All Saints Community Church was founded in 1994, and we welcome all, regardless of age, race, religious background, or sexual orientation. We recognize that everyone is special, wonderful, and unique.
- Our message is the Good News of Jesus Christ, who He is, what He taught us, what He has done for us, and who He has made us to be.
- Our service order is blended, combining both traditional liturgy and contemporary service elements.
- Our weekly Communion is open to all attending that wish to take.
- We’re just north of Warren, OH. Our church is accessible.
- Dress is casual and appropriate for the season.
- We openly affirm opposite-sex and same-sex relationships, and the LGBT and straight communities.
We started in rented facilities in Warren, and in May 1996 moved to a storefront in Cortland. We moved into “the dome”, our present location, in October 1998.
Rev. Tom and Steve retired in December, 2004. Pastors Jamie Kaufman and Rob Henderson served our church from 2005 to 2009. Pastor Rob began preparing then-deacon Doug Sewell to be ordained into ministry and succeed him. Pastor Doug was ordained in January 2009 and was installed as pastor in October 2009.
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. AMEN.
In addition to the statement above, this is drawn from our Mission Statement, and affects our beliefs and teachings:
We fully welcome and affirm all people, regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, socioeconomic status, or spiritual background.
I have been a member of All Saints Community Church since the first year, and have served as pastor since 2009, and as a deacon for ten years before that.
My message is Biblical and positive, full of grace. I preach what Jesus Christ taught us, what He did for us, and how He can change our lives and partner with us. I encourage people to live the Great Commandment (Luke 10:27) and the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20), and to be what God made us to be – his children, ambassadors and representatives in this earth, doing what Jesus did.
My background is “evangelical charismatic”. The Gospel is more than just making heaven when we die. It’s the Kingdom of God and relationship with Him while we are still here. I believe in healing as part of redemption, the present-day operation of spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 12) and ministries (Ephesians 4:11). My beliefs and theology have been influenced by many, including A. W. Tozer, Bill Johnson (Bethel Church, Redding CA), Bill Hamon (Christian International), Kenneth Copeland, and Kenneth Hagin, and others.
I will do guest speaking on request. Topic and length are flexible. Contact me for more information.
I am also ordained by Covenant Network as of July 23, 2011.
Our sermon archives (mp3/podcast) are available at Pastor Doug’s blog.