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JOHN 13:34-35

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”


The people of Bearden First Assembly are on a mission to love our city and change our world. Although we are not perfect, we strive to live with excellence, following the example set before us through the life of Jesus. We realize fully that we are all created to be the hands and feet of an authentic God who loves us. Our collective heart desires to love people and meet their needs with the gifts and means God has blessed us with, teaching them about Jesus in daily life together and showing them how to live abundant lives through Christ.


In July of 1921, during an old-fashioned brush arbor meeting, a Pentecostal revival uncured and our Spirit-filled church was born. This church has a rich heritage built on the people seeking nothing but more of God in their lives, homes, and community. 


Our founding pastor, Rev. Zack Launius, ushered in a culture of revival. The community had a brand new passion for the things of God thanks to the presentation of full gospel preaching, paired with heartfelt worship and powerful altar services. People in the community of Bearden put their faith into action and generously gave donations of time, talents, and funds to facilitate that culture.


In 2006, God gave the pastor, Rev. Wayne McGuire, a dream of a space where the entire community could come together and do life together. The church family facilitated that dream, and the Bass Family Life Center was born to realize and host events and be a haven for fellowship.


What is the bottom line? Bearden First Assembly has a rich heritage, no doubt, but our trajectory is just as exciting. It is our firm belief that we are just the beginning of what God has for us. As we move forward in faith as a family living loving our community and changing our world, we think you belong here as part of our family.


You may be wondering where your place is at Bearden First, and we think it is right beside us. Whatever your walk with Jesus looks like today, we want you to join us just as you are as we discover Jesus together.


If you would like to plan a visit today, find out what we believe, or just make a connection with our family we cannot wait to hear from you.

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