Hunger Mountain Christian Assembly (HMCA) began in the winter of 1980. Pastor Dard Aller, his family and two other families from the Mad River Valley who were members of Calvary Gospel Church of Berlin, sensed the Lord leading them to form a church in their own local area. With the encouragement and support of Calvary Gospel, five original families began to meet for Sunday worship in homes. After several months, the small but growing group needed to seek a larger meeting place.

The church was incorporated in the summer of 1980 as Valley Christian Assembly and met at Harwood Union High School during the next four years. In 1984, the church purchased an eleven-acre piece of land on Route 100 in Waterbury Center. This new location was geographically central for the membership. Construction was completed and the church moved in during November of 1984.  At this time, the church name was changed to Hunger Mountain Christian Assembly (the church property lies at the base of Hunger Mountain). Dard Aller was the founding pastor and served from 1980 until 1987. Mansel Wells then served as pastor until February 1989. In July 1989, Tony Longe became Hunger Mountain’s third pastor and served until May 2012. Ralph Gerlach has served as the Senior Leader since that time.

HMCA is an independent Christian church which fellowships with all other churches who declare that Christ is Lord. Since it is located centrally within the state, it has been a gathering place for many events, seminars and pastor/leader meetings for the region and state. We work towards unity (not conformity) of the Body of Christ among believers.