~ ABOUT US ~
The Church of God was
founded in 1886 upon the principles of Christ as they are revealed in
the Bible, the Word of God. It has its foundation of faith and practice
in the Scriptures and the vital experience of its constituents is
First and foremost, the Church of God is a determinedly Christian
church. It is built upon the person of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
The doctrines and practices of the church are based upon His teachings.
The Church of God is founded upon the principles of Protestantism,
although it is not a traditional follower of any specific leader of the
Protestant Reformation. The denomination stands firmly for
justification by faith, the priesthood of believers, the authority of
the Bible, religious freedom, and the separation of church and state.
It stands against abuses and extravagance of ecclesiastical ritualism
In 1896, many members of the Church of God experienced a spiritual
outpouring they identified as the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Because
it was so similar to the experience of the early Christians on the day
of Pentecost, it came to be called a Pentecostal experience, an
enrichment of the Christian life through the power of the Holy Spirit
that empowered believers to be effective witnesses of Christ. The
principle distinctive of the Church of God as a Pentecostal
organization is its belief in speaking with other tongues as the Spirit
gives the utterance and that this is the initial evidence of the
baptism in the Holy Spirit.
The Church of God subscribes to the following five foundational
inerrancy and infallibility of the Bible.
The virgin birth
and complete deity of Christ.
sacrifice of Christ's death for the sins of the world.
resurrection of the body.
coming in bodily form to earth.