This group of people embarked on an amazing journey just over a decade ago. Our desire was to chase after authentic relationships with those around us and our Savior Jesus Christ. After getting our start at First West we moved to downtown Monroe. It was there that we fell in love with a community of people excited about the potential of Monroe. We built a community of love and service, and bore the hope of our mantra: “From death to life.” Through God’s grace we birthed community events with long -lasting impact on downtown Monroe and the people around us.
- Downtown Cinema started with a group of friends looking to bless the community with an out-of-the box opportunity to attend free outdoor movies.
- Creativity is a pillar of ours & we fell in love with the Downtown Gallery Crawl and everyone who walked through our doors.
- As a friend of the homeless and the business owners downtown, we threw parties, started gardens, and walked beside so many people in our community.
- Most importantly under the banner of “Death to Life”, we’ve seen many come to a loving relationship with Jesus Christ.
After more than a decade of worship, praise, friendship, and love, Portico Church will be dissolving as an entity. We are still exploring options for continuing to foster life and success in downtown Monroe and supporting all of the people still gathering and hosting events in the Palace building. Our prayer is, and always will be, for the power of Jesus to bring LIFE to this community and the people serving here.