Originally named Apostolic United Pentecostal Church – the congregation was founded by Rev. George McAdams, a retired Navy man from Minden, LA who felt a call of God to return and plant a home missions church in this city where he had served in with the military. The church was formed as a new “Home Missions” work in the late fall of 1983. Brother McAdams pastored the work for about 3.5 years and led the beginning congregation to purchase it’s first building, a small community center facility at 1575 Kerrey Ave in the Fox Hall section of the city. The Lord then called Brother McAdams in 1987 to another pastoral work back toward his home in the southern part of the country.
God then called Michael G. Blankenship off the evangelistic field to take the pastoral lead of this fledgling work. He and his wife Lori held thier first service on Wednesday night (Bible study) September 15, 1987. At that time there were 12 adult members and about 30 in Sunday School attending faithfully. Since then, God has blessed the church with steady & consistant growth each year to spite the extremley transient nature of Norfolk. (30% of the metro area tends to relocate about every 3-4 years on average) Nevertheless, God has brought us to where we are today with a congregation numbering 350-400 in attendance. (We also have an extended church family of alumni who have been a part of NAC over the years sprinkled all around the world)