The Apohaqui Baptist Church began in 1873. In the past few decades however the church was slowly dying. Members were aging. New people were not coming. Pastoral care had been reduced to someone filling the pulpit and the church had essentially become a preaching station for other churches to care for. Some local visionaries however with a sense that God had a work to do in this area, caught a dream and within a short time had secured support, (prayerfully & financially), had created interest, had found a mother church and called a pastor.
The Apohaqui Baptist Church was to be re-planted. In August 1996 Kevin and Sandra Vincent, and their children moved from Dartmouth, NS, back to their native New Brunswick, to Apohaqui, "where two rivers meet". On September 22, 1996 the church began again! We moved from our tiny, little country church, with no classrooms, no basement and no running water, into the local elementary school. With first-rate facilities and an energetic core, it all began.
Apohaqui Community Church 2006
Three and a half years later a new 13 000 square foot multipurpose facility was built. Apohaqui Baptist Church changed its name from Apohaqui Baptist Church to Apohaqui Community Church and in February of 2000 we moved into our new home.
Since the fall of 1996 ACC has grown from “the original six” people to a weekend worship attendance in excess of 400+. Over 200 children and young people take part in programs each week. And over 200 adults attend weekly small groups.
Very quickly we outgrew our original facility and in September of 2004 we dedicated a first rate, 10 0000 square foot Children’s Centre to meet the growing needs for children’s and youth programs.
In the Fall of 2008 we started a second site of ACC. In keeping with this, the congregation of Apohaqui Community Church voted to change our name to Atlantic Community Church to reflect our new "multi-site" structure: "one church - one vision - multiple locations"
God has done some incredible things at ACC in a very short time and we believe the future is even brighter! The place to be is ACC!