A Brief History Of
We, as a church body, began as a compassionate vision of a mother church to seed God's mission in the Allendale area. The seed came in the form of a handful of families from Mims Baptist Church. The power came from God. These families first met in prayer services in members houses
One of the leaders from Mims Baptist Church was Opal Smith.
ABC's first worship service in October 1984 was in the north one-half of the feed store located directly across from the present church building. They store hay and feed there now. Still," feeding the sheep".
I guess. The 68 spiritually excited souls who attended that first Sunday morning looked upon folding chairs, a guitar , and a small homemade pulpit as if it was the most glorious of sanctuaries in which to worship God. We were a church! not a building, but a body of baptized believers with Jesus as the Head.
God was not finished. he had only begun. His will is that we should have a permanent sign of his presence in Allendale. A church building was constructed on the present site in 1986.It brought to mind God moving His people from a tent tabernacle to His glorious temple. Thirty-two years has yielded a two-story education building with a large fellowship hall, a new children's church ,and a new welcome area.
GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME~~~~~~~ALL THE TIME GOD IS GOOD
TODAY AND TOMORROW
God has" increased our territory". He has widened our circles of influence through association with and support of organizations that are like- minded in their desire and method of growing God's Kingdom. We combine our efforts regionally with the Tyron Evergreen Baptist Association,statewide with the Southern Baptists of Texas, nationally with the Southern Baptist Convention, and globally with the Southern Baptist Missions and the International Missions Board.
God continues to be the faithful Father; to bless and correct,provide and withhold,change and mature His church at Allendale. He has blessed us in many ways.
He is increasing our church ministries to better serve individual needs. He is directing a growing fellowship with the pourpose to glorify him, and the mission to grow in Christ personally and collectively.
We have a God-given vision. A mental picture of what God wants his church at Allendale to become. We Envision "A Christ Centered Body"; a group of souls continually increasing in the lordship of Christ in their lives- personally and collectively. As the old hymn states: "We'll work til Jesus comes". Believing God does not setup his children for failure, our hope is in His promises, and we will proclaim-
GOD IS GOOD. ALL THE TIME.~~~~~~~ALL THE TIME. GOD IS GOOD.
YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW.