HALLELUJAH TEMPLE PENTECOSTAL CHURCH HISTORY
In January 2003, the Almighty God gave Elder Larry J. Aaron a vision concerning a church that was multi-cultural. In the vision Elder Aaron saw a Silhouette of a large church in the background with different races present sharing food with each other. After the vision, the Almighty God gave the name Hallelujah Temple to Elder Aaron during prayer.
Several months passed, by which Elder Aaron told many friends and family about the vision that God had showed him. Even though Elder Aaron was extremely happy in his spirit about the vision, he felt it may take years before the vision materialize. In April 2003, while in prayer the Holy Spirit told Elder Aaron to take one step. Elder Aaron shared this with his wife Patricia A. Aaron, who supported the vision with all her heart.
In May 2003, while attending Living Faith Full Gospel Church, San Bernardino, CA, Pastor Bishop Joel E. Steward, God spoke to Elder Aaron to start searching for a location to start this new ministry. Elder and Sister Patricia Aaron started looking for a location. One Sunday, after church the Holy Spirit led the Aaron’s to a building at 16th Street and “D” Street in San Bernardino, CA. Two men were refurbishing the building at this location. Elder Aaron approached the gentlemen about a lease. At that time the owner arrived and showed the building to Elder and Sister Aaron. The owner was very happy about the idea of a church being in his building and suggested several ways that he could restructure the building to accommodate the church to add more square footage. He suggested that the Aaron’s complete an application to get the vision started.
At the end of May 2003, the location, 1580 North “D” Street, Suite #2, San Bernardino, CA 92410 was secured. It took the month of June for the building to be completely refurbished. However, during this time frame the Almighty God provided chairs, pulpit, communion table and everything needed to get this vision started. God definitely made provision for the vision.
On the morning of Sunday, July 13, 2003, Hallelujah Temple Pentecostal Church had its first official service. The vision of this ministry came to life. Superintendent Lenton H. Lenoir, Holy Land, Church Of God In Christ, facilitated the afternoon service with a Holy Ghost bang.
On August 24, 2003, Elder Larry J. Aaron was ordained as pastor of Hallelujah Temple Pentecostal Church by Bishop C. E. Simmons, Mount Calvary Holy Church, Indio, CA. Hallelujah Temple immediately fell under the umbrella of The Churches of Faith In Christ Fellowship, Inc. Hallelujah Temple Pentecostal Church thrived at 1580 North “D” Street, Suite #2, San Bernardino, CA 92410 from Sunday, July 13 2003 to July 10, 2004.
On 10 July 2004, Pastor Aaron decided not to renew the lease at the “D” Street location due to being limited to just 49 chairs by the San Bernardino Fire Department. It seems the “D” Street location had one port of entrance and exit, which according to the Fire Department was a safety hazard. Therefore, the hundred chairs that were originally in the church were down sized to 49. Pastor Aaron felt you cannot limit God and decided to find another location. While looking for another location, church services were held at Sister Jackie Harris’s house to keep the membership encouraged.
After several months of prayer and fasting, God directed Pastor Aaron to 2089 North Mount Vernon Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92410. On Sunday, December 5, 2004 Hallelujah Temple Pentecostal Church had its first service at the new location. In January 2005, Bishop C. E. Simmons, Presiding Prelate of The Churches of Faith In Christ Fellowship, Inc. blessed and dedicated the building to God. Hallelujah Pentecostal Church had many blessed services from December 5, 2004 to June 30, 2007.
During June 2007, God exposed certain structural deficiencies to Pastor Aaron concerning the safety of the building. The owner refused to correct the concerns, therefore God told Pastor Aaron to move. Pastor Aaron obeyed the voice of the Lord and moved immediately.
From July 2007 to August 2007 Hallelujah Temple was conducting services at the Perris Hill Park believing in God for a new and better location. At the end of August 2007 the 395 South “G” Street location was secured. However, the church was required to get a permit from the city of San Bernardino, CA. During this time frame the church was having services in the foyer area or the front part of the building. God blessed the church to overcome many hurdles from August 2007 to November 7, 2007.
On November 7, 2007 the city approved the permit for the church and we began to refurbish the mini warehouse part of the building for the sanctuary. The refurbishing of the building was completed in March 2008. On April 6, 2008, Hallelujah Temple celebrated its Grand Opening at this new location. On May 18, 2008, Bishop C. E. Simmons, Presiding Prelate, Churches Of Faith In Christ Fellowship, Inc. dedicated this new building to God.
The Hallelujah Temple church family celebrated three (3) wonderful years of spirit filled services at the 395 South “G’ Street location. The city of San Bernardino required more modifications to building which were very costly. The owners would not complete the modifications and Pastor Aaron felt that it was not the Churches responsibility. God always work things out for the good to the extent that when the church received the information, it was at the end of the lease. Therefore, Hallelujah Temple celebrated the Pastor and Wife’s 7th Anniversary in August 2010.
In the beginning of September 2010, God opened a door for Hallelujah Temple to move to the Indonesian Seventh Day Adventist Church of The Inland Empire, 7480 Sterling Avenue, San Bernardino, CA. Hallelujah Temple Pentecostal Church facilitated only Sunday services in the front church at this location with choir practice every Tuesday night for one year.
In September 2011, Our Heavenly Father opened up another door. By which, Hallelujah Temple was offered the second church at the Sterling Street location. God is always up to something good. The Hallelujah Temple Pentecostal Church Family celebrated many Holy Ghost filled services at the second church on Sterling Avenue until another door was opened
On May 1, 2013, God blessed Hallelujah Temple with Great Favor by which the church had it’s first service at our present location 1978 Herrington Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92411. We are true witnesses that praying, fasting and living a holy life style will give you Great Favor with God. JUST LOOK AROUND!!!!!