"But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth." Acts 1:8
A systematic house to house campagin placing Bible portions and gospel tracts at the door of every home on Staten Island (approx. 150,000 home at last count). First begun in 1998 and completed eighteen months later, we will soon be making our second round of visits.
At our church, we take the Lord Jesus Christ literally when he commanded his disciples to “Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). With scripture signs, gospel tract distribution, outdoor singing, and, of course, open-air preaching, we aim to go into the “highways and hedges” of our city every week to lovingly “compel” precious souls to “come in” to the kingdom of God (Luke 14:23).
To the homeless and those who have literally lost their way in life, the rescue mission still offers spiritual, emotional, and physical hope and help in Jesus' name. First Bible Church currently ministers at two inner city rescue missions every month.
Every month members of our church minister the word of God to the aged and infirmed in various nursing homes and assisted living facilities throughout the Island. Through praise, prayer, and preaching, this ministry works to bring the word of God and the good news of Jesus Christ to those in need of hope and help from the Lord. We currently attend Egger Nursing Home, Harbor House and Golden Gate Nursing Home.
Through direct mail, whether in New York or around the world, HSI brings the Word of God into homes through the study of Bible correspondence lessons.
Specially trained members minister to the sick and terminally ill within the hospital and home environment at Staten Island University Hospital.