ANWA-ATL is the first church plant of All Nations Worship Assembly — Chicago. The idea and concept of this plant happened after days of prayer and a breakfast meeting between our Apostolic Overseer, Dr. Matthew Stevenson; our Senior Pastor, LaBryant Friend; and Pastor Adrian Davis. On April 5th, 2016, the three agreed to bring their collective influence, gifting, and passion for God together in a pursuit to establish All Nations churches around the country to give definition, language, and purpose to the lives of people throughout the nation.
The beginnings were prolific and powerful. From an interest meeting in July 2016 to the first pre-launch service on August 15, 2016, the Lord has been in the midst of every step that has allowed the fabric of what we will become to be woven together. Through impartation from our headquarters in Chicago and a collective hunger from people across the Atlanta area, the momentum has been consistent and powerful as world changers gather in preparation for doing just that: changing the world.
Though ANWA-ATL is new, our headquarters in Chicago, IL has existed since June 2004 under the apostolic leadership of Dr. Matthew Stevenson. As a whole, the culture of All Nation’s churches have the DNA of being dynamic New Testament congregations with a vision and mission centered on discipling families, raising up world leaders, and social transformation. Our services are marked by powerful praise and worship expressions, strong prayer, and revelatory teaching through the Word of God. It is a place where everybody belongs and where we are committed to developing strong covenant relationship to see our world radically changed.
With that, All Nations Churches have a supernatural vision for our churches. It’s a God-sized vision. We believe that God wants to use our church to help turn Atlanta — a city has that stands in the need of revival within its morality, political climate, and violence — back to the heart of the Father. We want to be an impact; not just another church on the corner participating in weekly service with no fingerprint or DNA for change. We believe that God wants to use our church to raise the dead, to turn spiritually dead people into worshippers of the risen and reigning Jesus who are passionate to see others meet, enjoy, and follow Jesus.