In 1973, our first permanent building was constructed at 2201 Duncan Avenue. The congregation outgrew this facility and in 1978, the property at 2326 Duncan Avenue was acquired, and a new ministry center was opened in 1979.
By 1996, the congregation had once again outgrown the facility, and Pastor Jeff was seeking God about a solution. God challenged him, “Will you put MY problem first?” God’s burden that he placed on Pastor Jeff’s heart was for the thousands of people in the greater Pittsburgh area, where there were many communities without a life-giving church.
God reminded Pastor Jeff of Matthew 6:33, a verse that has become a part of our mission as a church: “Seek first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you as well.” Based on that prayer session, APC set and accomplished a goal to parent one new church a year for five years in five Pittsburgh communities. During this season of planting, seven neighboring property owners suddenly expressed interest in selling their land to APC. In August of 2005, APC moved into a new ministry center with more parking and a larger auditorium, which still serves as the location for the Hampton Campus.