JOHNSON CITY ALLIANCE CHURCH

A ministry of the Christian and Missionary Alliance


About Us

WHAT WE BELIEVE

God is the creator of the universe and giver of all that is good. God is the savior—known boldly and intimately in Jesus and his life, death, and resurrection—who shows us how to live and love. God is the Spirit who enables us to make a difference in our world and in the lives of others. We believe that grace is the love, honesty, and compassion that God gives and shows us in Jesus. It’s how Jesus saves us, heals us, sets us free, and increases our capacity for love.


To read the statement of faith, please click on learn more.

OUR MISSION & VISION

Mission statement


Our mission is to live and proclaim Christ’s Gospel truth such that He is glorified, we are invigorated to live out His holiness, the family is strengthened, and the lost are drawn to the love and light of Christ.


Vision Statement


Johnson City Alliance Church ignites a fire for Christ that begins in our hearts and spreads boldly throughout the world for the glory of Him.


Strategy statement

We will achieve this vision by:


  • Worshipping our Lord
  • Connecting with our brethren
  • Prayer – both personal and communal
  • Serving – both inside and outside the church
  • Equipping our people to live holy lives and be leaders for Christ
  • Sharing the good news throughout the world



To read the JCAC Bylaws as of 2016 please click on learn more.

OUR HISTORY

The Beginning...

The Johnson City Alliance Church began in 1979 as a ministry of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, whose offices are located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Arthur Joyce was the founding pastor. For four years the church met in the club room of the City Recreation Building on Legion Street in downtown Johnson City. It moved into the present building in February of 1983. The church is a part of the Southern District of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, whose offices are located in Birmingham, Alabama.​

2011...

Over the years between 1979 and 2010, the church experienced the kind of growth that many churches experience. There were those times of ups and downs, people moving out and people moving in, encouragement and discouragement, and a recognition that the church did not belong to us, but rather it belonged to our Lord Jesus Christ. And, as His Church, He could do whatever He pleased to do with it.

The congregation dropped to around 50 people or less as various ones made the decision to worship elsewhere. It was a blow to the church that had great consequence because it became even more obvious that we must keep looking to Jesus and seek Him in ways where He would be exalted. We realized that we were not to build a monument to ourselves, but were simply to be obedient to the vision that God gave us when He brought this local church into existence.

A call was given to the congregation to earnestly pray and to pray specifically for God's anointing and power to accomplish His will in specific areas. And, God began to answer those prayers as the congregation demonstrated their willingness to let God be God and to cling to Him no matter what. Slowly but surely, God brought various families to the church who were also willing for God's Spirit to be revealed through the church, and to participate in obedience to the commands of Christ as He gave direction. And over several years, the comment was increasingly heard, "We've been searching for a church that would be true to the Word and be family friendly with an emphasis upon living the Christian life according to the Scriptures."

The church saw new families come and identify with the congregation, and soon discovered a growing need for additional educational space. Currently running around 140 people on a Sunday morning, various ideas were put forth in an effort to deal with that "good problem" that we were having. A short-term solution was found by a willingness on the part of the Boy Scouts Regional offices, located immediately next door to the church, to allow an adult Sunday School class to meet weekly in their facility until we were able to determine a course of action.

That course of action was finally arrived at around the end of summer of 2011. A decision was made to build an addition to the church on as much of a cash basis as possible. An architect was hired, plans were drawn, and bids were requested. And, in January of 2012 the final decision to build the addition was reached and the work began.

2013 to Present

Our building program was completed in early 2013 and the newly expanded facility was dedicated in February of that year. 

OUR TEAM

Pastor Larry Vaughan

Before being called to Johnson City Alliance Church in early 2014, Pastor Larry pastored the Peninsula Alliance Church in Newport News, VA for two years and the Rockdale Alliance Church in Conyers, GA for over eleven years.  He and his wife Carroll also served in Indonesia as International Workers for the Christian and Missionary Alliance for 25 years.  Pastor Larry earned his B.A. degree in Pharmacy from Southwestern  Oklahoma State University and his M.A. degree in Bible from Columbia International University.  Pastor Larry and Carroll have four children and fifteen grandchildren.​​​​​​​

Kevin Fontenot

Kevin has served as an Elder and taught an Adult Sunday School Class for three years, but he and his family have attended JCAC for over ten years.  A resident of East Tennessee for nearly 25 years, he and his wife, Cindy, live on five acres in Washington County.  They have homeschooled their five children over an eighteen year period, with only six years to go!  He enjoys gardening, carpentry, reading, and solving logic puzzles.​​​​​​​

Randy Yates

​​​​​​​Randy and his family have been attending JCAC for over nine years, moving from Texas to East Tennessee in 2007.  He served as a Head Deacon for six years and as and Elder for the last two years.  He also leads a bi-weekly men’s Bible study and prayer group.  Randy has attended a C&MA church for all but one week of his life.  He and his wife, Jean, and their four children live in Washington County.  He enjoys hiking, hunting, boating, and crossword puzzles.