Instead they were able to move into a building of their own in December, and have found that people are beginning to notice there’s a church in the same building as Kim’s Academy of Taekwondo, at 54 E. Pages Lane in Centerville.
“It’s been a huge blessing that when God guides, he provides,” Mayo said.
He said that when a leader from the Temecula church visited last year, he told Mayo they would be meeting in the building they are in.
“I said ha-ha, very funny,” but then I began looking into the details, and here we are,” Mayo said.
The church’s home church is in Temecula, Calif., near San Diego, Mayo said. It’s rooted in the Calvary Chapel movement, and Mayo said they have applied for Calvary Chapel affiliation.
Mayor said, “At the core of our beliefs is teaching God’s word.”
The church’s website said it “is a fellowship dedicated to a sincere love, belief, and obedience to our Lord Jesus Christ and the study of his word.”
The church relies upon the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the word of God, “fully inspired without error in the original manuscripts,” the websites says.
They practice baptism by immersion and communion open to all believers.
It continues, “We are believers dedicated to growing in Christ; that His name might be glorified and His kingdom grown in South Davis County.”
Mayo and his wife moved to Utah in July to start the church.
The church’s attendance is now running only about 15 adults, but as people become aware of the church’s location, the number is already growing.
Mayo is a bi-vocational pastor, working in the IT industry. Two other couples assist in the church’s leadership, but for now all rely on secular jobs. Mayo said the congregation also receives financial and prayer support from the church in Temecula.
When they secured the Centerville building, members of the Temecula church came to Utah to help get the facility ready.
The church offers a midweek Bible study each Thursday night at a home in Woods Cross.
There is also a women’s Bible study, studying the book of Exodus each Friday morning at the church and a men’s prayer meeting each Friday at 12:30 p.m. at Kneaders Bakery and Deli, 1050 N. 500 East, in North Salt Lake
Church services are held on Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. A nursery and children’s ministry is provided.
For more information, contact Mayo at 1-801-901-0545.