you have done it unto Me

- Jesus

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The Hole in the Roof Story

            In August 1999, Pastors Paul and Jamie Hamilton founded Hole in the Roof Ministry Center with the desire to have a church that reached out to those who might not feel welcome in a more traditional church.  The first public worship service of Hole in the Roof was February 2, 2000, at the Windsor Community Center in south St. Louis city.  Two months later, Hole in the Roof Ministry Center was asked to vacate the community center due to complaints of a religious organization meeting in a publicly funded community center.
            That is when Hole in the Roof Ministry Center moved to its location at 5468 Gravois Avenue with the desire of serving the Bevo community.  Unfortunately, the church was again met with more opposition.  The Zoning Commission of the City of St. Louis denied Hole in the Roof their occupancy permit and a lengthy legal battle ensued.  That legal battle lasted until September 2001.  (For more information on the legal battle, click HERE.)
            Despite winning the legal battle with the City, Hole in the Roof Ministry Center lost the building at 5468 Gravois Avenue in the process and moved to 5029 Northrup Avenue.   In 2003, the Bread of Life Outreach was started and began to help those who live in poverty in our city.   Hole in the Roof Ministry Center remained on Northrup Avenue until November 2007, when the building they were in was sold to a new owner.
            In May 2008, Hole in the Roof Ministry Center leased the facility at 5470 Gravois Avenue, which is next door to their original location on Gravois Avenue.  God has been incredibly faithful to our church over the years and we look forward to serving the Bevo community for many years to come.