Thank you

for coming by our site! Let me tell you a little bit about who we are!

In the spring of 1930 a traveling Evangelist by the name of Sis. Isabelle Flowers, accompanied by another sister (whose name has been lost through time) came to this bustling little coal and mineral-water town of Dawson Springs, located in the coal fields of western Kentucky. They held a lengthy tent revival on a lot east of downtown, and out of that revival rose a congregation of Holy Ghost filled believers.

Before winter weather set-in this industrious group had built a nice church building in which to worship.. The church on West Arcadia Ave. (US Hwy 62) and Trim Street served as home to the  Independent

Holiness Church of God. This was, and still is, a Oneness church and has never been associated with the Church of God denomination,

Arriving in Dawson Springs from near by Beech Creek, Kentucky, Rev.  Vernon Hardison served as the first Pastor. After several years, he was followed by Rev. John Penrod who in turn was followed for a short time by Rev. Tommy Stevens.

Next came Rev. Oscar Hughes. In 1946 Rev. Wilbur Sizemore served a two year stint in the Pastorate, before Rev. Edwin J. Bayer from Birdseye, Indiana came to Pastor the church.

The Bayers Pastored until 1954 when they returned to Indiana. Following this, Rev. Wesley Miller, and then Rev. V.V. Haggard filled the office. It was during Rev. E. J. Bayer's tenure that the congregation voted to change its name to


Holiness Church.

It was in the fall of 1 957 that Rev. and Sis. E. J. Bayer returned to Dawson Springs, and Pastored the church until his untimely death in 1971. In the late '50's Rev. Bayer brought the church into association with the

United Pentecostal Church organization. Following the death of his father Rev. David Bayer served as Pastor until 1989.

The place of worship on Trim street served growing congregation well for several years, but the need of more room and better facilities brought about a re-modeling project in the late '40's, and in 1956 a basement was added for Sunday School rooms

As the church grew to standing room only crowds a search was made for a place to re-locate. In 1972 the congregation purchased a 20 acre lot on the corner of Highway 109 and Rosedale Lane in Dawson Springs, and soon thereafter work began on a large new sanctuary. Dedication of the new building was held in October of 1974. The dedication sermon was deliverer by Rev. Joe David Sizemore, who had grown up in the church and now Pastors in Cincinnati, Ohio.

In 1989 Rev. David Bayer took the pastorate of Faith Temple United Pentecostal Church

in Evansville, Indiana. The congregation then elected Rev. Robert E. Akers from Prescott, Arizona as Pastor. Pastor Akers and his wife, Glenda have two sons and a daughter-in-law. The eldest son, Bro. Rob served as Assistant Pastor at AHC.  He also taught high school at Heritage Christian Academy in Hopkinsville, (where Sis. Ginger, his wife, was a part of the office staff). He also served as Youth Leader of Section I in the Kentucky District of the UPCI. He pursued his Masters degree in Administration. Their son Bro. Rusty is a Master Barber and was an Evangelist, and was working out of the local church were he served the position of Sunday School Superintendent, and worked with the children of the community, often bringing as many as 50 to 70 for the Thursday evening Youth Alive! service until he became Pastor on January 6th 2008.

Look around our site...if you live in the area, and do not have a 'church home' we would welcome you to come and worship with us!

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