Troy First Assembly of God will celebrate its 50th Anniversary this Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Pastor Joseph Britain and the entire congregation invite everyone to join them at Troy First Assembly of God to help give God all the glory and thanks for their first 50 years, and look forward to the next 50.
From the church’s history, a small group of adventurous, passionate Christians met together and felt the Holy Spirit to establish an Assembly of God church here in Troy. Their efforts, along with God’s favor, has resulted in a church that has sent the Message of the Cross literally around the world. The church has recently gone to two Sunday Morning worship services to accommodate the number of people that are becoming a part of what God is doing at Troy First Assembly.
April 7 marks 50 years to the day that Troy First Assembly of God dedicated their first building, the small sanctuary that now serves as the student center.
“We’re privileged to welcome as our special speaker for the 50th, Dr. George O. Wood, chairman, World Assemblies of God Fellowship,” said Britain.
Dr. Wood served for 10 years as general superintendent of the Assemblies of God worldwide, the highest office in the fellowship. Under his leadership, as a corporate group, they experienced 10 consecutive years of growth in adherents. Globally, there are 68.5 million adherents who worship in more than 367,000 Assemblies of God churches.
“Dr. Wood is an incredibly insightful preacher of God’s Word, with a compelling, engaging system,” said Britain. His life’s work is all about getting people back to the Bible – back to a real relationship with Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit.”
Several special guests will be on hand to help us celebrate the day. Former pastors Rev. Randle Copeland and Rev. Darrell Alley will be here, as well as the Northern Missouri District Superintendent Dr. Ray Brewer, and District Treasurer Rev. Paul McDonald. Special music will be provided by the church’s lead musician, Patti Phillips. There will be a short history of the church presented by Michael Willhite and Brian Cooper – both of whom were here 50 years ago, as children of the church. After the Saturday evening service there will be a reception in the church’s fellowship hall.
“These are exciting days for us at First Assembly,” said Pastor Britain. “On March 25th we launched our early Sunday Morning worship service to give more opportunities and more choices for people wanting to experience life with God. We’ve been regularly running out of room in our sanctuary, our nurseries and our parking lots. It’s awesome the way that so many are coming and finding life-change and real relationships.” The church also has an incredibly successful Wednesday night – offering graded classes for children of all ages, an engaging and practical Bible study in the main sanctuary, and a free hot dinner to all comers. “We understand that it can be hard juggling work and school and traffic on Wednesdays,” said Britain, “So we provide a great hot meal as a service and as a way to foster more genuine friendships. Our Wednesdays are a wonderful building block of our church community.” The dinner is totally free and open to the public.