Welcome to Pinchot Park Assembly of God

2755 Rosstown Road ~ Wellsville, PA  17365              717-432-2869

 

Thank you for visiting us today.  Finding a church home is one of the most important things you can do.  In a society where people are often separated from family and friends, it is nice to know that there is a place where you can be loved, accepted and forgiven;  where people are important and involved in making a difference in our world -- where you can feel at home

                                                                                                                                                                  a place called Pinchot Park Assembly of God!!!

 

   

OUR MISSION  is to both locally and globally reach out to those who have not yet fully experienced the love of Jesus Christ in their lives.  It is a place where positive attitudes are developed, good people become better, hurts are healed, lessons are learned, friendships are developed, marriages are strengthened, families are bonded, all ages are valued, the restless find peace, love is alive and where eternal life is found by accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. 
 
 
 
 
 PURPOSE STATEMENT
In carrying out our mandate, we purpose to maintain balance in these four ministries:
EXALTATION!  Experiencing a love relationship with God through vibrant, exciting worship.
EVANGELIZATION!  Expressing our love for people through servant ministries in our church, our town and around the world.
EDUCATION!  Equipping believers with ministry tools and the knowledge to use them.
EDIFICATION!  Embracing the joys of a life shared with others in fun and fellowship.

 

 

Our church is named after Gifford Pinchot State Park.  You will find us located between the Park Office and the Quaker Day Use Entrance on Route 177.


 








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The Assemblies of God grew out of the Pentecostal revival, which began in the early 1900s in places such as Topeka, Kansas, and the Azusa Street Mission in Los Angeles. During times of prayer and Bible study, believers received spiritual experiences like those described in the book of Acts. Accompanied by “speaking in tongues,” their religious experiences were associated with the coming of the Holy Spirit on the Jewish feast of Pentecost (Acts 2), and participants in the movement were dubbed “Pentecostals.” The Pentecostal movement has grown from a handful of Bible school students in Topeka, Kansas, to an estimated 600 million in the world today.

Many participants who were baptized in the Holy Spirit during revivals and camp meetings in the early 1900s were not welcomed back to their former churches. These believers started many small churches throughout the country and communicated through publications that reported on the revivals. In 1913, a Pentecostal publication, the Word and Witness, called for the independent churches to band together for the purpose of fellowship and doctrinal unity. Other concerns for facilitating missionaries, chartering churches and forming a Bible training school were also on the agenda.  

Some 300 Pentecostals met at an opera house in Hot Springs, Arkansas, in 1914, and agreed to form a new fellowship of loosely knit independent churches. These churches were left with the needed autonomy to develop and govern their own local ministries, yet they were united in their message and efforts to reach the world for Christ. So began the General Council of the Assemblies of God.  

Assemblies of God churches form a cooperative fellowship. As a result, the organization operates from the grass roots, allowing the local church to choose and develop ministries and facilities best suited for its local needs.