The Queens Christian Centre (QCC) was begun on May 5th, 1991. It was birthed from the heart of God during a time of great revival. As a faithful group of Italian believers from Corona Queens prayed for a pastor who would come and shepherd the small flock that met in a tiny store front, God was already on the move, preparing the hearts of those who would come.
26 years later, we are still here, by God’s Grace, sharing the Gospel [the Good News] of Jesus Christ to all who would listen. We have reached out to our community by way of yearly Vacation Bible Schools, summer street outreaches, and by word of mouth invitations. We are a small congregation, but, the heart of God is with us. He has been faithful. We have labored, and He has blessed us.
Our vision is to obtain our own property. These 26 years we have rented, but sense it is time to own our own building where we can work in a wider range of much need ministry in our community.
Our doors are open for all who would want to come, either to join us in our vision, or, if you have not yet accepted Christ as Savior, that you would come to know His love toward you as you open your heart to Him.
Our Mission is to fully develop Passionate followers of Jesus Christ for Local and Global Impact. Fulfilling the great commission locally and internationally through evangelism. Restoring the relevancy of biblical truth to our present day. Raising a people to fulfill their God-given destiny in their generation. Strengthening families through biblical principles and Kingdom values. Training believers in the dynamics of spiritual warfare. The value of praise and worship in our lives.
I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star. (Revelation 22:16 NIV)
We believe that the restoration of quality relationships with God and people are possible. Since God has already reconciled us to Himself through the Lord Jesus Christ (2 Cor. 5:18), new beginnings are possible. We actively pray and believe for the healing of broken relationships and the beginning of fresh, new ones that will benefit our growing church family.
We encourage people’s hearts. As families and friends come and share fellowship with the Queens Christian Centre family, their hearts will be encouraged and uplifted, giving them strength to confront life’s many difficulties, and challenge them to once again begin the process of envisioning a more beneficial future (Jer 29:11)
S Servant Leaders
The Lord Jesus taught us in word and deed that great leadership is servant-based leadership. It is our joy and intention to serve our generation in this manner, and prepare our children to serve their future generations in like manner. (Mark 10: 43-45)
It is our ongoing mandate to continually train and prepare biblically literate and skilled leaders who can share the Gospel message in relevant and practical ways. This is done via our weekly Sunday school and Friday evening Bible Studies (2 Tim. 2:15).
O One on One
The Lord Jesus ministered to the masses, but He spent most of His time training His twelve in smaller, more personal settings. In the same manner, we minister in large and smaller meetings throughout the week, giving people various ways and means to receive ministry (Acts 20:20).
The Apostle Paul told us to rejoice (Phil. 4:4). King David declared that he would be glad and rejoice in the Lord (Psalms 9:2). We also engage in rejoicing, singing, and praising the Lord with exuberant praise and worship. Our growing worship and praise team join the congregation each week in expressing our appreciation and love for our wonderful Lord and Savior.
The Queens Christian Centre is a growing multi-racial and multi-ethnic congregation and community of believers. We are passionate to see Heaven’s picture among us, namely all nations, tribes, peoples and tongues worshipping the Lord Jesus Christ (Rev. 7: 9-12).
MOur Mission is to fully develop Passionate followers of Jesus Christ for Local and Global Impact.Fulfilling the great commission locally and internationally through evangelism. Restoring the relevancy of biblical truth to our present day. Raising a people to fulfill their God-given destiny in their generation. Strengthening families through biblical principles and Kingdom values. Training believers in the dynamics of spiritual warfare. The value of praise and worship in our lives.
Pastor James and his wife Rachel are graduates of the Latin American Bible Institute in New York City and were called to the ministry since 1978. They were part of Rehoboth Christian Mission in Harlem and had a itinerate preaching schedule while serving there. In addition to other responsibilities, they also led the english speaking youth group in Rehoboth.
In 1984, they became members of Glad Tidings Church in the Bronx and were part of the pastoral staff. They had oversight as pastors of the children’s department, and were actively involved with the many aspects of the ministry. Some of there other responsibilities were, VBS Directors, working in the Sunday School Department, involved in the worship team, and instructor in the Berean Bible Course at Glad Tidings.
In 1991 they were called by God and sent by Glad Tidings Church to plant a church in Corona Queens, today known as Queens Christian Centre – The Family Church (QCC), and have been serving there ever since. As pastors and worship leaders, they are raising up a generation of believers that can reach their full potential in Christ. Since the beginning, QCC has focused on touching one person and family at a time, and have seen God’s hand working miracles. Children’s lives are being touched, fathers and mothers are being restored to their families and divided homes are being reunited by God’s love and forgiveness. Our hope and prayer is that, as lives are being transformed, that they would be the hands and feet of Jesus to those who are desperate and in need of the Good News of Jesus Christ.
In addition to his responsibilities at QCC, Pastor Jim has served in various committees in the Christian community throughout the city and is currently part of the The Queens Pastors Network (QPN). He also works at the Bowery Mission in East Harlem in Manhattan as a Advocate/Counselor.
Women Of the Word [W.O.W.] is a ministry geared toward women of all ages and walks of life. We meet every last Friday of every month. We share beautiful experiences as we worship our God together in song, dance and the study of His Word. If you desire a close knit, family environment, feel free to come and join us. Address and meeting times are on our information section.
A time of fellowship and ministry for men, empowering them to be the priests of their homes and strong leaders in the Body of Christ. We accomplish this by meeting every other month with other men’s ministries in the city to encourage fellowship and building our faith and bond. In-between months we gather together to encourage opportunity for men to minister in their callings. Equipping them through bible studies, prayer meetings and QCC Ministries – i.e. Teaching Sunday School, being a part of the Worship team, and Ushering.
“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.(1 Thessalonians 5:11)”.
As Christians, it is important for us to reflect on key messages in the Bible to reiterate our purpose of sharing the Word of God on Earth. God has been very clear in His Word that He wants us to go forth and spread the Word. As Christians, part of our duty is to try to reach as many people as possible in sharing the word of God. It is important for us to revisit the Bible regularly to reflect on key passages and rediscover our purpose. Mark 16:15 NKJV “And He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.'``
More than singing songs in church, it's a lifestyle of love from the heart. A biblical perspective on true worship. Praise is primarily the expression of approval. In its fullest sense, praise also includes the expression of gratitude and thanksgiving for favors received. However, the purest forms of praise are expressions of admiration and adoration irrespective of whether or not the favors have been received. That’s why we praise God not JUST for what He’s done but ultimately, for what He is.
Jesus put the child in the midst of His ministry and therefore we should put the child in the midst of the church. The QCC Children Ministry team are dedicated and committed workers who love God and love working with children. It is our desire to provide standard of excellence in all that we do for our Children. In Psalm 145 it says, “One generation commends Your works to another. They speak of Your mighty acts. They tell of the glorious splendor of Your majesty and I will proclaim Your great deeds.”It is our prayer that we will teach this generation about truths found in God’s Word.
Churches that reach their communities will always be training their people, in a wide variety of ways, to reach out to those around them with the gospel. Modeling how to engage people far from God in relationships is a key strategy. We have to be a people that would reach them by our Love and action. Reaching them in a variety of ways with Love being the motivational factor.