WE BELIEVE that the Bible is the inspired, infallible word of God, written by holy men of old, as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
WE BELIEVE in one God who is eternal, infinite in power, holy in nature, attributes and purposes, as well as omniscient and omnipresent.
WE BELIEVE that he was revealed to us as Father in creation, as Son in redemption, and as Holy Spirit in his comforting grace that never leaves those who trust him.
WE BELIEVE that in Jesus dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily, for it pleased the Father that in him should all the fullness dwell.
WE BELIEVE in the virgin birth. Jesus was both human and divine; he was God manifested in the flesh.
WE BELIEVE in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus.
WE BELIEVE that he ascended on high and has sent his own spirit, the Holy Ghost, who was poured out at Jerusalem nearly 2000 years ago, and He is the same spirit that is filling the hearts of those who diligently seek him today.
WE BELIEVE the new birth experience involves water baptism by immersion in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and the baptism of the Holy Ghost, which is initially evidenced by speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance.
WE BELIEVE in living a holy, sanctified life.
WE BELIEVE in divine healing, communion and foot washing.
WE BELIEVE in the glorious catching away of the saints when Jesus returns in the clouds in glory to take his people, the righteous, to heaven to live with him eternally.
NOW, THEREFORE, OUR CHIEF AIM is to glorify our Savior, who is Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
Elder Walter T. Ragland was baptized in 2003 and filled with the Holy Ghost in 2004, at Madison Pentecostal Assembly where Bishop Eugene Johnson is the Senior Pastor. Since then he has served in many capacities i.e. youth leader, gatekeeper, usher, local men’s department chairman, Christian educator, safety and security leader, outreach team member, and baptism committee member. Elder Ragland's most humbling act of service is when he was called into the ministry to preach the word of God in 2007.
Elder Ragland was born in Chicago, Illinois. His formal education consists of an Associate degree in Alcohol and Drug Counseling as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Elder Ragland currently works as a Director at Acadia (Madison East Comprehensive Treatment Center), where he is making a profound impact on those who are addicted to drugs and alcohol. Elder Ragland has received several awards recognizing his work in the community including an appreciation from the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute where he was awarded the President’s Award for Outstanding Service.
In 2013, Elder Walter was installed as the Brotherhood Chairman for the Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, North Dakota Council (MWDDC). As a result of his leadership abilities at the local and district levels, Elder Ragland was encouraged to utilize his skills at the national level. In 2018, Elder Ragland became the Assistant Treasurer for the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World International Men's Ministry Auxiliary.
In August 2018, the time being right, Bishop Eugene Johnson acknowledged the calling on Elder Ragland’s life and sent him to Pastor at Appleton Pentecostal Assembly.
Elder Ragland has been married for over 14 years to Lady Tarsha Ragland and they have one daughter.
Deaconness Larissa Cyracus,
Deacon Jerome Johnson,
Minister Eric Allen,
Pastor Walter T. Ragland,
Minister Anna Hilson,
Minister Dennis Chandler,
and Deacon LC Bolden.