Statement Of Faith

This Church accepts the Holy Scriptures as the revealed Will of God, the all-sufficient rule of faith and practice, and for the purpose of maintaining general unity adopts the following statement of fundamental Truths, approved by the “Canadian Assemblies of God” (formerly known as “The Italian Pentecostal Church of Canada”. To motivate, encourage, enrich, and promote an understanding of church leadership, authority and fundamentals.

The Holy Scriptures Inspired
The Holy Bible is the Inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to man, the infallible rule of faith and conduct, and is superior to conscience and reason but not contrary to reason, to which nothing can be added or taken away. (II Tim. 3:15-17; I Peter 2:2; II Peter 1:21).

The Godhead, The One True God
We believe there is but one living and true God, everlasting, of infinite power, wisdom, and goodness; Maker and Preserver of all things, both visible and invisible. And in the unity of this Godhead, there are three distinct Persons, of one substance, of eternal being and equal in holiness, justice, wisdom, power, and dignity; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. (Deut. 6:4; Isa. 43:10,11; Matt. 28:19; Mark 12:29; Luke 3:22). The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent, self-revealed, “I AM”, and has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association, i.e. as Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

  • The Father: The Father exists eternally as the Creator of heaven and earth, the Giver of all law, to Whom all things will be subjected, so that He may be All in All. (Gen. 1:1; I Cor. 15:28).
  • The Son: We believe that the Son, Who is the Word of the Father and very and eternal God, of one substance with the Father, took man’s nature in the womb of the blessed virgin Mary; so that two whole and perfect natures, that is to say, the Godhead and the manhood (the divine and the human) were joined together in one person, never to be divided, whereof is one Christ, very God and perfect man, the only Saviour who actually suffered, was crucified, died and buried, to reconcile us to the Father and to make atonement for all the sins of the whole world both original and actual. He was raised from the dead, and now He is at the right hand of the Majesty on high as our High Priest. (Isa. 53:4-12; Matt. 28:6; Luke 1:27-35; John 1:14; Acts 1:9,11; I Cor. 15:4; II Cor. 5:18-21; Phil. 2:9-11; I Pet. 2:24; 3:18; ).
  • The Holy Spirit: We believe that the Holy Spirit is God, performing actions and possessing the attributes of deity. He has personal characteristics and individuals may relate to Him as a person. (John 16:13,14; Acts 5:3,4;).

Man, His Fall and Redemption
The man was created good and upright, for God said: “Let us make man in Our image, after Our likeness.” But man, by voluntary transgression, fell and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ the Son of God. (Gen. 1:26-31; 3:1-7; Rom. 5:12-21).

The Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit
The Baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is witnessed by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance. (Acts 2:4; 10:45-47; 19:1). The speaking in tongues in this instance is the same in essence as the gift of tongues (I Cor. 12:4-10, 28) but different in purpose and use.

The Salvation of Man

  • Conditions to Salvation: “The grace of God which bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,” through the preaching of repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ; “man is saved by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, ” and being justified by grace through faith, he becomes an heir of God according to the hope of eternal life. (Luke 24:47; Rom. 10:13-15; Titus 2:11;3:5-7).
  • The Evidence of Salvation: The inward evidence to the believer of his salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit. (Rom. 8:16). The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness.

Baptism in Water
The ordinance of Baptism by a burial with Christ should be observed as commanded in the Scriptures by all who have truly repented in their hearts and have genuinely accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. In so doing, they have the body washed in pure water as an outward symbol of cleansing, while their heart has already been sprinkled with the blood of Christ as an inner cleansing. Thus they declare to the world that they have died with Jesus and they have also been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. (Matt. 28:19; Acts 10:47,48; 20:21; Rom. 6:4; Heb. 10:22).

The Lord’s Supper
The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements, bread, and fruit of the vine, is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (II Peter 1:4); a memorial of his suffering and death (I Cor. 11:26); and a prophecy of His second coming (I Cor. 11:26); and is enjoined on all believers “until He comes”. (Luke 22:19, I Cor. 11:26).

The Promise of the Father, The Baptism in the Holy Spirit
All believers are entitled to, and should ardently expect, and earnestly seek, the promise of the Father, the Baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all the early Christian Church. With it comes the endowment of power for life and service, and the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry. (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4; 1:8; I Cor. 12:1-31). This wonderful experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth. (Acts 10:44-46; 15:7-9).

The Scriptures teach a life of holiness without which no man shall see the Lord. By the power of the Holy Spirit, we are able to obey the command, “Be ye holy, for I am Holy.” Entire sanctification is the will of God for all believers, and should be earnestly pursued by walking in obedience to God’s word. (I Thess. 5:23-24; Heb. 12:14; I Peter 1:15-16; I John 2:6). It is necessary to” abstain from meats offered to idols and from blood, and from things strangled and from fornication” as “seemed good to the Holy Spirit” and the apostles and declared in the general council held in Jerusalem (Acts 15:28, 29; 16:4; 21:25).

The Church
The Church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the General Assembly and Church of the First-born, which are written (Heb. 1:22-23; 2:22; Heb. 12:23). The Local Church is a body of believers in Christ who have joined together to function as a part of the Universal Church:

  • To be an agency of God for evangelizing the world. (Matt. 28:19, 20; Mark 16:15, 16; Acts 1:8).
  • To be a corporate body in which man may worship God. (I Cor. 12:13).
  • To be a channel of God’s purpose to build a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son. (Eph. 4:11-16; I Cor. 12:28; I Cor. 14:12).

The Ministry and Evangelism
A divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for a three-fold purpose of leading the Church in:

  • The Evangelization of the world, (Matt. 28:19-20), and;
  • The Worship of God, (John 4:23, 24), and;
  • The Building of a body of saints is perfected in the image of His Son. (Mark 16: 15-20; Acts 20:18; Eph. 4:11-16; I Tim 5:17).

Divine Healing
Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement and is the privilege of all believers. (Isa. 53: 4-5; Matt. 8:16-17; Mark 16:18; James 5:14-16).

The Rapture and The Tribulation

  • The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is the imminent and blessed hope of the Church. (Rom. 8:23; I Cor. 15:51-52; I Thess. 4:16-17; Titus 2:13).
  • The rapture of the Church will be followed by the tribulation, during which the Church is with the Lord. The tribulation will be a time of judgment on the whole earth. (Daniel 9:24-27; Matt. 24:15, 21-22; I Thess. 1:9; 4:16-17; 5:9-10; II Thess. 2:3-12; Rev. 3:10).

The Second Coming of Christ and The Millennial Reign of Christ
The revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ from heaven, the salvation of national Israel, and the millennial reign of Christ on the earth is the Scriptural promise and the world’s hope. (Rom. 11:26-27; II Thess. 1:7; Rev. 19:11-14; 20:1-7).

The Final Judgment and The Lake of Fire
There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged at the great white throne, according to their works. The devil and his angels, the beast, and the false prophet and whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, shall be consigned to everlasting punishment and not to annihilation, and cast into the lake of fire, which is the second death. (Matt. 25:41; Rev. 19:20; Rev. 20:10-15).

The New Heaven and New Earth
We, “according to His Promise, look for new heavens and new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness.” (II Peter 3:13; Rev. 21:22).

Ordinances and Practices


  • Baptism by Immersion: The ordinance of baptism by immersion in water (Matt. 28:19) shall be administered to all those who have repented of their sins and who have believed in the Lord Jesus Christ to the saving of their souls and who give clear evidence of their salvation. (Rom. 6:3-5; Col. 2:12).
  • The Lord’s Supper: The ordinance of the Lord’s Supper shall be observed regularly as enjoined in the Scriptures. (Luke 22:19-20; I Cor. 11:23-26).


  • Presentation of children (I Sam. 1:24-28; Matt. 19:13-15).
  • Prayer for the Baptism in the Holy Spirit (Acts 8:17; 19:6).
  • Prayer for the Sick (Matt. 10:2-8; Acts 9:32-34; James 5:13-15).
  • Christian Marriage (John 2:1-9; Heb. 13:4).
  • Christian Burial of the dead (Matt. 14:2; Acts 8:2).

Need Prayer?

No matter what you’re facing, we’d love to pray with you!