Our Beginnings

St. Francis Mission, Albany, was incorporated as St. David’s Church in East Greenbush in 1961, then moved to Albany in 2015. The majority of our congregation are refugees from Burma (now Myanmar.) The first refugees were sponsored by the Albany Refugee Resettlement Ministry. It continues to grow by the arrival of new refugees and the new American babies born in the U.S.A. Our Christian refugees bring a Love for the Lord and great Faith, which enhances our worship! We joyfully embrace the intermingling of the American born, Asians, and people from the Caribbean. God has blessed us uniquely! Our Mission: “To love the Lord, Our God, To try to love our neighbors as ourselves through Prayer, Worship, and Service.”