Ada First Assembly of God - History
Building new hearts, in the heart of Ada!
Throughout the years many pastors and people have come through the doors of our church, each one bringing something that would contribute to the great heritage that we have today. It is this heritage that has allowed us to continue sharing the gospel message to our community.
Ada First Assembly of God was set in order with the General Council of the Assemblies of God in 1934. The church was founded by Rev. Haskell Rogers and met over at the old fire station located on 12th street in downtown Ada.
In 1935 the congregation moved to a newly constructed building located on the corner of 7th and Hope Street. Due to continued growth, the church began to pursue another new location in the early 1950's. A suitable piece of property was purchased in the heart of the city on the corner of 14th and Constant.
In 1953 Rev. Floyd Poag and the congregation of First Assembly moved into their new larger facility. God continued to give the church increase and additional property around the new location was purchased.
Under the leadership of Rev. Bob Wallain a new Family Life Center was constructed in 1987. In the years that followed, the congregation continued to reach out to the community. In 1993 Pastor Hondo Carpenter came to Ada. The church experienced tremendous growth and moved out of the sanctuary and began holding services in the Family Life Center.
In 1998 the church sought to relocate and purchased new property on the south side of Ada. After years of searching and seeking for God's physical direction the church decided in 2007 to bridge the past, in order to build our future. Under the direction of Rev. Jimmy Keith, the decision was made to re-use all of our current facilities and delay building a new facility.
In the spring of 2008, the congregation moved back into the fully restored
sanctuary and education building. The Family Life Center was renovated and
returned to its intended purpose. The price that was paid by many to have a
Pentecostal voice in our community can never be forgotten. We give thanks to
God for all that He has brought us through and rejoice in the assurance that
He will continue to do good things in the years to come as