Christian discipleship is a way of life.
As a global community of faith, we are commissioned to take the Good News of life in Jesus Christ to people everywhere and to spread the message of scriptural holiness across the lands.
As members of the Church Universal, we join with all true believers in proclaiming the Lordship of Jesus Christ and in embracing the historic Trinitarian creedal statements of Christian faith. We value our Wesleyan-Holiness heritage and believe it to be a way of understanding the faith that is true to Scripture, reason, tradition, and experience.
We are a Christian people
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God, who is holy, calls us to a life of holiness. We believe that the Holy Spirit seeks to do in us a second work of grace, called by various terms including “entire sanctification” and “baptism with the Holy Spirit”-cleansing us from all sin, renewing us in the image of God, empowering us to love God with our whole heart, soul, mind, and strength, and our neighbors as ourselves, and producing in us the character of Christ. Holiness in the life of believers is most clearly understood as Christlikeness.
We are a sent people, responding to the call of Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit to go into all the world, witnessing to the Lordship of Christ and participating with God in the building of the Church and the extension of His kingdom. Our mission begins in worship, ministers to the world in evangelism and compassion, encourages believers toward Christian maturity through discipleship, and prepares women and men for Christian service through Christian higher education.
We are a Missional people
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our Lead Pastor
Jim Spear, Lead Pastor
Pastor Jim has spent the last 30 years growing our local church, working in our community, and building a place of worship that opens its doors to every walk of life.
Serving the Lord since 1978, Jim has led congregations as Lead Pastor in St. Petersburg, FL, Fresno, CA, and Sapulpa, OK. He attended Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN, and received a B.A. in Business Administration & Religion. After undergrad, Jim received his Master of Divinity from the Nazarene Theological Seminary. He's served on the Board of Trustees for Point Loma and Trevecca Nazarene University, where he is still a sitting member. He also currently acts as the District Secretary for the Southern Florida District Church of the Nazarene.