Worship Services in Allentown, PA
Nestled away in the neighborhoods of South Mountain, Allentown, you will find a church where people gather together to worship the Lord and be taught His Kingdom principles. All are welcome and we encourage you to attend a service. Contemporary and spontaneous worship, as the Spirit leads, starts at 10:00. Sunday school for children follows the worship service.
Emmanuel Fellowship Church was formed in the 1970’s by Dr. Joseph Nieves and his wife Gloria. Both are graduates of Elim Bible College, and Pastor Nieves was a former Dean of Pine Crest Bible College. Together they answered the call to form a church. A good friend and mentor of theirs, Sergio Valori, had already started a Bible study at Cedar Crest College. The Bible study began to grow, with people hungry for more of God’s best. People from all denominations were coming to these Bible studies for more teachings. Out of this, Pastor Nieves and Gloria formed Emmanuel Fellowship Church of Allentown. The first building was in East side of Allentown, and moved to its present location, as the church grew.
Pastor Nieves and Gloria retired from full time ministry and turned over the church to the assistant pastor, Joseph Csontos. Together with his wife, Janis, they continue to minister and preach the Gospel and Kingdom principles.
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He eternally exists as One in three persons: the Trinity, God the Father, God the Son (Jesus), and God the Holy Spirit. Each member of the Trinity serves different functions. God has existed in this relationship for all eternity.
The Son is the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the Son of God and the Son of Man. He is the God-Man, Immanuel (God with us). He is God. He is Head of the Church, His Body. He came in flesh, born of the virgin Mary, lived a perfect, sinless life and died for the sins of the world. He is our Savior.
The Holy Spirit is God. God is spirit and those that worship God do so in spirit and in truth. The Holy Spirit is in the earth today, speaking in hearts and minds of all. Believers need to be baptized in the Holy Spirit.
Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 1:35; John 5:19-23, 14:10, 14-18; Romans 8:9-11; I Corinthians 8:6; II Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 1:2,5; James 2:19
The Bible is the inspired and written word of God. It was penned by men directed by the Holy Spirit. As the only completely reliable and truthful authority, we accept the Bible as our manual for living. It has been, and always will be relevant to our lives. The Bible is all truth with no errors, and meant for all people.
Psalms 119:105; Isaiah 40:8; John 1:1; John 5:39; Romans 15:4; Timothy 3:1; Hebrews 1:1-2, 4:12; I Peter 1:25
Man was created in the image of God, for the purpose of having a relationship with God. We became separated from God by sin. The first man, Adam, sinned against God. That disobedience has been passed down to us all as a nature that is predisposed to sin. We all have sinned and come short of God’s expectation for us.
Salvation of our sins is only provided through the blood of Jesus Christ. He died on the cross, and rose again so that we might live for eternity with him. Heaven is the realm of God, Hell is the realm without God. We will spend eternity in either Heaven or Hell. Salvation cannot be earned; it is a free gift available to all people. The only way to enter the kingdom of God is by asking forgiveness of sin. If we believe in Jesus, we are forgiven of all our sins and the nature of sin. His salvation not only forgives, but also cleanses us completely.
Genesis 1:26-30, 2:7, 18-22; Psalms 8:3-6, 32:1-5; Isaiah 1:18, 53:5-6; Matthew 1:21, 27:22-66, 28:1-6; John 3:16, 36, 5:24; Acts 2:21, 4:12, 16:30-31; Romans 1:16, Romans 3:23-25, 5:8-10, 6:6-12; II Corinthians 5:17-18; Galatians 2:20; Ephesians 2:8-10; Revelation 3:20
The church is a group of local believers with a common unity of faith in Christ. Our purpose is to preach the Gospel to our community, and to the world. We are committed to the teachings of Christ, and seek to edify one another. We each have gifts and ministries and need to develop and use them. We each have a part in the local body of believers. The Kingdom of God is on earth today. The Son of Man was in Heaven while on earth. We are citizens of Heaven today. We are His ambassadors to the earth. We are His messengers.
Matthew 16:18-19; Acts 5:11-14, 13:1-3, 14:23, 16:5, 20:28; I Corinthians 7:17, 9:13-14, 12:12-31; Ephesians 1:22-23, 2:19-22, 3:10-12; Colossians 3:15; I Timothy 4:14; I Peter 5:1-3; Revelation 21:2-3