Praise Chapel INT
Praise Chapel International Assembly Of God Church as it has come to be known, started as a prayer group with about twelve (12) members with the zeal of oneness in mind and judgment, with pastor Anthony A. Crentsil as head of the group.
As Paul the apostle puts in 1 Corinthians 1:10 (b),”but that you may be perfectly joined together in the same mind and judgment”. After a while, the group joined forces with Our Lord’s Assembly of God Church, which worshipped in the morning from 9:00am to 12:00pm on Sundays.
It was one of the most exciting and memorable times in the period of the group because it gave us the opportunity to sharpen each other’s iron and to blend with different cultures together in the worship of one God.
Pastor Anthony A. Crentsil became the associate pastor for our Lord’s church in the morning service. After a couple of years, our Lord Jesus Christ through pastor Anthony Crentsil gave birth to a new Assembly of God outlet in accordance with the church’s constitution, after being certified and licensed as an Assembly of God minster. It became necessary to break new grounds and outdoor an afternoon session worship.
The beginning stages of this session had its fair share of obstacles, challenges and persecutions but in all these the church stood its grounds with an encouragement from Paul the apostles in 2 Corinthians 4:8-10; “We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies”. With the oneness in spirit, mind and judgment a new outlet of Assembly of God Church was instituted September 14, 2005, named as Praise Chapel International Church Inc – Assembly of God Church , with a vision of bringing together all worshippers of various cultural backgrounds, race and color in the oneness of worship, for we are all created in His image.
The Bible says that “Our God is a God of increase”. His word is being fulfilled, Praise Chapel International Church which started with twelve members now has a membership of over 140 and we believe that our God is not finished with us yet. His increase is immeasurable. Since the inception of the church, our Lord has moved in accordance with the vision he gave to the church by bringing people of different cultures, background, race and color, an awesome testimony that the church can stand on and give glory to his Holy Name.
“God rewards those who diligently seek Him “That He is good and His mercies shall endure.” As the years roll by we look forward to new challenges and the assuring promises of our God in His words. One of the most important of His words being fulfilled is that “He is with us till the close of age, just as He told His disciples during his ascension. Indeed He is building His church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”
Praise Chapel International Church walks by faith and not by sight. Blessed be His name. Feel at home because His spirit is here and “where the spirit of God is, there is an unlimited liberty”
These are non-negotiable tenets of faith that all Assemblies of God Churches adhere to. This list is derived from the official Statement of Fundamental Truths of Assemblies of God universal based on the Holy scriptures.
WE BELIEVE … The Scriptures are Inspired by God and declare His design and plan for mankind.
WE BELIEVE … There is only One True God–revealed in three persons … Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (commonly known as the Trinity).
WE BELIEVE … In the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. As God’s son Jesus was both human and divine.
WE BELIEVE … though originally good, Man Willingly Fell to Sin–ushering evil and death, both physical and spiritual, into the world.
WE BELIEVE … Every Person Can Have Restored Fellowship with God Through ‘Salvation’ (trusting Christ, through faith and repentance, to be our personal Savior). [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the AG]
WE BELIEVE … and practice two ordinances—(1) Water Baptism by Immersion after repenting of one’s sins and receiving Christ’s gift of salvation, and (2) Holy Communion (the Lord’s Supper) as a symbolic remembrance of Christ’s suffering and death for our salvation.
WE BELIEVE … the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a Special Experience Following Salvation that empowers believers for witnessing and effective service, just as it did in New Testament times. [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the AG]
WE BELIEVE … The Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is “Speaking in Tongues”, as experienced on the Day of Pentecost and referenced throughout Acts and the Epistles.
WE BELIEVE … Sanctification Initially Occurs at Salvation and is not only a declaration that a believer is holy, but also a progressive lifelong process of separating from evil as believers continually draw closer to God and become more Christ-like.
WE BELIEVE … The Church has a Mission to seek and save all who are lost in sin. We believe ‘the Church’ is the Body of Christ and consists of the people who, throughout time, have accepted God’s offer of redemption (regardless of religious denomination) through the sacrificial death of His son Jesus Christ.
WE BELIEVE … A Divinely Called and Scripturally Ordained Leadership Ministry Serves the Church. The Bible teaches that each of us under leadership must commit ourselves to reach others for Christ, to worship Him with other believers, and to build up or edify the body of believers–the Church.
WE BELIEVE … Divine Healing of the Sick is a Privilege for Christians Today and is provided for in Christ’s atonement (His sacrificial death on the cross for our sins). [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the AG]
WE BELIEVE … in The Blessed Hope—When Jesus Raptures His Church Prior to His Return to Earth (the second coming). At this future moment in time all believers who have died will rise from their graves and will meet the Lord in the air, and Christians who are alive will be caught up with them, to be with the Lord forever. [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the AG]
WE BELIEVE … in The Millennial Reign of Christ when Jesus returns with His saints at His second coming and begins His benevolent rule over earth for 1,000 years. This millennial reign will bring the salvation of national Israel and the establishment of universal peace.
WE BELIEVE … A Final Judgment Will Take Place for those who have rejected Christ. They will be judged for their sin and consigned to eternal punishment in a punishing lake of fire.
WE BELIEVE … and look forward to the perfect New Heavens and a New Earth that Christ is preparing for all people, of all time, who have accepted Him. We will live and dwell with Him there forever following His millennial reign on Earth. “And so shall we forever be with the Lord!”
Four of these beliefs are considered the core beliefs of the Fellowship. You may hear them referred to as our cardinal doctrines. They weave in and through all the teaching, music, preaching, discussions… everything we do. The Church’s message revolves around these four defining beliefs.