The vision for our church was birthed in the people from First Assembly of God in Joliet. With guidance from Rev. Larry H. Bottroff, a core group was sent out from Joliet to establish First Assembly of God in Lockport.
The church held its first service on June 4, 1961, at the Youth Center located at Ninth and Washington Streets in Lockport, which is now the Gladys Fox Museum. There were thirty-nine people in attendance that day. The first pastor, Rev. L. V. Coons, was elected within a few weeks. The church met at the Youth Center for more than one and half years. In March 1963, the church purchased two acres east of Lockport on Illinois Route 7 (159th Street) between Farrell and Gougar Roads. The property included a parsonage and another building which was converted into use as a sanctuary and Christian education area. The first service in the facility was April 14, 1963. An option on an adjacent two acres became available and was purchased in November 1968. This acreage was used to build a new church structure. The first service in this building was held January 1, 1969.
The church has had four pastors since its birth in 1961. Rev. L. V. Coons from 1961 until August 1972. Rev. Harry Melvin, Jr. from August 1972 to September 1982. Rev. Bob W. Rudichar was pastor from September 1982 to September 1986. The current pastor Rev. Louis (Lou) G. Wold has been pastor of the church since January 1987.
Our 159th Street property was sold to the developer of Lockport Square (Target) in October 2007. The church building, parsonage and other building were taken down in December 2007 to make way for this development. We purchased our five acre site in the Fox Hollow subdivision on Briggs Street between Oak Street and Bruce Road in November 2007.