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About Us > Background

Peniel Praise Community Church (PPCC) was established on July 24, 1994 at 760 Cooper Avenue, Johnstown, Pennsylvania. It had a starting membership of 91 individuals. PPCC is of the Church of God denomination with general headquarters in Cleveland, Tennessee, State Offices in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and District Offices in Somerset, Pennsylvania. Founding and Senior Pastors are Bishop Harold and Rev. Marion Spellman. Pastor Henry M. Davis serves as the Assistant Pastor.


Peniel Praise Community Church came into existence when Pastors Harold and Marion Spellman witnessed a consistent, growing interest in the church services being held for Peniel Rehabilitation Center staff and also from those in the local community. The Spellmans, after much prayer, counsel and consultation with Rev. Danny May, who was at that time the Administrative Bishop of the Church of God in Pennsylvania, concluded that the establishment of a local church was necessary.

The mission of Peniel Praise Community Church is simple: To Fulfill the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. The first goal is to reach the lost and to bring hope to those who need salvation. Bishop Spellman also believes in the “Priesthood of Every Believer.” He declares, “The Bible teaches that every Christian is called to “full time” Christian service regardless of his or her vocation. We practice the truth that every believer is a minister by encouraging every member to find a place of service and ministry. As stewards, we are to effectively manage our relationships with God, Self, Resources, Family and Community.” The church’s desire is that the Peniel Praise Community will continue to evolve into one of the most anointed, dynamic and effective churches not only in this area, but throughout the country.

Bishop Spellman declares, “Beliefs are not worth much unless they are translated into actions. Based on what the Bible teaches, we feel very strongly about the following practices: Consistent Church Attendance, Daily Personal Devotions, Tithing, Fellowship, and Witnessing.”

The Peniel Praise Community Church structure consists of twelve ministry teams: Prayer & Fasting, Education, Music, Stewardship, Cell Groups, Men, Ladies, Singles, Married, Youth, Children, and Outreach.


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Service Times

Sunday @ 10:00 AM - Prayer
Sunday @ 10:30 AM - Service
Wednesday @ 6:00 PM - Service

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760 Cooper Ave.
Johnstown, PA 15907 814-536-2111

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