First Assembly of God celebrates 100 years with banquet Oct. 16


Pampa First Assembly of God will celebrating their 100th year with a banquet from 4 to 6 p.m. on Oct. 16 at the Vista Ridge Event Venue located at 8399 Ranch Road 1474.

“Former members are invited and tickets are $10 for the meal,” First Assembly pastor Ed Sattesahn said. “We need to know by Oct. 6 how many people will be coming out. We’re going to be recognizing people and have pictures of the church through the years.”

Sattesahn suggests attendees dress casually and will enjoy a chuck-wagon-style dinner including pulled pork, barbecue chicken, sausage, baked potato, beans, vegetables, roll and cobbler.

The celebration won’t end Saturday and will spill into Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m.

“We will have a celebration service Sunday morning,” Sattesahn said. “We will have worship leaders Chris and Tammie Wall. Reverend Glenn Beaver will be our speaker that morning, he is our District Superintendent.”

First Assembly of God started during a tent revival during 1919. Then in 1921, First Assembly was formally organized in a one room building at 410 S. Cuyler and Rev. and Mrs. Ray Brandy came as Pastors.

The Lord blessed First Assembly and on March 25, 1925 the congregation secured the location of 500 S. Cuyler. They are presently located at the intersection of Crawford and Love Streets.

“It’s impressive (to be around 100 years),” Sattesahn said. “One of the things we are going to do that night is celebrate some of the people who have been members for more than 50 years.”

Those intending to attend the dinner Saturday are welcome to RSVP by calling Sattesahn at 806-664-1119.