You Are Welcome and Loved Here.
This is a safe place.
We are a family. And we do not say that lightly. Our desire is that you find us to be a place of hope, refuge, and restoration. You are welcome here, truly.
We are a diversified ministering body founded upon the Word of God. As such we believe, teach, and apply the Apostles’ doctrine. We aim to share the Gospel of Jesus with genuine love, mercy and compassion within the community; minister help and healing to the hurting in the Church Body and the community; and provide a climate of worship for fellowship and spiritual growth that teaches and maintains traditional family values.
What We Believe
NEW TESTAMENT PLAN OF SALVATION
Jesus proclaimed in Luke 24:46-49, “…thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that (1) repentance and (2) remission of sins should be preached in His name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And ye are witnesses of these things. And, behold, (3) I send the promise of my Father upon you…”
Peter preached in Acts 2:38-39, “Then Peter said unto them, (1) Repent, and (2) be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and (3) ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.”
STEP ONE: REPENTANCE
Jesus died and so must we by repentance. Have faith in Jesus Christ as your Savior and repent. Believe Jesus Christ is Lord and died for you. Be sorry for your sins and recognize your need of the Savior in Acts 3:19. Determine to turn from sin and give your life completely to Him.
Not to be confused with: Salvation itself. Believing is necessary and leads to the other steps. See Acts 8:12-17 and Acts 11:14-18.
STEP TWO: BAPTISM
Jesus was buried and so must we by baptism. Be baptized by immersion in the name of Jesus Christ. Be buried with him by total immersion in water. Have the saving name of Jesus Christ pronounced over you as in Acts 22:16. Obtain remission of sins in baptism through obedience and faith in His name.
Not to be confused with: Repeating the titles “Father, Son, Holy Ghost” and sprinkling or pouring. See Acts 8:35-38 and Acts 19:1-6.
STEP THREE: HOLY GHOST
Jesus rose and so must we by receiving the Holy Ghost. Receive the Holy Ghost baptism evidenced by tongues. Meet the conditions of repentance, faith and obedience. Believe God has promised it and that you can receive it as in Acts 2:4. Know that tongues is the initial evidence of receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost.
What is Pentecost?
The day of Pentecost was observed in Jerusalem fifty days after the celebration of the Passover, which commemorated Israel’s deliverance out of Egypt. It is significant that this day was chosen by the Lord to begin the fulfillment of Joel 2:28: “I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh….” The Spirit came upon the waiting, praying disciples in an overwhelming manner. (Acts 2:1) Their complete commitment to Christ and His commission evoked a mighty baptism of God’s power. The Spirit-filled early church witnessed many outstanding miraculous happenings (Acts 3:1-7; 4:31). They were able to lead victorious lives as a result of their Pentecostal experience.
No, Pentecost is not a denomination. It is a new birth experience. It is primitive Christianity made relevant to today’s world. The people referred to as Pentecostal simply believe, teach, and receive all that transpired on that birthday of the church…Pentecost, 33 A.D.
The Way We Worship
BIBLICAL EXPRESSIONS OF WORSHIP
If you have never had the opportunity to be in a Spirit-filled service before, you will discover that the oldest worship on earth is a brand new experience for you. Make yourself at home and join us as we glorify God together.
We pray together out loud
[Acts 4:24] “they lifted up their voice to God with one accord…”
We lift our hands in praise
[Psalm 134:2] “Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord.”
We sing with all our hearts
[Psalm 98:4] “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.”
We play musical instruments
[II Samuel 6:5] “…and all the house of Israel played before the Lord on all manner of instruments…”
We clap and shout unto God
[Psalm 47:1] “…O clap your hands all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.”
We dance in the spirit
[Psalm 150:4] “…Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.”
We testify publicly
[Psalm 22:22] “I will declare thy name unto my brethren; in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.”
We anoint with oil for divine healing
[James 5:14] “Is there any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.”
We allow the operation of the spiritual gifts
[I Corinthians 14:26] “…when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation…”