Due to the possibility of inclement weather we will be having one 11am service on 2/7/21. All registrations will be valid for the service. See you in-person or online!

OUR Pastors

OUR BELIEFS

OUR MISSION

Our Pastors

Joe & Jo Forbush

Senior Pastors
In 1988, they brought their family to Richmond to begin making their God-given dreams a reality. They came to this city with a tremendous desire and a deep passion to help those in need and to lead them into a relationship with Jesus Christ. Pastor Forbush has the true heart of a shepherd. His inspiring messages are heart-felt and sincere. He is often known for his fun sense of humor, approachable personality and unique ability to show individual compassion. Under their ministry, countless lives have been eternally affected. With his anointed preaching and vision and her down to earth teaching and incredible organization skills, Pastor Forbush and his dynamic wife make a powerful team.

Jason & Tiffany Forbush

Associate Pastors
Pastor Jason's passion for the people of this great city started at an early age.  He has served in many different capacities in his 22+ years of full-time ministry at PORVA, including our Student Pastor and Administrative Pastor. His illustrated sermons make long-lasting impacts. His ability to connect with others makes him approachable. Sis. Tiffany diligently works with him behind the scenes in many different areas. Dedicated, fun and real, Pastor Jason and Sis. Tiffany, are an incredible duo that unselfishly give to our church family. They are committed to impacting our RVA community and reaching our world for Jesus Christ.

Our Beliefs

At PORVA, we desire to be a 21st Century Apostolic Church.  We are founded upon the belief that the Bible is the inspired, infallible Word of God.  We believe in miracles, healing and the new birth experience.

We believe there is only one God. (Deuteronomy 6:4).  He is the creator of heaven and earth, and of all living beings.  He has revealed Himself to humanity as the Father (Creator), as the Son (Savior), and as the Holy Ghost (indwelling Spirit).

We believe in water baptism by immersion in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sin. Through baptism, we identify with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  (Romans 6:3-6, Colossians 2:11-14, Acts 2:38)

We believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the initial sign of speaking in other tongues. (Acts 2:4)

We believe in the great commission and are endeavoring to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with love, mercy and compassion.

Our Mission & Vision

Making a Difference by...

Loving God

Building a relationship with God is our first priority at The Pentecostals, and our worship services are the perfect place to start doing just that. As a culturally diverse congregation, we come together weekly to express our love for God in a Spirit filled, contemporary worship environment. Whether we are just starting our Christian journey or we are seasoned in our relationship with Jesus Christ, we seek to express our faith and devotion along with other believers.  

Action Point:  Expressing our love for God at weekly worship services.

Creating Community

Our Home Groups are prime opportunities for us to develop meaningful friendships within our church family as we grow in faith through the study of God’s Word. These home groups provide comfortable and safe settings for us to build authentic relationships with people who have the same goal - to better know and serve Jesus Christ.  As we learn and share in interactive Bible studies, we are encouraged to live out the truths that we discover. 

Action Point: Connect with others in a Home Group or Devotion Group

Growing in Truth

We understand that becoming a better Christian requires a mix of education and action. We believe that God has a specific purpose for each individual to discover and respond to. It’s our goal to empower, equip, and encourage believers as they take the next step in their journey towards becoming more like Jesus.  

Action Point: Continue our growth and spiritual development through education.

Serving Our World

As we take our devotion to God a step farther, we demonstrate our love by serving others. We understand that our families, neighborhoods, and workplaces are our 24/7 mission field. It’s our goal to share the gospel by supporting missionaries and planting churches at home and abroad. As we continue to serve the Richmond community, we are also committed to using our talents and gifts to help our world reach heaven. 

Action Point: Discover our God-given gifts and use them to serve others.