Kings Way Assembly, in Quispamsis, was an official church plant by the Maritime District of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada, to serve the growing population of the Kennebecasis Valley. After years of consideration, an information meeting was held June 12, 1989 to assess local interest. In August, Rev. Doug Moore, a Saint John native pastoring in Pennsylvania, accepted an appointment by the district to pastor the new work. On September 10, 250 people (those committed plus supporters from other area churches) attended a kick-off rally at Lakefield Elementary School where the church would meet until they had their own building.
The first regular service had 71 in attendance. The schools’ music room was used for both morning and evening services for the first year, after which the morning service moved to the gymnasium to accommodate the growth in attendance.
By 1992, the church had a full docket of involvement including community outreaches, foreign and home missions, childrens and youth programs, ladies Bible studies, church hockey and soft ball teams and water baptisms in a parishioners swimming pool. We had also sent our pastor on a missons trip to Russia, and we now had self-governing status, no longer under home missions.
August 1994 saw work begin on our new church home, and on March 19, 1995 we held our opening service. How blessed we felt to have a beautiful new home to settle into and not have to set up and tear down each service.
God blessed us with wonderful pastors:
Rev. Doug and Marie Moore September 1989 - July 2003
Rev. Duane and Heather Collicott July 2003 – December 2007
Rev. Gordon and Verna O’Coin (Interim pastor) February 2008 – April 2008
March 2013 – December 2013
Rev. Bryan and Ruth Woodson April 2008 – March 2013
Rev. Tim and Bonnie Shaw December 2013 – present
On February 14, 2008, Kings Way Care Center, a 75 bed nursing home, was opened on property adjacent to the church that had been purchased by the church and donated for that purpose. The church had formed a Board to bring the concept to fruition, to implement and oversee the project. In the fall of 2009, Kennebec Manor, a 72 bed nursing home in Milledgeville joined us. We proudly sponsor these homes to offer a safe and fulfilling environment for their residents.