St Louis, MO
Situation and Burden
Some saints began to meet in St. Louis in the late 1960s and enjoyed the ministry from the Stream Magazine. They invited Brother Lee for a conference during Thanksgiving weekend in 1971. The saints formally took the ground in June of 1972, but the church life was discontinued in 1974 due to the consolidation to larger localities. Since that time there have always been some saints in St. Louis who were one with the current speaking in the Lord’s recovery, but the ground was not formally retaken until May 2003. About 2 years ago the church obtained a meeting hall that is quite adequate with children’s rooms and can seat about 150 saints. Today there are approximately 50 saints meeting during the Lord’s Day including 8 college students, 18 children and 7 young people. In addition to the table meeting, the church comes together for prayer, a neighborhood children’s meeting, a young people’s meeting, two college meetings, and at least 5 different small group meetings. There was a GTCA gospel trip in January 2019 during which the Lord made it clear that He is moving in St. Louis in a very encouraging way. Recently two new families obtained jobs in the St. Louis area and housing near the saints.
The City of St. Louis
The economy of metropolitan St. Louis relies on service, manufacturing, trade, transportation of goods, and tourism. Its metro area is home to several major corporations, including Anheuser-Busch, Express Scripts, Centene, Boeing Defense, Emerson, Energizer, Panera, Peabody Energy, Ameren, Post Holdings, Monsanto, Edward Jones, Go Jet, Purina, Olin Corporation, and Sigma-Aldrich. The city has also become known for its growing medical, pharmaceutical, and research presence due to institutions such as Washington University, St. Louis University, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. It has a wonderful zoo, and one of the city’s iconic sights is the 630-foot tall Gateway Arch in the downtown area. For more information see City-Data Profile and Official City Website.
Population – 302,000
Median Household Income: $61,571
Racial Makeup: 49.2% Black, 42.2% White, 3.5% Hispanic, 2.9% Asian, 0.3% from other races and 2.4% from two or more races.