Our Mission Statement

AGCC exists to be a discipleship building, community driven, body of believers lifting up the name of Jesus in word and action.

We are committed to...

  • the personal and corporate worship of God through prayer, fasting, music, giving, and preaching, and the expression of God's gifts through His body.
  • building up the body of Christ through loving acceptance of one another, through times of shared experiences, and the celebration of our life in Christ together.
  • reaching the lost, both locally and globally with the Gospel and the love of Jesus Christ.
  • developing disciples through the teaching of God's Word and by example, and to involving each believer in ministry in the local community and globally as God equips and directs.
  • being more and more conformed to the image of Jesus Christ. Rom 8:29

History of AGCC

In early 1978 three young couples left Arlington, Virginia, to begin a new Assembly of God church in northwestern Vermont. Their theme was based on Zechariah 4:10: "Who despises the day of small things?" The group felt led to make the Champlain Valley of Vermont their home. One of the couples was Rev. Dennis Marquardt and his wife, Bevie Jo.  Pastor Dennis and Bevie Jo, along with their two-year old daughter Christel, moved to Vergennes, a small city in northern Addison County. The church was born on August 28, 1978.  Pastor Dennis led the church as it grew.

The church is located on 10 acres on a major north/south highway at the intersection of several small communities. Our building has a large sanctuary, nursery area, several offices, kitchen, and a multi-use section that can be converted to classrooms or open area for large gatherings.

In 2002, Pastor Dennis was elected to serve as the district superintendent of the Northern New England District of the Assemblies of God. He and his wife moved to Portland, Maine. Shortly afterward, Rev. Arthur Adams was elected to serve as lead Pastor of our congregation. Rev. Adams and his wife Celeste were members of the original group that came to plant the church. Pastor Art led the congregation until he retired in June 2014.

A search for a new pastor marked a new direction for AGCC. After reviewing many applications and praying for God's guidance, the body elected Rev. Michael Oldham as lead pastor. Pastor Mike and his wife, Lisa, come from a large church in St. Albans, Vermont. Pastor Mike had been serving as associate pastor at Church of the Rock, where he and his family had worshipped for many years. He began preaching and teaching at AGCC in October 2014.