Bishop James Stark

Living Water’s Apostolic church has recently undergone a pastoral change.

Bishop James Stark is the Ohio District Superintendent of the United Pentecostal Church, he is overseeing the transitional stage until a permanent pastor can be installed.

We are confident in the future of LWA and are optimistic that God is transitioning us at the right moment in order to reach the city of Parma for the Kingdom of God!


Jesus is central to everything we do and believe. We sing, pray, and preach in His powerful Name. Our past, present, and future is centered on Jesus Christ. Our purpose on this earth is to bring glory to His Name.

Colossians 1:16-17 says (when speaking of Jesus), “For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”

We commit that our church is dedicated to loving this all-powerful, all-loving God with everything we have, and we invite you to join us in this desire

About God

We believe in the absolute oneness of God. First Pentecostal Church is deeply rooted in the Biblical tradition that there is only one God, and that God is one. Because we are a body of believers committed to the doctrine of Biblical inerrancy and infallibility, we stand firmly planted upon the Scripture’s statements about the nature and sovereignty of God. From Deuteronomy 6:4 to Revelation 22:13 God’s self-disclosure to humanity is neither vailed nor concealed: “I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no savior” (Isaiah 43:11).

About Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature (Colossians 1:15). In Christ Jesus all the fullness of God dwells and it is only through Him that we might obtain eternal salvation (Colossians 2:9). We believe that the God of all creation was manifested in the flesh (1st Timothy 3:16) and that His identity as the LORD of the Old Testament cannot be separated from His identity as the Christ of the New Testament.

About the Holy Spirit

God is a Spirit (John 4:24). Because God is omnipresent (all places), omniscient (all knowing), and omnipotent (all powerful) we believe that He serves as our Creator in the Old Testament, our Redeemer in Christ, and our Resurrection in the Holy Spirit as One. God is undivided and therefore His identity as the Holy Spirit cannot be divorced from His identity as Creator or Redeemer. According to (Romans 8:9) whether we call Him the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Christ, or Christ Himself in us, they are all One and the same—the Holy Spirit is God above us all, through us all, and in us all as believers.

About the Bible

We believe the Bible is the inerrant and infallible Word of God. That is to say, we believe that there are no accidents, mistakes, or misgivings in the Scriptures. Comprised of 66 books, written by more than 40 different authors over the course of thousands of years, when brought together the Bible is a harmony of excellence dictating to its reader the message of God’s unwavering faithfulness, and His desire to have fellowship with His creation.

About Salvation

Humanity is created in the image of God and designed to have fellowship with their Creator. We have also been given the gift of making the free-will decision of whether or not we want to have that fellowship with God. After the first sin committed by the first man and woman in the Garden of Eden (Adam and Eve), mankind experienced a spiritual fall from grace caused by their decision to separate themselves from the Creator. In the greatest act of love ever committed, God chose to make Himself in the likeness of mankind in order to restore fellowship between Creator and Creation.Christ’s death on the cross served as atonement for all of humanity’s countless sins and granted us access to the presence of God once again. Because He took our place, we can now have fellowship with Him once again.

About the Church

The Church is the Body of Christ and Jesus is the head of the Body. The Church is not a building or an event but the body of believers who have put their trust in Jesus Christ. The purpose of the Church is to glorify God, make disciples, make Jesus known to a lost world, and meet the needs of those in our communities and around the world.

About Following Christ

We believe the words of Christ in the Gospel of John when He said, “unless a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God” (John 3:5). Repentance, Water baptism, and Spirit baptism are the fundamental principles of entering into the New Covenant with Christ and becoming one of His disciples. Peter preached the first sermon to the first congregation of the church on the day of Pentecost in the book of Acts. When they asked him, “what must we do to be saved?” He answered them like this: “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost” (Acts 2:38).

“Our heart & soul is to connect people with the living & powerful God!”

Everybody is welcome here whatever your story, your questions, doubts or struggles. We’re all about becoming stronger together, being intentional about our growth as people and serving one another and our broader community along the way.