First Alliance Church of Hendersonville, NC was founded in June 1973 with a meeting held in a community building in Hendersonville, NC. Later Meetings were moved to the Chariot Restaurant with interim preachers from Toccoa Falls College, Toccoa, Ga visiting on weekends to bring the message for the worship services.
Rev. Donald L. Chapman became the first full-time pastor in 1974 when the congregation was located at the former Grace Bible Church facility. In 1978 the church relocated to Laurel Park where a property was purchased and a new building erected. Pastor Chapman served for 25 years before retiring in 1998.
Rev. Glenn Merrill, former youth pastor under Pastor Chapman, was called to serve as senior pastor. Pastor Merrill served First Alliance Church for five years before returning to youth work in Ohio.
In 2005, Rev. Ronald D Glass moved to Hendersonville to service as senior pastor and continues to service in that capacity. Pastor Chapman came out of retirement and has been serving as part-time assistant pastor since 2007.
First Alliance Church is part of the Christian Missionary Alliance (C&MA) a missions focused denomination founded in 1887 by Dr. Albert B. Simpson. Dr. Simpson’s heart was to reach the lost of the United States and the world. He summarized the Gospel of Jesus Christ in what he called the “Four-Fold Gospel—Jesus our Savior, Sanctifier, Healer and Coming King.”
He underlying focus of the ministry of First Alliance Church is uniting the family unit in all aspects of worship, discipleship and mission. We believe that Parents have the God-given responsibility for and the most influence in raising their children to know Jesus Christ as Savior and to serve Him. Thus, it is the intention of First Alliance Church to empower parents to fulfill that role as Godly parents to disciple their own children. We therefore seek to provide opportunities that bring families together in worship and ministry.
9:15 a.m. Sunday School
10:15 a.m. Morning Worship
12:00 p.m. Life Groups (2nd, 4th Sundays)
8:30 a.m. Alliance Men’s Breakfast (2nd Sat)
10:00 a.m. Alliance Women’s Monthly Meeting (3rd Sat)
What We Believe
CMA DNA — the spiritual code of The Alliance.
What we believe motivates and inspires us every day. We believe that Jesus is the Christ, God incarnate. Because lost people matter to God, He came in human form to sacrifice Himself, once for all, that we might not perish but have eternal life. This the the foundation of our belief structure—the spiritual DNA of The Alliance. Our family tree bears the fruit of the Deeper Life, Fourfold Gospel, and the “living out” of Alliance Core Values—all fueling our uncomprimising call to “go!” wherever and whenever God leads.
The Fourfold Gospel.
Alliance founder Dr. A. B. Simpson articulated the core “theology” of The Alliance. As we seek to know Jesus personally, being one with Him, He will reveal Himself as our Savior, Sanctifier, Healer, and Coming King. Simpson called this theology the Fourfold Gospel, the Christological summary on which the spiritual DNA of The Christian and Missionary Alliance is built.
The Great Commission.
Jesus’ last words before His glorious ascension into Heaven were given as a commission to His disciples. This Great Commission remains a command—a mandate—to every believer in Jesus Christ. His Great Commission is the Call of The Christian and Missionary Alliance.
Our Core Values.
What we believe determines what we value, and what we value demonstrates how we live. The Alliance has developed seven Core Values that flow out of our passion for Jesus. These Core Values are the motivation behind the mission.
Statement of Faith.
What The Alliance believes is foundational in its teachings about God and how He relates to us and how we relate to Him. Based on His written Word, the Bible, we are compelled to serve God and the people of His world. We live and die by these words, and believe they bring the only life worth living—one wholly committed to the King Jesus.
Discover why The Alliance is blessed as one of the world’s leaders in successful church-planting and missions initiatives. Throughout its history, The Alliance has been recognized by its scripturally grounded views on specific tenets of the Christian faith.