235 East Miller Street
Elmira , New. York. 14904
The Home Of
Elmira Christian Academy
~ You Are Invited To Worship With Us Sunday ~
School (all Ages ) - 10:00 am
In God We Trust.........!
= ECC: 607-734-7195
U. S. A. U. S. A.
One Nation Under One Mighty God !
Elmira, New. york.
Principal Of Elmira christian Academy
John Bedzyk 1940
This is the Building
Where our Church Was started.
it was the former springstead shirt factory
at 115 East henry street. The Building
had been vacant for several
years and this is what
it looked like after
some paint and clean - up Rent Was 20.00 per Month
1944 Friday, 8/18: First church service of the Pentecostal Tabernacle in Elmira, NY
1947 First bus route started. Bro. John drove the bus.
1947 **First tent meeting with L. K. Dodge, on College & Roe Aves.
1948 Tent meeting with Harvey McAllister; Edward B. Hill; Girls trio from Zion Bible Institute, on Mt. Zoar and Walnut Sts.
1949 Land on E. Miller St. purchased
1949 **Tent meeting with L. K. Dodge, on E. Miller & Falck Sts.
1950 **7/12 - 9/4: Vinyard Healing Campaign "Tent Cathedral", on E. Miller & Falck Sts.
1950 Groundbreaking for the new church
1951 6/10 - 7/8: Tent meeting with Richard Vinyard (every night except Mondays; 3 services on Sundays), on E. Miller & Falck Sts. (where ECA building now is)
1951 9/16 3pm: Dedication service - Sister Gibson (founder of Zion Bible Institute) came from Rhode Island to speak. Bill Wilson also spoke and stayed to conduct a week of meetings.
1952 5-10: Bro. John married Roberta White from Clark Summit, PA.
1953 Gordon Lindsay / Alton Hayes - Salvation-Healing Revival
1953 6/7-21: Revival with Jimmy & Dorothy Adams in the church.
1954 1/10 - 2/14: Hayes / Noah Revival in the Strand Theater
1954 **7/11 - 8/6: Tent meeting with David Nunn; 100's saved; between 50 and 100 baptized in water in the tent.
1954 **Christian Life Magazine Sunday School Contest
Mid 1950s Radio ministry started - daily, live 15 min. WCBA, Corning
1958 Tent meeting with David Wilerson, Nicky Cruz. Tent blew down. On Maple Ave. & Cedar Sts.
1959 7/17 - 8/18: Tent meeting with Mel Blundell
8/21 - 8-30: W. V. Grant, on Lackawanna Ave., Horseheads
Late 1950s Church addition tripled the size of the church.
1960 **1/3 - 2/7: Tommy Barnett (young evangelist)
1960 **7/20 - 9/11: Tent meeting with John French, Tommy Barnett, Wellards, Callicaots, on Broadway near Bulkhead.
1969 Elmira Christian Academy established
Special Needs Class started in Sunday School
1972 ECA three-story building constructed; first used for Sunday School on Easter Sunday.
1972 The Flood, "America's greatest natural disaster" - Pres. Nixon.
1983 TV ministry started - WENY
1988 Gym constructed
1994 50th anniversary of the church - Nicky Cruz
2004 7/30: Bro. John passed away
2004 Rev. Belvy White led our church for two years.
2005 Rev. Brian Harris became pastor
2008 Let Elmira Live - a multi-church effort to keep Elmira on the straight and narrow path. Nicky Cruz's group TRUCE ministered.
Family Poses for A picture In 1960
Roberta, BOnnie, Paul, & John
Service July 25th 1954
Evangelist David Nunn
Salvation & healing Service
Elmira, New. York.
Sis Roberta Were Married In
" 1952 "
case we find ourselves starting to
All the Anti - American sentiment & Negativity,
We should remember England's Prime Minister
Tony Blair's words during a recent interview.
asked by one of his Parliament
Members Why he Believes so much
in America, He Said:
A simple way to take Measure of a
Country is to Look How Many Want It...
And How many want out."
Two Defining Forces Have Ever
Offered to Die For You :
2. The American G.I.
Died For Your soul & The other
This Web Page Is Dedicated To My
Wonderful Pastor Who Has
Gone To Be With Jesus
Wife Sis Roberta Bedzyk
Is Still Going Strong
They Both Pastored The Pentecostal Tabernacle
For Many Wonderful Years.
Now Sis Roberta is Learning The Computer
Still Has Some Wonderful Years
Left to Do What She Wants
May God Bless Sis Roberta
Rev.John & Sis Roberta Bedzyk
Bonnie & Paul
Dear Roberta, My Darling Wife
a fond dream of you and me holding my Darling Wife.
You gaze into my eyes and profess your Love.
When your lips meet mine, I close my eyes, lost to the sweetness of you.
I have a fond dream of you and me strolling carelessly through fields of LOVE,
laughter on our lips, in our eyes. I offer my LOVE to you, and you Roberta accept, sealing your Life with me.
I have a fond dream of you and I Roberta, side by side as we stare at the sprinkling of stars and savor our closeness.
You turn to me and Promise that you'll always be mine, that we belong together like the stars and the sky.
And with JESUS in our lives we together shall give our LOVE to The World.
So be Strong My LOVE Jesus Will Put Us Together Once
Again When He Comes Back Or Calle's
You Home To Be By My
Your Hubby John Bedzyk
This Is Brother
Sike Tredzyk He is Still Living SomePlace.
If You See Him Please Send Him
Helen Is the only
one still Living
Peter Just passed away in
This is a picture
of the ole shirt factory that was Rented for 20.00
Per Month By Bro.John Bedzyk in 1944 It was the Born
Pentecostal Tabernacle That is still
Preaching The Gospel Of Jesus
Now they even Have a
This Rose is For You
Sis Roberta Bedzyk With Much "LOVE"
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble
themselves, and pray, and seek my face,
and turn from their wicked ways; then
will I hear from heaven, and
will forgive their sin, and
will heal their land.
2nd Chronicles 7: 14
Bet This Never
Makes The News
USA, USA, USA, USA,
SGT John GebHarht
This little girl's entire family was executed.They intended to execute her also and shot her
in the head, but they failed to kill her. She was cared for by john's hospital and
healing up, but has been crying and moaning. The nurses said john is
the only one she seems to calm down with, so john has spent
the last four nights holding her while they both
sleep in that chair. The girl is coming
along with her healin!
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You Tell Me !
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of control, mud slides, flooding,
tearing up the country from one
end to another, and with the threat of
bird flu and terrorist attacks, are
you sure this is a good time
to take GOD out of
the Pledge of
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