BREAD OF LIFE CHURCH HISTORY
Bread of Life Church was started in Plattsburg, Missouri, as a Parent Affiliated Church under the umbrella of Lathrop Assembly of God. Pastor Douglas Goode and his wife, Mary Jane, had moved to Plattsburg from Heber Springs, Arkansas in September, 2013. Initially Pastor Doug and Mary Jane attended Lathrop Assembly of God for several months. During that time, Pastor Brian Elliott from Lathrop Assembly and Pastor Doug met on several occasions and talked about the possibility of starting an Assembly of God Church in Plattsburg. Pastor Brian proposed helping Pastor Goode start the Church by being a Parent Affiliated Church. It was decided to start out as a home bible study on Saturday evenings and see how it progressed from there.
Pastor Goode's vision for Bread of Life was to pattern it after the first Church in Acts. On May 10, 2014, the first Bible Study was held at the home of the Goode's at 305 W. Clay Ave. There were 6 in attendance from Lathrop Assembly plus 9 from Plattsburg that had showed an interest in starting an Assembly of God Church. As the Bible Study progressed, the attendance of Lathrop slowed down and Plattsburg attendance grew, which was the plan. Bread of Life was certainly thankful for the help from Lathrop Assembly to get a start, both financially and by sharing people to help.
During the first few weeks of meeting, Pastor Goode invited a missionary to speak on a Saturday night. It was decided the next week that we would start supporting some missionaries to Africa, and they were the first missionaries we supported. Pastor Goode always felt that the heartbeat of God is in missions, taking the news of Christ all over the world.
As we continued to grow, there was a desire to find a meeting place for Sunday mornings as well. As everyone prayed about a location, and some were looked at, Pastor Goode approached the Superintendent of Schools CCRIII in Plattsburg and asked about the possibility of using a room for our Sunday morning services. An agreement was reached at that time that we could meet in the Performing Arts Center in the High School on a month to month basis. So, on October 5, 2014, we started meeting at the High School Performing Arts Center. We met at the high school for three years and during that time, we had growth. We took on five more missionaries to support on a monthly basis. We continued to pray and look for a building to meet in. We also continued the Saturday evening home Bible Study and added a Tuesday morning Ladies Bible Study.
In July 2016, Bread of Life's membership had increased so we were able to become a District Council Church and were no longer under the umbrella of Lathrop Assembly of God.
In November, 2017, we noticed a building that looked suitable had been vacant for a couple of months and decided to call about it. It was soon evident that this was the building that God had prepared for us and this was the time. God gave us favor with the whole process financially and with donations from many sources for our new building. We held our first service at 104 Bush St. on January 7, 2018. We praise God and give Him the glory.
We had our official dedication of our building with our District Superintendent on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
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Thank you for your interest in our church. We know that "first-time" visits are often intimidating. But it's our hope you will feel at ease with us. Naturally, you may be wondering who we are and what we're about. We trust that our website will answer many of your questions.
You may not realize it, but our church is made up of ordinary people. Nearly all of us have experienced God's forgiveness and healing personally. Words cannot express the amazing credible peace and ultimate joy He has brought to our lives.
We believe that through Christ the Church is the vital foundation for life and ministry. Not to be confused with a building or facility, the church is simply a network of people committed to sharing the message of Jesus.
Our church has four purposes:
LOCATED ON WEST SIDE OF TOWN
WE CAN SEAT 100 PEOPLE,
WE SUPPORT 6 MISSIONARIES
BREAD OF LIFE CHURCH WAS EASTABLISHED IN 2014
WE DEDICATED OUR BUILDING IN 2018
KINGDOM KIDS CLASS ROOM WITH OPEN WINDOW FOR PARENTS TO SEE IN