We’re an Apostolic Pentecostal church.
What does that mean?
We’re Apostolic in the sense that we preach the same message that the apostles of Jesus Christ preached in the book of Acts, first century church without the filter of post-apostolic religious leaders. Our goal is to return to teaching Apostolic doctrine and not the ideas of man.
Being Pentecostal refers to the experience of Acts 2. The early church members were filled with the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in other tongues. This miraculous experience is a clear sign that the Spirit of God has come to inhabit the seeker.
For more information about what we believe, click here to schedule a Bible study.
ILC Riverside was started as a daughter campus in 2019 by Pastor Preston Brown and his family with the support of the mother church, ILC Rialto, and Rialto’s Bishop Larry L. Booker and Pastor Joel M. Booker.
In late 2018, God woke up Pastor Brown in the middle of the night and gave him a call and burden to plant a church in the heart of Riverside, CA. Out of that burden, and by the grace of God, a church is now being established in Magnolia Center.
We’re on a mandate and mission from God to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ (see Acts 2:38) and to train as many disciples as possible before His soon return.
In order to accomplish that, we have determined to be missions-minded. Church planting is in our DNA, so our sights are set already on planting more churches in the Inland Empire and beyond.
Ultimately, we’re on our way to Heaven and would love to see you join us.
What does this mean for you? Most importantly, you’re always welcome at Hope Church. We’re saving a seat for you. Wherever you’re at in your faith journey, you’ll be welcomed here.
Beyond that, if you’re ready to get in touch with a person on our leadership team directly, click here.
Mission: To Make Disciples & Magnify Jesus
The Great Commission, Matthew 28:19-20 (NET)
19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.
The Book of Acts 1st Century Church in the 21st Century:
Apostolic in Teaching + Pentecostal in Experience
Core Values: Loving God and Loving Others
The Great Commandment, Matthew 22:37-40 (NET)
37 Jesus said to him, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 The second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.
Purposes of the Church
Acts 2:37-47 (Click here to read)
- Witness (Evangelism)
- Warmth (Fellowship)
- Worship (Magnify Jesus)
- Word (Discipleship)
- Work (Ministry)
- Wonders (Miracles)
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