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What We Believe - Abide in the Vine Fellowship


Abide in the Vine Fellowship was birthed in 1993 and we continue to seek God’s heart and His presence through worship, community, prayer, and outreach.
We are a congregation of Believers in Owego,New York, USA. Abide In The Vine is home to the Abide in the Vine School of Ministry; a BibleSchool dedicated to the training of Christians for the work of the ministry, and Abide in the Vine Child Care Center; a fully licensed child day care center. We are also a distribution center for Angel Food Ministries.
We are located in the foothills of the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of the Eastern USA. On the edge of the Fingerlake Region of New York State, Owego is a beautiful place to call home or visit. Home to approximately 8,000 people, Owego is a quiet community with the larger cities of Binghamton, Ithaca, and Elmira each only 30 minutes away. Abide In The Vine Fellowship is strategically placed in the Southern Tier of New York. Be in prayer as we reach out to our hometown and surrounding communities.
Abide In The Vine is Pastored by Frederick P. Hoover. Pastor Hoover has been a minister of the Lord for many years and is open to the moving of the Spirit of the Lord. He has a strong love for Israel and the Jews, God’s chosen people. He has made several trips there and with each trip his love for the Jewish people grows stronger. He has also traveled to Africa, Budapest, England, and Canada exhorting and encouraging God’s people in the gifts and fruits of the Spirit.
If you would like any information about Abide In The Vine Fellowship that is not contained in this website please feel free to give us a call at (607)687-3426 or fax us at (607)687-0043. You may also email us at abide14@gmail.com.
Thank you for visiting us and may you and your family be greatly blessed….even more than you can bear!


WE BELIEVE that there is One LIVING AND TRUE GOD, eternally existing in three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory; that this triune God created all, upholds all, and governs all.

WE BELIEVE that the SCRIPTURES of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, fully inspired, without error in the original transcripts, and the infallable rule of faith and practice.

WE BELIVE in GOD THE FATHER, an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love; that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men; that He hears and answers prayer; and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

WE BELIEVE in JESUS CHRIST, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, and teachings, His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people and personal, visible return to earth. We believe in His first coming Jesus inaugurated the fulfillment of the Kingdom of God.

WE BELIEVE in the HOLY SPIRIT, who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower for ministry all who believe in Christ; we believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding Helper, Teacher, and Guide. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all the Biblical gifts of the Spirit.

WE BELIEVE that all MEN are sinners by nature and choice and are therefore under condemnation, that God regenerates and baptizes by the Holy Spirit, those who repent of their sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord.

WE BELIEVE in the universal CHURCH, the living spiritual body, of which Christ is the Head and all regenerated persons are members.

WE BELIEVE that the Lord Jesus Christ committed two ORDINANCES to the church; baptism; and the Lord’s Supper. We believe in water baptism and communion open to all believers.

WE BELIEVE also in the laying on of hands for the empowering of the Holy Spirit, for ordination of pastors, elders and deacons, for receiving gifts of the Spirit, and for healing.

WE BELIEVE in the personal, visible, APPEARING OF CHRIST to earth and the consummation of His Kingdom; in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment and eternal blessing of the righteous and endless suffering of the wicked.

WE BELIEVE in what is termed “THE APOSTLES CREED” as embodying fundamental facts of Christian faith, and endorse the historic orthodox creeds of the church.

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