"This is a faithful saying: For if we died with Him, We shall also live with Him. If we endure, We shall also reign with Him. If we deny Him, He also will deny us. If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself."
​– 2 Timothy 2:11-13 New King James Version (NKJV)

       In the fall of 1973, the Lord brought a number of saints together in the living room of Brother Lubric Johnson. These believers had worshiped in assemblies in the Bronx, White Plains, Brooklyn, and Manhattan. Brother Carter had started a weekly prayer meeting and Bible study with some of these saints earlier in the seventies. A planning committee was established to organize a testimony. Brother Horatio Bryan, a member of the group, began a Sunday School in the basement of his home. Soon both the Sunday School and midweek meeting were held there.

       On October 29, 1973, a committee met at Brother Martin Tinker's home to plan a crusade. Together, with the United Assemblies of New York, a "crusade for Christ Committee" was launched. There was a five-week crusade in August 1974. The crusade took place in an unused supermarket building and the speakers were Brothers Art Billups and T.C. Taylor. The Brethren from the metropolitan assemblies supported the meetings and many of their relatives and friends made professions of faith. On October 13, 1974, the first set of converts were baptized at Galilee Gospel Chapel. With the realization that these 'babes in Christ' had to be nurtured, it was decided that an assembly would be established. 

       In the providence of God, the believers left the supermarket and started meeting in a rented, un-heated store. The present lot was acquired through God's provision. This was made possible by the sacrificial giving of the saints and assistance from the Steward Foundation. The first Elders were Brothers Horatio Bryan, T. Martin Davis, and Reggie Warren. T. Martin Davis, Donald Bonner, Gilbert Balfour and Alfred Bradshaw certified a resolution to incorporate the church.

       Subsequent elders include Brothers Daniel Davidson, Gilbert Balfour, Hubert Bryan, John Phillips, Radcliff Aiken, Albert Smith, Fred Townsend, Noel Henry, Donald Bonner, Dr. Anthlone Wade and Arthur McGhie. The Current Elders are Brothers Colin Carroll and George Francis.