First Assembly Memphis began as a small fellowship in 1907 under the leadership of L.P. Adams, a well-educated lawyer and teacher. Adams held weekly meetings inside his home. When the fellowship grew too large, the services were moved to a storefront in downtown Memphis. Through tent meetings and local evangelism, the church began to grow, and lives and families were impacted by the loving message of Jesus Christ.  

Over the years, God continued to bless First Assembly Memphis, expanding its membership and impact on Memphis and the world. With the addition of new members, new programs were added for children and youth—including FACS, a private, Christian school founded in 1972. Ministries within the church grew, equipping members to grow in their personal relationships with Christ. Local evangelism through radio, television and service projects all impacted the Memphis community, while missions programs and missions fundraising events impacted the global church.

In over one hundred years, First Assembly Memphis has had only ten pastors. These men founded, stabilized and strengthened our church, growing it to become what it is today. Each pastor followed the call of God and led our congregation in following Jesus’ great commission in Matthew 28:19, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.”

Though times have changed, the mission and vision of our church have not. As a church, we recognize that our story is not complete. As long as our doors are open, we will continue to impact our community and world for the Gospel of Christ. Will you be a part of our story?

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