City of Refuge Church


The following ministries are overseeing City of Refuge Church as our spiritual covering:

Pastor John and Sister Gina Minor
Coudersport, PA
Pastors John and Lynn Snyder
Lock Haven, PA
Pastor Pat and Sister Faith Lyons
Belmont, NY


There is one eternal God manifested as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and God is the creator of all things.

The Bible is the infallible Word of God. It is accurate, authoritative, and applicable to our everyday lives and shows us how to walk in a way that is pleasing to God.

Jesus Christ was born of a virgin and is the Son of God who loved us and gave Himself for us through His death on the cross.

Sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives.

There is salvation in none other than Jesus.


The Lord Jesus Christ as both God and man is the only One who can reconcile us to God.

Jesus lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to confirm His victory over sin and death.

In order to receive forgiveness and the "new birth" we must repent of our sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and submit to His will for our lives.

In order to live the holy and fruitful lives that God intends for us, we need to be baptized in water and be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit enables us to use spiritual gifts, including speaking in tongues.

We should love God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength, and love our neighbor as we love ourselves.


God has individually equipped us so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives, which is to worship God, walk righteously, fulfill our role in the Church and serve the community in which we live.

We believe in the power and significance of the body of Christ, and the necessity of believers to meet regularly together for fellowship and prayer.

God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and blessed lives in order to help others more effectively.

Our eternal destination of either Heaven or Hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again just as He promised.