Church History
In February 2011 Orchardville Church purchased the former Merriam Grade School property. The plan was to establish a Branch Church in Fairfield, IL. Renovations began on the building and were completed in May, 2011. Orchardville Church – Fairfield Branch held its first Sunday Worship Service on Mother’s Day of 2011.
Orchardville Church Senior Pastor, Mark Shell passed away on March 27, 2015. Per his request, it was determined that the Fairfield Branch would become a church plant and have its own identity. EverFound Church was established as a 501c3 organization and held its first Sunday Worship Service on April 12, 2015. The Leadership of EverFound Church felt that the church needed to re-brand
itself in order to better identify who we are and where we are located. The Church voted and approved to change the name to “Merriam Community Church.” This beloved school building now reflects the vital role it plays as the spiritual anchor in the community.