Pilgrim Holiness Church
of NY, Inc.




Church of the Month
Haverhill, MA


Welcome - From the Conference President


For over 120 years across the northeast our church has been “sounding forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat!” As more than a century has passed since the inception of The Pilgrim Holiness Church of NY Inc. we are thrilled to report that “His truth is still marching on!!” From giving birth within the empire state on New York’s most southern tier at the turn of the twentieth century, till the present day; The Pilgrim Holiness Church of NY Inc, under the banner of “Holiness unto the Lord” continues to share the glorious gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

As Christians, the Bible tells us we are “...strangers and pilgrims…” in this world (I Peter 2:11); hence, our name Pilgrim. This world is only a temporary dwelling place for us. We are pressing toward our permanent heavenly home and we want to take as many with us as possible!

Presently our group of churches number thirty-eight. The Halls of Holiness extend throughout our Conference of Churches from as far north as Ontario, Canada; south to Archdale, North Carolina, westward to Fostoria, Ohio, and as far east as Haverhill, MA; just minutes from the Atlantic ocean. The Pilgrim Holiness Church Mission influence reaches north into Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; south into the country of Haiti and travels even farther south to Brazil, South America. Our mission is to make disciples fulfilling The Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) that Jesus charged His disciples with before He ascended back to be with His heavenly Father.

Time has a way of forcing change into our lives. Much of it is inevitable and very positive and we would have it no other way. At other times our heart cringes as the moral fabric of our society is unraveling at increasingly historic proportions. As knowledge multiplies and Technology increases at an incredibly rapid rate there is no telling where we could be in the next decade if our Lord tarries. Though time is changing so much in our society so quickly, it is imperative to remember that God never changes! He is the same yesterday, Today, and forever! God’s Word never changes! It’s principles are ever alive and applicable to life in the 21st century! The Bible today still has the answers for man’s unanswered questions. In these days of chaos and uncertainty in the political realm as well as the economic landscape it is comforting to know that we have someone whom “…we can turn to who can help us face another day…” “JESUS! The name that charms our fears. The name that bids our sorrows cease. Tis’ music in the sinner’s ears. Tis’ life and health and peace.” JESUS! The name which is above every name!!!

Welcome to our website! Feel free to peruse its pages. Our hope and prayer is that you will find within our churches the answers to life’s hard questions. We would love for you to be our guest in one of our churches this Sunday. Our aim is to be a blessing to you as you face life’s difficult challenges. From Missions which may cause us to travel across the seas to Youth Work in our own backyard the Pilgrims are here to minister and serve you. If you need help and assistance in your spiritual journey then please do not hesitate to contact us. You may email us at johnpeabody776@gmail.com.

Building For His Kingdom,

Rev. John A. Peabody Jr.
Conference President




Dear Pilgrim Family and Friends,

The viral storm is all around us and we cannot escape it.  The affects are far reaching.  The results could be long lasting.  Some of the storm is reality (real life in real time), some of it may be political and man made, some of it may be a result of overreacting; but regardless, remember the words in the scriptures, "And it came to pass..."   This too shall pass.  With God's help we will get through this.

"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." John 16:33

The Apostle Paul was on a ship on his way to Rome.  In spite of the warning that Paul gave to those in charge, not to travel; those in Authority chose to go on anyway.  First the wind blew softly and THEN THE STORM AROSE.  After many days and much effort of trying to save the ship they began to cast things overboard one by one.  The sun was gone ... hidden behind the clouds.  The stars refused to shine.  "...all hope that we should be saved was then taken away."  It seemed on the surface that all hope was gone.  But below the surface there was a man who had been fasting and praying.  The Apostle Paul stands to his feet and says, "...Sirs, ye should have hearkened unto me, and not have loosed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and loss.  And now I exhort you to be of good cheer: for there shall be no loss of any man's life among you, but of the ship.  For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve, saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee."   In spite of foolishness, hastiness, and recklessness by those in charge God still showed up.  Paul testified in the midst of it all, and God's promise was that all whom were sailing with Paul would be saved.  When it seemed that all hope was gone then God showed up.  Everyone made it to land safely. 

Through it all and in the midst of it all may God help us to keep and use our head wisely; exercise common sense, use caution, but do not yield to living in fear and panic.  If you or someone you know has a compromised immune system it would be wise for you to limit your contact with others.  I know Our President has suggested no meetings of groups more than ten and though that is not mandatory, it is advisable under some circumstances and situations.  Our President has also advised Americans to limit our contact with one another for the next 14 days.  At that time he will re-evaluate the situation.  It may be wise for us to follow his lead.  

If there is ever a time we need to be "...assembling ourselves together and exhorting one another..", it is now, "and so much the more as we see the day approaching."  As each of our churches take into account their own local situation, may God give wisdom to direct.  If you chose to shut down your services for the next two weeks you have my full support.  If you choose to proceed as planned, I believe God is able to protect and guide you all the way!  "...According to your faith be it unto you."
"...Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind."

Nevertheless, let us covenant together to meet around the mercy seat!  We are holiness people.  We love God and we love people.  Lord, help us to be "wise as serpents and harmless as doves."  "Let us pray that grace may everywhere abound...Send the Light, Send the Light!  And a Christ like spirit everywhere be found, Send the Light, Send the Light!" 

"In the midst of it all I found hope that will never let me fall 
Jesus heard my call and by me stood tall 
And in Him I stand complete in the midst of it all"

Please click on the link below and listen to this song.  I do not necessarily agree with his theology or standard of dress, etc. but it is a good song that is sung well.

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yw2ZGt_T-Pk&list=RDyw2ZGt_T-Pk&start_radio=1

God is with us IN THE MIDST OF IT ALL!

Richest Blessings,

Bro. Peabody

Weekly Message from Conference Ministers

Rev. Merlel Hock

Rev. James Brewer


Special Message from the Conference President
(4/29/20)


"Special Edition"  of the Pilgrim News Wilkes-Barre issue



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