The Assemblies of God fellowship was formed as a result of a widespread revival at the beginning of the 20th century. Sensing a need for organization, church leaders held the first General Council of the Assemblies of God in April of 1914. From this a, "Cooperative Fellowship," was born, enabling churches to function independently, yet be united for the purposes of Doctrine, Accountability, Missionary Outreach, and Bible Education. Assemblies of God churches today (Year 20011) number 323 in New York State, 12,595 in the United States, and 357,760 in 190 countries around the world! The Assemblies of God is the largest Pentecostal Fellowship in the world with over 65 million adherents worldwide.
Hampton Bays Assembly of God was founded in 1980 by Rev. Magne Norval and a handful of believers who first met in homes. The church incorporated in 1981 as a Home Mission's Church of the New York District of the Assemblies of God. In 1981 the historic Canoe Place Chapel became available for services. This brought growth and stability to the young church. In 1983 Rev. Norval retired and Rev. Evan Iacoboni came to serve as Pastor. The church continued to develop as the Hand-Aldrich American Legion Hall became available for Sunday services. In 1987 a parsonage was purchased. In 1989 Rev. Iacoboni left for ministry in Lewiston, N.Y. and Rev. Richard Earl came to serve as Pastor. With a strong core of believers, the Lord added to the church. In 1992 the church upgraded its status from New York District Council Affiliation to Sovereign General Council Affiliation. In 1994, the church sold the parsonage and purchased 2.25 Acres at 109 Ponquogue Avenue. The existing home on the new property was remodeled into the present church sanctuary and dedicated in 1995.
In 1998 Rev. Earl left for ministry in Shamokin, PA., and Rev. Eric Rey, the present Pastor, came to serve. The church has since improved and remodeled its facilities and paid off the property mortgage in full. Plans are now underway to build a larger church sanctuary. The church continues to mature and grow as it reaches out to the Hampton Bays community and the world, following the Lord's Great Commission to "Preach the Gospel to all creation."