Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We are pastor Garland and wife Donna Tipton. I welcome you to our website, and I hope that you can attend one of our services. We are a fundamental, Apostolic church in the city of Kingsport that is committed to serving God and the community. Our mission from the Master is to teach “our world” about the saving grace of Christ Jesus. The Bible is very clear that Jesus is “The Way, The Truth, and The Life.” There is only one way to be saved—through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. In its original context, grace is simply the growth process that takes place in an individual’s life as he/she begins to “partake of the divine nature of Christ” (II Peter 1:4-8).
Entrance into this grace comes during the New Birth process mandated by Christ in John 3:5. It is paralleled in Acts 2:38, which states, “Repent, and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” Repentance, water baptism in Jesus’ name, and being filled with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of new tongues is God’s simple plan of salvation. It is not the acts or works of these simple steps, but rather the obedience to the Word of God that allows God’s grace to begin operation in our lives.
If you have never experienced the grace of God in this manner, please do not hesitate any longer. Come and experience the power of grace just like the apostles, the mother of Jesus, and many others did on that Pentecost day so many years ago (Acts 1-2). With a simple touch of this overcoming power (Acts 1:8), addicts are freed, the lame walk, the blind see, the burdened are released, the prison doors are opened, and the dead live again! The shackles of sin, depression, anxiety, and addiction will forever fall away because of the power of God through this Pentecostal experience.
I invite you to experience Pentecost today!