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The History of Azle Area Ministerial Alliance
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What began in the 1970s as a small group of pastors supporting one another has grown into a movement among about 40 ministers and lay leaders, representing 30 or more Azle-area churches and ministries.


The late Roland Earl, longtime pastor of Eagle Mountain Baptist Church, first organized the Azle Area Ministerial Alliance as a way to provide fellowship and mutual resourcing for local pastors in the Azle area.


In the decades since, this dynamic group has grown in numbers and in its efforts to reach the Azle and surrounding communities for Christ.

Due to tremendous support from area churches, businesses, non-profit and civic organizations as well as individual servant leaders, the Azle Area Ministerial Alliance hosts a number of public special events each year in addition to a monthly luncheon meeting for its members.


A local commemoration of The National Day of Prayer; a Christian, patriotic celebration of Independence Day called Follow The Flag; and the Azle Lake Run, a 5K running event, are popular, well-attended events hosted by the AAMA each year.


The AAMA annually awards The Roland Earl Memorial Scholarship, in honor of its founder, to several graduating seniors to help further their college educations.


The Lew and Sandy Shaffer Award has been awarded annually since 2012, in honor of the beloved couple who founded Son Shine Ministries and Follow The Flag, to an individual who has exemplified the life of Christ in the community.

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