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Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
Childrens Church Wed 7:30 p.m.
Guide Pointe Church
527 E. 15th Street
Bedford, IN 47421
(812) 279-5258 or (812) 279-6384
Fax: (812) 279-6384
Pastor Gary Robinson
Guide Pointe Church History
"To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace." Luke 1:79 KJV Guiding all generations through ministry, education, and fellowship to the light of Christ.
"And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest? And he said, how can I, except some man guide me." Acts 8:30-31 KJV
Connecting believers, community, and God to bring about a greater harvest. "Let both grow together until the harvest..." Mathew 13:30 KJV
Two Evangelists...A Train Ride...and an appointment with God's will...
In 1921 two evangelists, both with a burden for the city of Bedford, boarded the very same train. Neither of these men knew the other. Neither did they know the others' burden for this city. A chance conversation directed by God introduced these two men to each other and Bro. Lewis and Bro. Albey set off together to win Bedford for Christ. Christ Temple was established in 1921. It is an Apostolic Pentecostal Church affiliated with the UPCI. Since 1921, it has seen seven pastorates and is currently pastored by Christopher R. Perry and Senior Pastor Elliot Perry. Christ Temple one of the oldest established churches in Bedford and has received honors from the city of Bedford. Christ Temple is a church moving forward with numerous ministries designed for the modern family and it's particular needs. It is a church firmly established with an eye towards the future.
History of the UPCI
The United Pentecostal Church International (UPCI) has been among the fastest growing denominations in North America since it was formed in 1945 by the merger of the Pentecostal Church, Incorporated, and the Pentecostal Assemblies of Jesus Christ. From 617 churches listed in 1946, the UPCI in North America (United States and Canada) today lists 4,142 churches, 8,801 ministers, and reports a Sunday School attendance of 498,903. Moreover, it is also located in 170 other nations with 22,881 licensed ministers, 28,351 churches and meeting places, 571 missionaries, and a foreign constituency of over 3 million, making a total worldwide constituency of more than 4,036,945. The UPCI emerged out of the Pentecostal movement that began in Topeka, Kansas in 1901. It traces its organizational roots to October 1916, when a large group of ministers withdrew from the Assemblies of God over the doctrinal issues of the oneness of God and water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ. The basic governmental structure of the UPCI is congregational with local churches being autonomous: the congregation elects its pastor and its leaders, owns its property, decides its budget, establishes its membership, and conducts all necessary business. The central organization embraces a modified presbyterian system in that ministers meet in sectional, district, and general conferences to elect officials and to conduct business of the organization. The UPCI headquarters building, located in Hazelwood, Missouri, houses offices for its general officials, the Pentecostal Publishing House, and a Christian bookstore. Among its endorsed institutions are seven Bible colleges, a children's home, a residency for troubled young men, ministries to those addicted to alcohol and other drugs, an Alcohol and Chemical Treatment Series a chaplaincy for prisoners, and it endorses chaplains to the military.