Our Mission

To repent before the cross.
To hope in the resurrection.
To love God and our neighbor.
To invite others to do the same.

What We Believe

We are an Assemblies of God church.
We believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
begotten from the Father before all ages,
God from God,
Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made;
of the same essence as the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven;
he became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary, and was made human.
He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered and was buried.
The third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again with glory
to judge the living and the dead.
His kingdom will never end.

And we believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life.
He proceeds from the Father and the Son,
and with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified.
He spoke through the prophets.
We believe in one holy worldwide and apostolic church.
We affirm one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look forward to the resurrection of the dead,
and to life in the world to come.


• Cake and Coffee from 10:00-10:30
• Sunday Morning Communion at 10:30
We sing, read the scriptures together, hear the word of God proclaimed, and partake of Lord’s Supper. Come join us.


Wednesday Night Family Service is from 6:30-7:30pm.
First, we sing songs, pray, and hear the word of God proclaimed. Then, at 7:00pm we share a community meal. All are welcome!

Need a ride? Call the church for the church bus to pick you up!

All Things Common

Community Bible studies happen at various times and locations. Please call the church for info. 319-853-8664.

Our Leaders

Joseph Lear

Lead Pastor


Joseph Lear grew up in Burkina Faso, a French-speaking West African nation. He holds an MA from Yale University and a PhD from the University of Aberdeen. Joseph leads our church, liaisons with immigrant communities, and directs Chi Alpha Christian Community at the University of Iowa.

Abby Anderson

Associate Pastor


Abby Anderson is an Iowa City native. She attended Evangel University in Springfield, MO before returning to Iowa City to serve the church she grew up in. Abby hosts children’s church every Sunday morning, co-leads our Wednesday family service, and heads community action.

Kyle Anderson

Facilities Manager


Need to rent our facilities for an event, training, wedding, or party? Call Kyle at 319-333-6686.

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