Our Mission

To repent before the cross.
To hope in the resurrection.
To love God and our neighbor.
To invite others to do the same.

What We Believe

We are an Assemblies of God church.
We believe in God, the Father Almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth.

We believe in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit,
And born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Was crucified, died, and was buried.
He went down into the grave.
The third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven
And is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

We believe in the Holy Spirit,
The holy world-wide church,
The communion of Christians,
The forgiveness of sins,
The resurrection of the body,
And life everlasting.


• Cake and Coffee from 10:00-10:30
• Sunday Morning Communion at 10:30
We sing, read the scriptures together, hear the word of God proclaimed, and partake of Lord’s Supper. Come join us.


Wednesday Night Family Service is from 6:30-7:30pm.
First, we sing songs, pray, and hear the word of God proclaimed. Then, at 7:00pm we share a community meal. All are welcome!

Need a ride? Call the church for the church bus to pick you up!

All Things Common

Community Bible studies happen at various times and locations. Please call the church for info. 319-853-8664.

Our Leaders

Joseph Lear

Lead Pastor


Joseph Lear grew up in Burkina Faso, a French-speaking West African nation. He holds an MA from Yale University and a PhD from the University of Aberdeen. Joseph leads our church, liaisons with immigrant communities, and directs Chi Alpha Christian Community at the University of Iowa.

Abby Anderson

Associate Pastor


Abby Anderson is an Iowa City native. She attended Evangel University in Springfield, MO before returning to Iowa City to serve the church she grew up in. Abby hosts children’s church every Sunday morning, co-leads our Wednesday family service, and heads community action.

Kyle Anderson

Facilities Manager


Need to rent our facilities for an event, training, wedding, or party? Call Kyle at 319-333-6686.

Historic Church, Progressive Community