The Radiant Story

Radiant Church began when God gave John & Pam Vredevelt a dream for a Jesus Church. The dream was nurtured by the Holy Spirit, and many who encouraged them to pursue it. In the fall of 2008, a core group came together. After the first of the year, a meeting place was found, and a date was set for the official launch.


Who would have ever thought that John and Pam’s son Nathan would have a tragic accident and go home to be with Jesus just three days before that date?


The Gresham community poured out their love and support. Over 450 people attended Radiant’s first gathering in the Portland Adventist Elementary School Gymnasium. Fulfilling a prophetic word spoken in previous years, Nathan officially helped launch the Church.


Portland Adventist Elementary School

P.O. Box 3522

Gresham, OR 97030