Who We Are
We believe the Pentecostal experience of the Bible is for everyone. Acts 2:39 says, “This promise [of the Holy Spirit] is to you, to your children, and to those far away—all who have been called by the Lord our God.” We are a community of people passionately following Jesus through the church that He started in the first century. No matter where you are on your spiritual journey, we welcome you to join us!
The United Pentecostal Church International (UPCI) is a Oneness Pentecostal organization with 40,000 churches, 35,000 ministers, and 4,000,000 members in 225 nations and territories across the globe. With roots anchored firmly in the Bible and a vision for ministering to communities around the world, the UPCI embraces its mission to carry the whole gospel to the whole world by the whole church.
What is a Pentecostal?
For many people, “Pentecostal” is a new word. Although it has become much more common in recent years, its roots go back to an ancient Jewish feast and, more recently, to the first outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the earliest Christian believers. Because this initial outpouring of the Spirit took place on the Day of Pentecost (Acts chapter 2), those who experience a similar infilling of the Spirit are known as Pentecostals. They look to the Book of Acts as a guide for how to live out their Christian faith. Many of the key players in Acts were eyewitnesses of the life and teachings of Jesus, and it follows that they would have the clearest insight into the way in which to worship Jesus.Learn More About Oneness Pentecostalism
The Bible is the infallible Word of God and the authority for salvation and Christian living. (See II Timothy 3:15-17.)
There is one God, who has revealed Himself as our Father, in His Son Jesus Christ, and as the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is God manifested in flesh. He is both God and man. (See Deuteronomy 6:4; Ephesians 4:4-6; Colossians 2:9; I Timothy 3:16.)
Everyone has sinned and needs salvation. Salvation comes by grace through faith based on the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ. (See Romans 3:23-25; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9.)
The saving gospel is the good news that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and rose again. We obey the gospel (II Thessalonians 1:8; I Peter 4:17) by repentance (death to sin), water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ (burial), and the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the initial sign of speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance (resurrection). (See I Corinthians 15:1-4; Acts 2:4, 37-39; Romans 6:3-4.)
As Christians we are to love God and others. We should live a holy life inwardly and outwardly, and worship God joyfully. The supernatural gifts of the Spirit, including healing, are for the church today. (See Mark 12:28-31; II Corinthians 7:1; Hebrews 12:14; I Corinthians 12:8-10.)
Peter & Julie Long
Peter Long has served as Lead Pastor of the Pentecostals of Miramichi since 2012. He and his wife are proud parents of Tyler and Madison. Pastor is an avid sportsman and student of God’s Word. He currently serves on the Northeast Christian College school board. Julie enjoys tech and travel. She is a website designer, writer and president of Atlantic Ladies Ministries.