Our passion is to welcome everyone with open arms to serve and facilitate their growth in faith in Christ Jesus.
Jeff and Coco Whiston
Jeffrey L Whiston
As an American, Jeffrey found himself in Paris, France preparing for a career in culinary arts to become a chef.
His encounter with God changed his destiny forever and was led to worship and serve Jesus through his Christian faith.
After completing his Christian studies, Pastor Whiston helped build churches both in Spain and in Mexico. He has more than thirty five years of experience working as lecturer, director, pastor, teacher and missionary in many places such as Latin America, Europe, Africa, Middle East, New Zealand , Australia and many other countries.
He is committed in his ministry to families as well as to teaching about the Holy Spirit, the believer's authority, leadership and the move of God, among other subjects. His passion is to see human race restored to God's original design for them.
Maria S Whiston (Coco)
Coco is originally from Monterrey, Mexico and holds titles in accounting, stenography and as a secretary of radiology.
Pastor Coco has also served alongside her husband as co-founder, pastor and teacher for over thirty years. Coco also has a passion for Christian education in families and as such, has left her fruitful footprints behind.
Jeff and Coco Whiston are accredited and ordained ministers in the International Foursquare Church movement.
Some activities that you will see:
1. Why do we sing with joy and worship God?
Let us sing to the Lord. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving. (Ps 95: 1-2)
2. Why do we raise our hands?
Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, And bless the Lord.
3. Why do we applaud?
Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples! Shout to God with the voice of triumph! (Ps 47:1)
4. Why do we pray together?
They raised their voice to God, with one accord and said: LORD You are God. (Acts 4:24)
5. Why do we use musical instruments?
Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet; Praise Him with the lute and harp. Praise Him with the timbrel and dance; Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes. (Ps 150: 3-4)
6. Why do we lay hands?
Paul went in to him and prayed, and he laid his hands on him and healed him. (Acts 28:8)
7. Why do we sing in English and also in unknown tongues?
I shall sing with the spirit, and I will also sing with the understanding. (1 Cor 14:14-15)
8. Why do we dance in front of the Lord?
You have turned for me my mourning into dancing, (Ps 30:11)
9. Why do people fall?
I fell at His feet as a dead man. (Rev 1:17)
10. What are the gifts of the Holy Spirit?
Wisdom, knowledge, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. (1 Cor 12:10)
11. Why do we give tithes and offerings?
Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this," Says the LORD of hosts, "If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it. (Mal 3:10)
12. Why do we put oil?
Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. (James 5:14)
13. Why do we stand to sing?
To the end that my glory may sing praise to You and not be silent. (Ps 30:12)
What we believe
1. The Bible, or scripture is inspired by God. II Tim 3:16, II Pet 1:20-21
Deut. 6:4, Matt 28:19, I Jn 5:7 and II Cor 13:14
2. In one God: The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit.
Deut. 6:4, Matt 28:19, I Jn 5:7 and II Cor 13:14
3. Jesus Christ, who came in the flesh, was born of the Virgin Mary, who died on the cross and rose again by the grace of God and is seated at the right hand of God, The Father.
4. Jesus Christ returning for His Church and for those who have been faithful unto death.
5. Respecting our country and flag.
To see the world reached by the message of Jesus Christ the Son of God. Partake in raising Bible schools and Christian schools to produce future generations with excellence in their field of study. Making each member a disciple of Jesus Christ a true leader suitable for every good work.
Mark 16:15 says, Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. Our vision is to go around the world and redeem or rescue talents God has given us and use them for His glory in every area where people live. Join the vision and share in the great blessing that awaits us.
Evangelism: Actively Communicating the Gospel in contemporary ways that reach the heart.
Edification: Creating a community of biblically functioning believers in healthy relationships with one another.
Equipping: Discovering the joy of being a fully contributing member.
Extension: Responding to His commission to partner with Him in reaching others.
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
The heart and passion of City Impact Church
The nine core values along with our Mission Statement, form the heart and passion of City Impact Church. This is the basis of everything we do. It establishes our "culture" in each ministry or project. Our goal is that each member possesses these values so that saturate everything we say and do.
The 9 Core Values
1. We believe that every person, Christian or non-Christian alike, is valuable to God and His Kingdom.
Because people are eternally valuable to God, they are to us as well. Responsible evangelism will always be our cause and ongoing discipleship will always be the core of the ministry. (2 Pet 3: 9, Matt 25:45)
2. We believe that "doing church as a team" is God's design for effective ministry.
A Spirit-empowered serving with the willing hearted involvement of every person is vital to God's plan being accomplished. (Eccle 4: 9-12; Ps 133: 1; Eph 4: 11-16; 1 Pet 2: 4-9)
3. We believe that a simple presentation of Jesus Christ in creative ways will impact and transform lives.
Relating to our culture through redeeming the arts while remaining true to the Scriptures is a balance we will always keep. This allows us to present the Gospel in such a way that reahces the heart. (1 Cor 9: 22, 23; Acts 17: 22-34)
4. We believe that every member should commit to a lifestyle of consistent spiritual growth with honest accountability and in keeping with the Great Commandment.
A genuine love for God is always the first priority. Every Christian should yearn for continual spiritual growth. Therefore, discipleship through small groups, accountability, and open honesty is critical to maturing in our faith. (Mark 12: 29-31; Acts 2: 44-47, 1 Pet 2: 2, 1 Tim 4: 7-8, Prov 27:17)
5. We believe that every member is a minister who has been given gifts to be discovered, developed, and deployed.
We are a gift-based, volunteer driven church. Each believer will find his greatest joy and fulfillment when serving in his spiritual gifts and passion. Every believer is created for ministry, gifted for it, authorized, and needed in such. (Mark 10:45; Eph 2: 10; Rom 12: 1; 1 Cor 12: 14-20)
6. We believe that God is worthy of our best.
Therefore, a growing spirit of excellence should permeate every activity. Not perfection but excellence with consistent evaluation and willingness to improve for the sake of the Kingdom of God are distinctive of growing ministries. (Ps 78: 72; Dan 5: 12; Col 3:17; Ps 78:72, Eccle 10:10)
7. We believe that genuine love and caring relationships are key to the life of every endeavor.
Refusing to give audience to a spirit of complaining, we will instead be corageous in solving every problem in a way that honors God and builds biblical character. We value healthy relationships by protecting the unity of the Spirit in our church. (1 Pet 3: 9,9; Cor 13: 8; Rom 16:17; Jam 1: 2-3; Eph 4: 3)
8. We believe that the most effective evangelism happens through people inviting people.
We believe that a life will reach a life. Each believer develops genuine relationships with friends and family and extends an invitation to them. Evangelism gets to be a normal, natural lifestyle of winning others to Christ, one by one. (Prov 11: 30; 1 Jn 1: 43-45; Jn 4: 28-30)
9. We believe in identifying and training emerging leaders who are fully committed to Christ and who will reach their generation with the Gospel.
God is raising up men and women who take the baton of godly character, authentic faith, and servant-hearted leadership into the next generation. (2 Tim 2: 2; Ps 78: 6-7, 1 Tim 3: 1, Titus 1: 5-9)