In 1968, Rev. and Mrs. T. Noel Crick, who were pastoring in Monticello, Arkansas, felt the Lord calling them to Jonesboro to plant a new church. After much prayer and presenting their vision to the Arkansas District Council, plans were put into action in 1970, when Pastor E. Joe Wilmoth of Jonesboro First Assembly of God, joined with the Arkansas District Council in purchasing the 2000 block of Wood Street for $23,000.00. Rev. and Mrs. Crick moved to Jonesboro in March 1970 and started the renovation on the old white house that was sitting on the property that was purchased.

The first service was held on May 19, 1970, when 50 people gathered in the old house for worship. On June 21, 1970, 16 charter church members were received and signed the church roll. From these humble beginnings, church growth required the construction of new facilities and the demolition of the orginial structure.

Currently, Wood Street Assembly of God is a church that believes in equipping and empowering it's members for the work of the ministry. Wood Street Assembly is growing and moving forward, advancing the kingdom of God and fulfilling the purpose that God has called us to. In the coming years, we can expect to see even greater manifestations of God's supernatural power as evidenced through the outpouring of the gifts of the Spirit and the deliverance of the whole man - spirit, soul and body. As times become more and more perilous in the natural, the working of God's Spirit will be displayed in ever increasing splendor. With God's help, we are believing Him for more souls to be won and more lives to be changed that ever before through this dynamic force of evangelism known as the Wood Street Assembly of God.

The Assemblies of God grew out of the Pentecostal revival, which began in the early 1900s in places such as Topeka, Kansas, and the Azusa Street Mission in Los Angeles. During times of prayer and Bible study, believers received spiritual experiences like those described in the book of Acts. Accompanied by “speaking in tongues,” their religious experiences were associated with the coming of the Holy Spirit on the Jewish feast of Pentecost (Acts 2), and participants in the movement were dubbed “Pentecostals.” The Pentecostal movement has grown from a handful of Bible school students in Topeka, Kansas, to an estimated 600 million in the world today.

Many participants who were baptized in the Holy Spirit during revivals and camp meetings in the early 1900s were not welcomed back to their former churches. These believers started many small churches throughout the country and communicated through publications that reported on the revivals. In 1913, a Pentecostal publication, the Word and Witness, called for the independent churches to band together for the purpose of fellowship and doctrinal unity. Other concerns for facilitating missionaries, chartering churches and forming a Bible training school were also on the agenda.

Some 300 Pentecostals met at an opera house in Hot Springs, Arkansas, in 1914, and agreed to form a new fellowship of loosely knit independent churches. These churches were left with the needed autonomy to develop and govern their own local ministries, yet they were united in their message and efforts to reach the world for Christ. So began the General Council of the Assemblies of God.

Assemblies of God churches form a cooperative fellowship. As a result, the organization operates from the grass roots, allowing the local church to choose and develop ministries and facilities best suited for its local needs.