Welcome to First Pentecostal Church in Edna, Texas
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The First Pentecostal Church of Edna invites you to join us in service for a true, old-fashioned Pentecostal experience.
Our church is in Edna, Texas. We are centrally located between Houston, San Antonio, and Corpus Christi.
SUNDAY Morning, 10 a.m.
SUNDAY Evening, 7 p.m.
WEDNESDAY Evening, 7:30 p.m.
We believe that the Bible – the 66 books of Genesis through Revelations – is the unabridged, unadulterated, and inspired Word of God.
While the ceremonious laws and blood sacrifices of the Old Testament were done away with by His cross, we understand that the examples and principles of the law still remain. Paul says that "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness" (II Timothy 3:16). In the previous verse, Paul tells Timothy that he had known from a child the Holy Scriptures, which ARE able to make him wise unto salvation. This shows that the Old Testament is the scriptures that Paul is referring to, and that they are presently valuable for the teaching and enhancement of salvation today. Acts 2:42 states that "And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine..."
To obey this scripture, one must know and understand what it was that the apostles preached. Jesus gave Peter the keys to the kingdom of Heaven (Matt. 16:19), which he used on the day of Pentecost when he told them to repent, be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sin, and that they would receive the Holy Ghost. These keys were used again in Samaria (Acts 8:15-17), at the house of Cornelius (Acts 10:44-48), and by Paul in Ephesus (Acts 19:1-6).
Peter referred to this teaching as, speaking to Jews who questioned Peter's association with Gentiles, "...words, whereby thou and all thy house shall be saved." This was the foundation teaching of the apostles (Eph. 2:20, Acts 16:5) and was never meant to be changed (I Cor. 3:11). The letters (epistles) of the apostles were written to churches established upon this born-again experience taught by the apostles and Jesus Himself (John 3:5). Paul taught Timothy to continue in the things which he had learned (II Tim. 3:14-15) as he did the Thessalonian church (II Thess. 2:15), the Corinthian church (I Cor. 11:1), and all of the churches (I Cor. 7:17).
The Law of Moses did not change for over four thousand years. Not until the coming of Christ and the establishment of the New Covenant was there any alteration to the ways of God. And yet, Jesus said that He did not come to destroy the Law, but fulfill it. The epistles, written a mere 30 years after the formation of the church, were not meant to change the foundation, but were given as the building materials to further the progress and growth of the church. REMEMBER: "One Lord, one faith, one baptism" (Eph. 4:5), and "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and for ever" (Hebrews 13:8). Therefore, let us "...earnestly contend for the faith which was one delivered unto the saints (Jude 1:3).
REV. DARRELL CLARK
In 1978, our pastor and his wife began a five-year career as an evangelist holding revivals throughout the United States. Concurrently, Rev. Clark was a field representative for Accelerated Christian Education (ACE).
In 1983, he and his wife Peggy and their son Brannon, moved to Kingsport, Tennessee to assume the pastorate of the Calvary Apostolic Tabernacle. During this 10-year stay, Rev. Clark was also the founder and proprietor of a lucrative electrical contracting business.
In 1994, the Clark family moved to Edna, Texas to accept the pastorship of the First Pentecostal Church of Edna, due to the untimely passing of the founder and pastor of 41 years, Rev. M.C. Lee. Now, the First Pentecostal Church of Edna, under the leadership of Rev. Clark, is continuing the Pentecostal Apostolic legacy and has become a vibrant and exciting example of true Pentecost in action.
With the addition of the Edna Christian Academy, a Christian school for grade levels K-12 that uses the Accelerated Christian Education curriculum, to the church's ministry, the church is true fulfillment of the the scripture "...continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine..." and "Train up a child in the way he should go..." Rev. Clark received his M.A.I.S. degree in the Spring of 2003 at the University of Houston-Victoria with concentrations in history and education.
It is the sincere desire of Rev. Clark and the entire congregation of the First Pentecostal Church of Edna to extend to all a cordial invitation to visit any time during our services. Come and experience the exuberance of Pentecost.