GCA began in June 1973 with 27 members as a result of a gospel crusade convened at the Church of the Atonement under the leadership of Dr. B. Sam Hart of the Grand Old Gospel Fellowship (GOGF). GCA’s early evangelistic efforts paid off as the church continued to experience growth while meeting at the YMCA on Greene Street.
By its first anniversary (1974), it became necessary for the new assembly to purchase a large house at 610 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave. in order to accommodate its rapid growth. However, by the middle of 1975 the house could no longer hold the burgeoning assembly. An architect was called in to propose plans for modifying the structure to accommodate the increased needs of the assembly. Unfortunately, problems stalled the expansion effort for almost two years, until in March 1977 plans were approved for the new sanctuary. Under the leadership of Dr. Charles I. Hart, the brother of Dr. B. Sam Hart, the assembly continued to experience growth. The decision was made to tear down the now outgrown facility and replace it with a new, larger, and more suitable structure. On Good Friday and Easter Sunday (1990) the assembly moved into its new 450-seat auditorium.
God continues to provide opportunities for Germantown Christian Assembly to impact this generation for Christ as part of its ongoing commitment to make disciples throughout our city and the world.