About Mission Point

Conveniently located in the heart of East Saint John, Mission Point has been part of the community for more than 50 years. With its youthful congregation, it is also well poised to see great things in the years to come.

As you look through this website you can expect to find information on our leadership, our programs and activities, as well as how to get in contact with us.  We want you to feel welcome at our church and we invite you to join for one of our services.

Thank you for connecting with us today; we anticipate that God will continue to work in your life.

Our History

77 Coburg St.

The Pentecostal message, first preached by the Apostles, came to Saint John in 1925 when the first work was established in New Brunswick’s port city.  Twelve young men saved during that time eventually became Oneness Pentecostal preachers. It was one of them – Rev. Raymond Beesley – who later founded the United Pentecostal Church in the city of Saint John in October of 1960. He led the young congregation, which met at 77 Coburg Street in the former location of the Christian Church, until he was succeeded by Rev. Cecil McKillop in October of 1963.

Church attendance numbered just under 100 in August of 1968 when Rev. Euliss McKeen assumed the pastorate. He led the assembly until September of 1973, when Rev. Arden Bustard was installed as Pastor.

The Move To Mark Drive

Early in 1974, a two acre lot was purchased on Mark Drive in east Saint John, with construction beginning on a new church sanctuary in the spring of 1975. That building, with a seating capacity of 325, was dedicated on December 31, 1975. During Rev. Bustard’s ministry the assembly – now called First United Pentecostal Church – grew in attendance to over 200. He continued as pastor until October of 1988, when Rev. Edward Goddard moved to Saint John to assume the pastorate.

What We Believe

About God
We believe that there is one God; the loving, holy, all-powerful, all-knowing, omnipresent Spirit and creator of all. [Leviticus 19:2; Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 44:24; Jeremiah 23:24; John 4:24; Colossians 1:16; 1 Timothy 1:17; 1 John 4:8; Revelation 19:6;] We believe that Jesus Christ is the Almighty God; fully divine and fully human. He came to Earth and willingly suffered death on the cross as the perfect sacrifice for human sin. He rose from the dead through His own power and now offers eternal life to all who will receive salvation by faith. [John 3:14-17; Romans 6:23; 2 Corinthians 5:18-21; Ephesians 2:4-9;]

About the Bible

We believe that the Holy Bible is the inspired Word of God and is God’s true and complete Word to humanity.

[Luke 24:25-27; John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21;]

About Salvation

We believe in the demonstration of our faith and obedience to God through repentance; baptism in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit, which gives us power to live a godly and righteous life, gladly sharing the good news of our ‘new birth’ experience with others.

[Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38-39; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23-25; 2 Corinthians 7:9-10; 1 Peter 1:22-23;]

About the Future

We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ will soon return to Earth for the people of His Church and will bring them to be with Him in His heavenly kingdom. There will be a final judgment; the righteous will inherit eternal life in Heaven.

[Matthew 25:34; John 14:2-3; Acts 1:11; I Corinthians 15:51-54; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18; Revelation 20:11-15;]