Gary and Peggy Smith

Welcome from Pastors Gary & Peggy Smith

When you join us at Paragould Church of God, you will be welcomed into a loving church family. We know that we are not perfect, but with the help of the Holy Spirit, we are striving to be more like Jesus every day. We are dedicated to reaching out to the hurting in our community and our world, to help them find hope, help, and healing through Jesus Christ. Paragould Church of God is a place where everyone in your family—from the youngest to the oldest—can grow spiritually.

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Mission Statement

We are a family of believers committed to sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ while cultivating and discipling Christians of all ages through worship, preaching, teaching, and prayer. We are devoted to demonstrating the love of Christ through believing, living, and acting on the living Word of God.

Declaration of Faith

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 its standard and official expression of its doctrine.

We Believe:

  • 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 Proclamation

But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: from whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love. - Ephesians 4:15-16 (KJV)

We proclaim that the Paragould Church of God..
  1. is a church of unity; there is no division.
  2. has plenty of workers and resources; there is no lack.
  3. is a church of diligence; every member does his or her share.
  4. is a growing church; souls are regularly being added to the Kingdom of God.
  5. is a church of love; there is no envy, jealousy, strife, or unforgiveness.

Leadership »

Pastors Gary and Peggy Smith

When you join us at Paragould Church of God, you will be welcomed into a loving church family. We know that we are not perfect, but with the help of the Holy Spirit, we are striving to be more like Jesus every day. We are dedicated to reaching out to the hurting in our community and our world, to help them find hope, help, and healing through Jesus Christ. Paragould Church of God is a place where everyone in your family—from the youngest to the…

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