Our Church

The Pentecostals of Gainesville is a diversified ministering body founded upon the Word of God. As such it shall believe, teach, and apply the Apostles' doctrine; share the Gospel of Jesus with genuine love, mercy and compassion within the community; minister help and healing to the hurting in the Church Body and the community provide a climate of worship for fellowship and spiritual growth that teaches and maintains traditional family values.

What is Pentecost?

The day of Pentecost was observed in Jerusalem fifty days after the celebration of the Passover, which commemorated Israel's deliverance out of Egypt. It is significant that this day was chosen by the Lord to begin the fulfillment of Joel 2:28: "I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh...." The Spirit came upon the waiting, praying disciples in an overwhelming manner. (Acts 2:1) Their complete commitment to Christ and His commission evoked a mighty baptism of God's power. The Spirit-filled early church witnessed many outstanding miraculous happenings (Acts 3:1-7; 4:31). They were able to lead victorious lives as a result of their Pentecostal experience.

No, Pentecost is not a denomination. It is a new birth experience. It is primitive Christianity made relevant to today's world. The people referred to as Pentecostal simply believe, teach, and receive all that transpired on that birthday of the church...Pentecost, 33 A.D.

What We Believe

There is only one God (Deuteronomy 6:4). He is the creator of heaven and earth, and of all living beings. He has revealed Himself to humanity as the Father (Creator), in the son (Savior), and as the Holy Ghost (indwelling Spirit).  [more...]


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Our Community

Our church is located in Gainesville, Florida. Gainesville is the largest city and county seat of Alachua County. It serves as the cultural, educational and commercial center for the North Central Florida Region. Gainesville is home to Florida's largest and oldest university, and is one of the state's centers of education, medicine, cultural events and athletics. Gainesville is known for its preservation of historic buildings, the beauty of its natural surroundings, numerous parks, museums and lakes.


Our Church History

The Apostolic truth was first preached during the mid-1940’s in Gainesville in a small rented building in Southeast Gainesville. As the congregation grew and the desire to have a building of its own, property was purchased on NE 23rd Avenue and a small frame building was built. Rev. Lark Hughes from Michigan was the pastor at that location.  [more...]