ABEFC was started with the help of First Evangelical Free Church of Colorado Springs and consisted of twelve families. It was to be a new church serving the area of “Northeast Colorado Springs.” The first service of ABEFC was held on Sunday Morning July 16, 1972. In those early days, worship services were held in Longfellow Elementary School which is just down the street from our present location. Within the first year, attendance was averaging 80 people. Our present property of 2.75 acres was purchased by First Evangelical Free Church and given to ABEFC for its use. Construction soon began on phase one which was to be a Multi-Purpose facility. The first service in the new building was on February 15, 1976. Our present Sanctuary was later constructed and was dedicated in October 1984. Pastor Lance Gentry served as the Associate Pastor at ABEFC beginning in 1997 and then became the fifth Senior Pastor to serve ABEFC in 1999.