On January 10, 1988, a church was born in a most unusual place, the Anderson-Winfield Funeral Chapel in the village of Greenville, RI.
The very first worship service of Our Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church was attended by about 80 individuals, some 60 of whom were visitors and supporters from its “mother church”, St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Providence. It soon became clear that a larger and “more permanent” worship space was needed.
This led to a move of the growing congregation into the Laurel Grange Hall in Gloucester, a site that became the home of Our Redeemer for the next 9+ years.
In April of 1998, the church moved into a brand-new church building at its present site in Smithfield.