Churches started during the time of our Lord Jesus Christ and continued after He ascended to heaven. The apostles and devout men and women spread the Gospel on foot or where persecution led them to. Fellowships were usually done in houses. That was approximately 34 A. D., now we are in 2009 going to 2010. What happened to the early church or churches?
It is my belief that the Holy Spirit was present then and that He is still with us today. Based on that God continued to have His people and that God still have churches whether underground or in the open. That is why I disagree with people who believe that God churches no longer exist. Some say follow God and not man, but I will argue or state that God uses man. Now when churches deviate from the clear teachings of the Bible then to leave is the only logical choice.
Some will say the church did not help them but to that I will say is it not the people form the church? To borrow from Kennedy " ask not what the country can do for you , but what you can do for the country" can be applied to the churches too.
God's churches still exist today, either one is for or against them.