Creola Assembly has an amazing story of God’s blessings. The Church was organized in 1932 with the Alabama District Assemblies of God, as Rev. James Aplin along with Rev. Oscar Overstreet held meetings in a school-house located in Axis, Alabama. From there the Church moved to the brush arbor located at the left corner of Old Highway 43 and Dead Lake Road, and then on to Grandma Dona Reed’s barn, located behind the City Hall in Creola.
From 1945 to 1958, The church met in an old wooden building on the property of what is now Mt. Zion A.M.E.. The concrete building that currently serves Mt. Zion was built in 1958 and served Creola Assembly until they moved to our current location in 1970. In 1976 the Church experienced tragedy when the building burned. The Pastor, along with the men and ladies, worked side-by-side to rebuild their place of worship, that now serves our youth as the Moss Ministry Center. In 1978 another building project was completed with the addition of the church parsonage. In November 1978, the fellowship hall, the upstairs addition with 5 Sunday School classrooms were added to the church facility.
In 1985, Rev. Jack Lee became the new pastor, under who’s tenure a paved parking lot and sidewalks were added. During Rev. Ferron Smith’s pastorate, from 1988-1993, an acre and a half of land, located next to the church, was purchased and dedicated on October 14, 1989. In January 1993, Rev. Kamaill Campbell became pastor and began a remodeling project of the main sanctuary on the Monday following Easter in 1995. The first service in the remodeled church was Easter Sunday, April 7, 1996, with new carpet, pews, walls and lighting. Rev. Campbell passed away on July 8, 2004 and Rev. John White filled in as Interim Pastor playing an instrumental role in serving the Church during this time of grief.
Rev. Jason Phillips was elected pastor in July 2005; serving the congregation until February 2014 and taking on several projects of improvements to include expanded parking, the purchase of an additional 5.3 acres of adjoining land and the construction of a Family Life Center that now serves as the main gathering and worship center for Creola Assembly.
On the last Sunday in June 2014, Rev. John White took the reins as Senior Pastor of Creola Assembly of God and both Pastor and Congregation are looking forward to the many wonderful things that God has in store for this Church in the near and distant future.