Abiding Word was started in the summer of 1982.
Pastor David Grundmeier arrived in the Cincinnati area and began work to plant a church on the Northeast side of Cincinnati. Informal Bible classes were held in the pastor's apartment, and the first church service was held on February 23, 1983.
Pastor David Grundmeier, Abiding Word's first pastor.
The church rented this Kinder-care off Loveland-Maderia Road, and used it as their place of worship. The building still stands today.
This picture shows church members gathered after they purchased the land where the current building stands--a 3.47 acre piece of land off Landen Drive in Maineville, Ohio. The area has been developed quite a bit since then!
A parsonage was purchased in 1987 for the resident pastor.
Check out part two of this blog to see more pictures of our history!