Our Story

Our Church

Our weekend services are exciting celebrations dedicated to worship, discipleship and connecting with each other. If you don’t have a home church, we’d love for you to visit! Our church family is the friendliest group of people around. We’d love to make you feel at home! We offer nursery for infants and toddlers and services for kids. All of our environments provide age-appropriate Bible teaching and safe, fun learning experiences. We have lots going on for everyone in your family! Make sure to check out our events calendar for all the events you may join.

We enjoy living and worshipping in New Iberia, a moderately sized city located approximately 10 miles from the Gulf of Mexico in south-central Louisiana. The city is rich in cultural and culinary history, including many cultural and food festivals where we celebrate life. We’d love for you to join our community!

Our Vision + Values

Our vision for the future of this church follows three simple, passionate values:

Loving God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength.
Loving People is about building relationships, creating a sense of belonging.
Loving Life is finding out what energizes you and brings you joy, then doing it!

This is why we exist. It is our only business. It is the reason we do everything that we do.

Pastoral Team

What We Believe

This is how we view God and the significant aspects of our faith. These truths guide the decisions we make at ACC.

1. We believe God is bigger, better, and closer than we can imagine.
2. The Bible is God’s perfect guidebook for living.
3. Jesus is God showing himself to us.
4. Through His Holy Spirit, God lives in and through us now.
5. Nothing in creation “just happened.” God made it all.
6. Grace is the only way to have a relationship with God.
7. Faith is the only way to grow in our relationship with God.
8. God has allowed evil to provide us with a choice.
9. God can bring good even out of evil events, and God promises victory
over evil to those who choose him.
10. Heaven and hell are real places.
11. Death is a beginning, not the end.
12. The church is to serve people like Jesus served people.
13. Jesus is coming again!

For a full statement of beliefs, DOWNLOAD below.



Assembly Christian Center is a vibrant, spiritually mature congregation. The church began as First Assembly of God Church in 1935, but in 1970, Don and Sophia Neel heard the call to bring a strong, spirit-filled Pentecostal church to New Iberia. They moved from Houston with their family, and the congregation first met in a building on South Lewis Street with about 65 members.

As time passed, the church grew and was forced to use surrounding buildings until 1984 when First Assembly purchased the property on East Admiral Doyle Drive in the middle of a cane field. Don & Sophia, affectionately known as Pop & Mom Neel to the congregation, envisioned a campus large enough to house the current congregation, as well as space to grow for even more people to learn about Christ. Along with the church building, a Christian school was built in order to provide first-rate education in a Biblical environment to the Acadiana area. We also now offer a full-time, highly rated preschool and day care facility, Assembly Christian PreSchool.

In 1989, Don retired and his son, Paul Neel, became the Senior Pastor, along with his wife, Lynn. He continues to lead today with the same strong vision in which the church began. ACC has a long, stable history in the community with membership currently at approximately 750 members. We are a debt-free church, operating its finances in an ethical, principled manner. Future plans include adding dedicated children’s ministry and office spaces to our growing campus.

Assembly Christian Church