We are affiliated with the United Pentecostal Church International (UPCI), which has its headquarters in St. Louis, MO.
When you enter our front doors, you will be greeted warmly, finding a friendly body of people eager to help. You will hear joyous, spirit filled, evangelistic music and see a body of believers worshipping Jesus just as they did in the Bible.
As a Bible Fundamentalist church, our goal is to create a place where everyone can come to know Jesus as his or her Lord and Savior. We teach our very young (pre-school ages) to adults during all of our three robust services. The whole family will find a special place at Apostolic Faith Church.
We are so glad you have visited our site and look forward to meeting you in the very near future.
Pastor James & Jane Schumacher
Rev. Schumacher is an ordained minister with the United Pentecostal Church International. He was elected as Pastor in 1988 to lead the church in spiritual growth.
The Bible is the inspired Word of God.
The Bible gives a true history of all creation.
The Bible contains a correct prophecy of the ages to come.
There is only one God "Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one." Deuteronomy 6:4
He has revealed Himself as the Father in creation: The Son in salvation: and the Holy Ghost in regeneration.
Jesus Christ is the only begotten son of God according to the flesh: "Concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh." Romans 1:3
Jesus Christ proclaims Himself to be God: "I and My Father are one." John 10:30
Jesus Christ was born of the Virgin Mary: "The Holy Spirit will come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall over-shadow thee; therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God." Luke 1:35
Jesus Christ was crucified, buried, and raised from the dead: "The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again." Luke 24:7 see also Hosea 6:1-2
All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.
Sin is the transgression of the commandment of God.
The wages of sin is death: "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23
Salvation is the deliverance from all sin through the blood of Jesus Christ.
The New Testament experience of salvation consists of repentance, water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ and the baptism of the Holy Ghost. "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." Acts 2:38
The Bible is very specific about how to express praise and worship to God. "Yet a time is coming and has now come when true worshippers will worship the Father IN SPIRIT and IN TRUTH" John 4:23-24. We therefore follow biblical examples of and references to this type of worship.
Making a Joyful Noise/Shouting -
The Bible teaches us to shout and make a joyful noise unto the Lord. "Shout unto God with a voice of triumph" Psalms 47:1. "Let us make a joyful noise to the Rock of our salvation" Psalms 95:1. Other scriptures include Psalms 35:27 and Psalms 66:1-2.
Clapping you hands -
The Lord commands us to clap our hands. "O clap your hands, all ye people..." Psalms 47:1. Other scriptures include Psalms 98:8 and Isaiah 55:12.
Many scriptures teach us to praise God by dancing. "Let them praise His name in the dance" Psalms 149:3. "Praise Him with the timbrel and dance" Psalms 150:4. Other scriptures include Luke 6:23; Zephaniah 3:17 and Matthew 11:17.
Uplifted Hands -
We can bless the Lord by lifting our hands. "Lift up the hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord" Psalms 134:2. "I will therefore that men pray everywhere, lifting holy hands" 1 Timothy 2:8. Other scriptures include Psalms 63:4.
Speaking and Singing in Tongues -
The bible teaches that speaking and singing in tongues is a form of praise unto God. "For they heard them speak in tongues and magnify God" Acts 10:46. "I will sing with the spirit and will with understanding" 1 Corinthians 14:15. The word of God outlines two different types of tongues:
1. The gift of "divers kinds of tongues" is given during a worship service and is heard above the rest of the congregation. It should be followed by the gift of "interpretation of tongues" 1 Corinthians 14:27. These two gifts are equal to the gift of prophecy and may be expressed by speaking or singing.
2. God chose the sign of speaking in tongues as the evidence that His Holy Spirit has taken up residence within a believer. "And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance" Acts 2:2-4. This initial utterance continues as a natural way to talk to God in our own prayer and worship life. Tongues spoken to God edifies or builds up the believer as well as gives thanks unto God. 1 Corinthians 14:2, 17.
Pray for the Sick anointing them with oil -
The Bible teaches us to pray for the sick, "Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord" James 5:14.