Church History

 

Shiloh – The Church of Excitement’s History

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church was incorporated as a church in the state of Pennsylvania in 1989, then holding services in classrooms at Penn Christian Academy on Germantown Pike. In 1990, services were moved to the Carver Center of Norristown. In 1992, Shiloh services were moved to it’s first¬†building at 518 Green street in Norristown, PA. Shiloh would hold services at two other properties on Green street. In 1998, then Pastor Dennis E. Joell lead the Shiloh congregation to it’s current home at 610 George street Norristown, PA.

Shiloh’s Doctrinal Statement

  1. We believe the Word of God is the indisputable Truth and has ultimate authority over our lives (John 1:1-5)
  2. We believe in the trinity, One God in three persons, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit (John 17:21-26)
  3. We believe that eternal salvation comes through personal belief in the sacrifice, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and acceptance of Him as your savior (Romans 10:9-10, 1 John 1:9)
  4. We believe the Gospel includes the proclamation of the eternal power of Calvary and the potential of Pentecost, the baptizing power of Jesus Christ for salvation because of Calvary and the filling power of the Holy Spirit for victorious living (Acts 20:27; Acts 1:8)
  5. we believe in the Divine person-hood of the Holy Spirit and His present day ministry to believers, which includes the  sovereign distribution of spiritual gifts to believers for empowerment for service in the contemporary church (1 Corinthians 12)
  6. We believe in Jesus Christ as the sovereign giver of spiritual gifts to the church. We believe spiritual gifts are given for the perfecting of the Saints, for the work of ministry and for the edifying of the body of Christ. We believe spiritual gifts are given without regard to ethnicity, social class or gender (Ephesians 4:7-12, Galatians 3:26-28)
  7. We believe in the value of biblical terminology of leadership in the contemporary church, i.e. Bishop, Overseer, Pastor, Minister, Elder and Deacon. We believe all these are designation for servant leadership (Jeremiah 3:15, Acts 20:28, 2 Corinthians 6:4, 1 Timothy 3:1-7)
  8. We believe in the formal and intentional praise and worship of Almighty God as a proper spirit lead corporate acknowledgement and response to His person and work (Psalm 46-50, John 4:23)
  9. We believe in the indwelling of the Holy Spirit for all Christians which validates the believer as a part of the Body of Christ (Romans 8:14-27)