Our History

With Rev. Troy Perry beginning the Metropolitan Community Church in Los Angeles on October 6, 1968, the word spread that lesbigaytrans people of faith were beginning to come together, for the first time in history, in an identifiable way.

In 1970, a group of lesbigaytrans people of faith began meeting privately, in Fort Worth, Texas, sharing a common dream. That dream grew and became what is now Agape' Metropolitan Community Church.

In 1972, the group in Fort Worth met with official representatives of what became the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches. Rev. Elder Richard Vincent & others met with representatives of this group to charter Agape' Metropolitan Community Church as a local congregation of the UFMCC.

Meeting for a while in the log cabin at the YMCA, the group moved to a storefront location on Hemphill Street. A great deal of harassment was experienced by the church at this location, but the work continued, and in 1983, under the leadership of Rev. Jim Norwood, moved to its present location in southeast Fort Worth. With Rev. Norwood's call to another field of service, Rev. Marge Perry led the congregation from 1985 through 1988.

Rev. Brenda Hunt became Senior Pastor from 1989 through July 2001 and became our longest serving pastor to date. Rev. Ken Ehrke was called as Senior Pastor in November 2001 through February 2008. During this time, a new Outreach Building was built. Rev. David Wynn became our interim Pastor in 2008, and was elected as Senior Pastor of Agape’ MCC in August of 2009.

Agape' MCC continues to serve the community through its work in a wide range of ministries and collaboration in the work of organizations celebrating and seeking justice for all of God's people.