The congregation has gone through periods of adjustment and refocusing. From our early years participation in the Sunday Service of Worship grew from 25 to about 260. In 1986 participation in the Service of Worship peaked with an average of 320. Currently Service of Worship participation is around 120. God has been faithful and there is a sense that the unity of the Body is firmly grounded and focused on seeking God's purposes for us as a congregation.
A major milestone for us was passed on January 4, 2004. During a special Service of Worship we burned a mortgage on the property. More than 150 former and present members of the congregation joined with us as we gave thanks to God for His graciousness, provision and direction. Following the Service of Worship we enjoyed a Celebration Luncheon which included a historic video presentation and the sharing of memories by founding pastor Bill Smith.
Seeking to prayerfully and obediently following God's direction, the congregation chose in January 2003 to sell our Yosemite Avenue property and remain on G Street. Subsequent exploration and decisions led us to seek the demolition and construction of the front half of our facilities (known as Phase One). On April 1, 2006 the congregation had its first work day. On July 26, 2006 the old building was demolished. One March 18, 2007 we celebrated our first Service of Worship in the new sanctuary. Well over 2/3 of the congregation were physically involved in the demolition and construction process. The $1.2 million facility was completed and almost fully paid for by God's grace and through the Building a Ministry of Faith and Hope Campaign.
In 2015, Pastor Steve York stepped down as Youth Pastor to go in to full time ministry with All Nations DM, ministering to multiple college campuses around California. In 2016, Pastor Andrew Smith joined our congregation as Associate Pastor. Today, Creekside Evangelical Free Church continues to be a place where people form all stages and walks of life come together to worship God.