© Illinois Valley Praise Center 2012 Made with MAGIX The Illinois Valley Praise Center was founded in Sept. 1991. For several years we met in the Kerby Belt Building on Sunday mornings and in house meetings during the week.  In 1996 we were able to purchase the Drive In Theater at 28569 Redwood Hwy, about 2 miles south of Cave Junction, Oregon. Slowly we have been able to improve on the 8.9 acres. We first remodelled the old snack bar into an office and Sunday School class rooms. Later we cleared the back corner and built a Praise Platform, put in an underground sprinkling system, planted grass, put up a shade cloth, built benches etc...We held our service’s outside during the summer.  In 2001 we purchased an 80’ by 40’ red and white tent. We poured a cement foundation and erected the tent in September 2001. We met in the tent until mid 2006. At that time we were able to construct a 40’ by 80’ metal building.  We have since remodelled the office building to accommodate more class rooms.  We still use the outside platform and grounds for family gatherings and some church services in the summer.