Phoenix First Assembly of God
Phoenix First Assembly of God, or simply Phoenix First, is an Assemblies of God megachurch in Phoenix, Arizona. As of 2011, it was the second largest Assembly of God church in the U.S. with an average Sunday attendance of 10,000.
Its largest events every year include Pastors School, in which thousands of pastors and workers come from all over the country to learn from Pastor Tommy Barnett how to make a church grow. Another notable event is The Great Turkey Giveaway. This event occurs around Thanksgiving and provides some 3,000 turkeys for underprivileged families that the church busses in from all over Phoenix. Yet another event is the Great Toy Giveaway. This occurs around Christmas and the church gives away over 10,000 presents to Phoenix's underprivileged children.
Other notable achievements of First Assembly include The Los Angeles Dream Center, The Phoenix Dream Center and The New York City Dream Center. These are rehabilitation centers that take in the homeless for free and provide them with the means to overcome addiction, abuse, and an assortment of other burdens people pick up in life. The Los Angeles Dream Center is run by Matthew Barnett, Tommy Barnett's son.
It has an indoor stadium-like sanctuary that seats at least 3800 people. It has 2nd- and 3rd-level balconies on most of the circumference of the auditorium.
- Megachurches affiliated with the Assemblies of God
- List of the largest churches in the USA
- Assemblies of God USA. http://agchurches.org/Sitefiles/Default/RSS/AG.org%20TOP/AG%20Statistical%20Reports/LarChu2011.pdf Accessed December 2, 2012.
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