The Short History of the Slavic Pentecostal Church “Sulamita”
Slavic Pentecostal Church “Sulamita” was born in April of 1996, when a group of 35 people decided to come together and worship God. In the year 1998, the church registered with the State of Washington, and began to grow. The place of worship was a rented church building in Lynnwood. By 2004, the church had grown to the extent that the building was not large enough to fit the entire congregation. The church committee decided it was time to purchase property to build a new place of worship.
With the great effort of the congregation and with the help of several loans from neighboring churches and organizations the church purchased an old warehouse in Mukilteo. After two years of renovations and paperwork, the building was complete. In 2006, the certificate of occupancy was issued and the church began a new chapter.
Currently, our church continues to grow as we worship our Lord, serve people, and share the Good News together. We offer Sunday school, teen classes, native language lessons, youth services and prayer services weekly. Every year we have Water Baptism for anyone who has accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior and is ready to publicly confess their faith in Jesus Christ by being baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We offer an opportunity to study God’s Word in greater depth by attending The Slavic Theological Seminary based in our church. It is an international branch of the Lviv Theological Seminary in Ukraine. The program offers a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology and a separate program focused on the Foundation Doctrines of our Faith for young adults. The ministries of the church continue to expand.
All these years, we have seen the Hand of the Almighty guiding and helping us. To Him we give all the glory, for His is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.