Our Story


Our Story

Powerhouse Christian Church began publicly in November, 2004 as Allendale Christian Church. The Sunday service was held at Holy Grounds Café, where a group of faithful people had been meeting together for over six months to seek God and study the Bible together. In the year following the launch, the name was changed to Powerhouse and the church had grown, so the Sunday services were moved to the DoubleTree Hotel in Mahwah, NJ.

One year later, continuing to grow, we moved again to Eastern Christian High School in No. Haledon, NJ. At about the same time, the church leadership leased a warehouse space at the end of W. Main St. in Wyckoff, NJ, and in December of 2006 construction began to rehab the warehouse space.

All through the winter, spring, summer and fall of 2007, both professional tradesmen and volunteers worked on the construction. Our first service in the new facility took place on the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving. That was a special time of praise and celebration to the Lord!

Blessed with such a unique worship space, we have been able to hold many great events like missions events, and Vacation Bible School.  In 2012 we were able to open our doors to the community when we were called upon by the Township of Wyckoff to be used as a shelter during Superstorm Sandy.  Since then, our space has even been used to partner with a local ministry to host an indoor skateboarding park every week." 

Today, we continue to praise God, seeing Him transforming people every day. The elders and pastors are standing on the early decisions that Powerhouse’s priorities would be God’s word with relevant application, prayer that brings change, life groups where people can experience God’s reality together, and support to families in their spiritual growth and health. We are grateful that many new people continue to enter our doors. We are seeing a wide diversity of people from all walks and stages of life, and many of them did not have a prior church home.

We invite you to come and worship with us this Sunday and see if God is calling you to be part of the Powerhouse family!