This church is committed to:

  • Helping people to become knowledgeable of and obedient to the Word of God through the proclamation of the undiluted Word of God
  • Being an agent of change in this community by allowing God's Word to change(our) lifestyle, (our) attitude and (our) outlook and discipling others to do the same.
  • Edifying and equipping the saint for the work of the ministry and raising up Godly leaders.
  • Edifying and equipping the saint for the work of the ministry and raising up Godly leaders.
  • Being a joyful expression of Christ's love by proclaiming deliverance through Jesus Christ to the oppressed, the addicted, the homeless and the abused.
  • Growing, nurturing and discipling a multi-ethnic fellowship where each person is free to express his/her natural talents, abilities and spiritual gifts.

What We Believe

The Church of God believes the whole Bible to be completely and equally inspired and that it is the written Word of God. The Church of God has adopted the following Declaration of Faith as it's standard and official expression of its doctrine

  • In the verbal inspiration of the Bible
  • In one God eternally existing in three persons; namely, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
  • That Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived of the Holy Ghost, and born of the Virgin Mary. That Jesus was crucified, buried, and raised from the dead. That He ascended to heaven and is today at the right hand of the Father as the Intercessor.
  • That all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and that repentance is commanded of God for all and necessary for forgiveness of sins.
  • That justification, regeneration, and the new birth are wrought by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ.
  • In sanctification subsequent to the new birth, through faith in the blood of Christ; through the Word, and by the Holy Ghost.
  • Holiness to be God's standard of living for His people.
  • In the baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to a clean heart
  • In speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance and that it is the initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost.
  • In water baptism by immersion, and all who repent should be baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
  • Divine healing is provided for all in the atonement.
  • In the Lord's Supper and washing of the saints' feet.
  • In the premillennial second coming of Jesus. First, to resurrect the righteous dead and to catch away the living saints to Him in the air. Second, to reign on the earth a thousand years.
  • In the bodily resurrection; eternal life for the righteous, and eternal punishment for the wicked.

Our Staff

Pastors Clive & Vanessa Surgeon

Clive and Vanessa Surgeon are credentialed Ministers of the Church of God. They started this church from a Bible Study group in 2007. It is their desire to teach, train and disciple all those the Lord brings to this church. Their message is that in these last and closing days, it is imperative that we walk by faith and not by sight and that God is looking for those He can depend on to speak the truth of His Word in love. His Word is the standard by which they live their lives. They are the proud parents of four adult children who are saved and support their ministry whole-heartedly.

In presenting this church to you and the general public, the Surgeons say, "SON-light Community Church is not church as usual. It is the place where the love of Jesus Christ is lived."

Michael & Allison Howell
Youth Pastors

Derek & Melissa Caruso
Missions Directors