Life begins here
"Who Can Live Here?"
The Lord Jesus reached into our Pastor’s mind with this burning question. The Lord then directed him to the story of dry bones coming alive (Ezekiel 37). From there, Porter Apostolic Pentecostal Church finds its purpose. We live in a broken world with broken people just like that valley of dry bones. Some people can even appear alive, but they are not thriving.
Our church exists to see all people come back to life and thrive in our Lord Jesus. Our church is a place where any person from any background can be welcomed, loved, and restored.
Who can live here? You can live and thrive here at Porter Apostolic Pentecostal Church!
Come Alive at Porter Apostolic
We believe that every part of a life with God should thrive. This extends to our regular worship services. When we come together, we believe God’s presence will be felt. In response, we express our love with Bible-based forms of praise. So, you may see some things that you have not seen before. We sing out loud, we pray out loud, and we worship out loud. You may even see people raising their hands, shouting, jumping, dancing, and running. This is a place where God restores people and our response to His loving restoration is our praise. Feel free to join in!
Our worship services typically start with a time of singing and worship. We also give everyone an opportunity to worship by giving an offering. After the ministry of the Word, everyone will be given an opportunity to respond. We believe in applying the Word, not just knowing the Word. People are welcome to come to the front of the sanctuary (the altar). However you choose to worship, we welcome you to connect with God in your own personal way.
What We Believe
Porter Apostolic is an Apostolic Pentecostal church in principle, practice, and power. We’re Bible-based in all of our beliefs and our lifestyle lived by biblical principles. Based on Scripture, we believe the following:
The Bible is the infallible Word of God, the authority for salvation and Christian living (2 Timothy 3:15-17)
There is one God, who has revealed Himself as our Father, in His Son Jesus Christ, and as the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is God manifested in flesh. He is both God and man (Deuteronomy 6:4; Ephesians 4:4-6; Colossians 2:9; 1 Timothy 3:16)
Everyone has sinned and needs salvation. Salvation comes by grace through faith, based on the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ (Romans 3:23-25; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9)
The saving gospel is good news that Jesus died for our sins, was buried and rose again. We obey the gospel (2 Thessalonians 1:8; 1 Peter4:17) by repentance (death to sin), water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ (burial), and receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit (resurrection) (1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Acts 2:4, 37-39; Romans 6:3-4)
As Christians we are to love God and others. We should live a holy life inwardly and outwardly, and worship God joyfully. The supernatural gifts of the Spirit, including healing , are for the church today (Mark 12:28-31; 2 Corinthians7:1; Hebrews 12:14; 1 Corinthians12:8-10)
Jesus Christ is coming again to catch away His church. In the end will be the final resurrection and the final judgement . The righteous will inherit eternal life, and the unrighteous eternal death (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 20:11