A handful of believers and their united prayer effort eventually became what we know as today’s Goodlettsville Pentecostal Church (GPC), now located at 733 Old Dickerson Rd.
It was a simple beginning, back in 1944, as several local families began holding prayer meetings in each other’s homes.
J.W. Wallace, who was the pastor of the West Nashville Pentecostal Church, helped this group purchase Goodlettsville’s first facility at the corner of Church and Depot Streets. Later, his son, J.O. Wallace, became the pastor.
In 1946, W.T. Scott, of Hohenwald, Tennessee, was named the minister in Goodlettsville and remained until 1969.
That same year, Noble Ray Carson, a Dyersburg, Tennessee pastor, moved back to his native area to become the Goodlettsville church’s new minister.
Under Carson’s leadership, the church saw much growth, as it was eventually relocated to its long-timelocation on South Dickerson Road. While pastor, Carson oversaw two building expansion projects to help accommodate the growth God had sent to Goodlettsville. Carson retired in 2005.
Today, Pastor Tim Zuniga, a San Diego, California native, ministers to the congregation. He has led GPC since October 2003.
Under his leadership, GPC is a thriving, loving church that emphasizes community outreach and servanthood while continuing to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ.
We believe that you must follow the New Testament plan of salvation in order to make heaven your home.
We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, a divine revelation from God to man. We accept the Scriptures as the final authority in all matters of faith and conduct.(II Timothy 3:16-17 & II Peter 1:19-21)
We believe in the one eternal God: infinite in power, holy in nature, attributes and purpose; and possessing absolute, indivisible deity. This one true God has revealed Himself as the Father in creation, as the Son in redemption, and as the Holy Spirit in sanctification. (Deuteronomy 6:4-5 & I Timothy 3:16)
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, born of a virgin; that He lived a sinless life, was crucified on Calvary for our sins, and bodily rose from the grave; and that He has been exalted to the throne of God where He is the only mediator between God and man. We believe that through His death and life we have personal salvation and power for victorious living.(Matthew 16:13-19 & I Timothy 2:5-6)
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the Holy Spirit is active in the world today and that the baptism of the Holy Spirit, with the initial evidence of speaking with other tongues, along with His accompanying gifts, is the privilege of all New Testament believers. (John 14:15-26 & Acts 2:1-21)
We believe that all men have sinned and stand in need of redemption, which is obtained through faith in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. Those who repent of their sins, and who are baptized in Jesus’ name, and who receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost become children of God and heirs with Christ. (Romans 3:19-25 & Acts 2:37-38)
We believe the church has been "called out" of the world to be a habitation of God through the Spirit. As the body of Christ on earth, the church offers hope to mankind. The church is one body made up of many members, diverse in their gifts and calling of the Holy Spirit.(Acts 15:13-21 & I Corinthians 13:12-31)
THE SECOND COMING
We believe Jesus Christ will come again to establish His kingdom on the earth. At His coming, we believe the dead in Christ will be resurrected from the grave to reign with Him for a thousand years. (Matthew 24 & Revelation 20)
The vision of Goodlettsville Pentecostal Church is clear -- We are to make disciples of Jesus Christ as commanded in Matthew 28:19: “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations.” (NKJV)
Our method for attaining this goal is embodied in three words: Loving – Learning – Living.
A mature disciple at GPC is...
“By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.” John 13:35
“Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, if ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;” John 8:31
“Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.” John 15:8
Pastor Tim Zuniga is from San Diego, California. He graduated from Christian Life College in Stockton, CA, with a Bachelor of Arts in Theology. He has served in various areas of ministry such as: student pastor, Evangelist, and faculty member at Christian Life College.
For the last 12 1/2 years he has served as the lead pastor at Goodlettsville Pentecostal
Church. During his tenure the church has grown numerically, built a new facility on 47 acres in the heart of Goodlettsville and is now a multi-campus church.
Pastor Tim has a passion for leadership and the local church. He believes that the church is the best friend you and your family have today.
He enjoys reading, learning, golf, racquetball and Dr. Pepper. Pastor Tim is happily married to Julie for over 22 years and they have three sons: Trenton, Tanner and Thacher.