Who We Are?
Liverpool Peniel Christian Church, holds the Pentecostal faith and ministry, is passionate for the love of Christ…and we work for the expansion of the kingdom of God.
In accordance to the vision from the Almighty God, and with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, a small fellowship started on 22nd January 2006 in a house at Liverpool, England. The fellowship was later on named as ‘Liverpool Prayer Fellowship’.
In February 2012, according to the vision of God, the Church is renamed as “Liverpool Peniel Christian Church” and functions at Longmoor Methodist Church, Walton Vale, Liverpool, L9 0EA, United Kingdom.
I am Pastor Johnson John @ Shaji. I was born and brought up in a Roman Catholic family. At the age of 16, Jesus found me and called me to be His servant for the expansion of HIS kingdom; and as such I have accepted Jesus Christ as my personal saviour and got baptised on April 1981. I studied Theology at three different Biblical Institutions in India. Thereafter GOD called me for His ministry and blessed me with gifts and the fullness of Holy Spirit and accordingly started the ministry at New Delhi, India and served at different places in India.
As per God’s plan and purpose, my family first came to the United Kingdom in October 2002 and I came to the United Kingdom in April 2003. Initially, served a church together with another servant of GOD for almost three years and as per God’s plan and purpose, I planned to start Ministry at Liverpool. On 22nd of January, 2006 it paved way for a small fellowship in a house at Liverpool, England. The fellowship was later on named as ‘Liverpool Prayer Fellowship’ and started functioning at Longmoor Methodist Church, Walton Vale, Liverpool, L9 0EA, United Kingdom.
During my service, being a true servant of God, 22 people (as it stands till December 2011) were baptised by the grace of God and led many people across Liverpool, Wirral and Chester area to the living truth and the Gospel. My endeavour continues as envisaged in Mathew, Chapter 28, verses 19 & 20. “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded to you”. And also as spelt in Colossians, Chapter 1, verse 28. “Proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.
I am always willing to work for the expansion of the kingdom of God and ready to serve all for the glorification of God. Due to various circumstances, Liverpool Prayer Fellowship is now renamed as “LIVERPOOL PENIEL CHRISTIAN CHURCH” according to the vision of GOD and functions at the same location with effect from 05th February, 2012. I am ready to labour and struggle with HIS energy which so powerfully works in me.
(i) Having sixty six books, both the Old and New Testaments, and verbally inspired of God and is the complete revelation of God’s will for the salvation for men, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life
(ii) God- The Eternal, True and Holy Trinity is one God existing in three personalities, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
(iii) Man – The creation of man was in the likeness of God, that he had a great fall when he transgressed God’s commandment and that only Christ the Son of God can restore the fallen man to his pristine glory.
(iv) Repentance – The fallen man should approach God with true repentance for sins and faith in the atoning death of Jesus Christ.
(v) Justification – The man is justified by faith and that guilt is pardoned by the blood of Jesus Christ.
(vi) Regeneration – The man is born of God through the Holy Spirit and the word of God.
(vii) Water Baptism – To become one in Christ a believer should be baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit by immersion in water and thus become part-takers of the burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
(viii) Separation – A believer should be separated from sin, sinners, false doctrines and all kinds of worship contrary to the Bible.
(ix) Lord’s Supper – The Lord’s Supper is to be celebrated regularly until Jesus Christ comes, to commemorate the death of Jesus.
(x) Baptism in the Holy Spirit – A believer should be filled with the Holy Spirit, that the initial sign of speaking in tongues follows the baptism of the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues though same in essence is different in its use and operation from that of the gift of tongues.
(xi) Divine Healing – Since temporal healing is included in the Sacrifice on the cross by Jesus Christ for atonement of sins, a believer should take it as a right and privilege to get bodily healing by prayer and faith.
(xii) Sanctification – A believer is sanctified by the Blood of Jesus Christ by the word of God and by the Holy Spirit.
(xiii) The Church – The church is the congregation of believers; whose faith and experience should confirm to and stand steadfast in the teaching of the apostles in the New Testament.
(xiv) The Ministry – The ministries of the church such as Apostles, Prophets, Pastors, Teachers, Evangelists and Deacons, must be those who are called by the Holy Spirit, bestowed with gifts according to their different calling.
(xv) Evangelization – Evangelization is the supreme duty and privilege of the church.
(xvi) Second coming of Jesus Christ – Jesus Christ is coming soon in the sky and the bride (believers) will be taken up with Him when he comes.
(xvii) Great Tribulation – There will be a great tribulation on the earth when Anti-Christ will be in his power soon after the coming of Jesus Christ in the sky and the Rapture of the Bible.
(xviii) The Millennium – At the end of the tribulation Jesus will come to the earth in all his glory with His saints and establish His own kingdom of righteousness for a thousand years.
(xix) The Great Judgment – After the millennium Satan and his hosts will be cast for ever into the lake of fire and there will be judgment before the Great White Throne for all the wicked who also will receive the same punishment.
(xx) New Heaven and Earth – At the time of the great judgment this present earth and heaven shall be burned up with fire and a New Heaven and a New Earth shall appear.