27 MIDDLETON ROAD,
HACKNEY, E8 4BN
020 7275 0074
Welcome to Hackney Apostolic Church
Here at Hackney Apostolic Church we see a vibrant, life-giving church.
We see a church that grows bigger than the biggest building can hold. We see a church that grows deeper in worship, passionate in praise, warmer through friendship and mature through teaching. We see a church, in which all play their part, releasing their God given gifts.
Where It’s All About Jesus
Hackney Apostolic exists to reach and influence the community of Hackney by teaching through the Word of God, equipping believers for a Spirit filled life and and empowering people to lead and impact in every sphere of life.
The Word of God
Repentance and Conversion
The One True God
The Name of Jesus
As a young girl growing up in Jamaica, I would read my bible and pray even though I was not a Christian. I was invited by my friend to the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ in Cascade, Jamaica on Sunday 13th October 1957. On arrival at the church, I could not help but admired the way in which the young brethren were worshipping the Lord. Someone approached me with a challenge and stated “If you think you’re bad step inside.” I took the challenge and went inside the church and took a seat. As I sat listening to the preacher, the preacher looked at me and said, “Would you put fire in your bosom?” I said “no”. After which the preacher said again “would you burn somebody” I replied, “why not”. He said to me “you better come to God now.” I asked him “who are you talking to” he answered “you.” I hissed my teeth and flashed my hand. The preacher said unto me the second time, “you better come to God.” I was again challenged by someone who said to me, “if you think you are bad, go to the altar.”
I got up in defiance and went to the altar and knelt down so the person could see that I was in for the challenge. As I knelt at the altar, God took possession of my soul from that moment. I was filled with the power of the Holy Ghost and began speaking in tongues as the spirit gave me utterance. I was baptised on Sunday October 27th 1957 in the name of Jesus Christ at the said church under the leadership of Bishop R.C. Walker.
I came to London in November of 1960 to join my late husband Bro Samuel Douglas where we worshipped together at an Apostolic Church under the leadership of Bishop A.J. Gordon in Battersea.
While worshipping still at Bishop Gordon, the Lord showed Bro Samuel to come and work in the East of London. God opened doors for us that through our courage and bravery, The Hackney Pentecostal Apostolic Church was birthed. I was ordained a Pastor in 1990 by the late Bishop Murray who was the senior Bishop above Bishop Walker.
God has been so good to me and I am confident that He walks with me. My intention is to remain faithful and true to Him as He is the one who paid the price for me. This short testimony is to prove to you that God is a Saviour and what He has done for me, He will do the same for you. Do give God a chance in your life as He is more than able to see you through, regardless of your situation.
In closing I would like to leave you with this scripture taken from 2nd Chronicles 15:7 “Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded.” You are always welcome at the Hackney Pentecostal Apostolic Church at any time during our services and we look forward to seeing you. God bless you.
Purpose Hope Transformation
Proverbs 29:18 “Where there is no vision, the people perish” This talks about vision which to us is having a Purpose
Romans 8:18 declares “For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God"
1 Corinthians 2:4 “And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power"
The stated verses above encapsulates our vision in these three Words: Purpose, Hope, Transformation.
Our vision is to further the gospel in the communities around us and beyond. We are expecting more souls to be birthed for the Kingdom of God. The Bible declares “for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people” With this in mind, we intend to tap into nations and cultures whom we have reached and have never reached before with the gospel.
It is our aim and desire that everyone can gather in oneness and worship the Lord with a pure language. The harvest is plenty but the labourers are few.
We are intending for people to come to Jesus and to have a relationship with Him as their personal Saviour. We want them to experience the peace, the healing and love of God in their hearts.
Sunday 12:00pm – Midday Worship
Sunday 6.00pm – Evening Worship
Tuesday 7:30pm – Youth Service
Wednesday 7.30pm – Prayer Service
Thursday 7.30pm – Bible Study
“Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth” Ecclesiastes 12:1.
“Nevertheless I will remember my covenant with thee in the days of thy youth, and I will establish unto thee an everlasting covenant.” Ezekiel 16:60.
Best practices have showed us that Youth is certainly the best time to starting serving the Lord. There are many inspiring stories of Youth in the Bible who have been revolutionaries have made indelible mark that have impacted our salvation.
It is evident that the devil is working hard on the youths of today and captivating their minds and to turn them away form the Lord. One of our mission and purpose is to give our youth the tools needed for this spiritual battle with the devil. We intend for them to never retreat or sound defeat in the battle with the devil.
As a youth, you can stand, you can make the difference. You can purpose in your heart that you will live for God and die for God. You can be one of them and fulfil Paul’s encouragement to Timothy which he stated “Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity”.
You will have the opportunity to share in the ministry. There are a range of activities and we are sure you will find something to your liking.
“For with God nothing shall be impossible” (LUKE 1:37)
I love what God is
I love what God is doing for this congregation. Keep the faith keep holding on. Call my wife’s cousin Lesleen in prayer.
Praise the Lord, Greetings in the
Praise the Lord,
Greetings in the name of the lord Jesus Christ, from Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America. We hope to find you all well. My testimony is in 2009 my grandmother decided to tell me that my dad who I knew did not think I was his, I was so devastated. I was 35 yrs old, married with two children. I went to my mother to ask her about it and needless to say she did not know that they felt that way! They never told my mom! My mother was so upset that I had to calm her down! My mom told me that if he was not the father then she know who it could be! Saints that was another blow to my heart, I was crushed! Then she asked me did I want to know and I told her no, I will let her know and I asked her not to say anything to anyone, I was so ashamed and brokened. During this time I was separated from my husband living with my grandmother and dad. It was about a year later when I went to my mom asking who she think he is, she told me, he lived in New York City at the time. I asked my mom to get his number so that when I was ready to contact him I would have his information. Needless to say my mom took it upon herself and contacted him, so by the time I contacted him, he was informed already. So I asked him would he take a paternity test with me and he said that he would! So that year he came down from New York and we did a DNA test. I informed him that I would pay my half of the test when I was ready to know that results, he said that was fine. Years past by and the matter was weighting on my very heavily to contact my grandmother and ask her some questions of why they question me. The lord last year put on my heart to go to her and speak with her, the first time I did not get what I was looking for so the lord put it back on my heart in May of 2018 to go back to her and ask her again, so in June of 2018 I was on a phone conference for apostolic women and the subject was the fatherless daughter. After that lesson the lord had confirmed what I needed to do which was go back to my grandmother and talk to her. I met with her June 11, 2018, it did not go well. I was even more brokened by what she said about my mother and her husband, my grandfather, she thought that I could be her husband’s daughter, not her son’s! I left sobbing controllably, my husband tried to console me, I could not be comforted, my soul was crying out so that I could not utter a word! I cried all the way home, all afternoon, all night uncontrollably. My soul was vexed! Hate filled my heart for my grand- mother and dad family because they did this to me! I deleted their phone numbers, blocked them on social media, I wanted nothing to do with them, I said in my heart, I never want to see them again! I cried unto the lord all night, praying, weeping asking the lord why me! What did I do to deserve this! But oh God, the lord came to my rescue on June 11, 2018. The lord put in my spirit to look for the place number where I did the DNA test So I asked the lord to help me to get myself together because I was still crying and lying in the bed, I could not function, my husband and children was counting on me! So I asked the lord if you give me the strength to get up I will look for the place online. Because my husband had to go to work and I had to feed and take care of the kids, all my strength was gone, but the lord restored me and gave me the strength I needed. I looked for the place and found it. I called the place to see if they still had my test and they did. I was informed by the lady that my test was paid for and asked me had I gotten my results and I told her that I had not paid for my half of the test and no I had not gotten my results. I asked her when did I take the test and she said in 2015, it had been 3 years past and they still had the results. So she said, I am going to send them to you and I replied by mail and she said no by email right now and I am going to stay on the phone with you to make sure you got them. So she sends them and I ask her what does this mean, I could not see the results, so she says,” He is your father,” the man from New York City instantaneously the lord delivered me from all that hate and bitterness that I had for my mom, dad, and grandmother. The lord answered my prayers and he dropped in my spirit that he closed their mouths (my grandmother and dad) like he closed the mouth of the lion for Daniel in the lions’ den. The question I asked God was why did they wait so long to say something, about their doubts. It was in God’s own time for me to know and to put the icing on the cake, my dad moved down to Charlotte 2 years after the test and he was coming to my church praising God with me and we did not know that we were related. Also, my father got saved over 40 years ago in the apostolic faith shortly after he went to New York. So I have so much joy in my soul. Weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning. Hallelujah!! So now I have two families. I wrote my grandmother and the man I knew as my dad to tell them the news. I wanted my grandmother to know that I was not her husband daughter nor her son, so that she could have peace and rest in her soul. I am in the church because of my grandmother, she introduced me to the lord Jesus Christ as a young child. She is saved and when I would go to church with her I would feel the presences of the lord, but I did not know what it was at the time what I was feeling but I felt so much peace when I was at church with her. The lord hugged me every time I went to church with her. This is why the lord had her not to say anything because it was in his plan for me to be saved. My grandmother is the best grandmother I have every had and I thank the lord Jesus Christ for her. My God is a merciful and loving God, now I know that he loves me, he really do care for me, and he heard my cry. Amen.
One Sunday someone started singing,
One Sunday someone started singing, “I command you, Satan” in church. I’d never heard that song before. I found you on You Tube and your church singing it. it was very inspiring. I have visited your web site and found your location in London. We have a daughter who lives outside Bristol and we are flying from Canada to Gatwick in July. Not sure if we could make a visit but I will be looking into this further.
I hold credentials with the Apostolic Church of Pentecost in Canada and am pleased to see you are a Pentecostal and Apostolic church.
I pray God blesses you abundantly as I know He does and He will.
Someone began sending me these
Someone began sending me these live posts of your various services and I am so impressed and blessed by your worship. I received the Holy Ghost in 1972 and was baptized in the Name of Jesus at Pentecostal Tabernacle, Wildman Street, Kingston, Jamaica.
At this time my husband and I are pastoring an Apostolic Church in Winthrop Harbor, Illinois. Please see our website. If the Lord blesses and we are able to travel to London, we would love to fellowship with you there!
Pray for me
Pray for me
Good to look at your
Good to look at your WWW. It contains powerful testimony n lots of Godly information.
I m from India with same faith. If HG is leading visit India. You will be keynote speaker for Pastors seminar.
I pray that He may open door for you…
Ruben Uppin. India.
Ordained as a youth minister
Ordained as a youth minister under late Bishop Lurline Boyd of Zion New Testament Church if GOD. I was Chosen by God at the tender age of 10yrs old anointed with the Holy Ghost with since migrating to the United States I have yet to find another church like the one I was born in until now. My Eldest daughter and Son are saved we have been watching your internet services for encouragement in our live GOD hav been Faithful. I thank GOD for Your Pastor and Congregation for sharing. I thank God for Grace and Mercy and for another day that the Lord has kept me and my family . We hope to visit you soon working on saving the money for that trip. Please pray for the Thompson Family our of Georgia USA.
Dear child of GodThis is
Dear child of God
This is my first privilege to write you that as your ultimate purpose is to reach out to the unreached place ,As pastor I have burden to do God,s Ministry , looking at the financial condition of my church is not capable for doing further and different places if your ministry hand stretch out towards us ,so it would be great to do or if you invite me to discuss further more ,it would be great but I myself financial helpless
Dear child of God This is
Dear child of God
This is my first privilege to write you that as your ultimate purpose is to reach out to the unreached place ,As pastor I have burden to do God,s Ministry , looking at the financial condition of my church is not capable for doing further and different places if your ministry hand stretch out towards us ,so it would be great to do
Praise the Name of our
Praise the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Such a warm greeting and fellowship was experienced while attending this Holy Ghost Filled Service. I was so inspired by the precious move of our great King. Your wonderful Pastor and holy servant of the most high God along with this great congregation displayed the love of the Lord in a most special way.
May I say thank you for allowing me to be apart of your great and awesome ministry. May the Lord continue to bless and keep you. May souls over fill your boundaries and walls. Until we meet again,
Sister Pam – Prior to becoming a Christian, Sister Pam had to walk with walking sticks. She could not kneel or stand and had to use an oxygen mask on a daily basis to assist her with breathing. Additionally, she was claustrophobic and was unable to travel on aeroplane. Prayer was made by the church for her and praise be to God, Sister Pam is now walking without the aid of walking sticks, she has stopped using the oxygen mask and has since travelled on aeroplane over 20 times without any difficulties. There is so much power in prayer.
Sister Rebecca – During one Sunday evening service, Sister Rebecca was experiencing some excruciating pain that was radiating from her right side to her leg. During a particular moment in the service, the Power of God descended mightily in the service and Sister Rebecca was healed from that night. God has spoken once, twice have I heard it that Power belongs to God.
Minister Pike – In the summer of 2004, Min Pike (then Bro Kevin) was preparing some witnessing materials for our annual Holy Convocation. He went into the church office to get some leaflets and sat on a chair. He suddenly felt a pain across his chest and whilst holding his chest, he collapsed on the floor and died. Sis Donna, a qualified nurse in our church checked his pulse and said “he is dead.” Pastor Douglas was notified and she rushed to see what was going on and she started crying out with a loud voice repeatedly, “LIFE IN THE NAME OF JESUS”. Minister Pike began regaining his consciousness until he was fully recovered. He told us whilst coming back to consciousness he heard a voice that seemed so far away saying “LIFE, LIFE IN THE NAME OF JESUS” which was the voice of our Pastor, Pastor Douglas. In John 11 verse 25, it states: Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.
Melissa – This lady was heavily pregnant and was told by the doctors that her baby was in a breeched position. Feeling a bit sad and down by the news, she was prayed for by Sister Shauna and was also invited to church by Sister Shauna. Melissa came to church and asked for prayer and praise God her prayer was answered. The baby was turned to the delivery position and she gave birth to a very healthy baby. God is mighty and will do anything
Angela – This lady in reference was trying for about eight months to conceive a child but was unsuccessful. She attended one of our Sunday services and heeded the call for prayer and came to the altar. Evangelist Johnson began to minister to her and started tp prayer for her, during the prayer, Angela took Evangelist Johnsons’s hand and placed it on her stomach. Since receiving prayer, Angela tried again and became impregnated and gave birth to a healthy baby boy. There goes another miracle by the Lord
Sister Chevla – Before Sister Chevla became a Christian, she was prescribed some medication for her condition as it was believed that she was losing her mind. She spoke to Pastor Douglas who advised her to believe God and stop taking the medication. Sis Chevla obeyed the instruction and has since been completely delivered. Jesus is the miracle worker.
Sister Audrey – She suffered from dizzy spells for seven years and made numerous visits to the doctors and the hospital, but they were unable to help her. She came to one of our prayer and fasting services and made a request for prayer. The brethren prayed for her and she has reported that since prayers were offered up for her, she has never had another dizzy spell. God moves in mysterious ways, His wonders to perform
Elder Henry – Was informed by his relatives that his brother in Jamaica had ‘lost his mind’ and was exhibiting psychotic symptoms. He was taken to the hospital but the doctors were unable to diagnose the illness. Elder Henry was very concerned for his brother and being so far away, the only thing he could do was pray. He attended church and spoke to Pastor Douglas about it and they both prayed together. The prayer was answered and his brother has regained his mental faculties, stopped smoking and went back to do some studies to pursue an engineering course.
Evangelist Pike – Had a ruptured blood vessel in her eye which affected her vision and was advised by the doctors to register herself as having a disability. Pastor Douglas, not knowing what had happened to Evangelist Pike was led to pray for Evangelist Pike and was asking the Lord to not make Evangelist Pike worry. Since then, her eyes are completely healed. We serve a great, big, wonderful God.
Sister Idaline – Was suffering from depression for many years and it appeared to her, as if there was no end to her problem. She was prescribed antidepressants, on which she heavily depended. She was invited to our church and she attended and received prayer for her condition. After the prayer, she reported that she has recovered from her depression and has since bid farewell to the medication. This is the Lord’s doing.
Elder Johnson – Had an ulcerated stomach ulcer for over 50yrs and was restricted to certain foods. After giving his life to the Lord, he has since been healed and is now able to eat the foods that he had always wanted to eat but could. Jesus is still the answer.
Sister Donna – Is a qualified nurse and was teaching someone how to test themselves for a lump only to have discovered she had one on her breast. She was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2001 and was told by the doctors that she had no white blood cells and that it was detrimental to her life. She started to play a cd and the voice on the cd sounded like the voice of Pastor Douglas’. She rang Pastor Douglas and told her what the doctors said and whilst still talking to Pastor Douglas on the phone, the phlebotomist came to take her blood. Immediately, Pastor Douglas began to pray and said: “Lord touch her blood and make it normal again”. They were still extracting blood from her arm while the prayer was going on. Pastor Douglas continued to pray and stated “Lord, make her well, let her go home, sleep in her bed and enjoy her home”. When the results came back; to Sis Donna’s amazement, her blood had been made whole as the white cells had reappeared and she was discharged immediately from the hospital. Sis Donna is still alive and is completely healed from cancer. If that isn’t love the ocean is dry.
Whether you have questions, need prayer or just want to reach out to us, we are here for you. You can call our church office, send an email or simply use this form. We would love to hear from you.
HACKNEY APOSTOLIC CHURCH
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We are conscious that attending a church service for the first time, some people may wonder what it will be like. On your first visit, you may start to think:
Do I belong here?
Do I feel welcome here?
Will it be noticeable that I am new?
Can I leave at anytime I want?
We want to make your visit to the Hackney Pentecostal Apostolic Church to be an enjoyable, stress-free, easy and a relaxing experience. We intend for our church to be a continuously friendly atmosphere for people and with a focus on those who have never been to church before and those from different cultural backgrounds.
I can assure you that a warm welcome awaits you, and you will feel very special.