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Christian House of Prayer-San Angelo (CHOP-SA) is an Inter-denominational Ministry committed to upholding the Standards of Jesus Christ through solid biblical teaching, anointed preaching and practical Christian living in the city of San Angelo. A covenant church with the Christian House of Prayer in Killeen, Texas, CHOP-SA has a Charismatic flow with roots in Pentecostalism, providing a unique style of Worship and Service to the city. CHOP-SA is poised to support traditional Family Values, enhance/provide Quality Education for children, and provide Sound Biblical application for adults.

Through the effective implementation of the Porters Ministry, CHOP-SA has three root words to cover her members: Security, Comfort, and Supply.

What WE Believe

1. The triune God – The Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit. (I John 5:7)

2. Jesus Christ is the ONLY begotten Son of God, born of a virgin, died on a cross for our sins and was raised from the dead 3 days later. (John 3:16)

3. The Holy Spirit is a divine person. (John 14:26)

4.The Old & New Testament are God’s inspired words to mankind. (II Timothy 3:16)

5. All have sinned and come short of the glory of God and are in need of salvation. (Romans 3:23)

6. It is the will of God for every believer to be filled with the Holy Spirit. (I Corinthians 14:5)

7. Healing, deliverance and prosperity are provided through the redemptive work of Jesus and is available to every believer. (I Peter 2:24, Isaiah 53:4, 5, 10)

8. The church consists of all those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Personal Savior. (Acts 4:32-35)

9. There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust. (Acts 24:15) The church consists of all those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Personal Savior. (Acts 4:32-35)

10. The personal, visible, imminent return of Jesus Christ. (Matthew 24:27)

11. In water baptism and the observance of the Lord’s Supper (Communion).  (Acts 8:35-38), (I Corinthians 11:17-34)

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"Go through, Go Through the gates: prepare ye the way of the people; Cast up, Cast up the highway; Gather out the stones; Lift up a standard for the people" - Isaiah 62:10


THE SCRIPTURES. The Bible is the inspired Word of God. It is the product of holy men of old who spoke and wrote as the Holy Spirit moved them. The New Covenant, as recorded in the New Testament, we accept as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine.   (II Timothy 3:16, I Thessalonians 2:13, II Peter 1:21)

THE GODHEAD.  Our God is One, but manifested in three persons – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  (Philippians 2:6, Matthew 3:16-17, Genesis 1:1-4, John 1:1-6, 14)

MAN, HIS FALL AND REDEMPTION THROUGH JESUS CHRIST.  Man was created in the likeness and image of the Father, but through Adam’s transgressions and fall, sin came into the world. Consequently, “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God”, as it is written, “There is none righteous no, not one”.  Jesus Christ came into this world to redeem mankind back to the Father and undo the works of the devil.  His blood was shed to pave the way of salvation for all that will believe and accept him. (John 3:16- 17, Romans 3:23, 6:23, and 10:9-10)

ETERNAL LIFE & NEW BIRTH.  Man’s first step toward God is godly sorrow that worketh repentance.  The new birth is necessary to all men, and when it is fulfilled, it produces eternal life. (John 3:16, II Corinthians 7:10, I John 5:12, John 3:3-5)

WATER BAPTISM.  Baptism in water is by IMMERSION at CHOPSA and is for believers only.  This ordinance is a symbol of a Christian’s identification with Christ in his death, burial and resurrection.  It is an outward show of an inward change, which has taken place in the life of the believer. (Matthew 28:19, Romans 6:4, Colossians 2:12, Acts 8:36-39)

BAPTISM IN THE HOLY GHOST.  The Baptism in the Holy Ghost is a gift from God as promised by Jesus Christ to those who are believers.  The “initial” evidence of speaking in tongues accompanies this experience as the Holy Spirit gives utterance. (John 14:16-17, Acts 1:8, 19:1-7 and 2:4)


SANCTIFICATION.  The Bible teaches that “Without holiness, no man shall see the Lord”.  We believe in the doctrine of sanctification as a definite progressive work of grace, which commences at the time of regeneration and continues until Jesus’ return.  It is a lifestyle necessary to keep you free from lust of the flesh, lust of the eye and the pride of life. (Hebrews 12:14, I Thessalonians 5:23,  II Peter 3:18, II Corinthians 3:18, Phil 3:12-14)

DIVINE HEALING.  Healing is for the physical illness of the human body and is worked by the power of God through prayer, faith and by the laying on of hands.   It was provided through the Atonement of Christ and is a privilege of every believer.  (Isaiah 53:4-5, James 5:16, I Peter 2:24)

TITHING.  We believe God’s economic plan of prosperity starts when a person begins to tithe. Tithing is one-tenth of a person’s gross (not net) salary or increase; it represents the “First fruits” of your income. Tithing differs from offerings in that offerings are freewill gifts that add to the ministry, tithing, however, is commanded by God.  (Genesis 28:22 & 14:18-20, Malachi 3:9-10, Proverbs 3:9, Matthew 6:19-21, Deuteronomy 14:22)

HELL & THE ETERNAL RESURRECTION.  The person who dies in his sins without Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the lake of fire and unfortunately has no further opportunity to hear the Gospel for repentance and salvation.  The Lake of Fire is literal; we do not ascribe to a “holding place” where someone can pray for a more final determination as to where a person will spend eternity. (Hebrews 9:27, 6:1-2, Revelation 19:20, Isaiah 11:1)

COMMUNION. We partake in the Lord’s Supper to “show the Lord’s death until He comes” (II Corinthians 11:23). The bread symbolizes the Lord’s body broken (Isaiah 53:5). The cup represents the new covenant of His blood, which provides us forgiveness and relationship with God.  Before partaking in communion, a person should first “examine himself” and repent from all uncleanness. (I Corinthians 11:27) 

LAYING-ON OF HANDS.  This is a simple belief that the power of God and anointing or any other necessary quality can be transferred from one person to another.  The Levitical Priesthood practiced laying-on of hands.  Jesus did it in Mark 10:13-16.   We also practice it for healing (Mark 5:22, James 5:16); to confer an office (Acts 6:2-6); to impart or receive the anointing and for ordination or to receive ministry tools (gifts) (I Timothy 4:14). (II Timothy 1:6)

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