The Mission of the Pentecostal Church of God is to change lives, build the community, and reach the world while doing the father’s business. We will exemplify the concept of Word Worship and Work.


Our Vision is to ensure that there is a place for everybody and everybody has a place as we glorify and obey the Great Commission of Jesus Christ by proclaiming the gospel in its fullness, and equip people to reach all nations so that Christ becomes preeminent in every life.


In 1929, Elder Elijah Hunt came to Davenport to begin a work for the Lord. Unable to find a place to worship, Elder Hunt along with two saints, held church meetings in various homes. In 1933, Elder Hunt sold his home for a larger house and for ten years this was the first Pentecostal Church of God building. After his soon departure, this remnant fervently prayed and advertised in the Christian Outlook for a new Pastor.
In May 1951, the prayers of the righteous were answered. Elder Alfred L. Boyd, who was later to become Bishop A. L. Boyd, came from Indianapolis, IN. On October 4, 1951, Elder and Sis. Lillian Boyd were married and installed as Pastor and First Lady of the Pentecostal Church of God on the same evening. Six months later, the church purchased the wooden frame building and parsonage on Sixth and Warren and stayed there until 1966. At this time the church had eleven members, including Bishop and Mother Boyd. However, after 14 years of Bishop Boyd’s powerful preaching, the church increased significantly and needed to purchase a larger facility. As Bishop Boyd sought God’s wisdom and guidance, God lead the church to a building on 537 West 15th Street. After a jubilant move, the church was dedicated on May 30, 1966. After his faithful service to the Pentecostal Church of God, Bishop Boyd transitioned home to glory in 1979. Six years later, after a job well done, Mother Boyd passed in 1985.
Elder McArthur Anderson and Sister Esther Anderson were selected as the new Pastor and First Lady. As Elder Anderson was elevated to Bishop, the church continued to thrive and prosper under his tremendous visionary leadership. As the congregation grew, God gave Bishop Anderson a vision to build a new edifice in the heart of the Central City of Davenport, IA, to more greatly impact the Quad City Community. In one Sunday, members collectively pledged $25,000 – enough for a down payment for a new church. Going from vision to reality, in 1992, the completion of a $2 million edifice at 1234 Ripley Street was complete. Building on a firm foundation, Bishop Anderson and Lady Esther bridged generational gaps and positioned the church for 21st Century Ministry. After serving faithfully as Pastor and First Lady for 35 years, Bishop and Lady Anderson retired in November 2013, and were able to see the church’s legacy live on as the torch was passed to their son and daughter. 


On November 17, 2013, District Elder Mark and First Lady Saleta Anderson were installed as the Pastor and First Lady of the Pentecostal Church of God. Previously, they had served for seven years leading Apostolic Truth Temple Church, Rock Island, IL, upon the passing of their grandparents, Pastor Rena and Deacon Johnny Dawkins. These Heroes of Faith had been led to transition from the Pentecostal Church of God in the late 1960’s to begin a mighty work in Illinois.
After 45 years, in January 2014, Bishop Mark Anderson felt God’s leading to merge the Pentecostal Church of God and Apostolic Truth Temple Church again into one church. On April 9, 2016, after fighting the good fight of faith, Bishop (General) McArthur Anderson was called home to be with the Lord. Mother (Queen) Esther Anderson, continues to shine and faithfully serve the Pentecostal Church of God. 
Bishop Mark Anderson is a man of action and great integrity. He’s been a minister, ordained Elder, and now Bishop of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World for nearly thirty years. He has a love for GOD’s Word and His People. After serving in numerous leadership positions in education, business, and government, he accepted the call to Pastor. First Lady Saleta Anderson is a woman of tremendous strength and stamina. She has also served in various leadership capacities in higher education, business, and government. She is a successful entrepreneur and her loving motherly influence extends to hundreds, from all backgrounds, across the nation. Bishop Mark and First Lady Saleta Anderson have six daughters (Ebony, Ashley, Mariah, Maranda, Melanie, Magan), and a grandson (Isaiah Mark). Our leaders continue to express great gratitude for the prayerful example of their mothers (Mother Anderson and Mother Sabrina Vesey), believing it is the key to their success.
Working together, Bishop Mark and First Lady Saleta Anderson have a relevant and impactful ministry for this generation. Under their anointed leadership and teamwork, the Pentecostal Church of God continues to thrive and remains A Great Place to Worship after 90 years. Welcome Home!