What To Expect


Worship services are a mixture of traditional and modern with the focus on connecting with the Spirit of The Lord Jesus at Brooklyn Apostolic Church. We encourage you to arrive 10-15 minutes early so you can meet others who attend. Our services normally start with prayer, then shift to singing songs of praise and worship, often songs you might recognize either from traditional services or if you listen to Christian radio.  Our pastor or minister preaches a bible-based message with practical application to help you live out your faith during the week.    Services are usually a little over an hour, and then you’re welcome to hang out and talk with people afterwards.

If you have children, we have Children’s Church - a fun, up-beat service that includes music, games and a bible lesson taught at their level.  We encourage high school students to join their parents in adult service.

Our Story


Brooklyn Apostolic Church began as a calling from God began to unfold in the hearts of Pastor John and Juanita Whittington along with a few families who also felt the burden of The Lord to have a Spirit-Filled church in southern Forrest County. We started as an Outreach Ministry connected to 49 Antique and Flea Market across from Paul B Johnson state park where we still hold a 9am Sunday Devotional Service. In August of 2022, the members of Black Creek Landmark Missionary Baptist Church voted unanimously to donate their property in Brooklyn, MS to our Outreach Ministry! 

In September 2022, Brooklyn Apostolic Church was officially formed and began meeting at our present location, 91 Old Hwy 49E Brooklyn, MS 39455.  

As we have been experiencing slow, steady growth, so has our love for God and the people of Brooklyn.  Our ministries include Sunday worship service and Thursday Discipleship training. We encourage our members to be the hands and feet of Jesus at work, in their neighborhoods, as a part of other Brooklyn community organizations and through partnerships with missionaries around the world.

Our Beliefs


Bible. We believe the Bible, consisting of 66 books, to be the inspired Word of God, without error, the revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.

God. We believe in one God who has revealed or manifest Himself as Father in creation, Son in the body of Jesus Christ for our redemption, and Holy Spirit, living in and working through the lives of His saints. God has always been and will always be the only God. There were none before Him and shall be none after him.

The Father. We believe that the Father created all things in heaven and on earth. He created human beings out of a love for us and desires a personal relationship with each of us.

Jesus. We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life and died on the cross as the sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Furthermore, He arose bodily from the dead and ascended into heaven.

Holy Spirit. We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to empower mankind. He regenerates, guides, instructs, and empowers the believer for godly living and service.

Man. We believe that man was created in the image of God and sinless, but fell into sin and is therefore lost and subject to judgment. There is nothing man can do to save himself from this judgment, but he can experience New Birth through Repentance, Baptism in the name of Jesus Christ for remission of sin, and receiving the Holy Spirit (ghost) as described in Acts chapter 2 verses 38-39.

Salvation. We believe that the sacrificial death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ provides the only way of salvation for all who believe. We partake of this salvation by the experience of the New Birth as described in John Chapter 3 and Acts Chapter 2 just as the first century disciples of Jesus did. 

Accepting the Sinner, Denouncing the Sin. We believe that no sin is too big for God to forgive. Therefore, as Christians we should be open and eager to share the Gospel with everyone regardless of their sin or affliction. However, making Jesus Lord of our lives means striving towards holiness and turning from our sinful ways. Therefore, while being open to all sinners, Christians ought not accept, ignore, or promote any sin as permissible.


Our Staff

Pastor John and Juanita Whittington