The Alliance

Berlin Alliance is a part of the world-wide Christian & Missionary Alliance. Our vision is to seek God, reach the lost, and make disciples for Jesus Christ's kingdom. 

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Pastor Jim grew up in western PA and got married to Debi at a young age. They have three daughters. He came to know Jesus as Savior in 1994 after being married for 8 years. He worked in factories for about 20 years before he began pastoral ministry 2002. He pastored in two other churches before coming to Berlin in September 2016. 

Jim enjoys being with people and has a desire to reach out with Christ's love and joy. He likes to spend free time with family, on social media, reading, and watching sports and westerns. He has five grandchildren that he enjoys spoiling. 

History of BAC

The Christian and Missionary Alliance purchased a brick church from the Methodist denomination on the corner of South and Diamond Streets on September 5, 1951. The building was constructed in 1851. Rev. Daniel Breegle was the first pastor to serve under the Christian and Missionary Alliance there. He served as pastor of the church for 14 years before his death in 1966.  

Rev. Donald Ansell followed Rev. Breegle beginning November 1, 1966.  Rev. Sherman Berkey came to the church on May 18, 1986.  At that time there were 8 members and 16 in attendance.

The church grew from that first Sunday. 

The church facility at 725 Broadway is on land purchased in October 1993. The church building was completed in 1999 and dedicated to the Lord.

The church building consists of a large sanctuary, fellowship hall, kitchen, offices and Sunday School rooms.    

In 2008, the steeple building was added and the steeple installed.  A new sign was placed in front of the church and the parking lot was paved. 

Pastor Berkey completed 28 years of ministry here before his death in 2015.

Rev. Jim Kunes began as pastor September 11, 2016. 



What to Expect When You Visit

Whether you are brand new to the church thing or you’ve been around church for a while; we want to say WELCOME!  At Berlin Alliance Church you will be welcomed into a friendly, casual environment by people who are excited to see you. We want you to have an idea of what to expect when you arrive at Berlin Alliance Church, so take a few moments to read through this section. It will give you a feel for what you can expect during your visit.

Sunday morning worship begins at 10:40, so arriving any time between 10:20-10:40 is a good time to arrive! 

What should you wear? First and foremost, we want you to feel comfortable. You will find everything from suit and ties to jeans and t-shirts. Come how you feel most comfortable.

Entering into the lobby, please take a bulletin on the stand so you can be aware of the service layout and announcements. 

You children ages birth through 2 years of age are welcome to be in our Nursery. We have committed volunteers who have had their background checks submitted. There are lots of toys and fun things for the little ones to enjoy. 

During the service, you will find a mix of hymns and new songs. We recognize everyone worships in their own unique way. Some will sing, clap and raise their hands. Others will quietly reflect on the words. You’re welcome to praise God however you feel most comfortable.

The worship of God through giving happens in one of these ways at Berlin Alliance Church. 1) Give online via the Giving tab on the website or app  2Give during the service when the offering plate is passed. 3) Mail in your gift.  

As a guest, you should not feel any pressure to give. This is an act of worship for our regular attendees in response to their love and thankfulness to God.

Your children ages 3-5 and 6-9 are invited to go to the Junior Church time that is held during the message. These  workers are happy to have your child join this time and will make them feel welcome. 

You will hear a relevant, straightforward message based on the Bible. Messages are brought to help you develop a growing, real relationship with Jesus Christ and help you in your walk with Him. Pastor Jim reads from the NLT Bible translation because he feels it's an easy-to-understand language that will work for all who attend - the youngest to the oldest, the unsaved, the new believer, and the one who has walked with God for many years. 

We celebrate Communion together on designated Sunday mornings to remember Jesus' sacrifice for us.  We encourage everyone who has made a decision to follow Jesus Christ to participate in the Lord's Supper with us. The juice and bread we share represent His body and blood, which He laid down for the forgiveness of our sins so we can have eternal life with God. 

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Fourfold Gospel

As we seek to know Jesus personally, being one with Him, He will reveal Himself as our Savior, Sanctifier, Healer, and Coming King. Simpson called this theology the Fourfold Gospel, the Christological summary on which the spiritual DNA of The Christian and Missionary Alliance is built.

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Statement of Faith

Section 1.1. There is one God (Deut. 6:4), Creator of all things (Rev. 4:11), who is infinitely perfect (Matt. 5:48), existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matt. 28:19).

Section 1.2. Jesus Christ is the true God and true man (Phil. 2:6–11). He was sent by the Father (John 20:21), conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin, Mary (Luke 1:34–38). He died on the cross, the Just for the unjust (1 Pet. 3:18), as a substitutionary sacrifice (Heb. 2:9), and all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood (Rom. 5:9). He rose from the dead according to the Scriptures (1 Cor. 15:3–4). He is now at the right hand of the Majesty on high as our great High Priest (Heb. 8:1). He will come again to establish His Kingdom of righteousness and peace (Isa. 9:6–7).

Section 1.3. The Holy Spirit is a divine person (John 14:16–18), sent to indwell, guide, teach, gift, empower, and bear His fruit in every believer (John 16:13; 1 Cor. 12:4, 11; Acts 1:8; Gal. 5:22–23). He convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment (John 16:7–11).

Section 1.4. The Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for our salvation. They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice (2 Pet. 1:20–21; 2 Tim. 3:15–17).

Section 1.5. Man was originally created in the image and likeness of God: 16 he fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death. All men are born with a sinful nature, 17 are separated from the life of God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ.18 The portion of the impenitent and unbelieving is existence forever in conscious torment; 19 and that of the believer, in everlasting joy and bliss.20 (16Genesis 1:27, 17Romans 3:23, 181 Corinthians 15:20–23, 19Revelation 21:8, 20Revelation 21:1–4)

Section 1.6. Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all people (1 John 2:2). Those who repent and believe in Him are justified by grace through faith (Rom. 3:21–24), born again of the Holy Spirit (Titus 3:4–7), delivered from the dominion of darkness, transferred into the Kingdom of God’s Son (Col. 1:13), granted the gift of eternal life, and adopted as the children of God (Rom. 8:14–16; John 1:12).

Section 1.7. It is the will of God that each believer should be filled with the Holy Spirit and be sanctified wholly, 22 being separated from sin and the world and fully dedicated to the will of God, thereby receiving power for holy living and effective service.23 This is both a crisis and a progressive experience wrought in the life of the believer subsequent to conversion.24
(221 Thessalonians 5:23, 23Acts 1:8, 24Romans 6:1–14)

Section 1.8. Provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of the whole person (Isa. 53:4–5; Matt. 8:16–17). Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil are taught in the Scriptures (James 5:13–16) as privileges for the Church in this present age (Acts 4:30). 

Section 1.9. The Church consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood, and are born again of the Holy Spirit. Christ is the Head of the Body, the Church, 27 which has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the gospel to all nations.28

The local church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for the worship of God, for edification through the Word of God, for prayer, fellowship, the proclamation of the gospel, and observance of the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.29 (27Ephesians 1:22–23, 28Matthew 28:19–20, 29Acts 2:41–47)

Section 1.10. There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust; for the former, a resurrection unto life; 30 for the latter, a resurrection unto judgment.31 (301 Corinthians 15:20–23, 31John 5:28–29)

Section 1.11. The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent32 and will be personal, visible, and premillennial.33 This is the believer’s blessed hope and is a vital truth which is an incentive to holy living and faithful service.34 (32Hebrews 10:37, 33Luke 21:27, 34Titus 2:11–14)

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Contact Us


725 Broadway St, PO Box 6, Berlin, PA  15530