The first meeting was held in 1909. The church was founded in San Diego in 1912 as Scott Memorial Baptist Church, in memory of U.S. Army chaplain Winfield Scott. As SMBC grew, Scott Memorial East was established in El Cajon on Greenfield Drive. It was later renamed Shadow Mountain Community Church. The original Scott Memorial Baptist Church in North Park became Scott Memorial Community Church, then Grace Community Church. For 25 years the church was led by senior pastor and best-selling author Tim LaHaye.David Jeremiah succeeded LaHaye as senior pastor in 1981; in 1982 he launched an international radio and television ministry called Turning Point Ministry.
In 2014, the Shadow Mountain Church purchased the former Grace Community Church in the North Park neighborhood of San Diego and made it into an auxiliary campus. As of April 2017 the church has six auxiliary campuses: one in El Cajon, two in San Diego, one in Encinitas, one in Chula Vista, and one in Alpine.
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