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who we are
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Mission
 
Here at LVA we strive to create opportunities for the lost to come to know Jesus Christ as their personal savior. For those who know him, to be strengthened in their walk with him. We want each person to reach their full potential in Christ through discipleship by one of our many ministries here at LVA.
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Vision
 
To be a place of hope for both churched and unchurched people.
what we believe
we believe
   that the Scriptures are Inspired by God and declare His design and plan for mankind.
 
we believe
   that there is only One True God–revealed in three persons…Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (commonly known as the Trinity).
 
we believe
   in the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. As God’s son Jesus was both human and divine.
 
we believe
   though originally good, man willingly fell to sin–ushering evil and death, both physical and spiritual, into the world.
 
we believe
   that every person can have restored fellowship with God through ‘salvation’ (trusting Christ, through faith and repentance, to be our personal Savior). [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the AG]
 
we believe
   and practice two ordinances—(1) water baptism by Immersion after repenting of one’s sins and receiving Christ’s gift of salvation, and (2) Holy Communion (the Lord’s Supper) as a symbolic remembrance of Christ’s suffering and death for our salvation.
 
we believe
   that the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a Special Experience Following Salvation that empowers believers for witnessing and effective service, just as it did in New Testament times. [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the AG]
 
we believe
   that the initial physical evidence of the baptism in the Holy Spirit is ‘speaking in tongues,’ as experienced on the Day of Pentecost and referenced throughout Acts and the Epistles.
 
we believe
   that sanctification initially occurs at salvation and is not only a declaration that a believer is holy, but also a progressive lifelong process of separating from evil as believers continually draw closer to God and become more Christlike.
 
we believe
   that the church has a mission to seek and save all who are lost in sin. We believe ‘the church’ is the body of Christ and consists of the people who, throughout time, have accepted God’s offer of redemption (regardless of religious denomination) through the sacrificial death of His son Jesus Christ.
 
we believe
   in a divinely called and scripturally ordained leadership ministry serving the church. The Bible teaches that each of us under leadership must commit ourselves to reach others for Christ, to worship Him with other believers, to build up or edify the body of believers–the Church and to meet human need with ministries of love and compassion.
 
we believe
   that divine healing of the sick is a privilege for Christians today and is provided for in Christ’s atonement (His sacrificial death on the cross for our sins). [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the AG]
 
we believe
   in the blessed hope—when Jesus raptures His church prior to His return to Earth (the second coming). At this future moment in time, all believers who have died will rise from their graves and will meet the Lord in the air, and Christians who are alive will be caught up with them, to be with the Lord forever. [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the AG]
 
we believe
   in the millennial reign of Christ when Jesus returns with His saints at His second coming and begins His benevolent rule over earth for 1,000 years. This millennial reign will bring the salvation of national Israel and the establishment of universal peace.
 
we believe
   that a final Judgment will take place for those who have rejected Christ. They will be judged for their sin and consigned to eternal punishment in a punishing lake of fire.
 
we believe
   and look forward to the perfect new heavens and a new Earth that Christ is preparing for all people, of all time, who have accepted Him. We will live and dwell with Him there forever following His millennial reign on Earth. ‘And so shall we forever be with the Lord!’

Here is a short video summing up who we are as a church

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staff and leadership team
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Marty & Tina Tackett
Senior Pastors
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Billy Sellars
AMP’D Up Teacher
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Youth Pastors
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Pamela Todd
Children’s Pastor
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Patricia Ettestad
Women’s Ministry
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Fonda Matthews
Prayer Ministry
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Samantha Smith
Worship Director
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Hunter Smith
Media Director