HISTORY OF OUR CHURCH AND SPIRITUAL HERITAGE
Shiloh Temple Church of God in Christ was founded in 1969 by the late Honorable Bishop W. Wesley Sanders.
Shiloh began at 25th and Salisbury Street in St. Louis, MO. Many souls were saved under the anointed preaching of the gospel by Bishop Sanders. As a servant leader he was greatly used by God. Many pastors, evangelists and saints were birthed at Shiloh Temple, and are now serving throughout Christendom. Bishop Sanders served the pastorate of Shiloh Temple for 31 years.
Bishop Sanders was born in Lexington, Mississippi to Deacon Richard, Jr. & Mrs. Inez Miller Sanders. Bishop Sanders was married to the late Mother Ida Maxine Sanders for 34 years. Bishop and Mother Sanders are survived by three sons; one son preceded them in death.
In 1999, Bishop Sanders took the position as Senior Pastor in order to better serve the Eastern Missouri-Western Illinois Jurisdiction, thereby appointing Elder Marvin Sanders as Pastor to serve the local work. Bishop Sanders departed this life to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 17, 2000.
Shiloh is presently located at the southwest corner of Sarah Avenue and Washington Boulevard, in the near Central West End area of St. Louis. This historical stone structure formerly was First Presbyterian Church from 1888 to 1928. After the westward move in 1928, the church became the home of the Giddings Presbyterian Church named after the founder of Presbyterianism in Missouri. Thereafter, other congregations worshipped in this beautiful edifice, until Shiloh occupied it in 1979.
Pastor Marvin Sanders, our Shepherd today, has proven faithful and loyal in service and leadership throughout all his years at Shiloh. He is a highly respected and committed man of
God, who humbly serves God and the community through the diverse ministries at Shiloh, resulting in a fast growing congregation. His wife, Evangelist Angela Sanders is an inspiration to him, the church and the community.
Shiloh’s mission is to reach the lost at any cost as a unified army of soldiers on a spiritual altitude with an effective soul-winning attitude!
GOD IS USING US TO ADVANCE HIS KINGDOM
(FROM the Shiloh Temple COGIC website @ WWW.shilohtemplecogic.com)