The Pentecostals of East Lansing

About POEL

Welcome to The Pentecostals of East Lansing, a United Pentecostal Church. We are an exciting, multicultural, Apostolic assembly in the East Lansing area of Michigan and recently celebrated our 11th year church anniversary. It is our mission to serve our community and help people find their way to Christ. The POEL is a place for all people, from all races, backgrounds, and cultures; we invite you to experience Pentecost.


POEL Pastor

Pastor Gary Gauthier has held ministerial credentials with the United Pentecostal Church for 20 years. He has preached throughout the state of Michigan as well as many other states as an evangelist; however, his ministry has mostly consisted of either assisting or as an associate Minister. He and his family have been a part of the POEL for four years and were elected to serve as Pastor in May of 2017. His wife, Talisa, served on staff at South Flint Tabernacle for twelve years as Minister of Music and brings that gifting to the POEL. They have two Children: Spencer, 22, and Tatum, 18, and both are highly involved in ministry at the POEL


Ministries of POEL

Our Passions


Hyphen is a group of young adults between 18-35. Many in this group are college students while others are just starting their careers.



Our Student Ministry is for ages 12-18. We have events/services most Friday nights. It is our goal to have a thriving student ministry that encourages growth in our students.

Genesis & OmniZone

Genesis and OmniZone are our nursery and Sunday school departments and serve ages six months through eleven years old. Our teachers are skilled at working with children of all ages, and our safe check-in/check-out process will assure you of your children's safety.

Marrieds Ministry

Through game nights, weekend retreats and practical sessions, our goal is to cultivate thriving marriages which will bless our families and strengthen our church.


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