In 1964, our church was founded and named “Assemblies of God, Chinese Christian Center” by husband and wife missionary team, Valance and Lula Baird. The church’s early meetings took place in the basement of a former French restaurant at 630 Kearney Street, one block east of Chinatown. After the Bairds lead the church for a number of years, David Lim joined the church and was trained and equipped to take over the ministry as the pastor. He pastored Chinese Christian Center until 1972 when God called him to lead a different ministry overseas. Pastor Lim currently serves as the senior pastor of Grace Assembly of God in Singapore.
By 1970, church attendance outgrew the basement, and the church was relocated to a remodeled fish market at 2350 Taylor Street in the North Beach district. David Lim’s elder brother, Stephen, became the pastor in 1973.
By 1986, church attendance outgrew the fish market, and the church was relocated to the current location at 3535 Balboa Street: a remodeled laundromat in the Outer Richmond district. At this location the church was renamed “Assemblies of God, Full Life Christian Center”.
In 1993, John Au-Yeung joined Full Life Christian Center as the associate pastor ministering to the Chinese speaking section of the church. In 2000, Pastor Au-Yeung became the senior pastor when Pastor Stephen Lim was called to be a professor in the Assemblies of God Seminary in Springfield, Missouri.
In 2005, the building and playground were remodeled, and the multi-purpose facility was built and dedicated the following year.
Pastor Au-Yeung continues to serve faithfully as the senior pastor to this day. Pastor Jonathan Dawson is our Youth Pastor, Betty Kan serves as our church administrator and Ann Kawauchi is the acting director of our Kid Care America Community Outreach program.