In the summer of 1980, a small group of people who were interested in starting a church began to meet. Pastor Al Baker led Sycamore from the summer of 1981 until winter of 1982.
At that time, Sycamore’s congregation was meeting at Gordon Elementary School. In June 1982, Harry Long came to Sycamore as its organizing pastor. In 1984, the church was particularized and was led by Pastor Harry Long until summer of 2020, on the occasion of his retirement
In 1983 we were blessed with a 7-acre piece of land in Midlothian, VA. In 1989, we broke ground on the land and built our current sanctuary and 1/3 of our offices/classrooms. Since then, the building has expanded twice and three other churches have been planted from the Sycamore congregation.
In 2017 our site plan was updated and we held a 19-month campaign to improve our outdoor footprint and meeting space, which included Sycamore Community Park, a fantastic, ADA compliant playground.
"We do not want to be merely the sum of our facilities and ministry programs; we pray continually that we will be used to lead people to a relationship with Jesus Christ."
Education wing under construction.
New playground ribbon-cutting.
Organizing pastor Harry Long and wife Mary. Harry and Mary faithfully served the Sycamore congregation for 38 years before retiring in the Summer of 2020.