Agape Fellowship in Christ was founded August 11, 1985, with Rev. Thomas Mellott as the first pastor. The name “Agape,” the Greek word for “God’s Love,” was chosen to identify the church. During these early years we met in a number of locations. Agape’s first meeting was held in the Dutch Pantry Motel, which was located on the corner of Mountain Road and Route 22. After just a few weeks, the church met at the Paxtonia School on Jonestown Road, and then at the Progress Fire Hall, until a move to the Woodland Motor Lodge on Route 22.
In 1987 we purchased the land on Sandy Hollow Road, our present location. Ten years later we broke ground, with the completion of the church building the following year. On Sunday, August 23, 1998, an open house was held for the dedication of Agape Fellowship in Christ with the theme, “Let Your Glory Fill this House.”
In June of 2006 the church was privileged to install Dr. Nancy T. Warner. She came to Agape Fellowship with background experience of administrator, pastor, teacher, and missionary. She served faithfully and lovingly with us through September 2013, when she Lord moved her on into a ministry that’s been an increasing call in her heart.
In October 2013 the body at Agape welcomed and installed Reverend Don and Kathy Geyer as Pastors.
Guests of Agape Fellowship in Christ comment that it is a place where love and warmth is felt. Our Sunday worship services are held at 10:30 AM and 7:00 PM. A mid-week Bible Study is held on Wednesday night at 7:00 PM, and is taught by the retired founding pastor.
We continue on today with that same cry, “Let your glory fill this house.” Our desire is to be a place available for the Lord, that He might be who He wants to be, and do what He wants to do in and through our lives.
Visit us soon – or better yet become a part of Agape Fellowship in Christ as a church home where you might not only be ministered to, but where your gifts and abilities might be used in service to the Lord, and in helping others. Together, as a church may we grow into the full expression of what God desires for us as a body of believers, both individually and corporately.