We are a church that places the highest priority on pursuing a thriving relationship with a loving and limitless God, as we simultaneously love one another with the same passion. As a multi-generational and multi-cultural group of Believers, we are accepting of all people and committed to the process of their salvation, indiscriminate of status, worldview, ethnicity, gender or political affiliation. We value the teaching of God’s Word and weekly fellowship as we worship together in our gatherings, believing that there is power available when we worship corporately. We invite you to join us as we discover what Heaven looks like when it appears on earth!
What We Believe
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Jesus lived a pure human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days and ascended to heaven’s glory. He will return again to earth to reign. Matthew 1:22-23 So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”
The Bible is God’s Word to all men. Because God inspires it, it is truth without any mixture of error. II Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Salvation is a gift from God to man. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness and repenting of all sin can man be given eternity with God. Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 10:9-10 That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.
Man is made in the image of God, to be like Him in character. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of defiance toward God called “sin.” This attitude separated man from God. Genesis 1:27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
Man was created to exist forever. There is a life after death and it is our decision to live life with the love of Christ or not that will determine our ultimate destiny. John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
The Holy Spirit baptism is a baptism of power evidenced by speaking in tongues. The Holy Spirit provides guidance in doing what is right. Acts 1:8 “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
The atonement of Jesus Christ not only saves from sin but provides healing for the physical person as well. Isaiah 53:4-5 Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. I Peter 2:24 Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.
Meet Our Pastors
Pastors Dominic and Emily Whitfield
Associate Pastors & Valley View Campus Pastors
Pastor Louie Kayatin II
Executive Pastor & Lorain Campus Pastor
Pastor Rebecca Thompson
Pastor Mary White
Avon Lake Campus Pastor
Pastor Chris Dotson
Lorain Worship Pastor
Pastors Nick & Ashley Svoboda
Avon Lake Worship Pastors
Pastor Tracye Jackson
Valley View Worship Pastor