The First Free Methodist Church of Allegany (now Creekside Chapel) was founded in August of 1860 as one of the first Free Methodist churches in existence, becoming incorporated later that decade. The FMC in Olean merged with the congregation in Allegany about 100 years later, in the 1960’s. The church moved from the village of Allegany to its current location on Five Mile Road in 1985, in order to accommodate the space and parking needed for a growing congregation. In its 160+ year history, the church has had over 60 pastors appointed to it, including former conference superintendent Mitch Pierce. For much of our history, we have averaged having around 200 people from Allegany and the surrounding communities who attend worship gatherings during the calendar year and who would call Creekside Chapel “their church.” In our small-town setting we believe that the ministries and people of Creekside are making a big impact in the community, across the globe, and most importantly, for the eternal kingdom of God.