Chapter: The Difference

University of Florida

Contact Person

Justin Marlin
(352) 215-1257

Sponsoring Pastor

Jeff Arnold

Sponsoring Church

The Pentecostals of Gainesville

The Difference began in 2001 with the vision of making a difference one friendship at a time. Jesus said, “I am a friend that sticks closer than a brother.” Our goal is to allow the mercy, love and grace of God to flow through us so others may experience the love that God has for them.

We are a young group of apostolic believers who believe living for Jesus should be an exciting experience you will desire again and again. Ranging in ages from 18 – 30 and coming from many diverse backgrounds, our common ground is making a difference in the world in which we live.

We want to show others by the way we live and act that being a Christian is an exciting and rewarding lifestyle.

We believe that salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, not by works. Faith in Jesus is the means by which a person is justified. At the same time, a sinner must believe the gospel; he is commanded to repent of his sinful life, to be baptized in water in the name of Jesus Christ, and to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38; 4:12; 8:12-17; 10: 43-48; 19:1-6) Thus the various aspects of faith and obedience work together in God’s grace to reconcile us to God.

University of Florida

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