The Parowan Congregation first officially assembled for Worship, Sunday, July 2, 2000. It resulted from the working of the Holy Spirit, combined enthusiastic Vision and Guidance of then District Superintendent, Reverend Eddie Kelemeni, Dr. Douglas A. & Reverend Jeri Lee Harrell and Lay Persons desiring a Church Home in Iron County, Utah to meet Spiritual and Social Desires and Needs. The Harrells were assigned as Co-Pastors by the Bishop of the Rocky Mountain Conference.
The Congregation was graciously welcomed by Leaders and Members of The Assembly of Jesus Christ, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Red Hills Southern Baptist Church and other Iron County Congregations. Gifts of furnishings and supplies have been received with appreciation. Pictured to the left - First Worship Service was held Sunday, July 2, 2000. Rev.Eddie Kelemeni performs the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with Co- Pastors Harrell watching The Historical Committee, Planning and Zoning and Parowan City Council unanimously welcomed the Congregation.
The Reverend Jeri Lee Harrell received her education at Southern Nevada Community College, The Course of Study for Pastors, Claremont Theological Seminary and Wesley Theological Seminary at American University, Washington, D.C. She served 12 years as Pastor of Advent United Methodist Church, Las Vegas, Nevada. Prior to Las Vegas ministry she was a Pastor of Pahrump Valley United Methodist Church, Pahrump, Nevada.