Our Story

How it all started...

Eighty-five years ago the journey of McAllen First Assembly of God Church began.

It started at a little church with a dirt floor at 410 N. 17th Street. It was a nondescript small building except that the front of it looked a lot like the old Spanish mission. In the beginning things moved slowly, but speed didn't matter because forward is forward no matter how slowly. Listening to the voice of the Lord did matter, however, as the church began to move forward, seeking and then following the will of God.

On April 19, 1938 McAllen First Assembly of God Church, as it was then called, was set in order. The original location was a small frame building with plain homemade benches, a dirt floor, and no ceiling. The back of the church was a one room parsonage. Through the years, rooms were added, the sanctuary was enlarged, and the parsonage was expanded. In 1947 the church was enlarged toward the street. A foyer and two Sunday school rooms were added. The church grew. The dream of a new church building in a new location was formed. That dream eventually became a reality and the church on 17th Street was sold.

Expanding the vision...

In 1953 four lots were purchased for $4,000 at the corner of Orange and 2nd Street and construction began on the new building. Most of the work was done by volunteers in the congregation. On May 5th 1957, the dedication service was held, and McAllen First Assembly of God opened its doors.  
As time went by, much work was done at this location as hopes, plans, and dreams were realized.

Later down the road...

Again the church grew and soon a new vision emerged - a larger building in a new location. The church property was sold and land was purchased at 2401 N. McColl Rd.
Construction soon began on what is now our Family Center. In the meantime Trinity Baptist Church allowed us to use their building Sunday afternoons and Thursday evenings until our new building was completed. Before long the new church building began taking shape.
In June of 1998, the beautiful new building was finished, and the first service was held on Sunday, June 21st.
We put up a very large banner up outside that said
People began to do just that, and soon there were a lot of new faces at church.
In 2003, knowing that we needed to expand, plans began to be made for Phase II of our building program.
In 2004, construction began on our present sanctuary.
Willson Construction Company was hired to do the job and work proceeded quickly.
The sanctuary was completed, and on February 6, 2005, and the dedication service was held for the new addition.
Throughout this journey, GOD HAS BEEN FAITHFUL!

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Join us every Sunday as we gather to worship together at 10:30 am and Wednesdays at 7pm