Main Street Church, a Foursquare Church, is located in Historic Downtown Winters, California. We have been blessed with a nearly 100 year old Historic Building. Our Prayer that when you visit Main Street Church, you will experience the presence of God and the love of His people.
The Mission of The Foursquare Church The Foursquare Church exists to glorify God and advance His kingdom. Jesus Christ’s command is to preach the gospel and make disciples of all nations (Mark 16:15; Matt. 28:19). Therefore, we are “dedicated unto the cause of interdenominational and worldwide evangelism.” These words, from the cornerstone of Angelus Temple, express our spirit and our focus. Our call is to preach Jesus Christ, God’s Son, as the Savior, Baptizer with the Holy Spirit, Healer and Soon-Coming King. Our assignment is to develop healthy, growing churches. Our commitment is to encourage nations around the world to establish indigenous churches led by loving servants of Jesus Christ. Churches developed in this manner will reproduce again and again. This makes possible the spread of the gospel to those who have not heard or accepted the message of God’s Son.
Built in 1913 for the First Christian Church, this fine, all but flamboyant church building, is an example of the Mission Revival style popular in California during the early 20th century and was an important hub of Winters' religious and social life.
It was designed in 1912 by prominent architect William H. Weeks (1864-1936). Banks, Carnegie libraries, civic buildings, hotels, schools, churches and homes up and down the State bear his design expertise, including the Winters City Hall (1916), the old Winters HIgh School (1916), and the Yolo County Court House (1917). Mr. Weeks was a member of the Christian Church in Watsonville, Ca. most of his life. He also designed that building.
Mr. Weeks favored the Mission Revival style and utilized the style in a number of his works. The structure contains a large central area with galleries above on three sides. Beneath these balcony/galleries are meeting rooms, separated by sliding doors from the main room. This configuration is a variation of the Akron Plan, an interior church arrangement, developed in America during the 19th century that reflects this country's democratic attitudes towards religions.
The building is almost square in form. The scrolled parapets, punctuated with modified quatrefoil designs, project above the roof on all sides and are separated by circular corner towers above short bracketed and tiled roof sections. Other features included, large arched windows with stained glass, stucco and wood construction, and tiled roofs, as well as the imposing palm trees lining the sidewalk in front of the building.
Being unoccupied for some time, and in disrepair, in 1984 the building was purchased by Gateway Chapel (now Main Street Church).
After purchasing the building, the restoration and upgrades began and today as God provides, we continue Restoring the Walls.
In the fall of 2010, vandals threw rocks through the old stain glass window. In November 2010, a beautiful new stain glass window was installed in its place.
201 Main Street
Winters. CA 95694
Main Street Church
205 Main Street
Winters, CA 95694