My name is Jordan Rowley and I’m absolutely blessed beyond measure to be your new Worship Ministry Director at Koinonia Fellowship! I can’t say enough how honored, humbled and excited I am to be in this role and for all the Lord has in store. Perhaps that’ll be for another Kerusso. But for now, it seems appropriate to share a little about my background.
So, where to begin? I’ve been a follower of Jesus Christ for about 15 years (singing and strumming for just about the same). My wife, Michelle, and I have our quiver filled with four precious daughters and one more little girl on the way. No, that’s not a typo – we will have FIVE GIRLS (prayers appreciated). From 2003 through 2008 we attended Koinonia. In fact, Michelle and I were married by Pastor Ray in 2006 and our oldest daughter was dedicated to the Lord in 2008. Throughout this period, I became good friends with Pat Tharp, who I credit along with Bob Scata, for “discipling” me as a worshiper/worship-leader. Shortly thereafter, a need arose at Living Water Christian Fellowship in Irondequoit. Long story short, I served as the worship leader there for several years and was also blessed to become a Deacon. In addition, I’ve been a missionary of sorts for the past five years for a locally based ministry called Climbing For Christ (C4C). C4C is called by God to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the mountainous and hard to reach places of the world where others cannot or will not go. My time with C4C brought me to serve the lost and the least in places like Haiti, Peru, Nepal, and Tanzania. In addition, it allowed strong relationships to be forged with brethren in Pakistan, the Philippines, and beyond.
Of course, with all that said, to everything there is a season. Just as God moved our beloved brother Pat on to a new season, so He moved my family and me. Not only do I believe He led us to return to Koinonia to fellowship, but a few months ago I began to sense that my season serving full-time with C4C was coming to an end. I felt the Lord calling me to leap into the unknown with no safety net other than His everlasting arms. So, I did.Read more ...
By Domenico Danesi
The 2016 2nd Annual Deep Wells Conference will take place on Saturday, March 12th from 8:30am to 4pm at Koinonia Fellowship. The theme of this year’s conference is “Feed and Lead,” taken from Isaiah 40:11. Dr. John Walker will be teaching the AM General Session “Feed and Gather”; Pastor Jim Harden is teaching the PM session “Carry and Lead”.
In addition to the general sessions, you can choose to attend two breakout sessions, one in the morning and one after lunch. The breakout topics are:
We selected breakout topics that many parents and children struggle with. We desire to face the difficult topics head on and help equip you with answers and solutions. All the presenters are seasoned Christians who are well-versed in the content area they are facilitating.Read more ...