Who We Are

The New York Pilgrims trace their organizational roots back to 1897,
when first organized as the Pentecostal Rescue Mission of Binghamton, New York.

For a time this growing group of churches shared organizational ties with larger
denominational groups, but in 1963 the New York Pilgrims once more became
an independent organization, and now the Conference has more than 50 churches.

In doctrine and practice we are conservative evangelicals of Arminian-Wesleyan persuasion.
We believe the Bible is the only written word of God,
with the original text inspired by God and without error.

We believe the Creator God has revealed Himself to us in three persons:
the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe in the necessity of personal salvation by grace
through faith in the atoning blood of Jesus Christ.

We believe that the Holy Spirit is instrumental in leading a believer to recognize the
need of holiness of heart, wrought instantaneously as a second definite work of grace
when one's will is yielded to God's, therefore making it possible for him to
love God with all his heart, soul, mind and strength.

We believe in the imminent return of Jesus Christ
for the taking away of the universal Church of God.

A Word from our former Conference President

In our 100-year history, we have endeavored to maintain our original purpose and goal,
which is to propagate the Gospel of Jesus Christ and spread scriptural Holiness.

Our purpose is to minister. Our function in God's Kingdom is to exalt Christ,
encourage believers to experience holiness of heart, and to be anticipating Christ's soon return.

We extend a warm welcome that encompasses the hurting, the needy,
the rich, the poor, all of every color and creed who have need of someone to share their cares.

Please feel free to contact me or any of our churches for additional information.

Rev. Donald M. Myers
Conference President Emeritus

Inquires regarding this Conference of churches may be addressed to:

Conference President
Pilgrim Holiness Church of New York
32 Cadillac Avenue
Albany, New York - 12205

Last modified 3/12/04