Michael Eastman became the Pastor of Staunton Apostolic Church on September 1, 2011. Michael came to Staunton, Virginia when he felt the call of God to leave his home of 48 years in Florida. He and his wife, Lynn, have been married since 1985 and have raised five children. Michael was employed at Kennedy Space Center for 28 years and during that time felt the call to start a new church in Florida. Once that church was established, God directed him to the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, where he continues to minister both locally and globally. Michael serves the Virginia District UPCI as Global Missions Director. He works closely with missionaries throughout the world and recently has ministered in Haiti, Thailand, and Israel. Pastor Michael Eastman is accompanied by a team of ministers and leaders who are committed to meeting the needs of our congregation and community, and to seeing the gospel
preached to the whole world.
wHAT WE BELIEVE:
Jesus Christ established His church upon the foundation of the Old Testament prophets
and the New Testament apostles, with Himself as the Chief Cornerstone (Ephesians 2: 20).
Christ personally discipled the original apostles
so they could grow His church by making disciples of others (Acts 1: 2-3).
Therefore, the apostles' acts and teachings establish the Biblical pattern for the modern church (John 17: 18-20).
Our church name, Staunton Apostolic, reflects our commitment to preach the apostolic doctrine,
to experience apostolic demonstration of the Spirit, and to live an apostolic lifestyle (Acts 2: 42).
We believe there is one God (Deuteronomy 6:4).
He is the Creator of heaven and earth, and of all living beings (Revelation 4: 11).
He has revealed Himself to humanity as the Father (Creator), as the Son (Savior), and as the Holy Ghost (indwelling Spirit). [See John 14, along with additional Scripture references HERE.]
We believe the Bible is the infallible Word of God (II Timothy 3: 16).
We believe in the new birth experience (John 3: 3-5),
whereby God restores us to right relationship with Him (II Corinthians 5: 17-21).