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OUR pastors

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Andrey Syrisko

Sr Pastor

Luda Syrisko

Pastor

Both pastors Andrey and Luda have been in ministry for over 20 years.  Early in 1999, their ministry began on two different continents.  Andrey started as youth pastor in the USA, and Luda was sent as a Missionary to one of the cities in Ukraine.  In 2005 pastor Andrey moved to Ukraine where he married Luda.  They both ministered as pastors in Eastern Ukraine, before relocating to Tampa Bay in 2012.

who we are

We are a Church! Church in the city. The City of  Praise. We are not a building, not a cathedral, not a temple, or a place.  The church is a group of people, who gather for one purpose.  That purpose is to Glorify the name of Jesus.  He is the center and main purpose of everything we do.  If two or three gather in His name, He promised to come and visit by His Holy Spirit.  So we gather in His name as a body of born again, Holy Spirit-filled believers, from different cultures, nationalities, and backgrounds.  We come to worship the King of kings and the Lord of lords.  We are His body joining to praise Jesus.

In John 4:23, the Bible tells us that God is seeking those who will worship Him in the Spirit and the Truth.  Praise and Worship bring God's presence to earth because He abides in the praises of His people.  As a church that has a privilege to live in the last days, we also have a responsibility before God to fulfill His will.  We strongly believe that the days of Acts are still upon us.

In boldness and faith, we are calling for this city to become the City of  Praise.  

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what we believe

THE SCRIPTURES INSPIRED
The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct (II Timothy 3:15-17; I Thessalonians 2:13; II Peter 1:21).

 

THE ONE TRUE GOD
The one true God has revealed himself as the eternally self existent “I AM”, the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son, and Holy Ghost (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22).

 

THE DEITY OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. The Scriptures declare:

  1. His virgin birth (Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:33)

  2. His sinless life (Hebrews 7:26; I Peter 2:22)

  3. His miracles (Acts 2:22; 10:38)

  4. His substitutionary work on the cross (I Corinthians 15:3; II Corinthians 5:21)

  5. His bodily resurrection from the dead (Matthew 28:6; Luke 24:39; I Corinthians 15:4)

  6. His exaltation to the right hand of God (Acts 1:9,11; 2:33; Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 1:3)

 

THE FALL OF MAN
Man was created good and upright; for God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” However, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God (Genesis 1:26; 2:17; 3:6; Romans 5:12-19).

 

THE SALVATION OF MAN
Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

  1. Conditions of Salvation. Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ, (Luke 24:47; John 3:3; Romans 10: 13-15; Ephesians 2:8; Titus 2:11; 3:5-7)

  2. The Evidences of Salvation. The inward evidence of salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit (Romans 8:16). The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness, (Ephesians 4:24; Titus 2:12).

 

THE ORDINANCES OF THE CHURCH

  1. Baptism in Water. The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded in the Scriptures. All who repent and believe on Christ as Savior and Lord are to be baptized, (Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 10:47,48; Romans 6:4).

  2. Holy Communion. The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements bread and the fruit of the vine is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (II Peter 1:4); a memorial of His suffering and death (I Corinthians 11:26); and a prophecy of His second coming (I Corinthians 11:26); and is enjoined on all believers “till He come!”

 

THE BAPTISM IN THE HOLY GHOST
All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ, (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4,8).

 

THE INITIAL PHYSICAL EVIDENCE OF THE BAPTISM IN THE HOLY GHOST
The baptism of believers in the Holy Ghost is witnessed by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance (Acts 2:4).

 

SANCTIFICATION
Sanctification is realized in the believer by recognizing his identification with Christ in His death and resurrection, and by faith reckoning daily upon the fact of that union, and by offering every faculty continually to the dominion of the Holy Spirit (Romans 6:1-11; 8:1-2,8; Galatians 2:20; I Peter 1:5).

 

THE CHURCH AND ITS MISSION
The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her Great Commission. In addition the Church is:

  1. To be an agency of God for evangelizing the world (Acts 1:8; Matthew 28:19,20)

  2. To be a corporate body in which man may worship God (I Corinthians 12:13)

  3. To be a channel of God’s purpose to build a Body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son (Ephesians 4:11-16; I Corinthians 12:28; 14:12)

 

THE MINISTRY
A divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for the threefold purpose of leading the Church in:

  1. Evangelization of the world (Mark 16:15-20)

  2. Worship of God (John 4:23,24)

  3. Building a Body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son (Ephesians 4:11,16).

 

DIVINE HEALING
Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the Atonement and is the privilege of all believers (Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:16,17; James 5:14-16).

 

THE BLESSED HOPE
The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is the imminent and blessed hope of the Church (I Thessalonians 4:16,17; Romans 8:23; Titus 2:13; I Corinthians 15:51,52).

 

THE MILLENNIAL REIGN OF CHRIST
The second coming of Christ includes the rapture of the saints, which is our blessed hope, followed by the visible return of Christ with His saints to reign on the earth for one thousand years (Zechariah 14:5; Matthew 24:27,30; Revelation 1:7; 19:11-14; 20:1-6).

 

THE FINAL JUDGMENT
There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works. Whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, together with the devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, will be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake which bumeth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death (Matthew 25:46; Mark 9:43; Revelation 19:20; 20:11-15; 21:8).

 

THE NEW HEAVENS AND THE NEW EARTH
“We, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness” (II Peter 3:13; Revelation 21&22)

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