Our Story

Led by Pastor Derwin L. Gray, Transformation Church (TC) began with a group of 178 people who believed in God’s vision to be a multiethnic, multigenerational, mission-shaped community. God provided and transformed a warehouse with green Astroturf, batting cages, and no parking lot, into a worship space. On its first Sunday of services, February 7, 2010, the church welcomed over 700 people. Since then, TC has continued to grow exponentially, and thousands of ethnically and generationally diverse people have experienced the life-transforming love of Jesus and formed a local church.

Timeline

 

2010

TC was recognized as the 2nd fastest-growing church by percentage in America for 2010 by Outreach Magazine. It was also recognized in 2011-2012.

2013

Started an extension campus at Kershaw Correctional Institution. Since then God has opened the doors for another campus at Lee Correctional Institution as well as outreach opportunities at Camille Correctional Institution, and Catawba Pre-Release Center. Launched Icono, a church plant in Madrid, Spain, led by Pastor Joel and Ami Maceiras.

 

2014

Construction of the new TC 521 facility was finalized on 12.1 acres of land along Highway 521 in Indian Land, South Carolina. TC held its first services in this new 32,000 sq. ft. facility on November 30.

 

2015

The semi-annual High-Definition Leader Roundtable (based on Pastor Derwin’s book of the same name) was launched in October 2015. This Roundtable encourages and equips church leaders in how to develop and lead multiethnic churches.

Pastor Derwin awarded an Honorary Doctorate from his alma mater, Southern Evangelical Seminary, for the accomplishments of Transformation Church as a multiethnic church in the community, following the New Testament model.

 

2016

TC recognized once again as one of the fastest growing churches in America. We hope you will join us as we continue to experience God’s transforming grace in our lives!