About us

Pastor Paul and Ellen Lyon, The Mission

Statement of Faith

Statement of Faith


Paul and Ellen Lyon along with four  young children, moved to Vermont in 2001. The Home Missions work found a home at 294 North Winooski Ave in Burlington in 2009. Local Vermonters, numerous nationalities, as well as College students have been ministered to here. 

Our goal is to help you understand your God-given purpose for being alive.

Has anyone ever told you that there is more? More to life? More to faith? More to Christian living that exceeds the status quo?

The Burlington United Pentecostal Church is about establishing the one firm foundation - in God’s salvation plan. This means going beyond, into a full life in Christ! Faith! Blessings! Understanding! Wisdom! Power! Compassion! Community! Fellowship! Healing! Purposeful satisfaction in life! And God's direction for YOU! 


The Burlington United Pentecostal Church embraces and stands on the foundational teaching of Jesus Christ. We will never abandon the truth found solely in His Word. There is only ONE God. There is only ONE faith. There is only ONE baptism and ONE salvation. There is no other NAME under heaven, given among men, whereby we must be saved! That name is Jesus Christ! 

Statement of Faith

Statement of Faith

Statement of Faith


*What does it mean to be Pentecostal?

As a strong Bible Pentecostal Church in Burlington, we teach the Pentecostal experience of the early church that is available for us today (See Acts 1 & 2).l

The Bible is the infallible Word of God and the authority for salvation and Christian living. (See II Timothy 3:15-17).


*About God   

There is one God, who has revealed Himself as our Father, in His Son Jesus Christ, and as the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is God manifested in flesh. He is both God and man. (See Deuteronomy 6:4; Ephesians 4:4-6; Colossians 2:9; I Timothy 3:16.)   

*About Sin and Salvation   

Everyone has sinned and needs salvation. Salvation comes by grace through faith based on the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ. (See Romans 3:23-25; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9.)   

*About the Gospel    

The saving gospel is the good news that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and rose again. We obey the gospel (II Thessalonians 1:8; I Peter 4:17) by repentance (death to sin), water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ (burial), and the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the initial sign of speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance (resurrection). (See I Corinthians 15:1-4; Acts 2:4, 37-39; Romans 6:3-4.)   

*About Christian Living    As Christians we are to love God and others. We should live a holy life inwardly and outwardly, and worship God joyfully. The supernatural gifts of the Spirit, including healing, are for the church today. (See Mark 12:28-31; II Corinthians 7:1; Hebrews 12:14; I Corinthians 12:8-10.)   

*About the Future   

Jesus Christ is coming again to catch away His church, which is His Bride. In the end will be the final resurrection and the final judgment. The righteous will inherit eternal life, and the unrighteous eternal death. (See I Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 20:11-15.)  

These articles of faith are from www.upci.org