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Community Pentecostal Chapel - Bell Island

Community Pentecostal Chapel - Bell Island

History of the Community Pentecostal Chapel - Bell Island



The Community Pentecostal Chapel is one of the five churches serving the Christian community on Bell Island, the largest of many islands in Conception Bay. The pioneer assembly was started under the leadership of Pastor John W. Hammond (1976-80) and opened its doors for Worship on September 12, 1976; the church steadily grew to a hundred strong by 1979. The pioneer work was initiated as the missionary Vision of the Sunday School of Bethesda Pentecostal Church in St. John's, the church building was built with the large offerings given by Elim and Bethesda Pentecostal assemblies. A number of pastors served the Community Chapel after Pastor Hammond; the better known among them were Pastors Brown (1981-83) and Don Young (1983-85). After Pastor Young left the church membership declined and almost dwindled to Nothing by 1989. Thereafter it was used as a preaching outpost by the four Pentecostal assemblies of St. John's.

In 1994 under the lay leadership of Keith King who revived the Kid's Club (attendance of 40-50) and Helena and Wallace Highmore and Linda Spencer of Bell Island who helped in coordinating the church actives on Bell Island. The church attendance has grown again to more than 25, Made up mostly of young people. The services held on Friday evenings, usually attracts 60 youths.

Information and Records of the Community Pentecostal Chapel - Bell Island

All var/ should be addressed to PAON
Lance Cove Road
Bell Island, Newfoundland

Information and Records for Community Pentecostal Chapel - Bell Island

Telephone and Fax #:
(709) 488-3064
Fax #: none available

e-mail address:
none available at this time

Home page:
none available at this time

no full time minister

Secretary: none

Records available: all records since the Chapel opening are available at the Chapel. There are no records available at the Provincial Archives Of NF and LAB (PANL)

There are no Vital Statistics Volumes available for the Pentecostal Religion

Cemetery used: At the front of the R.C. Cemetery on Beach Road Hill at the front of the Island, some Pentecostal members are buried there, As well as at the Old Presbyterian Cemetery located up behind the United Church on Lance Cove Road (side road).

All records prior to this Church opening can be found at the PAON Administration Office and Archives at the address above

The following is a list of Pastors who served the Community Pentecostal Parish:

Pastor John W. Hammond (1974-1978)
Pastor Randy Caines (1979-1980)
Pastor Peter Brown (1980-1981)
Pastor Donald S. Young (1981-1984)
Pastor Glen B. Gordon (1984-1986)
Pastor B. Milton Jenkins (1986-1987)
Pastor Arthur C. Wheeler (1987-1989)
Pastor Leonard Mackey (1989-1990)

There is no full time Pastor at this parish, each Pastor takes turns coming over from St. John's on service days.



Special thanks to Burton Janes, Archivist at PAON all his input on the history and for sending me the photo of the church

Contributed by Barbara McGrath

Page Revised: July 2002 (Don Tate)

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