Finding a church to go to when you move to a new city, or just come into town for a visit, is not an easy thing to do. Sure, you could just use a maps app and find the nearest church, but if you’re like me, you want to find an Apostolic church that’s grounded in the Word of God.
The problem with talking about the ‘best’ Apostolic churches is that it’s a relative term. While we don’t want to get into discussing which church we think is better than the other one, we can definitely give you pointers on apostolic, pentecostal churches we know are worth visiting.
The Best Pentecostal Churches in Seattle
Seattle is a pretty big city, and there are quite a few Pentecostal churches to choose from. However, if you’re looking for an apostolic church inside the city limits of Seattle, you’ve found the only one. The Refuge is the only apostolic, pentecostal church within the city limits of Seattle.
We’re a brand new church, officially launched in June of 2014. If you’re interested in attending one of our services, we have them every Sunday at 1:00 pm at the Belltown Community Center on 5th and Bell Street. You can find us 5 blocks from the Space Needle, right under the monorail on Bell Street.
Our church is in the downtown area, so parking a car isn’t as easy as pulling into a church parking lot. The good news is on Sundays, street parking is free. If you have trouble finding a spot, there’s a parking lot right across the street from the Community Center, though it does cost $5 to park there.
Pentecostal Churches in the Seattle Area
While we would love to have you visit us, we know small churches aren’t for everyone. If you’re looking for a more established church to visit, we can recommend a couple of great ones we know you’ll love.
Rennaissance Apostolic Church
First, and closest to Seattle proper, is the Rennaissance Apostolic Church located in Renton. This church is one of the larger United Pentecostal churches in the state of Washington. Their music program is as talented as you can find and you’ll be sure to feel the power of God in their worship services. Their pastor is Rev. Craig Warren, who started the church a little over 10 years ago.
I’ve personally attended their church numerous times and have always been blessed by the preaching and the worship. You can visit RAC’s website here.
FPC of Puget Sound
The second apostolic church we will recommend is actually about a 40-minute drive from downtown Seattle. The First Pentecostal Church of Puget Sound is well worth the drive, and then some. This church is actually our Washington sponsor church, and we couldn’t love Pastor Kenneth Bow more, and you won’t ever hear a better preacher of the Gospel.
FPC of Puget Sound also has an amazingly talented music program, featuring a huge band, an orchestra, choir, and the most passionate singing you can hear anywhere. We attend this church any chance we get and we love it every time. The people are the friendliest group of people you will find west of the Atlantic ocean.
Picking the Right Apostolic Church in Seattle
No matter if you’re looking for a new church to call home, or just one to visit, both of these churches will be a great experience for you and your family. If you visit either of them, tell them we recommended them. 🙂
If you’re looking for an apostolic church in the city of Seattle, we would love to see you also!