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You have come to the home of Pentecost SUNDERLAND.
"But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth" ACTS 2 v 8
Outpouring of the Holy Spirit
In a series of meetings in Sunderland 1907 held by Alexander Boddy, an Anglican Vicar, and Thomas Barrat, a minister from Norway, there was an "Outpouring of the Holy Spirit." God moved through this revival leading to ongoing meetings and conventions for several years. God raised up ministries and impacted a number of key individuals like Smith Wigglesworth, Thomas Myerscough, W.F.B. Burton, James Salter, George Jeffreys, Stephen Jeffreys and others to go spread the Good News of Jesus Christ and the message of Pentecost.
Ryhope Pentecostal Church was born.
These men of faith influenced a whole generation to serve God and seek the Pentecostal experience. One such young man of faith was Thomas Cansfield. With his help and the vision of the Pastor of Hebron Church, Sunderland, Thomas Dorling and Clyde Young the assistant Pastor, the Pentecostal Church in Ryhope village was opened on 2nd January 1938. So the Pentecostal testimony was established in Ryhope. We are part of a fellowship of over 600 churches called 'Assemblies of God'. As a Christian movement we want to bring peace and hope to communities regardless of age, race or gender. (Read more - click on 'History')
Message of HOPE
People are discouraged and everyone needs HOPE. We know that HOPE comes from the Scriptures. Discouragement is rampant... in the weak economic recovery, problems with unemployment, social poverty, natural disasters and much more.
Society is coarsening and there is a clear loss of civility. People need to hear the good news and the HOPE in CHRIST more than ever.
THE RYHOPE WE SEE......
.....is a place where we are bringing HOPE, increasing FAITH in GOD and demonstrating God's LOVE in our community.
Assemblies of God Pastor