FIRST TIME VISITORS

Change is common to all human life. We are not today what we were yesterday; we will not be tomorrow what we are today. Like our world, much of what we are, do, and say, is temporal.

 

However, there are a few things in life that never change-nor should they. Such is God. Unlike the human condition, God never changes (Malachi 3:6). He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Like Him, His truth is also everlasting. It remains the single constant in our ever-dynamic world of shifting cultural values. These truths of God are His word. They are recorded in the bible and they are foundational to life.

 

At Cross Park Church, we believe that the Bible is complete and adequate in itself to serve as the guide for our beliefs and way of living. We are an Assembly of God church nestled in the foothills of Northeast Tennessee. Our fellowship officially formed in 1914 when America was in the midst of a sweeping global revival. This revival was deeply spiritual and unlike any other of its day. It wasn't planned or heavily promoted, nor was it the work of a single person or tied to any specific church or denomination. In reality, it was more than a revival...it was a sovereign move of God's spirit, which transcended all boundaries and reached across people of all colors, ages, and denominations.

 

In this revival, people began experiencing the presence of the Holy Spirit in similar fashion as that recorded in the New Testament. Like the 120 believers in the Upper Room on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2), people involved in this revival were filled with the Holy Spirit. They too began speaking in unknown languages as they were baptized in the Holy Spirit. Outstanding miracles and signs of God's presence and anointing were openly visible. People were saved and lives were magnificently changed. Participants of this revival were given the name "Pentecostals."

 

As news of the revival spread, sightseers and news reporters came to mock and investigate this new outpouring of God. Many of these people who came to scoff were convicted under the power of the Holy Spirit and became converts to the cause of Christ. Similarly, as participants of the revival returned to their homes, they were now a changed people. They carried with them the message and reports of God's outpouring. Unfortunately, mainline churches quickly rejected this new Baptism phenomenon and many of the people involved, were ostracized and ridiculed by their communities. They were asked to leave or made to feel uncomfortable in their churches.

 

Soon Pentecostal leaders recognized the need for some type of organization or framework for supporting their ministries and continuing to fellowship with one another. Thus, in 1916, a set of doctrinal standards or Statement of Fundamental Truths, were established. These are listed on the What We Believe page in this website along with the supporting scripture.  We encourage you to review these to learn more about our church. In addition, if you have any questions or need any additional information, please feel free to Contact Us anytime. A member of our staff assist you in any way they can.

 

 

 

CROSS PARK CHURCH

2222 VOLUNTEER PARKWAY

BRISTOL, TN 37620

423-652-4692

SERVICE TIMES:

Sunday Church Services

Sunday School- 9:00 AM

Morning Worship Service- 10:00 AM

Prayer Service- 5:00 PM

Evening Worship Service- 6:00 PM

Mid-Week Services

Wednesday Evening Service- 7:00 PM

Youth Service- 7:00 PM

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CROSS PARK CHURCH

2222 VOLUNTEER PARKWAY

BRISTOL, TN 37620

423-652-4692

 

SERVICE TIMES:

Sunday Church Services

Sunday School- 9:00 AM

Morning Worship Service- 10:00 AM

Prayer Service- 5:00 PM

Evening Worship Service- 6:00 PM

Mid-Week Services

Wednesday Evening Service- 7:00 PM

Youth Service- 7:00 PM