The original building at 1316 N Lincoln St was built in the early 1920’s by John G. Lake after he moved to Spokane, WA in September 1914. He began ministering in “The Church of Truth”. After six months he opened his own building which he called “Lake’s Divine Healing Rooms”. He began training “Divine Healing Technicians” in an organization he founded, called: The Divine Healing Institute. From Feb. 1915 until May 1920, Lake and his “DHT’s” reported over 100,000 healings.as a church.
Late 19th century and early 20th century houses made up the rest of the block, with the entrance on Sharp, under the bell tower. Most of the homes and buildings were removed over time and replaced with a parking lot, except two houses at the north end of the block facing Lincoln Street. In the early 1980s a concrete block structure was added with a gym, showers and locker rooms, and a two-story wing with 6 classrooms – 3 downstairs and 3 upstairs.
The historic building included mission style Art Deco architectural elements popular during the 1920s era. (If you take a look up and down Monroe you will see that many of these building features have been preserved.)
After years operating as several different churches, the buildings were transformed into an events center. Then in April of 2017, the building (at the time called The Lincoln Center) was purchased by True Hope Church. In the summer of 2018, True Hope renovated the building to add an expanded lobby area, new auditorium entrance, and other updates.