Who we are
Welcome to our web site and to our church! When you attend for your first time or for your one hundredth time, I hope you always feel welcome. This is God's house and everyone is welcome. At our first worship service on June 25, 1978, I preached from the words of Jesus in Mark 11:17, 'My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.' People from all nations have certainly come to our church to pray. It's our primary purpose. You're invited to join us.
-Founding Pastor David K. Fox
We are dedicated to making a greater impact for the Kingdom of God locally by investing in the next generation and globally by supporting world missions.
Our church was planted in Central Islip on June 25, 1978 by Pastor David K. Fox and his wife, Linda. It began by renting an old church building at 56 Wheeler Road. A few years later property was purchased and a building was constructed at 1230 Motor Parkway. In 2005 we dedicated a new building on the same property. The continued expansion of our facilities has accompanied the growth of our congregation. In 2012, we started our spanish ministries, and the Lord has since then blessed us with many new members.
In addition to meeting the spiritual, social, and physical needs of our surrounding communities, we reach out to many parts of the world. We are part of the Church of God of Cleveland, Tennessee, a Pentecostal denomination with churches in over 160 countries.
sunday morning experience
We provide a casual atmosphere where allowing you to feel close to God is a high priority. Our hour and twenty minute Sunday services consists of contemporary worship music and encouraging messages. During the services we have Kids Church for children in elementary and preschool. Our Middle school students attend the adult worship then go to their class during the preaching. If you're a first time guest, please stop by our Welcome Area after the service for bagels, coffee, refreshments and a free gift.
darien & Lineth fox - lead pastor
Pastor Darien Fox is the new Lead Pastor of the church after previously serving as the Executive Pastor and Youth Pastor. He is also the Senior Pastor of Full Gospel Assembly in Islip Terrace. Pastor Darien has been active in pastoral ministry at our church since 2001. Over the years he has frequently traveled to countries in Africa, South America and Asia as a guest speaker and mission project leader. He and his wife Lineth are eager to impart a renewed vision of ministry to our church and to the local community.
David & Linda Fox - founding pastor
Pastor Fox is the founding pastor of this church and long-time member of the New York Church of God State Council. Pastor Fox served as Senior Pastor for 40 years and is still active in full time ministry at the church. Pastor David and Linda met while attending Zion Bible Institute in RI. Pastor Fox has an M.A. in Counseling from Liberty University and a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from Stony Brook University.
moises & delmy polanco - 11am spanish ministry pastor
john & ximena robalino - 1pm spanish ministry pastor