What to Expect
History of Evangel
Evangel was founded in 1937 and had it's first meeting in 1939. Since 1946, Evangel has been a part of the Assemblies of God, a world-wide Spirit-filled cooperative fellowship that serves Jesus Christ as Lord with a passion to reach the lost all around the world.
In the mid-1960s, a group of faith-filled believers bought the plot of land on the northwest side of Milwaukee where our church stands today still. They turned a farm field into a place for a church, and in 1968, Evangel Assembly of God was born. The early church members of Evangel worshiped in the sanctuary that is now our chapel, but they soon outgrew that space! Under Pastor Joel Pavia, in the late 80s/early 90s, we added a gymnasium and more rooms for Sunday School and other classes and built a new sanctuary.
In 2001, Pastor Jay Fischer started as our youth pastor, and in November 2005, he became our lead pastor and has been leading Evangel faithfully for over 15 years now! With a heart for connecting people, seeing the church grow, and reaching the community where Evangel is, Pastor Jay and the believers at Evangel are continuing the mission that was started here 53 years ago.
As You Enter
When you walk up to our doors, we want to make you feel like you are at home. Expect to be welcomed and given a handout which contains information about upcoming activities in the church and that week's sermon note sheet. Our greeters at the doors are there to welcome you, answer any questions you may have, and show you around our building and introduce you to a Pastor. If you have children K-5th grade, we'll help you check them in at the check-in location in the lobby and bring you to our age-specific Evangel Kids space.
Our worship services are designed for all people, no matter what stage of faith they are in, to be able to worship God and learn more about Him. During every service, we sing contemporary and traditional, God-centered worship songs and listen to a message from our lead Pastor or another church leader/pastor containing Biblical truths which are applicable to your life situation. There will be a Connection Card in the seat pocket in front of you, which we'd love for you to fill out. We will use this information to get to know you better and help you find ways to get involved. Following the service, please bring your Connection Card to the Guest table in the lobby where we have a special gift waiting for you. You can also fill out an e-Connect Card here.
We also recognize the sacrifice of Jesus every first Sunday of the month by observing Communion. If you are a believer of Christ, you are welcome to participate in Communion. We pass the elements and take them individually.
What to Wear
We are a mult-ethnic and multi-generational church, so everyone comes wearing what they feel comfortable coming to church in. You'll feel at home whether you are wearing your favorite jeans or something more dressy. God doesn't care what you wear, and neither do we!