The New York Pilgrims trace their organizational roots back to 1897, when first organized as the Pentecostal Rescue Mission of Binghamton, New York.
For a time this growing group of churches shared organizational ties with larger denominational groups, but in 1963 the New York Pilgrims once more became an independent organization, and now the Conference has more than 50 churches.
In doctrine and practice we are conservative evangelicals of Arminian-Wesleyan persuasion.
We believe the Bible is the only written word of God, with the original text inspired by God and without error.
We believe the Creator God has revealed Himself to us in three persons: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe in the necessity of personal salvation by grace through faith in the atoning blood of Jesus Christ.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is instrumental in leading a believer to recognize the need of holiness of heart, wrought instantaneously as a second definite work of grace when one's will is yielded to God's, therefore making it possible for him to love God with all his heart, soul, mind and strength.
We believe in the imminent return of Jesus Christ for the taking away of the universal Church of God.
Our Statement of Purpose
The members of our church have covenanted to walk together, by the help of the Holy Spirit, in the ways of true Holiness (Ephesians 4-6) and to encourage one another in the Faith (Hebrews 10:23 - 25); while carrying out Christ's Great Commission (Mark 16:15) and preserving the spiritual doctrines and standards of conduct that are our spiritual heritage (Jude 3).