In 1975, Dan Kenyon, a pastor affiliated with American Mission for Opening Churches, began meeting with several Alfred and Almond area Bible study groups. After prayer and consideration, seven families voted to start Alfred-Almond Bible Church.
In January 1976, the first service was held in the home of Bob and Barb Baker in Alfred, NY. Soon after, meetings moved to the Almond Grange as the group began to grow. In 1977, God opened the opportunity to buy 8.6 acres of land to use for a future building. Groundbreaking for the project began on May 4, 1978. Less than a year later, in April 1979, the congregation was able to meet in the basement of the new building, which volunteers from the church had built. In September 1980, they had completed the upstairs, and the first service was held in the new sanctuary.
Throughout the next several years, God enabled the church to grow and expand. The finished building was dedicated in May of 1981.
From its beginning, God's hand has been at work in growing and maturing the Alfred Almond Bible Church. We are excited about what the Lord has done here at our church. From the refreshing, inspirational worship service on Sunday morning, to our stimulating programs for the whole family, we can see the hand of God at work.
Our church has been built on faith, and through the years we have continued to operate on faith. Our church service is unique in that we do not "pass the plate" during our services, but God has always faithfully provided funds through His people. In this and many other examples, He has shown that He is the one guiding this ministry.
Maybe this would be the family that God has for you.