About Praise of Pentecost

A church where you belong – and we can’t wait to see you!


An Apostolic Pentecostal church serving the south Phoenix area and beyond!

Our church, like the diverse community we serve, is home to folks from all walks of life, races, cultures, and backgrounds finding unity in our shared need & love for Jesus.

Our Mission

To elevate Jesus, to evangelize the lost, to disciple believers, and to serve our community for the Glory of God.

Our Vision

Cultivate a thriving church by preaching the gospel, magnifying Jesus and loving the people of the greater south Phoenix area.

Evangelize: Reach South Phoenix

By sharing the love of Jesus Christ with our neighbors and see them all filled with the baptism of the Holy Ghost. Our greatest desire is to see lives changed, hearts mended, addictions broken in the lives of the hungry & hurting of south Phoenix.

Disciple: Be Purpose-Driven

By helping people find true, lasting joy in discovering God’s purpose for their lives and walking in it. We strive to ‘do life together’ as a church family – to grow closer to Him, mature spiritually and develop our relationships with God.

Serve: Impact Our Community

By making a real, meaningful difference in the lives of our friends and neighbors. We aspire to better understand & support our neighbors in facing lifes most difficult challenges – poverty, injustice, homelessness, addiction, abuse and more.

Praise of Pentecost Church

742 W Southgate Ave
Phoenix, Arizona 85041

Our Pastors

Pastor Gene Alphin Sr

Rev Gene Alphin Sr and Helen Alphin, Pastor the Praise of Pentecost church.

As long time residents of the south Phoenix area, the Alphins followed the call of God to return from Missouri to the Valley to plant a dynamic Apostolic Pentecostal church to serve the nearby community and reach the lost.

Pastor Gene Alphin Sr is a licensed minister of the United Pentecostal Church International (UPCI) and the Praise of Pentecost church is blessed to be a part of the the Arizona District UPCI.


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