At Kinston First Pentecostal Holiness Church, our mission is to reach and influence the lives of people through a Christ centered Bible based church.  It is our goal to enlighten, equip and empower others to fulfill God’s plan and purpose in their lives.  We are committed to bringing people into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and assisting them to maturity in the Christian faith.  It is through discipleship that all believers are equipped to share the gospel message with others.

1. Christ

We believe in the incarnation of Christ through the virgin, which we hold without question, as written in the Word of God (Isaiah 7:14; 9:6; Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 2:26-35). We believe that He was a perfect, sinless human being in whom dwelt all the fullness of the Godhead bodily (Colossians 2:9), that He was a very good and perfect man. We believe that He lived a sinless life and died upon the cross as an all sufficient atonement for our sins, for our personal transgressions and also for original sin.

2. The Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit, proceeding from the Father and the Son, is of one substance, majesty and glory with the Father and the Son. We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person and that He is the executive agent of the Godhead in the dispensation of grace; that He anoints the preaching of the Word, convicts of Sin and applies the benefits of the atonement; that He is our teacher, comforter, and guide, taking the things of Christ and revealing them to us, glorifying Christ, guiding us into all truth, and showing us things to come; that all of these ministries are based upon and function in accordance with the written Word of God. (John 14:16,17,26; 15:26;16:7-11,13-15)

3. Christ’s Resurrection

We believe in the bodily resurrection of Christ, in His triumphant ascension into heaven, and that He (in His glorified body, as a complete human being, with all things appertaining to the perfections of man’s nature) now sits at the right hand of heaven’s Majesty until He shall return to judge the world at the last day. Perfect, sinless humanity is at the heart of the moral universe, participating in the government of creation and interceding for His saints, until He shall come to judge the living and the dead in the end of the age.

4. The Holy Scriptures

This ministry believes the Bible to be the inspired, Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21; John 10:35)

5. The Efficiency of the Blood of Jesus

We believe in the efficiency and sufficiency of the Blood of Jesus Christ for the commissions of sins committed in the past: for the regeneration of sinners, and for salvation or deliverance from sin and sinning (Matthew 26:28; Luke 22:20; Acts 20:28; Romans 5:9; Ephesians 1:7, 2:13; Colossians 1:14, 20; 1 Peter 1:18, 19; 1 John 1:7; Revelations 1:5, 5:9; 1 John 2:1, 3:5-10, 5:18; Romans 6:22, 7:24, 25, 8:1-4)

6. The Future of Believers

We believe that through faith in Christ we have eternal life (John 3:14-16, 36); and that Christ has prepared a place for His own in Heaven (John 14:1-3). This is a “portion of the reward of the righteous,” though “eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him” (1 Corinthians 2:9)

7. Divine Healing

We believe that provision was made in the atonement for the healing of our bodies as set forth in the following Scriptures: Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:16, 17; Mark 16:15-18; James 5:14-16; Exodus 15:26.

8. The Second Coming of Jesus

We believe in the imminent, personal, pre-millennial, second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. There will be two stages of the second coming of Christ; the first for the purpose of catching away His saints who are prepared for the Rapture before the Great Tribulation period (Matthew 24:40-44; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 3:10,11; 4:1,2); and the second at the end of the Great Tribulation, when He shall come back with His saints to destroy the armies of the Antichrist, to judge the nations of the world, and to inaugurate the millennial reign (Matthew 25:31-33; 2 Thessalonians 2:8; Revelation 19:11-21; 20:1-6).

9. The Great Commission

We believe as our Lord stated in his last command on earth which was to charge every believer with the responsibility of taking the gospel to all nations. We believe in using every modern means of communication available to us to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world.