In January of 1999, Pastors Eric and Jodi Van Rhee and their four children and with three other families moved from The Coastlands Foursquare Church in Santa Clara, California, with God's vision to plant a church and reach people for Christ in the Salt Lake Valley.
The Adventure held its first public service in January of 2000 at a Hampton Inn and grew and outgrew one facility after another. Within its first three years, the Adventure met in ELEVEN different locations, finally settling in its current location in Draper in 2003.
In January of 2016, Jodi, who had been the Worship Pastor and Co-Pastor with Eric, became the Lead Pastor, as Eric set his sights to reaching people for Christ in the Philippines, Taiwan and China, spreading the Good News of Jesus by means of film and media.
However, only a few weeks later on February 18, 2016, Eric unexpectedly went to be with the Lord. The Adventure went through a season of deep grief and change, but carries on in the original vision Eric and Jodi and their team had—that of seeing the broken made whole, the bound set free, the spiritually dead come to life in Christ, and people released in the calling and purpose for which they were created!
We have seen God impact many lives in mighty ways for more than 20 years, and we invite you to be part of all God continues doing in and through Adventure Church!