Twenty years ago a group of evangelists dreamt of building a new church at the heart of their community in Kinmel Bay near Rhyl.
The land to build the church was bought 10 years ago
In December 2003 they finally had the keys to their new place of worship, paid for by a group of 60 like minded people.
It took the congregation at Kinmel Bay Church two decades to raise the £300,000 but parishioner Dr Eric Coulton said it has been worth the wait.
"It's been raised through a combination of people committed to the gospel and people giving out of their own pockets," he said.
"It's been mainly through personal contribution although in the late 80s interest rates were so high, we had more money.
"We're always amazed by how people have responded," he added.
Dr Coulton, who has worked in Kinmel Bay since 1976 said it is a great achievement, especially when you consider that many churches have seen congregation numbers dwindle.
"We're very blessed, nationwide numbers are going down, there's obviously huge numbers of distractions from Sunday worship," he said.
"The important thing now is to get on with the job, in a sense a church building is only a tool for a job."
The church has been built to be versatile
Acting Minister at the church Trevor Salmon said volunteers hope to open the building during the week as a coffee shop for local residents.
"People have said to us 'We've watched that building go up brick by brick and a lot of folk are coming along'", he said.
"We had our first service on 14 December and there has been a fair bit of interest from the folk around."
"A building like this is practical and versatile, we want this building to reach out into the community and we're hoping to have a coffee shop so folk can drift in," the 67-year-old added.