“When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.  The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, for all whom the Lord our God will call.”  Acts 2:1, 4, 39

 

The glorious Pentecostal message came to Fredonia in 1923 as believers were filled with the Holy Spirit during cottage prayer meetings.  Revival meetings were held by various people such as the Clark’s Evangelistic team and Reverend Bostrum who held tent meetings.  Interest grew to establish a full gospel church in Fredonia as the result of these revival meetings.  Twenty-three persons signed the original roster roll on November 20th, 1924, and the church was officially recognized by the General Council of the Assemblies of God to be set in order on that date.

 

In 1925, as the believers continued to worship together, plans were made to build a building at the corner of 6th and Van Buren.  A mortgage of $300 was made to purchase the property.  Personal contributions were also made to the church for the purchase of property and buildings.  The church was completed as they called their first pastor, W.W. Thompson, a former probate judge, in 1925.  The church has from the very beginning endeavored to preach the “full gospel” message to the Fredonia community.  God has a purpose in the calling for pastors through the years.  The church today is the cumulative effort and ministry of each of these pastors and wives who have made a particular contribution, each in their own way.  Some have planted, some have watered, and God has given the increase. 

 

Today, as in the past, we are looking for the return of the Lord, but we will strive to do all that is possible in the time remaining to build up the body of Christ and preach the gospel to the community.  We will work toward the spreading of the gospel across our nation and around the world.  Thank God fro the years of the past!  Thank God for the family and fellowship of today!  But, most of all, when the trumpet sounds, we will have the greatest reunion of all in Heaven!