Description: Around 1935, a group of 13 young people from Columbus, GA “came across the river” and held tent revival meetings here in Phenix City, AL. The young people were led by Reverend Emory Andrews, who felt the call to start an Assembly of God Church in Phenix City. The Revival Meetings were a huge success, and from that small beginning, the group began holding regular services around January of 1935 at the corner of 7th Ave and 20th St.
On April 28, 1935, The Reverend J.C. Thames (then superintendent of the Alabama District) presided over the opening of the Church. Reverend Andrews was elected as church pastor of The Phenix City Assembly of God. It was not until sometime around 1946 that it began going by its present name of First Assembly of God.
Shortly thereafter, the church held a tent revival, led by Rev. A.S. Davis, and started to grow rapidly. The congregation had to move into a new building on the corner of Flinn Alley and 10th Ave. Members and friends donated the materials and labor to build the new church.
Since that time, First Assembly has moved to its current location at 3777 Highway 431 North. Under our current Pastor, Barry Danner, First Assembly has built: a new sanctuary with fellowship hall, youth building, royal ranger cabins, young adult building, women’s ministries Grace Place, storage facilities and bus sheds, and many building projects on the way. First Assembly now averages nearly 1,000 people every Sunday morning.
Through the years, First Assembly has been blessed by the men who have served as its pastor. Former Pastors, in order of their service are as follows: Emory T. Andrews, A.S. Davis, H.F. Freeman, J.B. Bauldree, A.S. Davis, W..A.D. Hill, Wyley Davis, Charlie Kennedy, Fred Martin, A.L. Valdez, Sammy Mizell, A.L. Valdez, James Ballard, A.G. Pope, W.L. Baker, William D. Slay, Charles S. Raley, W.T. Grant, Randy Comer & our current pastor, Barry Danner.
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