Designated as the "Woodland Project" by the Presbytery of Olympia, the first services were held in the Fruitland Grange on April 19, 1968 with 35 persons in attendance. Shepherd of the Hill Presbyterian Church was officially chartered with 47 members on March 23, 1969.
Groundbreaking ceremonies were held for the new church building, located at 8401 112th Street East, on March 19, 1975, with the first service in the new building on Dec. 28, 1975. On October 12, 1980 groundbreaking ceremonies were held for the Christian Education addition. A new sanctuary and classroom addition was built in 1997.
We recently completed in 2016 a huge renovation and addition to our building -- including a kitchen relocation and remodel, new office wing and library, new 1,200 square foot garage, new parking lot, new roof, and other improvements.
Shepherd of the Hill currently has 220 members.