How it all began..
The Foundation begins with our name.
Where does the name REHOBOTH (ree-HOE-buth) come from?
"And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that they strove not: and he called the name of it REHOBOTH; and he said, For now the LORD hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land." Genesis 26:22
The first services were held in a small church with one entrance and one window, located across the bridge or ditch at 765 North Street (now called Kuenzli Street).
The church building was wooden, with a basement made out of rock. Holy Temple initially rented the basement from another church that held services upstairs, but later moved to the upper portion of the building and eventually built a new edifice known as Rehoboth Holy Temple in Sept 2000.
At Rehoboth we believe in excellence by leading the way. We believe that God has called us to be a light in the world, and we take that call seriously. We strive to represent Jesus in everything we do, and to always give our best back to God.
We also believe that community is important. We were not meant to do life alone, and so we value relationships and connection. The church is a family where anyone can belong, and we believe that real life change happens in the context of meaningful relationships.
We honor those who have gone before us and look to the future with hope. We rally those around us to live their best life, believing that every generation has something to offer.
We are Presence-Driven, believing that the power of God is real and able to work through every believer. This power enables us to experience miracles, breakthroughs, and to walk out God’s purposes.
We see the greater, believing that no matter the circumstance, God’s plan is to do something greater. We welcome all people from all backgrounds to encounter the fullness of God’s promise for their life.
We are lifelong learners, always growing in our understanding of who Jesus is. We remain followers in a position to be led, allowing deeper truths to be revealed as we grow in our relationship with Jesus.
We are a generous people because God was generous with us first. We give out of worship and trust, knowing that God has blessed us. Everything we do is centered on our faith in Jesus, and we strive to share His message with the world.
Bishop Luther DuPree Jr.
Meet the Bishop
From 1949 to 1951, Bishop Cox appointed Pastor John Brown and Pastor Thompson (Elder Crosby’s brother-in-law), to oversee the church. In 1951, Bishop Cox appointed Elder E.N. Webb as pastor. Elder Webb served the church faithfully from 1951 to 1969. At the start of his ministry at the church, he had one deacon “Deacon Powell’ and one church mother “Mother Thompson”. It was through Elder Webb’s leadership and vision that the construction for the new edifice began. To meet the needs of the people and the community, in which Holy Temple served, Elder Webb, along with the help of Deacon Powell and others, dug the foundation for the new facility, a facility which hosted many District meeting and held the first State Youth Congress around 1955. Elder Webb served faithfully to the call of God and well carried out His commands. In 1969, upon the demise of Bishop Cox, Elder Webb was called for a greater work in the office of Bishop for the State of Nevada.