Even though Water of Life church a.k.a. Mission Pentecostal Rehoboth is presently located in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx, the congregation originally began in the Inwood section of the Manhattan as a storefront church in 1976. WLC began with eight members which included the founding pastor and his wife, Rev. Juan Rios and Dolores Rios. Continue reading …
We are a Spanish bilingual congregation composed of first and second generation Latinos. Our church is composed of folks from all over Latin America. As a result, we celebrate cultural diversity in our worship services as well as in events throughout the year.
Our church leadership is presently composed of a senior pastor, associate pastors, and a governing board composed of six individuals. Along with the governing body, a group of ministers is assigned to minister in the men’s ministry, women’s ministry, youth ministry, and children’s ministry.
Water of Life is affliated with Rehoboth Council of Christian Churches; over 100 congregations from all over the world are affliated with Rehoboth: Spain, Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Peru, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Cuba. Rehoboth has several conventions throughout the year: January (El Salvador), March (Dominican Republic), August (California), and September (New York). In addition to our affiliation with Rehoboth, we are also affiliated with the Purpose Driven Church movement.
Presently at Water of Life Church we have the following active ministries: ushers, worship team, men, women, youth, AWANA (children), tech and sound, maintenance, discipleship, and missionary.
WLC has constructed church buildings in Honduras, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Presently, we are in the process of constructing in Peru. Besides being dedicated to global missions, we are equally dedicated to local missions; therefore our local destination is the Kingsbridge community. Whether we are in Mexico or in Kingsbridge, we are determined to do missions by being present in the cause, close to the cause, passionate about the cause, and proclaiming the gospel for the cause.