About Us

The rich history and promising future of our church.

The Neighborhood Story

Neighborhood Church is a Foursquare Gospel Church that began in 1948. 

One of the most interesting things about the birth of our church is that it came three years before the incorporation of the City of Henderson in 1951. God saw to it that His people would be a fixture of the community, long before the community would call itself a city. 


Our city gained it’s momentum for growth as a temporary defense plant that produced magnesium ingots for the war effort during WWII and it was during this time, that a Foursquare Gospel Church was born on the corner of Basic Road and Pacific Street. In a transient town that saw many people come and go, Neighborhood Church had an auspicious beginning seeing 10 different Senior Pastors in its first thirteen years. 


Things changed when a young pastor by the name of Don Frazier was called to Neighborhood in 1966. God gave him a heart for our city and the people within it and pastored this house for 32 years until his retirement in 1997. During his season, many souls were added to the Kingdom of God. 


In 1997, Pastor Ron Steslow, who previously pastored in Blue Diamond, NV became the Senior Pastor of Neighborhood Church. The Gospel of Jesus went further and as a result of his ministry, 26 churches have been planted all across the United States. 


There have been 13 different Senior Pastors for Neighborhood Church since it began in 1948. Pastor Dodjiel Hechanova and his wife Sarah were called to lead in 2009 after being Youth Pastors for 3 years. The passion to save the lost, equip the saved and mobilize the equipped that was birthed decades ago, still stands to this day. 


We have seen the faithfulness of God to save, heal and deliver many who have walked within these doors. 

We invite you to see for yourself what God would do in you and through you as you take the step to participate in what He’s doing. 

We are excited and honored that you would consider this place home. 


Pastor Dodjiel Hechanova

Mission

The mission of Neighborhood Church is...


So those far from God will be connected to life in Christ. 


But now in Christ Jesus you who were once a far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 

Ephesians 2:13


but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

John 20:31


Our hope and our prayer is for people to continually and consistently grow closer to the Lord.

Values

We place a high emphasis on the Word of God.

The Holy Scriptures are the standard by which all that we believe and live by.


The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever. (Isaiah 40:8)


We deeply desire the presence of the Holy Spirit.

Our greatest advantage as followers of Christ, is to embrace the help from the Holy Spirit.


Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. (John 16:7)


We cultivate a sense of community in all that we do.

We are better together than we are on our own.


And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved. (Acts 2:46-47)

Vision

We are a church that embraces and embodies all that God teaches in scripture.

The very lives that we live are an expression of worship to our Lord and King. 


We are a church made up of smaller godly gatherings that gather together as one every week.

Neighborhood Church is not a church with small groups, we are a church of small groups. 


We are a church that is entrenched in our community, living according to the standards of God, serving others and proclaiming the gospel as we go.

Our deepest desire is God’s desire— For He desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. (1 Timothy 2:4)

Declaration of Faith

BAPTISM WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe that baptism with the Holy Spirit empowers believers, and that the Holy Spirit’s incoming follows the same pattern that is described in the New Testament (Acts 2:4).


WATER BAPTISM AND THE LORD’S SUPPER

We believe that baptism by immersion in water is an outward sign of an inward work (Matt. 28:19; Rom. 6:4). We believe in commemorating the Lord’s Supper by the symbolic use of bread and fruit of the vine (1 Cor. 11:24, 25).


CHURCH RELATIONSHIP

We believe that followers of Christ have a sacred duty to identify with the visible church of Jesus Christ and should meet regularly with fellow believers (Heb. 10:24, 25).


CIVIL GOVERNMENT

We believe that laws and ordinances come from God’s ultimate authority and should be upheld, except when they are in opposition to the revealed will of God (Rom. 13:1-5).


DAILY CHRISTIAN LIFE

We believe that it is the will of God for believers to walk in progressive sanctification, growing continuously in the faith (Heb. 6:1).


DIVINE HEALING

We believe that divine healing is the power of Christ to heal the sick in answer to prayer offered in faith (Jas. 5:14-16).


EVANGELISM

We believe that the church’s primary responsibilities are taking the gospel to the entire world and making disciples (Mark 16:15; Matt. 28:19-20).


THE ETERNAL GODHEAD

We believe that God is Triune: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (2 Cor. 13:14).


THE FALL OF MAN

We believe that man is created in the image of God but, by voluntary disobedience, fell from perfection—thereby imbuing humanity with sinfulness (Rom. 5:12).


THE GIFTS AND FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT

We believe that the Holy Spirit has gifts to bestow upon Christians (1 Cor. 12:1-11) and that we should show spiritual fruit as evidence of a Spirit-filled life (Gal. 5:22-25).


HEAVEN

We believe that heaven is the glorious eternal home of born-again believers (John 14:1-3; Rev. 7:15-17).


HELL

We believe that hell is the place of eternal torment for all who reject Christ as Savior (Rev. 20:11-15).


THE HOLY SCRIPTURES

We believe that the Bible is God-inspired (2 Tim. 3:16, 17).


THE FINAL JUDGMENT

We believe every person will one day stand before the judgment seat of Christ to receive eternal life or death (Rev. 20:11-15; Heb. 9:27; 2 Cor. 5:10).


MODERATION

We believe that people who follow Christ should avoid the extremes of fanaticism and pursue lives of balance and moderation, demonstrating gentleness and patience (Phil. 4:5, KJV; Col. 3:12, 13).


THE NEW BIRTH

We believe that a genuine change takes place in people who accept Christ as Savior; believers allow Christ’s life to be lived through them (2 Cor. 5:17; Gal. 2:20).


REPENTANCE AND ACCEPTANCE

We believe that, upon sincere repentance and a wholehearted acceptance of Christ, we are justified before God (Rom. 10:8-10; 1 John 1:9).


THE PLAN OF REDEMPTION

We believe that, while we were sinners, Christ died for us—pardoning all who believe in Him (John 3:16; Rom. 5:8).


SALVATION THROUGH GRACE

We believe that we receive salvation when we come to God through faith in the atoning work of Jesus on the cross. Salvation is God’s gift to us (Eph. 2:8).


THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST

We believe that the second coming of Christ is personal and imminent (1 Thess. 4:16, 17; Titus 2:11- 13).


THE SPIRIT-FILLED LIFE

We believe that it is the will of God that we daily walk in the power of the Holy Spirit (Eph. 4:30-32).


TITHES AND OFFERINGS

We believe the method ordained by God for the support and spread of His cause is giving tithes and offerings (Mal. 3:10; 2 Cor. 9:7).

The Foursquare Church

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