Amherstburg Community Church has an exciting, positive past; a great foundation laid first by our Lord and secondly by brothers and sisters in the Lord who built, not on mans' wisdom but on Faith in Christ and the Power of God.
On January 30th, 1944 in the I.O.O.F. Hall on Richmond Street in Amherstburg, the first meeting, an outreach of Bethel Pentecostal Church in Windsor took place and the work began. (Bethel later became University Gospel Temple which is now Parkwood Gospel Church) Rev John Cleeves was the first pastor and in 1945 they built the "basement church" on Rankin Avenue. They burned that 1st mortgage on October 22, 1950. The basement church was known as Amherstburg Pentecostal Church and was not completed until 1969/70 under Pastor John Howson. The building was dedicated in 1970 and named Trinity Pentecostal Church. In 1981 the second mortgage burning took place.
In 1987, under the leadership of Rev James Dunlop, Trinity Pentecostal Church was sold to the Lutheran Church and our congregation moved into the Amherstburg Community Centre where we held services while we built a new church here on Alma Street. In October 1989 we dedicated this new church, with a new name: Amherstburg Community Church.
In 1991 Ken & Doreen Mervyn, arrived and would pastor the congregation for the next 15 years. Under Rev. Mervyn's leadership, a season of significant revival took place with many people re-engaging their walk of faith with Jesus. In 2006 Chris Walker stepped up from assisting Ken Mervyn to take over the lead pastor role. Chris' gifting as a teacher was appreciated by many. Barry Antle began pastoring in 2009 bringing his creative gifts to ACC.
John Bustard arrived in October 2013 to take on the lead pastor's responsibility. Our present desire is to become known in Amherstburg as a church that is passionate about leading people in a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.