We exist to introduce people into a saving and growing relationship with Jesus Christ and to serve believers on their spiritual journey of discipleship.
As you walk your spiritual journey, we pray that you will receive the fulfillment to God’s command for salvation. We believe in the Acts 2:38 message which says, “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and 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.
The Bible as the Word of God, is the sole authority of our lives. Truth is the catalyst for transformation, setting people free from binding, destructive lifestyles and philosophies.
God’s unconditional love, sacrifice and favor is for everyone. God accepts each of us as we are, but loves us too much to leave us as we are, calling us to a higher level of living to the full.
Our lives are for His glory. Worship should involve the whole person: body, emotions, intellect, and will. It is a lifestyle of obedience, not simply a once a week experience.
We were designed to live and grow in a series of relationships, intimate relationships with God, family, fellow believers and our neighbors.
Through the cross Jesus Christ valued humanity, the only eternal creation, above everything and we should as well.
God saved us with the express purpose of transforming us and developing us into His image and likeness; this is the journey of a lifetime.
God has entrusted in us: time, talent, and treasure, expecting us to invest them first in His Kingdom, for His Glory.
If you have never had the opportunity to be in a Spirit-filled service before, you will discover that biblical expressions of worship are still practiced today. Join in with us as we praise God together in spirit and in truth.
WE PRAY TOGETHER ALOUD because In the Bible we read, “They lifted up their voice to god with one accord.” Acts 4:24
WE LIFT OUR HANDS IN PRAISE because In the Bible we read, “Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord.” Psalm 134:2
WE SING WITH ALL OUR HEARTS because In the bible we read, “make a joyful noise unto the LORD, al the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.” Psalm 98:4
WE PLAY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS because In the bible we read, “And all the house of Israel played before the LORD on all manner of instruments.” II Samuel 6:5
WE CLAP AND SHOUT UNTO GOD because In the Bible we read, “o clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.” Psalm 47:1
WE ANOINT WITH OIL FOR DIVINE HEALING because In the Bible we read, “Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elder of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.” James 5:14
Come back soon to read how the First Apostolic Church was founded. We will be visiting our roots and honoring all those who have gone before us.
The Bible is the inspired Word of God, giving a true history of the creation of heaven, earth, and humanity and containing a correct prophecy of the ages to come regarding heaven, earth, and the destiny of humanity. Moreover, there is no salvation outside of what is taught in its pages.
There is only one God (Deuteronomy 6:4). He is the Creator of heaven and earth, and of all living beings. He has revealed Himself to humanity as the Father (Creator), in the Son (Savior), and as the Holy Spirit (indwelling Spirit).
God is Spirit (John 4:24). He is the Eternal One, the Creator of all things, and the Father of all humanity by creation. He is the first and the Last, and beside Him there is no God (Isaiah 44:6). There was no God formed before Him; neither shall there be after Him (Isaiah 43:10).
Jesus is the Son of God according to the flesh (Romans 1:3) and the very God himself according to the Spirit (Matthew 1:23). Jesus is the Christ (Matthew 16:16); the Creator of all things (Colossians 1:16-17); God with us (Matthew 1:23); God made flesh (John 1:1-14); God manifested in the flesh (I Timothy 3:16); He which was, which is, and which is to come, the Almighty (Revelation 1:8); the Almighty God, everlasting Father, and Prince of peace (Isaiah 9:6). Jesus Himself testified of His identity as God when He said, “He that hath seen me hath seen the Father” (John 14:7-11) and “I and my Father are one” (John 10:30). It took shedding of blood for the remission of the sins of the world (Hebrews 9:22), but God the Father was a Spirit and had no blood to shed. Thus He prepared a body of flesh and blood (Hebrews 10:5) and came to earth as a man in order to save us for in Isaiah 43:11 He said, “Beside me there is no Savior.” When he came in flesh the angels sang, “for unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11).
The Holy Spirit the Spirit of God (the Creator), the Spirit of the resurrected Christ. The Holy Spirit comes to dwell in the hearts and lives of everyone who believes and obeys the gospel, as the Comforter, Sustainer, and Keeper (John 14:16-26; Romans 8:9-11). Salvation consists of deliverance from all sin and unrighteousness through the blood of Jesus Christ. The New Testament experience of salvation consists of repentance from sin, water baptism in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and the baptism of the Holy Spirit, after which the Christian is to live a godly life (Acts 2:36-41).
Water baptism is an essential part of New Testament salvation and not merely a symbolic ritual. It is part of entering into the kingdom of God (God’s church, the bride of Christ), and therefore, it is not merely a part of local church membership. (see John 3:5; Galatians 3:27.)
Water baptism is to be administered only by immersion. Paul said, “We are buried with him [Jesus Christ] by baptism (Romans 6:4 see Colossians 2:12), Jesus came up “out of the water” (Mark 1:10), and Philip and the eunuch went down “into the water” and came up “out of the water” (Acts 8:38-39). Jesus death, burial, and resurrection are applied to our lives when we experience New Testament salvation: “Repent [death to sin], and be baptized [burial] every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit [resurrection].” (See Acts 2:38; Romans 6:1-7; 8:2.)
Sprinkling, pouring, or infant baptism cannot be substantiated by the Word of God, they are non-Biblical human traditions.
The name in which baptism is administered is vitally important, and this name is Jesus. Jesus’ last command to His disciples was, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19). We should notice that He said name (singular) not names’. As previously explained, Father, son, and Holy Spirit are not names of separate persons, but titles of positions held by God. An angelic announcement revealed God’s saving name in the New Testament: “She shall bring forth a son, and you shall call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21).
The apostles understood that Jesus was the name to use at baptism, and from the day that the Church of God was established (the Day of Pentecost) until the end of their ministry, they baptized all nations (Jews-Acts 2:38-41; Samaritans-Acts 8:16; Gentiles-Acts 19:5) in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
In fact, Jesus is the only name given for our salvation. “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12
The baptism of the Holy Spirit is the birth of the Spirit (John 3:5). This spiritual baptism is necessary to put someone into the kingdom of God (God’s church, the bride of Christ) and is evidenced by speaking in other tongues (other languages) as the Spirit of God gives utterance.
It was prophesied by Joel (Joel 2:28-29) and Isaiah (Isaiah 28:11), foretold by John the Baptist (Matthew 3:11), purchased by the blood of Jesus, and promised by Him to His disciples (John 14:26; 15:26). The Holy Spirit was first poured out on the Day of Pentecost upon the Jews (Acts 2:1-4), then upon the Samaritans (Acts 8:17), and later upon the Gentiles (Acts 10:44-46; 19:6). “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” (Acts 2:39).
Speaking in tongues means speaking miraculously in a language unknown to the speaker, as the Spirit gives utterance. Tongues can be classified in two ways, according to function: (1) speaking in other tongues as the initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Spirit and (2) the gift of tongues as mentioned in I Corinthians.
1. Speaking in other tongues as the Spirit of God gives utterance is the manifestation God has given as the definite, indisputable, supernatural witness or sign of the baptism of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:4; 10:46; 19:6). It was prophesied by the prophet Isaiah as the rest and the refreshing (Isaiah 28:11-12), foretold by Jesus as a sign that would follow believers of the gospel (Mark 16:17), and experienced by Jews and Gentiles alike.
2. The gift of “divers kinds of tongues,” mentioned by Paul in I Corinthians 12:1-10 and concerning which he gave regulations in I Corinthians 14:1-40, is given both for self-edification (I Corinthians 14:4) and for the edification of the church (I Corinthians 14:27-28). In church meetings the gift of tongues is used to give a public message, and it is to be interpreted. Since this gift can be misused in public, it needs proper regulation (I Corinthians 14:23-28). Not all believers exercise the gift of tongues, which is different in function from tongues given by God as the initial witness of the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
Paul said, “Forbid not to speak with tongues” (I Corinthians 14:39) and “I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all” (I Corinthians 14:18), Who dares to teach or preach to the contrary?