To the First Pioneer Valley Dream Center
Welcome to the First Pioneer Valley Dream Center! We're glad you stopped by! If you're new here, we invite you to visit the Dream Center and join us for one or all of our programs, services and outreaches! You're welcome to join us and be a part of a God's Size Dream for the Pioneer Valley, Let's Grow Together & Make a Difference!
Who Are We
The First Pioneer Valley Dream Center is a multicultural, bilingual (English-Spanish), faith-based, and volunteer driven non-profit organization. It is also the home of Amazing Love Tabernacle. The heartbeat of the Dream Center is to love and serve others, the homeless, the broken, disenfranchised, the struggling families and individuals, with the love of God. We believe everyone is valuable and born with purpose. We believe that through the transforming power of God's love, supportive services, outreach program opportunities and resources, we can help ignite hope in others to dream again.
DREAM: DESPISE NOT SMALL BEGINNINGS
The Bible tells us not to despise small beginnings. With that in mind, Pastor Diana and Richard Garcia first planted Amazing Love Tabernacle in December 2012, a Full Gospel Assemblies International (PA) Affiliation, located in Six-Corner area of Springfield, Ma.'s inner city; with an emphasis on Prayer, Discipleship, Growth, Community Outreach and Services.
In April 2014, while actively serving the community, Pastor Diana began to experience a growing dissatisfaction. Her desire to provide greater services for others in the Pioneer Valley led her into a time of prayer & fasting. It was during this time that a God-size dream was sealed in her heart, along with a reminder of the Los Angeles Dream Center. As a woman of faith, she stepped out in faith and contacted the LA Dream Center in Los Angeles, Ca.
A short while after, Pastor Diana connected with Pastor Katelynn Miner of the Berkshire Dream Center in Pittsfield, Ma. With a mutual love for Christ and passion to serve others, Pastor Katelynn and Leader Cathy Chapman, of the Berkshire Dream Center team, trained and helped ALT to establish the Adopt-A-Block outreach in the Six Corner's neighborhood of Springfield, Ma.
The Great Adventure Begins! In June 2016, the Board of Amazing Love Tabernacle gave Pastor Diana and Richard their blessings to become a part of the Dream Center Network. With their blessing, Diana and Richard, traveled to the Los Angeles Dream Center in California for a Short Mission Trip (STM). The STM experiences marked them both with a deeper passion and a greater dream to serve the City of Springfield, Ma and the Pioneer Valley. Towards the end of the STM, the First Pioneer Valley Dream Center became an Official Member of the Dream Center Network.
Our mission is to reach, love and serve others with the love of God by meeting both physical and spiritual needs.
'Find a need and fill it, Find a hurt and heal it'
Our purpose? To help others discover and know Christ Jesus intimately. To help others find hope and freedom in the transforming work of God. To help others discover their God given purpose, gifts and abilities. To help others develop their gifts and talents by serving others and pursuing their dreams.
Our vision? To provide a place of refuge and hope through discipleship, education, resources and assistance, to the Pioneer Valley (Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin County). To work together in partnership with other community agencies, schools, organizations, service providers and churches for the purpose of empowering those battling with hopelessness and struggling within the community.
Who We Serve
We serves all individuals and families in need throughout, but not limited to, the City of Springfield and the Pioneer Valley.
Programs-Outreaches to the pioneer valley
Isaiah's Closet & Pantry (clothing, food & furniture), Adopt-A-Block (Establishing & Building Relationships), Thanksgiving & Christmas Blessings, Monthly Fellowships and Dinners,Thursday Bible Studies, Friday Night Prayer, Spiritual Counseling, Discipleship, Sunday Worship Services & Children Church. We are committed to implementing additional programs that seeks to help, aid and empower the wonderful people of Springfield and the Pioneer Valley.
*** Please stay tuned for Updates and Program Additions. Also, visit our FaceBook page.
the Dream Center
The LA Dream Center was founded by Pastor Matthew & Tommy Barnett in 1994. It is a volunteer driven organization that serves through over 273 different types of outreaches. Currently the LA Dream Center houses over 700 people and serves over 400,000 people each month. It is known as the "Church that Never Sleeps" and found in the heart of downtown Los Angeles California.
It's Official! Dream Center Network Member
On June 17, 2016, First Pioneer Valley Dream Center became an Official member of the Dream Center Network. We are honored to be a part of the DC Network that serves throughout the United States and Internationally. Together we share the God-size dream with the common cause and mission of loving & serving our communities through the love of Jesus.
Thank you! Gracias!
My husband Richard and I first want to thank God for calling us to this great cause; to the faithful members of Amazing Love Ministry for stepping out in faith & daring to believe with us, Thank you to our families & friends for your support. Special thank you to the LA Dream Center for inspiring us to live with a cause; to the Berkshire Dream Center for your friendship, inspiration and unconditional support; to Full Gospel Assemblies Intl., for your continued support and to the many generous donors & volunteers that have dared to dream with us.We look forward to dreaming big together for the love of God and others.
Thank you & God Bless!
Pastor Diana & Richard Garcia