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Our church strives to conduct its life in accordance with the pattern and spirit of the Bible. We believe the scriptures to be inspired by God and adequate to rule upon the faith and practice of all God’s people. God calls us to be followers of Jesus Christ and, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to grow as communities of grace, joy and peace, so that God’s healing and hope flow through us to the world.
Church of Praise...
...is a Christian community of believers which is distinguished by its emphasis on being a God-loving, Christ-centered and Spirit-filled local church. As of January 2016, it has planted one daughter church in Taman Setia Indah (Faith Community Assembly), a Vietnamese Ministry in Skudai and another church in Cambodia (Taming AOG). Church of Praise is also instrumental in the setting up of Praise Lighthouse AOG, Taman Perling.
The church grew out of a few families meeting in Taman Perling and was formally accepted as a member of the National Evangelical Christian Fellowship of Malaysia in 1990. Much of the theology of Church of Praise corresponds to Pentecostal teachings such as the doctrine of the Trinity, the Bible as divinely inspired and the infallible authoritative rule of faith and conduct, the emphasis that all Christians are entitled to and should seek the baptism in the Holy Spirit, the conviction that the baptism in the Holy Spirit empowers the believer for Christian life and service, the present day use of spiritual gifts and the belief in divine healing. The church places a strong emphasis on the fulfillment of the Great Commission and is known for its emphasis on missions, raising godly families, vibrant worship, and community service.
The church is governed by a team comprising the Senior Pastor and Church Board, with the financial matters and ministries administered by a full-time staff, administrative team members, ministry coordinators and small group leaders. It currently has a combined membership of about 600 people and it has a missionary presence in the migrant workers community in Johor Bahru, particularly to the Vietnamese and the Filipinos.
The church is also instrumental in setting up Rainbow House in 2012, a joint project with U-Turn Centre. Rainbow House caters to the needs of single mothers to help take care of their children.
In 2015, the church, in line with its vision to make a positive impact on peoples’ lives, set up Persatuan Prihatin Komuniti Johor Bahru to offer community services such as counselling, training and financial assistance.
Our organisational structure as of 2018