We formed when a number of families became dissatisfied with the teaching at a church they had attended for many years. At approximately the same time several of these families attended conferences featuring speakers including R.C. Sproul, James M. Boice and Douglas Wilson. The need to hear accurate Biblical teaching overcame the need for comfortable surroundings and articles of incorporation were filed in Olympia in December 1996. The first service was held on January 5, 1997 with forty-eight in attendance.