Emanuelu Assembly of God launched on September 14, 2014 with the
Samoan District of the Assemblies of God, USA with the goal of planting a
Samoan church in the Springfield, MO area. The service was held at the
Assemblies of God Retirement Community Maranatha Village,
Springfield Missouri, located on 233 E. Norton Rd. Springfield, MO 65803.
The desire to plant a Samoan church in the Springfield Area, Headquarters of
the Assemblies of God, was birthed out of the collaboration between
Rev. Steve Anoa’i and the Samoan District officials.
Unfortunately, because of only a handful of Samoans residing in the
Springfield area at the time, the leadership and constituents
agreed to bring the church under the direction
and supervision of the Southern Missouri District of the
Assemblies of God. Emanuelu Assembly of God has since Incorporated as
Emanuel Assembly and is now registered as a place of worship in
"good standing" with the State of Missouri.
We have been called the "Islander Church" of Springfield, but since our
services are held in English, our goal is to spread
the gospel beyond the islander community.
Our desire is to be an extension of God’s Hand to the Springfield
area and beyond! In June of 2015, we moved to a new location at 3000 N.
Grant Avenue at the old Central Bible College, Zimmeran Building. God has
opened another door, to which we believe strategically places us at the
"Center of His Will," at 819 E. Dale St. Springfield MO 65803.
We are very excited for our new location because it gives us a place of our
own to grow as the Lord directs and empowers!
neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one
another, and all the more as we see the Day drawing near”(Hebrews 10:24-25).