In 1988, The Centennial History of Hurricane, WV was published to commemorate the town’s 100th anniversary. The publication included the histories of 16 Hurricane area churches. This week’s selection is the 6th of the church histories which were published in 1988.
GLAD TIDINGS ASSEMBLY OF GOD
In May of 1968, Glad Tidings first began meeting in the building where the Library is located on 2nd Street in Hurricane. Rev. Roy L. Mallory was the founder. Rev. Helen Funk, along with a few local people, began praying that a growing church for God’s honor would be established.
In 1970, the property located on Mill Road was purchased as the future site of the church. The membership of the church joined together and they, themselves, built the lower level of the church. In November of 1970, they moved into the church basement at 121 Mill Road. The second story was built in 1975. In 1978, Glad Tidings voted to become affiliated with the Assemblies of God and the name was changed to Glad Tiding Assembly of God.
Pastor Mallory resigned effective March 16, 1980, and on September 7, 1984, when home to be with the Lord.
Rev. Siegfried Krueger then became Pastor in September, 1980. The church has continued to grow. Souls have been saved and lives have been changed. Various changes and improvements have been made. Once again we are looking for more property and anticipating a continued growth in our Assembly. We want to be a spiritual, joyful, family oriented church which lifts up God and causes mankind to be drawn to Him!