Dr. Manuel & Helena Pereira, Founders

Core Values

MISSION
Manuel Pereira Ministries is a Portuguese- American Christian Ministry. Our mission is to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

VISION
To reach the Portuguese-American Communities, and the World, with the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

PURPOSE
Take the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ to New Bedford, and the nations, through our FM Radio Station, Online International Audio and Video Channels, Christian Communities, Home Meetings, Schools of Ministry, and Networking with other Ministries.
 

The following list of core values reflects what is truly important to King of Kings in New Bedford. These are not values that change from time to time, but rather they are the foundation of this Ministry.

1. REVERENTIAL FEAR OF GOD

Proverbs 1:7

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 8:13

The fear of the Lord is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way and the perverse mouth I hate.

2. THE “WORD” JESUS (John 1:14)

II Timothy 2:15

Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Ephesians 5:1

Therefore be imitators of God as dear children.

Romans 8:29

For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.

Acts 17:11

These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so.

John 17:3

And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.

Philippians 3:10

That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death.

3. THE HOLY SPIRIT

Matthew 3:11

I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

Acts 1:8

But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.

Acts 10:38

How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.

4. PRAISE AND WORSHIP

Acts 2:47

Praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the Church daily those who were being saved.

John 9:31

Now we know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will, He hears him.

5. PRAYER

Ephesians 6:18

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.

6. LOVE

Matthew 22:37-40

37 Jesus said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 
40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

John 14:23-24

23 Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. 
24 He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me.

7. WALKING IN RIGHTEOUSNESS AND PERFECTING HOLINESS

II Corinthians 5:21

For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

Romans 6:15
What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Certainly not!

Hebrews 12:14
Continually pursue peace with everyone, and the sanctification without which no one will [ever] see the Lord.