Lead Pastor Chuck Tanner
I have a Bachelor of Theology Masters' College and seminary, formerly Eastern Petecostal Bible College and have been ordained with the Pentecostal Assembly of Canada.
I was aware of the call of God when I was very young though I did not know what it was. I had no name or way to descrive it other than a strong sense that God was with me and wanted me to share His love. As I became a teenager I had a strong Christian influene in my Grandmother who knew how to pray and was unashameed of the faith she had. I gave my heart to Jesus at 6 years of age and from that day till now no matter the circumstance I am convinced He has upheld me and kept me in the best and worst of times. Interestingly, I had a very close connection with Gods' miracle working power. Forty years before I was born an uncle had been killed in a farming accident. He was brought into the farm house to be mourned and prepared for funeral. My gran took him into a room after he had grown cold and locked the door. As the Sun rose the next day the two of them walked out of the room. Most people concered fainted. But I believe in miracles and have seen them for myself. It was this uncle that first took me to Sunday school where Jesus was publicly invived into my heart. Yes I believe in miracles!
Understanding I come from a strong holiness movement and education may be helpful in understanding who I am. I believe in the 'second work of grace' whereby the Holy Spirit comes upon a believer and sanctifies him / her. Federally, in the presence of God it is complete and perfect, daily we are becoming sanctified as we live out our lives before God and man, and ultimately we shall see that sanctification and perfected love in the presence of God when we are gatered to Him, either in death or resurrection.
Philippians 3:12 - Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me His own. (ESV)
In addition I have read and affirm the Free Methodist statements / articles of faith and affirm them in my own life. I find no tension but instead sincere harmony moving forward in my own Christian journey and ministry.
A warm welcome to Church on the Hill est 1973. Blessings!