Who We Are
Here at the City On A Hill, we proudly adhere to the calling that God has placed upon our ministry - to preach the truth of God's wonderful plan, the Blood Covenant! Here is some helpful information about our ministry, our calling, and our vision.
What We Believe
We believe in salvation through the blood of Jesus, by grace alone. We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as a separate experience from salvation, with the evidence of speaking in tongues. We believe the church is God's agent on earth to do His work and the work of His Kingdom. We also believe that God wants His people to live the "abundant life" (John 10:10) and walk in victory! We believe in "seeking first the Kingdom of God" (Matt. 6:33). We believe that we are joint heirs with Christ because of His shed blood (Romans 8:17). We believe the church's purpose is to help lift people to the level where they can walk in power, blessing, and health - not to be a community center of programs. God has more for His people than that, so come live the blessed life with us!
The "City On A Hill"
Decades ago, a prophet of God named Aram Mushegan stood on the property where our church now stands and spoke to our founding pastor, Pastor Sam, that "a city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden" (Matt. 5:14).
This prophetic word is the vision that drives our ministry. When we began our ministry, the Lord spoke that we were to be called "The Dwelling Place Church." Years later, the Lord spoke again - and we changed our name to reflect our vision and calling. We are the "City On A Hill!"
Where We Came From
Over one hundred years ago, a group of people who only had the promise of God and His prophetic word came from the small country of Armenia to the United States. After they left, hundreds of thousands of Armenians were massacred in their home country, including everyone from the village which these people left behind. Had the believers not followed the prophetic word given to them by God, they too would have been slaughtered. These Spirit-filled Christians moved to Los Angeles, and they began serving the Lord in power. Because of their faithfulness to God, many miracles have been documented in the lives of these people throughout the last century. Our founding pastor, the late Pastor Sam Lalaian, grew up in this powerful community of Armenian Pentecostals, and was called to carry on the prophetic ministry. That ministry is now here in Loganville at the City On A Hill, pastored by his son Danny.
What is the "Blood Covenant"?
We believe that after receiving salvation, God wants His people to live blessed! Galatians 3:14 tells us that "the blessing of Abraham" should come upon us, and verse 29 says "And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise."
Romans 8:17 tells us that "we are joint heirs with Christ." That means that everything He received as an heir, we now receive! In short, the Blood Covenant is God's plan to bless His people, just like He blessed Abraham. God has always had a chosen people whom He blessed. The devil is not scared of people who are Christians - but he is scared of Christians who understand who they are in Christ Jesus, and who receive their blessing!
When we are saved, we are made right in the eyes of God. After this experience, it is our job to be holy, which simply means to exalt God in everything that we do. This is what the Blood Covenant is all about, exalting God - and we are a Blood Covenant-believing ministry!
Pastor Danny Lalaian holds a Bachelor of Theology from Christian International School of Theology. Both inspirational and thought-provoking, his preaching stirs the heart to seek God's will. He has a strong belief that God wants His people blessed and walking in power!
If you have any questions for us, feel free to email us using the email app on our "Contact/Directions" page!