Our purpose is to exalt the one true God by bringing people to salvation through Jesus Christ, developing believers to Christ-like maturity, and equipping them for their life's ministry by Loving God, Loving People and Serving both.





Matthew 22:36-38

Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment.


What We Believe

That the Bible is the inspired Word of God, written as the Spirit of God moved upon men of old. Since it is supernaturally inspired, it is inerrant in the original manuscripts and has been preserved by God through history, so that it is the divinely authoritative standard for every age and life.

In the singularity of the Godhead: that is, God was in Christ reconciling the world unto Himself. God was One in creation, being the "father" of all; One in redemption, taking on human flesh, being the "son" or only flesh God will ever have; and God has sent His spirit, the "Holy Spirit" to be the comforter until He returns.

That God spoke the universe into existence as accounted in Genesis and that creation was by divine decree.

That God Himself came to earth in a body called "Jesus" and died for fallen man. His life, death, and subsequent resurrection are recorded in the Gospels - namely, the books of Matthew through John.
That salvation is clearly outlined in Acts, "the book of salvation."

Repentance, baptism in Jesus' Name, and the infilling of the Holy Ghost are the criteria for initial membership in "the Church" of Jesus Christ. "The Church" is the group of believers in the Acts 2:38 message.

That it is the goal of every Christian to grow into spiritual maturity. The Epistles, Romans through Revelation, are written as guidelines for Christian living and duty.

That worship is mandated by Scripture.



Word Aflame is made up of people from various backgrounds and traditions. We are affiliated with the United Pentecostal Church, International. The UPCI is an organization that has a rich history of more than one hundred years of serving and planting churches in America and worldwide.

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The First Pentecostal Church of Little Rock, Arkansas, was founded in 1917 by about a dozen people. They originally met in homes, store buildings, and rented space.

Today, a beautiful brick edifice graces five sprawling acres overlooking the busiest interstate highway in Little Rock. The church building seats approximately three hundred people, and there is a large educational wing and gymnasium within the complex.

First Pentecostal Church is now The First Church, Inc., dba Word Aflame, but the commitment of this congregation remains consistent with that of its beginnings decades ago.

Word Aflame believes in becoming involved in the community in which God has placed it, but also is involved in world missions as mandated by Scripture.

Word Aflame is affiliated with the United Pentecostal Church International, St. Louis, Missouri.