1981 - Scotty Todd and Howard Kendrick plant a church called Rocky Mount Christian Fellowship.
The first services are held in the dining room of Josh Bullock's Barbeque, accompanied by the fragrance of steak, pork, and barbeque sauce. By the end of the year, Rocky Mount Christian Fellowship has officially joined the Assemblies of God.
1982 - The church moves to the downtown YMCA, before purchasing their first building at 100 Clinton Court. The former government property is renovated into a church campus, complete with classrooms, offices, and a sanctuary.
1990 - Pastor Todd transitions into traveling evangelism ministry, and J. B. Ellis comes on board as our new senior pastor. Our name is changed to Englewood Assembly of God, reflecting our outreach to the Englewood neighborhood.
1997 - Pastor Ellis is called to West Virginia. His replacement is Gerry Blood, a youth pastor from First Assembly in Goldsboro. Around the same time, the church purchases 16 acres of land on Halifax Road.
1999 - In a massive self-led effort, the congregation builds a new facility on the Halifax Road property. The "Miracle at Polecat Creek"" is completed in just nine months; the church moves in on June 6, 1999.
"Polecat Creek" is the name of a creek that borders church property.
2017 - The church celebrates Pastor Blood's 20th year of ministry with Englewood.
2019 - 20th Anniversary of the Halifax Road location.
Today - God continues to pour out his blessings on our church. We celebrate His goodness, being thankful for His provision in the past, mindful of His direction for the present, and trustful in His faithfulness for the future. Walking in the Holy Spirit's anointing, we know the best is yet to come.
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PO Box 8367
2181 South Halifax Road
Rocky Mount, NC 27804