A Pentecostal Church in the Midst of JÄRVENPÄÄ


Our Church policies have changed because of the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic. Concrete restrictions are the following. The church-family will not be able to gather physically. However, we will not cancel our Sunday services. Thanks to internet-age, you are able to participate in Sunday services via Facebook and UskoTV streaming services.


We will stream these Sunday Services via UskoTV and Facebook

18.4. Sunday, 11 am., Sunday service. Panel discussion about God’s care for us. Panel speakers Sinikka Louhelainen, Mikael Jutila, and Mika Ahvenainen. Panel is led by Tiia Lehtonen. Music by Station Sound with Anssi Tiittanen.

25.4. Sunday, 11 am., Sunday service. Preaching Jari RaappanaLead by Kristian Laine. Music: Tanja Ilona.

2.5. Sunday, 11 am.Eucharist servicePreaching Ilpo Jokimäki. Lead by Vellu Haarala. Music: Elisa Vuorenmaa.

9.5. Sunday, 11 am.Sunday servicePreaching Vellu HaaralaLead by Kristian Laine. 

16.5. Sunday, 11 am.Sunday servicePreaching Erno Manni from Myyrmäki Liesikappeli Pentecostal Church. Lead by Jari Raappana.

23.5. Sunday, 11 am.Sunday servicePreaching Heidi Roihuvuo from Jokela Station Church. Lead by Vellu Haarala.

Our Church, its Mission and Purpose

Saalem Church of Järvenpää is one of the oldest Finnish Pentecostal churches in Finland, over 80 years old. The history of our church carries both, phases of growing joy as well as that of pain. Today, however, we are a spiritual home for over 400 who belong to God’s family.

Everything that our church does has its anchor point in a Christian conviction. We have two pastors and numbers of volunteers who work for the advance of the Kingdom of God. Also, our Christian conviction and commitment are realised in an economy of the church which is largely dependant on offerings.

As a local church, we understand to play a significant role in spreading the Gospel around the city. Jesus commanded the Church to “go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. Whoever believes and is baptised will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.” (Mark 16:15-16) We believe that this commandment is binding and something that defines the purpose of our church.

Workers and the Church Leadership

Vellu Haarala


Vellu Haarala started as our pastor in the summer of 2016. The focus of Vellu’s pastoral job is primarily on the children and youth ministries.

Elders Board

Asmo Korhonen
Esko Mielikäinen
Kristian Laine (Chairman)

Vellu Haarala
Arto Hokkanen
Jari Raappana

Mirjam Reis


Mirjam Reis does missionary work in New York with disadvantaged children. This mission is led by the Metro World Child organisation, with whom Mirjam has been working for several years now. At the heart of her mission is to encounter children who live in miserable conditions, bring them the Gospel and meet their other needs as well.

Contact Us


Järvenpään Saalem, helluntaiseurakunta
Valtuustonkatu 5
04400 Järvenpää

Financial Management

Järvenpään Saalem Rukoushuoneyhdistys ry
Chairman: Vesa Saaristo (+358 40 8223014) 
Vice Chairman: Marko Runolinna
Secretary: Jaana Lehtoranta

Other Contacts

Diaconia: Esko Mielikäinen (+358 50 548 9926)
Property Management: Ari Alanne (+358 400 435 041)
Books: Esko Mielikäinen (+358 50 548 9926)
Journal: Paavo Hakala (+358 40 412 0651)
Usher: Kristian Laine (+358 50 554 9600)
Beamer informations: Lasse Laine


Keski-Uudenmaan Osuuspankki 
FI30 5092 0910 0035 89

Please, use the following reference numbers!

Church Services  10003
Construction Funding  10029
Missionary Work  10016
Youth Ministry  10032
Royal Rangers  10045
Mirjam Reis  77004