Founded on November 30, 2014, Dare to Imagine Church, Inc. began when our Pastor Kevin and Kimya Johnson invited 20 people to their home to hear the vision God had given for a contemporary, Christ-centered church in Philadelphia.
A month later on December 28, 2014, Dare to Imagine held its first worship experience at the home of Jerry and Raye Johnson in Bryn Mawr, PA. Seventy-two people attended and 57 people joined, becoming the initial founding members of the church.
Because of the rapid growth of Dare to Imagine, our community had to quickly find a temporary home and began worshiping at in West Philadelphia at First District Plaza from January 4, 2015 until Dare to Imagine purchased on May 25, 2017 its 6.8-acre campus for $2.2 million in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia. Dare to Imagine held it’s first worship experience at the campus on June 4, 2017.
In just six years, Dare to Imagine has grown from 20 people who came to hear the vision to over 1,300 members. Given how God has moved at Dare to Imagine and used us to bless our region and world, we firmly believe in 1 Corinthians 2:9,
“no eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no human mind has conceived—the things God has prepared for those who love Him.”
We are thankful to God that our story is ever evolving. Life is better when you dare to imagine, and we are just getting started!