ETERNAL GRACE CHURCH
I. Mission Statement and the Church History:

In the Month of April 2009, a small gathering of Tamil Christians were longing to grow spiritually and praying earnestly to have a fellowship. By the guidance of God the Holy Spirit, a congregation was formed and named as Eternal Grace Church for the Heavenly purpose of:

1. Gaining knowledge of the Holy Bible (1 Peter 2:2) whereby to be conformed to the Glorious Image of Jesus Christ our LORD and Savior (Romans.8:29)
2. Preaching and teaching the Holy Scriptures to other fellow-men and women (Psalm 68:11)
3. Increasing in good deeds to others solely for the Glory of God (Matthews 5:16; Hebrews 13:16)
4. Preparing ourselves and others to meet our Glorious and Blessed Savior Jesus Christ at His imminent Return to the Midair to Rapture His Glorious Church so as to be with Him in the Glory throughout all Eternity (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)

As much as the Fundamental truths of Assemblies of God in the U.S. are precisely scriptural-based, our congregation aspired to be part of that denomination. As a result of our desire, Eternal Grace Church was affiliated to the Assemblies of God in the month of August 2009. By divine providence, our church is growing spiritually and numerically. Believers residing in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania are wholeheartedly attending Sunday Services and all Special Services of Eternal Grace Church. The Church is being attended at times by missionaries, evangelists, pastors and Bible teachers of the Assemblies of God. In order to avoid diversion from the true Word of God, we selectively invite ministers who believe as well as devotedly follow all the sixteen fundamental Truths of the Assemblies of God.

As part of the mission of the Great Commission, we have zeal to reach the unreached regardless of the ethnic background. In order to fulfill the mission, our congregation has designated and dedicated evangelistic ministries. With much prayer as we are endeavoring to win new souls for the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, we are rest assured by the Holy Bible that such Labor is not in vain in the LORD. (1 Corinthians 15:58).

II. What We Believe:

1. The Scriptures are Inspired by God

2. There is only One True God existing in Three Persons: God the Father, God the Son,
    and God the Holy Spirit

3. Jesus Christ is Eternal God, Who is the Second Person of the Trinity
4. Man Willingly Fell into Sin
5. Every Person Can Have Restored Fellowship with God only through 'Salvation'
6. Water Baptism is only by Immersion
7. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is Special Experience following Salvation
8. ‘Speaking in Tongues’ is the initial physical evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit
9. Sanctification Initially Occurs at Salvation
10. The Church has a Mission
11. A Divinely Called and Scripturally Ordained Leadership Ministry Serves the Church
12. Divine Healing of the Sick is a Privilege for Christians Today
13. The Blessed Hope: Jesus will Rapture His Church Prior to His Return to Earth
14. The Millennial Reign of Christ will follow the Great Tribulation Period
15. Final Judgment Will Take Place
16. A New Heaven and A New Earth will replace the existing heaven and earth