Van Nest Assembly of God, The Bronx


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In 1934 a group of born-again ladies, members of the Italian Christian Church at 167th Street and Intervale Avenue, under the spiritual leadership of Pastor Silvio Margadonna, began holding home prayer meetings, seeking God's guidance for the establishment of a church in the Van Nest area. Their outreach began with door-to-door witnessing. Within a short period of time, a Friday night prayer meeting was established and space was rented at 1722 Adams Street, Bronx, New York.

On November 3, 1934, The Italian Christian Church of Van Nest (the former name of Van Nest Assembly of God), held their first evening service led by Reverend Vincent Zizzo and Reverend Francesco DiPucci. Monday and Wednesday evening services were soon added to this growing congregation as Rev. Zizzo took care of the Monday services and Rev. DiPucci took care of the Wednesday evening services. While the church was located at Adams Street, all the services were conducted in Italian.

On May 1, 1943, the church began services in their new building located at 702 Rhinelander Avenue, Bronx, NY. Seven years later, Rev. Vincent Zizzo, the senior pastor, answered God's call to establish a work in Turin Italy. At Rev. Zizzo's request, Rev. Dominick Tuminaro became the new pastor, ministering in English.

At each level of growth the congregation responded to the call as larger facilities were added. On September 24, 1961 the present edifice at 755 Rhinelander Avenue, Bronx, NY was dedicated.

After 40 years of faithful ministry to Van Nest Assembly of God, Rev. Dominick Tuminaro retired. On August 1, 1990 Rev. David H. Hernquist became the Senior Pastor of Van Nest Assembly of God. The church has continued to grow and develop into a multicultural evangelistic church with five services every Sunday and various ministry programs throughout the week.

based on the Official website
Contact info:
755 Rhinelander Ave,
Bronx, NY 10462
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