Find Your Purpose. Find Your Place.
Welcome to First Assembly of God church in Bristol. Just as our city is known as "A Good Place to Live", First Assembly is a good place to grow! At our church, we strive to lift up Jesus in a way that reaches out to you and your family, our community, and to the world.
We are a member of the Assemblies of God Appalachian District, and are honored to serve Southwest Virginia/East Tennessee and the surrounding Tri-Cities area. We have many opportunities for you and your family to be involved, and we welcome you to visit us during one of our regular services or special events. We have ministries available for all ages from nursery to seniors. Come join us and find your place!
Grow with us. Learn with us.
Each week, Pastor Carico shares a Weekly Greeting on his blog, and two new devotional videos relative to topics from his sermons called Sunday Reflection. These tools are made available to help us grow in our spiritual lives together as a congregation. We encourage you to check them out each week, and grow with us!
Greetings From Our Pastor
Pastor Jeff & Donna Carico
On behalf of myself and family, I would like to welcome you to the church family of First Assembly of God. I am Rev. Jeffrey L. Carico, Senior Pastor of First Assembly, and my wife of 33 years is Donna W. Carico. We have three children. I grew up in Wise County, Virginia, graduated the University of Virginia's College at Wise with a B. A. in American History in 1982. After graduation, I felt the call of God to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Upon the completion of the required studies and experience, I became an ordained minister of the Assemblies of God in 1990. Following service positions of Youth/Music Pastor at St. Paul Assembly of God in St. Paul, Virginia, and Senior Pastor of Faith Assembly of God in Ferrum, Virginia, I accepted the call of Senior Pastor of First Assembly of God in Bristol, Virginia in June 1992. I believe God has placed First Assembly in the city of Bristol to be a source of evangelism and training for the Kingdom of God in our city and surrounding area. I invite you to join us as we birth the fruit of the kingdom into our area!
May God Richly Bless You,
Pastor Carico & Family
Luke 3:7-9: 15-18
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Sunday, December 11
Christmas Concert with David Wells
9:00 AM & 10:50 AM
9:00 AM - Early Worship Service
9:00 AM - Nursery & Children's Church
10:00 AM - Sunday School
10:50 AM - Second Worship Service
10:50 AM - Nursery & Children's Church
David Wells is endorsed by Conn/Selmer as a National Performer, a gifted Flugelhorn / Trumpet player raised in Dallas, Tx. and has been living his dream traveling as a full time soloist for 14 years. Since the age of nine, David began learning the Flugelhorn and Trumpet with his professional debut at the age of thirteen. David is also a "Private Instructor" that loves teaching students of all ages how to play the trumpet.
David started playing the trumpet at 9 years old * David has been married for 21 years, and has two kids (18 year old daughter currently in college and a 15 year old son) *David is endorsed by Conn/Selmer (largest band manufacturing company in the world) as a National Performer* CEO/Founder of Chocolate Jazz Foundation Inc. 501 ©(3) * David co founded a “National Syndicated Radio Show (two hour weekly radio show currently on 15 different FM station’s throughout the country) * As of October 2014 David released his 14th solo album “Breakin Out” * David’s latest single “Never Giving Up” from his latest CD No Side Effects” was the #1 Most Added single in the country, and #1 most spin increase * David Founder of "Nashville Rib & Jazz Festival & "Vienna Rib & Jazz Festival * Purchase David's CD's nationwide "Border's, Barnes & Nobles, Fye Stores and Best Buy" stores, nationwide
David Wells a gifted Flugelhorn / Trumpet player raised in Dallas Tx. has been living his dream of a career in music. Since the age of nine, David began learning the flugelhorn and trumpet with his professional debut at the age of thirteen. Heavily influenced by Rick Braun, Kenny G, Louie Armstrong, Herb Alpert, and The Tijuana Brass, David evolved into an instrumental soloist with the capability of reaching his audiences on an intimate level.
Wells share’s his musical gift with the release of 13 CD’s and with approximately 150 shows per year. In 2006, the release of “More Love, More Power,” brought national acclaim on smooth jazz radio and reached #13 on the R&R indicators. Additionally, his performance of Strawberry Letter #23 was charted at #10 in early 2007.
David’s career soared in 2007 after moving to #10 on the R&R indicators, and becoming endorsed with Conn and Selmer. His television and sports appearances included airing in Columbus Blue Jackets on ESPN2 and performing for the Cincinnati Reds. David Wells was also featured in several Christian music magazines and networks, WTAP- TV’s (NBC) “Daybreak,” and numerous Christian conferences.
Wednesday, December 14
10:00 AM - "Blessing Ministry" food and clothing pantry opens
11:00 AM - Mid-Week Morning Worship Service
7:00 PM - Family Night
-Radiate Student Teen Ministries
Schedule of Regular Services
9:00 AM - Early Adult Worship
9:00 AM Nursery & Children's Church
10:00 AM - Sunday School (All Ages)
10:50 AM - Morning Adult Worship
10:50 AM Nursery & Children's Church
5:00 PM - Radiate Student Teen Ministries - Worship
10:00 AM - "Blessing Ministry" food and clothing pantry
11:00 AM - Adult Worship Service
7:00 PM - Family Night
-Radiate Student Ministries - Discipleship
-Radiate Student Teen Ministries - Discipleship
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First Assembly of God in Bristol, Virginia is a member of the Assemblies of God USA