Our hiSTORY will have to include a word about initial plans to plant an independent baptist church in College Point, Queens, just immediately north of the Whitestone Expressway. We thought we would name it Whitestone Baptist Church. Having become familiar with this community, and there being no independent baptist church there, it seemed like the Lord was leading in that direction. We found a place to meet for services and we were just waiting for the fall (September 2010) to hold our first service, Lord willing. However, in July of 2010, I found out that another (baptist) church had just opened its doors to the public. With this unexpected turn of events, I was advised to consider Jackson Heights also in Queens, were there was also no independent baptist presence. Looking back, I am thankful for that "unexpected" hindrance because apparently, the Lord had Jackson Heights reserved for us.