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About us

Workings of the church

Dr. Rev. John R. Carlo has been Senior Pastor of CPC for 28 years. Our church is the oldest Pentecostal Church on Staten Island. We began as a prayer meeting in 1923 and God has allowed us to grow into a large multi-cultural congregation.


We have many different ministries and many opportunities to get involved in, click here to see how you can get involved.

"And whatever you do, whether in word or deed,
do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks
to God the Father through Him."
Colossians 3:17


  1. We believe the Bible is the infallible Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit.

  2. We believe there is only one living and true God, Eternal, with unlimited power, creator of all things and that in the one God are three distinct Persons: The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

  3. We believe that mankind’s only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

  4. We believe in salvation and healing through faith, in the shed blood of Jesus Christ.

  5. We believe the inward evidence of salvation to the believer is by the witness of the Holy Spirit: the outward evidence to others is a life of holiness and love.

  6. We believe that Water Baptism by immersion, in the Name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, is a public witness in obedience to Christ.

  7. We believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit as evidenced by speaking in other tongues. This Baptism empowers the believer for life and service.

  8. We believe that the Communion is to commemorate the Lord’s death until He returns.

  9. We believe that church is the body of Christ.

  10. We believe that there is an accuser, the devil who is defeated by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ which is the victory of His people over the enemy.

  11. We believe that hell is the place where Satan, his demons and all those who do not accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior will spend eternity.

  12. We believe that the Lord Himself will descend from Heaven and gather all born-again believers to Himself. That there will also be a day of judgement when the unrighteous will go into everlasting punishment and the righteous into life eternal with God.

Statement of Faith


Although we began as a prayer meeting in 1923, God has allowed us to grow into a large mutli-cultural congregation.  The present property site in which Christian Pentecostal stands on was dedicated in 1964. 

The videos below show the historic events of the church building being built and the congregation activities.

CPC History
Church History
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