A Pentecostal Church in the Midst of JÄRVENPÄÄ




16.5. Mon 13.00 Päiväpiiri
18.5. Wed 17.00 Äijäpiiri (Men’s Evening)
19.5. Thu 9.30-11.00 Muskari
Thu 19.00 Prayer Meeting
20.5. Fri 19.00 MOVE Night
22.5. Sun 11.00 Sunday Service | Markku Karjalainen, Asmo Korhonen | Music: Tanja Ilona | Sunday School!

26.5. Thu 19.00 Prayer Meeting
27.5. Fri 19.00 MOVE Night
29.5. Sun 11.00 Sunday Service| Arto Hokkanen, Paavo Hakala | Music: Mikael Jutila & Jimi Aaltonen | Sunday School! | Also, news from Mirjam Reis!


2.6. Thu 19.00 Prayer Meeting
5.6. Sun 11.00 Eucharist Service | Markku Karjalainen, Asmo Korhonen | Last Sunday School of this Spring 2022!

9.6. Thu 19.00 Prayer Meeting
12.6. Sun 11.00 Sunday Service | Jari RaappanaArto Hokkanen

16.6. Thu 19.00 Prayer Meeting
19.6. Sun 11.00
 Sunday Service | Markku Karjalainen, Esko Mielikäinen

26.6. Sun 11.00 Summer Conference Service | Live-stream from Keuruu Summer Conference Sunday Service

PuistoGospel -week! More information coming soon…
3.7. PuistoGospel-Sunday Service at Rantapuisto klo 16.00!


10.7. Sun 11.00 Raamattutunti | Esko Mielikäinen

17.7. Sun 11.00 Raamattutunti |

24.7. Sun 11.00 Raamattutunti | Markku Karjalainen

31.7. Sun 11.00 Raamattutunti | Markku Karjalainen


4.8. Thu 19.00 Rukoushetki
7.8. Sun 11.00 Ehtoollisjumalanpalvelus | Saarna: Markku Karjalainen | Johto: Esko Mielikäinen |


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. Currently, we have one pastor 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.

Markku Karjalainen


Markku Karjalainen started on our pastoral team in the spring of 2022. Markku’s ministerial job focuses primarily on the teaching and deacon ministries.

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.

Elders Board

Asmo Korhonen
Esko Mielikäinen
Kristian Laine (Chairman)

Vellu Haarala
Arto Hokkanen
Jari Raappana
Markku Karjalainen

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)
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