Elder Archie LeVias,Jr. was called to Pastor in 1989 right after the Lord healed him from back surgery. The Lord told him to come to Modesto and establish a church to be named Seed of Joy COGIC. God revealed, this name would represent the ingrowing power of the Holy Ghost to empower his people to become effective witnesses.
The Church was started in Pastor LeVias living room where weekly prayer and bible study was held. After a short time the Lord allowed this gathering to reach approximately 20, then the Lord spoke and said wait until the ministry is birthed in the hearts of the people. In January 1992, Pastor Levias and the congregation rented church facilities from the Church of God on Carver Road.
In April 1993, the Lord blessed Seed of Joy to lease/option facilities located at 3105 Carver Road. Within six months the Church was able to purchase this property with the support of our small congregation and assistance from our "Sister Church", Glad Tidings COGIC, and Eld. Jerry Macklin.
January 1996, the Lord blessed Pastor LeVias and congregation to move to 1313 Sylvan Meadows Dr. where God moved by his spirit,souls were revived,saved,healed and reclaimed. Later the church moved to 536 Kiernan Ave, Modesto California our present location.