A lot has changed at FGC since 1925, but the core values are consistent- a church family that nurtures a personal relationship with God, welcomes the guidance of the Holy Spirit in everyday life, and encourages warm community with one another.
Rev. George Gardiner grew the church on such values, and Full Gospel Church became a landmark in Halifax’s evangelical Christian community. Riding the wave of the Mattie Crawford revival of 1925, Full Gospel was founded as an independent evangelical church that embraced the Pentecostal experience. Full Gospel was the first church in Halifax to broadcast a religious service on the radio, and continued to grow and reach out into the community and around the world. Over 90 years later, the church continues to partner with and support missionaries and ministry organizations globally.
Through moves from Park St. to Gottingen St., then North Park St. to North St., and finally to our current location on Larry Uteck Boulevard, God has directed and sustained the church. As we have nurtured a relationship with people and ministries around the world, we now see that the growing neighborhoods around us are bringing cultures and peoples from around the world to our doorstep. We welcome our new families who are bringing fresh culture, food and music from around the world to our fellowship. And we look ahead with anticipation, knowing that as we welcome the Holy Spirit to our gatherings that He will enable us to grow together in the faith!