Michael and Isha Odom founded Agape Christian Worship Center (ACWC) in April 2003 in Albany, Georgia. The first bible study was held at a local hotel where the gospel message was taught each week.
In June 2003, the first members joined and the church continued to grow.
THE LEGACY OF HOPE BEGAN
The small congregation relocated to a facility in December 2003 and began to establish community partnerships. Agape hosted its first “Family and Friends Day” now called “Community Day”. Community Day is a free event that connects people to available community resources.
In 2006, after establishing and training a strong leadership team; Agape began to make an imprint in the community and change lives. It was during this time that we hosted our first “City Transformation” Conference. This conference allowed several community entities to come together and educate the internal and external community about available community resources.
In 2008, with consistent growth ACWC was able to acquire 32 acres of land to propel the body further into community development. These efforts birthed Agape Community Development Corporation (ACDC) which includes an 8-phase development project.
In 2017, the new facility was completed and the first service was held in January. Our original church facility was remodeled and is now the Agape Event Center which is open to the public.
Currently, the church is focused on making disciples for Christ, demonstrating the kingdom, empowerment, and community development.
In 2010, Agape began to hear the call to the global community and explore new methods of servant leadership and transformation.
In 2011, Pastor Odom took an apostolic team to Sierra Leone, West Africa where the team preached the gospel, hosted a prophetic workshop, and conducted deliverance services and training. In addition, the team distributed computers, books, and other supplies. Later, Agape supported the construction of a new school facility to serve the local children. Each month, we provide financial support to our global partners.