home. In 2014, God gave life to Generation Church. Generation Church had their first public Sunday gathering at The Contemporary Theater on February 2, 2014. Along with a special Easter service at the South Kingstown High School. We had our big launch in South County on November 2, 2014 at the Narragansett Pier Theater.
We’re excited to see how Jesus continues to build Generation Church in these early days through his word and by the power of his Spirit. This is just the beginning.
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21