Our History

We want you to know that we are not the best church in the world and the pastor is not famous. We are simply desiring to be what we should be as a local expression of the Body of Christ. We are determined to be a group that is constantly pursuing the amazing presence of the Lord whenever we gather. We certainly have not arrived yet but we are definitely on the journey and it is worth the effort. Come join us on that wonderful journey!

This church has existed in Delhi, NY, since 1985. At that time there was a growing prayer group meeting at the Episcopal church that had experienced the Baptism in the Holy Spirit. That group got in touch with the headquarters of the Assemblies of God to see if they could send someone to pastor the fledgling group. They sent Pastor Paul and Peggy Keehr. The Keehrs worked diligently for the next 15 years acquiring land and building and developing many fruitful ministries as the Lord blessed the church.

Delhi is the county seat of Delaware County which is located in the western Catskill Mountains of upstate New York. The west branch of the Delaware River runs through Delhi carving out an absolutely beautiful valley surrounded by smooth majestic mountains. Every season is filled with beauty.

Through the years the Lord has blessed us with a beautiful location and a building that can handle every aspect of ministry.

We are presently believing and working toward being a gathering in which the Lord will heal the sick, save the lost, deliver the captives, heal relationships, make disciples, equip them for ministry, and prepare them for eternity. We believe very strongly in the importance of loving each other and look forward to accepting and loving all that the Lord will add to the church.

Pastor Tom and Marlene Formica were with us since February of 2007.  Sadly Pastor Tom unexpectedly went to be with the Lord in January of 2018.  They came to us after 27 years of pastoral ministry in Massachusetts and South Jersey. They have two adult children, Sarah, who went to be with the Lord in April of 2017, Matt, and three and lovely granddaughters.  One of the three, little Hopie, is being raised by Marlene.

We changed our name as of June 2014 from Assembly of God of Delhi to Abundant Life Church. New name but still A/G.