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His Light Assemblies of God (A/G) exists to meet the needs of people through the love of God. We are a strong, growing church spiritually, financially, and numerically. It is our goal to reveal the full nature and work of Jesus Christ, who was crucified, rose from the dead, and is the soon-returning King of Kings. We serve the community as a tangible expression of God’s love in ways that people can experience and understand. Through teaching God’s Word we seek to spread the Good News that Jesus has come in power. Through this power in our lives we begin to fulfill our purpose and ministry for God. Our goal is simple…that all would be saved. We build up people to care for one another and encourage them to reach their cities, and beyond. It is only through knowing Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior that our lives have purpose and we can reach our goals.
These are nonnegotiable tenets of faith that all Assemblies of God churches adhere to. This list is derived from the official Statement of Fundamental Truths.

1. WE BELIEVE... The Scriptures are Inspired by God and declare His design and plan for mankind. 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21

2. WE BELIEVE... There is only One True God–revealed in three persons...Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (commonly known as the Trinity). Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10,11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22

3. WE BELIEVE... In the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. As God's son Jesus was both human and divine. Matthew 1:23; Hebrews 7:26; Acts 2:22; 1 Corinthians 15:3; Matthew 28:6; Acts 1:9

4. WE BELIEVE...though originally good, Man Willingly Fell to Sin–ushering evil and death, both physical and spiritual, into the world. Genesis 1:26,27; Genesis 2:17; Genesis 3:6; Romans 5:12-19

5. WE BELIEVE... Every Person Can Have Restored Fellowship with God Through 'Salvation' (accepting Christ's offer of forgiveness for sin). [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the A/G] Luke 24:47; John 3:3; Romans 10:13-15; Ephesians 2:8; Titus 2:11; Titus 3:5-7

6. WE BELIEVE...and practice two ordinances—(1) Water Baptism by Immersionafter 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. Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 10:47,48; Romans 6:4

7. WE BELIEVE... the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a Special Experience Following Salvationthat empowers believers for witnessing and effective service, just as it did in New Testament times. [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the A/G] Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31

8. 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. Acts 2:4

9. 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 Christlike. Romans 12:1,2; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 13:12

10. 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. Ephesians 1:22,23; Ephesians 2:22; Hebrews 12:23

11. 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. Mark 16:15-20; John 4:23,24; Ephesians 4:11-16

12. 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 A/G] Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:16,17; James 5:14-16

13. 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 A/G] 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17; Romans 8:23; Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 15:51,52

14. 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. Zechariah 14:5; Matthew 24:27; Matthew 24:30; Revelation 1:7; Revelation 19:11-14; Revelation 20:1-6

15. 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. Matthew 25:46; Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 19:20; Revelation 20:11-15; Revelation 21:8

16. 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!' 2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21; Revelation 22

In 1984 I found myself in a room crying out to God “If you are real, do something. I quit!” It was a pivotal point in my life. At that moment God entered my life in a way I had never experienced before. I now know that I had a “born-again” experience. The light of God’s presence was in the room. Instantly, the years of struggle passed in front of my eyes, leaving me devastated, only to be lifted up by the grace of God.

For the first time in my life I had God’s help, as I faced my struggles. Moments later I reached for a Bible that my mother had given me and for the first time it made sense to me. Currently, I am the the Senior Pastor of His Light. I am also the CEO of GHH (God’s Helping Hand) Ministries. GHH was birthed out of His Light and now serves as the umbrella that covers our 4 GHH Thrift Stores, Circle of Care Food Banks, Hacienda Christian Life Campus, Toy Team, Donation Station and Metro Kidz. You can learn more about the ministries of GHH by visiting www.ghhministries.org.

I believe that God has given me a very simple call…”but to serve others.” (Mark 10:45)

Garland B. Gauthier, Jr.
March, 2015 Pastor Garland B. Gauthier Jr of His light on The Hill