To Know Christ


And Make

Him Known

History

of Our Church

A Brief History of Our Church

New Life under it's current pastoral leadership was birthed in October 1993 with fourteen members including children. 

Teachings and preaching began with the uncompromising Word of God and imparting the corporate vision of II Corinthians 5:17-20 that ALL are ministers of reconciliation.

In the spring of 1996 the vision and understanding of II Timothy 2:2 began whereby we are to do the Work. Also as in Act 5:42 we see the early church met in the temple and from house to house proclaiming the Good News, thus began the "cell church" at New Life. On Wed November 4, 1996 seven in-home cell groups, now called F.I.S.H. Groups, were formed. That first week the average Wednesday evening attendance doubled.

More to come... 

 

 

A Brief History of the Church of God

COGIt was 1886, in a crude meeting house on the Tennessee-North Carolina border, where the Church of God traces its roots. There, a group of eight sincere Christians had a deep desire for a closer relationship and life with Christ. Realizing the futility of reforming their own churches, they established a new church whose objective would be to restore sound scriptural doctrines of the Bible, encourage deeper consecration and promote evangelism and Christian service. Twenty-one years after the formation of the Christian Union that evening at the Barney Creek Meeting House, the growing movement would establish themselves permanently as the Church of God.

From this seemingly insignificant origin has grown one of the most influential worldwide Pentecostal denominations. For nearly 120 years the Church of God has been a distinctive movement focused upon communicating the gospel in the power of the Holy Spirit. Presently, the Church of God has a world-wide membership of over 6 million with a presence in nearly 150 countries. Leaders of the Church of God are recognized as some of the most respected Pentecostal leaders of today.

 The call of the Church of God today beckons back to those early days at Barney Creek. Church of God congregations around the globe are experiencing the fire of the Holy Spirit today more than ever. Reports of revivals where hundreds are saved and filled with the Holy Spirit are frequent and on-going. The call of the Church of God is for world evangelization. It is a call to discipleship and prayer. It is a call of commitment. It is a call for the Church of God to be a channel for Pentecostal revival well into the new millennium.

For further information on the history of the Church God, recommended reading is the book Like A Mighty Army, by Dr. Charles W. Conn, available through Pathway Press. Visit their web site at http://www.pathwaypress.org/