Thank you for taking the time to learn a little bit more about Hempstead Assembly of God!
Hempstead Assembly of God is called to connect and train believers in Christ to a life of devotion and service to the Lord, to the church and to the community as well as, to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth.
Loving God, Loving Each Other, One Day at A Time
HOW WE GOT HERE
The Glad Tidings Church, as it was to be called, would hold its first public assembly in a store front facility already rented at 155 Henry Street in Hempstead on February 11th, 1940. Kenneth Solberg, one of the founders, would be named the first pastor.
Today, our Sanctuary building has been expanded to accommodate our church class rooms and lobby area. Having capsulized the history of the physical development of the assembly we acknowledge the faithfulness of God, for indeed it is His work. We also recognize that physical growth without spiritual growth - is vanity! Every inch of progress every step and phase of development in the Kingdom of God is borne of steadfast prayer and intercession and spiritual motivation. We thank God for each of the Pastors, the spiritual motivators, each "man of the hour", building on the foundation laid in that home meeting on January 27th, 1940, and the greater foundation - which is Christ Jesus
Our Main Goal
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age" — Matthew 28:18-20
"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself" — Matthew 22:37-39
Our Team & Leadership
Our Pastor: Chris Delmadge
Pastor Chris Delmadge is a dynamic trans-generational minister of the Gospel with many years of ministry experience. A devout student of the Word of God, he graduated from Zion Bible College with a degree in Biblical Studies in 1997 and is an ordained minister in the New York District of the Assemblies of God.
Pastor Chris possesses an incredibly contagious zeal for the Word of God, which is evident as he ministers the Gospel, with clarity, power, and excitement. His simple, practical, and sometimes humorous approach in communicating the Word of God is most refreshing. He is married to his wife, Christabel, and his four children, Pablo, Christina, Christiana, and Chris Jr. Together as a family, they hold a vision to see God's Spirit sweep across New York City and Long Island.