Elim Gospel Church

relevant, contemporary, christian, fresh, young, family, kids, transform Lima, NY
Elim Gospel Church

Who We Are

Elim Gospel Church (EGC) is an inter-denominational Full Gospel Church located in Lima, New York. Families and individuals from all around the Rochester area attend our church, some coming from over 30 miles away. Over 800 people attend each Sunday.

About Us

Vibe
Casual, Creative, Down to Earth, Spirit-filled, Charismatic, Inclusive, Neighborhood-focused, Multigenerational, Young families, Lots of kids, Young, Progressive, Friendly

Programs
Community Service, Social Justice, Faith and Work, Addiction/Recovery, Children's Ministry, Young Adults, Youth Group, Missions, Nursery, Adult Education

Music
Contemporary, Passionate Reverent, Traditional Hymns, Hillsong-style

Denomination
Nondenominational

Size
Medium

Language
English, Spanish, American Sign Language

Founded
1988

Plan Your Visit

Services

Contact

Address
1679 Dalton Rd
Lima, NY 14485-9589

Phone
(585) 624-5560

Website

Directions
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Our Services

What are services like?
You will discover that our services are very informal. We aren't interested in putting on a show or entertaining you. We just want to help you learn about God and worship Him in a comfortable, non-threatening environment. There is no dress code. We all wear what we feel is most comfortable for a Sunday service. You are welcome to join in during the worship time in whatever manner you find most comfortable. (This is the time where many people stand and sing songs of commitment and love to God.) You may choose to sit or stand; you may join in our singing or simply listen. No one has any expectations for you to do what others do. In fact, you will discover that everyone in the room has their own unique expressions of worship. After this time of worship, one of our pastors will share some brief announcements and take an offering. As our guest, you have no obligation to give and you should feel no guilt or obligation when someone hands you our offering basket to pass it down the aisle. At this time, we will also take a few moments to greet one another informally. Next, you will hear a timely, relevant message from one of our teaching pastors or a guest speaker. You will often be able to find notes that go along with the message in your bulletin handout to assist you in following along. When the meeting is over, there will be teams of people available to pray for you if you wish for personal prayer. You will then be encouraged to enjoy a free cup of coffee and danish in our front lobby. This is a great time to meet a few people and become more familiar with those who attend our church.

What is the community like?
Our Church Elim Gospel Church (EGC) is an inter-denominational Full Gospel Church located in Lima, New York. Families and individuals from all around the Rochester area attend our church, some coming from over 30 miles away. Over 800 people attend each Sunday, including a significant number of faculty and students from the nearby Elim Bible Institute. Our Heritage Elim Gospel Church was established in 1988 by Pastor Mike Cavanaugh as a community church with a vision to reach Livingston, Monroe and Ontario counties with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The birth of Elim Gospel Church is genetically related to the birth and vision of Elim Bible Institute and Elim Fellowship (a support organization for over 800 pastors and missionaries). A hunger for revival and a desire to impact and relate to the whole Church and whole world are deeply ingrained in the fabric of what we call Elim. Our relationship with Elim Fellowship and Elim Bible Institute gives us the opportunity to influence Christian leaders of the present and future. Part of our unique destiny is our calling to be an example and model that Elim-related churches everywhere can look to and Elim students can learn from. Because of this, we diligently work to be on the cutting edge of God's Word to local churches so that we can be the example that God has called us to be.

What if I'm not a Christian?
We love you and welcome you to join us!

Leadership View all

Joshua Finley

Joshua Finley

An engaging communicator known for his use of illustrations and real life applications, Joshua is the lead pastor of Elim Gospel Church, a congregation of nearly 1,000 in Lima, New York. A graduate of Elim Bible Institute, his heart is to see the church establish a Kingdom culture that brings Christ’s transformation locally and globally. Joshua and his wife Anna reside in Lima, NY, and have two young boys.

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