History

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF TRUTH

Acts of the Apostles

The Church of which Jesus Christ spoke (Matt. 16:18) was established on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2) and has continued mightily thereafter.  An accurate record of the birth and early years of the Church can be found in the Book of Acts.  The Church is built on the foundation and knowledge of who Jesus Christ is – the one true God.

1971

In 1971, Bro. and Sis. J.H. Broussard came to Lafayette with a burden for the people of the city to hear the Word of God and experience His saving power and grace.  Through dedication and relentless effort, a church was established in a small living room in their humble home on Lana Drive.

1978

Church grew and prospered, land was purchased on Duhon Rd in Lafayette and a new sanctuary was built in 1978.

1980s-1990s

The Church continued in the mission of reaching others with the Word of God through outreach in the community.  Many daughter works were put out from the ministry of Bishop Broussard.

1993

Church School Through more sacrifice and hard work, a school for the congregational children was built and opened in 1993.

1999

Bishop Broussard passed away to be with the Lord in October 1999 but not before anointing Bro. S.D. Schwing to fill his shoes as Pastor of The Apostolic Church of Lafayette.  Under Bro. Schwing’s pastorship, the Church has continued steadfastly, grown and prospered.

2022

The new sanctuary on Town Center Parkway

2022

Building the new Sanctuary on Town Center Parkway  Back to Timeline

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2016

The property on Duhon Rd was flooded during the event of the 2016 flood.  The Assembly started having services in a Tent and would do so for the next six years.  Back to Timeline

1999

Bishop Broussard passed away to be with the Lord in October 1999 but not before anointing Bro. S.D. Schwing to fill his shoes as Pastor of Lafayette’s First Apostolic Church.  Under Bro. Schwing’s pastorship, the Church has continued steadfastly, grown and prospered. Back to Timeline

1993

Church school was established “Eagle Christian Academy” which came to be known as “Apostolic Christian School (ACS)” in 1993. Back to Timeline

1980s-1990s

Church growth continued as the assembly continued steadfastly in the Apostle’s Doctrine.  Bishop Broussard ordained Pastors to continue works throughout the surrounding areas. As a result, many daughter-works came out of the Lafayette church and churches were established in the surrounding towns of New Iberia, Opelousas,  Abbeville,  Jennings,  Saint Martinville, and Carencro. Back to Timeline

1978 – Duhon Rd

As the Church grew and prospered, land was purchased and a new church was built in 1978. Back to Timeline

1971 – Lana Drive

In 1971, Bro. and Sis. J.H. Broussard came to Lafayette with a burden for the people of the city to hear the Word of God and experience His saving power and grace.  Through dedication and relentless effort, a church was established in a small living room in their humble home on Lana Drive.  It was prophesied that the sanctuary had “wall to wall” carpet, but God was going to fill it with “wall to wall” souls. Back to Timeline