CANAAN GUJARATI CHURCH
To witness the saving grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and bring many souls into the kingdom of God. To shepherd and build up the believers in the faith and facilitate their growth in the grace and the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ through various ministries of the church. To prepare the church for the glorious second appearing of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The church which is the body of Christ is a living organism and not a mere organization. It is formed by the gathering together of born again believers in a given locality as the "Lord adds to the church such as should be saved." It functions under the headship and lordship of the Lord Jesus Christ as believers gather together steadfastly for worship, breaking of bread, studying the word of God, fellowship and prayers (Acts 2:42) thereby to show forth His fullness, unity, love, wisdom and power.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe in the authority of the Holy Bible, as the complete Word of God. We believe in the Trinity - God's plan of salvation for mankind as planned by God the Father, executed by God the Son by His atoning death on the cross and His resurrection and applied and worked out in the life of the believers by God the Holy Spirit. We believe in the body of Christ the Universal Church composed of all born-again believers all over the world and the local expression of that body in every place where believers meet together for worship and breaking of bread, fellowship and Bible study and prayer.
Every Sunday worship service at 10.00 am
Online Prayer meeting Every 1st Saturday of the month
Call # 1 (646) 741-2244
PASTOR - LESLIE MACWAN
Born in textile town of Surat, India. Raised in Christian family, however, did not accept the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ until 1993. God gifted him with many talents and music was one of the talents, which he used in secular world as a teenager. But one day when traveling to perform in a concert, he met his savior. He met with an accident and I miraculously survived. That day he thought why did God give me a second change to live? He knew God had plan and purpose for his life. He gave his life to the Lord.
He moved to United States of America in 1995, and is currently employed at United States Postal Service. As always, Gods timing is perfect. In 2012, he received Masters in Biblical Study from True Hope Bible Seminary, Arkansas and started serving the Lord in local churches in Indian community and preaching in numerous churches locally and internationally. In 2015 became pastor of Canaan Gujarati Church.
His motto for life is Romans 28: 38-39 “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord”.
We believe that God is our sovereign Creator. God is the Creator, and ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. (Genesis 1:26-27 | Genesis 3:22 | Psalm 90:2 | Matthew 28:19 | 1 Peter 1:2 | 2 Corinthians 13:14)
We believe that the Holy Trinity eternally consists of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Holy Trinity is one God, existing in Three Persons. (Genesis 1:26-27 | Genesis 3:22 | Genesis 11:7 | Isaiah 6:8 | Isaiah 48:16 | Matthew 3:16-17 | Matthew 28:19 | John 3:16-17 | 1 Corinthians 8:6 | 2 Corinthians 13:1 | Revelation 1:1 | Revelation 4:11)
Jesus Christ - We believe Jesus Christ is Son of God, and Lamb of God. We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man ( John 1:1-3, Col. 1:15-16 . He is co-equal with the Father, and the Holy Spirit. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. Jesus Christ is the only way John (14:6, Acts 4:12)
The Holy Spirit – The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. John 16:13-14 , 2 Corinthians 3:17 | John 16:7-13 | John 14:16-17 | Acts 1:8 |1 Corinthians 2:12 | 1 Corinthians 3:16 | Ephesians 1:13 | Galatians 5:25 | Ephesians 5:18
We believe the Bible is God’s Word, and it is absolute truth
The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error.
2 Timothy 3:16 | 2 Peter 1:20-21 | 2 Timothy 1:13 |Psalm 119:105 | Psalm 119:160 | Psalm 12:6 | Proverbs 30:5
The Church – We believe Christ is the Head and church comprises of all who have been justified by God’s grace through faith in Christ alone. There is no earthly person, or pontiff, over God’s church. Ephesians 1:22-23
Christ’s Return - The coming of Christ, at a time known only to God, but we wait with constant expectancy.
We believe Communion is a public confession of a private conviction. Matthew 26:26-30 Mark 14:22-26 | Luke 22:19-20 |1 Corinthians 11:23-29
CGC-SI-NY ENTERING INTO 5TH YEAR
Canaan Gujarati Church is a Christ-centered, Bible-based, local church in the Staten Island. Our purpose is to be obedient to God's Word, based on the principles of the New Testament, to continue steadfastly in apostle's doctrine, fellowship, breaking of bread and in prayers (Acts 2:42).
Canaan Gujarati Church caters to the well-being of the total person-body, soul and spirit
I Thessalonians 5:23 and III John It is a family church that ministers to Indian community adults, youth and children.
By the Grace of God we unite in Body of Christ and His love. We learn true and living word and that word makes us lie down in green pastures, that leads us beside quiet waters, refreshes our soul, guides us along the right paths for his name’s sake and strengthen us looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.
Dedicated their life to unified by a love for Christ and His Kingdom. They are committed and helping Church to create a model for sustainable, make disciples, healthy Church growth for years to come and create an atmosphere of excitement and joy.
Trust in the Lord in all thy heart and lean not to thy own understanding.
Wake Up Call For The Believers #1
Isaiah 26:16, 20 2Chronicles 7: 13-14
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“I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in!” — Malachi 3:10
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