A Pentecostal Church in the Midst of JÄRVENPÄÄ



22.12. Thu klo 19.00 Prayer Meeting
25.12. Sun klo 9.00 Christmas Day Church
31.12. Sat klo 20.00 New Year’s Eve Service
(Attention! 1.1. No Sunday Service!)

January 2023

 3.1. Tu klo 19.00 Lent & Prayer Meeting | Markku Karjalainen
4.1. Wed klo 19.00 Lent & Prayer Meeting 
| Kristian Laine
5.1. Thu klo 19.00 Lent & Prayer Meeting 
| Esko Mielikäinen
6.1. Fri klo 19.00 Lent & Prayer Meeting 
| Markku Karjalainen
8.1. Sun klo 11.00 Eucharist Service 
| Preaching: Markku Karjalainen | Leading: Vellu Haarala

12.1. To klo 9.30-11.00 | Muskari
klo 19.00 |
Prayer evening
13.1. Pe klo 19.00 | MOVE 

15.1. Su klo 11.00 Baptism Service 
| Teaching: Vellu Haarala | Lead: Asmo Korhonen | Music: Church Choir | Kid’s Sunday School!

16.1. Ma klo 13.00 | Päiväpiiri
19.1. To klo 9.30-11 | Muskari
klo 18-19.30 | Royal Rangers (at Kristillinen koulu)
klo 19.00 | 
Prayer evening
20.1. Pe klo 19.00 | MOVE
22.1. Su klo 11.00 | Sunday Service | 
Teaching: Markku Karjalainen | Lead: Vellu Haarala | Music: Tapani Salminen | Kid’s Sunday School!

23.1. Ma klo 13.00 | Päiväpiiri
26.1. To klo 9.30-11 | Muskari
klo 18-19.30 | Royal Rangers (at Kristillinen koulu)
klo 19.00 | Prayer evening
27.1. Pe klo 19.00 | MOVE
28.1. La klo 15 | Siskojen kesken | Speaking: Päivi Tyrni | Music: Anu Salo
29.1. Su klo 11.00 | Sunday Service | Teaching: Ari Niemi | Lead: Asmo Korhonen | Music: Laineen Trio | Kid’s Sunday School!




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)
Technical 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

MobilePay lyhytnumero 91699

Please, use the following reference numbers!

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