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Old 06-26-2010, 01:04 PM
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Parkersburg, WV

I was checking out the UPC site for churches in Parkersburg, WV.
Two were listed:

1. Gateway Apostolic Church
Pastors Steven Joy and Michael Seebaugh

2. Sanctuary of Hope
Pastor Franklin R. Bounds

There used to be a church there called Christian Life Center pastored by Delton Smith.

Does anyone know why the Christian Life Center is no longer listed?
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:42 AM
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Re: Parkersburg, WV

They left the org. I'm from the area. Delton Smith is no longer pastor there.
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:04 AM
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Re: Parkersburg, WV

Keith and Shelly Mendenhall pastor there now. Here is a link to the church website;

http://wvclc.org/
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:31 AM
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Re: Parkersburg, WV

I went to Bible college there. It's not a huge booming metropolis. Seems odd to have 2-3 UPC churches along with Bro Nelson's church/Bible College campus for the ALJC. There was also at least one independant there when I was in the area. Seems like a bit of overkill maybe.
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Old 01-23-2012, 03:49 PM
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I went to Bible college there. It's not a huge booming metropolis. Seems odd to have 2-3 UPC churches along with Bro Nelson's church/Bible College campus for the ALJC. There was also at least one independant there when I was in the area. Seems like a bit of overkill maybe.
Hmmmm.....how long have you been around old time Pentecost? At least in the South it is very common to see two or three or even more Oneness Pentecostal churches in even teeny tiny towns. Usually some are splits off other churches and each one thinks they are the only ones in town with the correct "standards".
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"We did not wear uniforms. The lady workers dressed in the current fashions of the day, ...silks...satins...jewels or whatever they happened to possess. They were very smartly turned out, so that they made an impressive appearance on the streets where a large part of our work was conducted in the early years.

"It was not until long after, when former Holiness preachers had become part of us, that strict plainness of dress began to be taught.

"Although Entire Sanctification was preached at the beginning of the Movement, it was from a Wesleyan viewpoint, and had in it very little of the later Holiness Movement characteristics. Nothing was ever said about apparel, for everyone was so taken up with the Lord that mode of dress seemingly never occurred to any of us."

Quote from Ethel Goss (widow of 1st UPC Gen Supt. Howard Goss) book "The Winds of God"
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Old 01-23-2012, 04:46 PM
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Re: Parkersburg, WV

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Hmmmm.....how long have you been around old time Pentecost? At least in the South it is very common to see two or three or even more Oneness Pentecostal churches in even teeny tiny towns. Usually some are splits off other churches and each one thinks they are the only ones in town with the correct "standards".
That's funny in a sad way.

Small community that I am from had a few churches. We were the UPC in town, ultra con. There is an Apo Assembly, the group whose icon is a shield. Had a friend that attended there. He wouldn't visit us because we were not with the AA. Several times we had visitors from that church. The women would worship God, and the men would stand with their arms folded. LOL

There is a PAW, very small. Mostly the pastor's family in attendance. We didn't fellowship them because they liberal.

Later a pseudo-oneness church opened, but they closed their rather quick.
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Re: Parkersburg, WV

Just a note___________as child the PAW and UPC in our area had total fellowship!

This is not practiced today...........becuzzzzzzzz standards rule
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I know it is common. It still just stinks of overkill and refusal to work with another man who is already there in an established church. Why not just go and work ALONG SIDE the church that is already there instead of feeling the need to start yet another church in the same area?
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:59 AM
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There are 3 UPC churches in the immediate Parkersburg area. Frank Bounds recently started one after CLC left the UPC. There is one PAW church. Bro Tisdale now pastors Spreading Truth, which is the ALJC campus formerly pastored by Bro Nelson. David Adams also pastors an independant church (very good man!). There is another church called Soul's Refuge that I believe has oneness persuasion. I will say that currently the UPC churches in the area seem to be fairly united and hold to a pretty moderate standard.
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Re: Parkersburg, WV

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Hmmmm.....how long have you been around old time Pentecost? At least in the South it is very common to see two or three or even more Oneness Pentecostal churches in even teeny tiny towns. Usually some are splits off other churches and each one thinks they are the only ones in town with the correct "standards".

Have you ever been to Kingsport, TN? There are a TON of Apostolic churches there. A TON.
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