Love Joy Church has been around since 1978. We are Pentecostal/Charismatic. What does that mean?
Pentecostal refers to the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. At that time each person began to speak with other tongues as described in the Bible.
Charismatic refers to the gifts of the Holy Spirit and an openness of the worshiper to receive these gifts and use them to help others.
We expect God’s supernatural presence in our worship services.
Our people find meaning, purpose and direction in their lives because of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We enjoy a sense of community with each other and with those who visit our church.
Pastors Ron & Judy Burgio
Advancing the Kingdom of God in our region by changing lives to follow Christ
We believe God works through people, and when He desires to touch a region He starts by changing an individual. Jesus Christ showed the way, and we want to follow Him in order to touch our region for Him
- Reaching People…
- Developing Leaders…
- Making a Difference!
We advance the Kingdom of God and change lives through:
Praise and Worship: We honor God for who He is, and in His presence we receive joy, wisdom and answers for life. God is revealed in worship, especially during moments of weakness, tragedy or disappointment.
Outreach: We present and live the Gospel by participating in the community, loving others and reconciling them to God.
Teaching: Through teaching from the Word of God we are built up in grace, learn right living and prepare for our purpose.
Relationships: By connecting with God and others we are healed from past hurts and experience the joy of fellowship. We gladly welcome others into our church family to be connected in relationships.
Our core values are like guard rails for our mission.
- Unity: We preserve the unity of the Church in our own congregation and with Christ’s Body everywhere.
- Integrity: Integrity is consistency of actions, values and outcome and makes us authentic Christians.
- Supernatural: We believe God does signs and wonders, healing and miracles, in us, around us and through us.
- Honor: We honor God’s gifts in people regardless of their age, race, gender or cultural background.
What does the picture of the future look like?
Love Joy Gospel Church will become a cutting edge, spirit-filled church that will bring transformation to the city of Buffalo, Western New York, and the World by developing leaders who influence religion, family, government, business, education, media, and the arts.
Love Joy will become a fast growing, multicultural family church where thousands of people gather to be healed and transformed by the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Each service will provide a time for fervent prayer, vibrant praise and intimate worship in the presence and power of God. We will hear relevant Bible based messages and develop healthy relationships. We will develop cutting edge youth and children’s ministries.
Love Joy Gospel Church will need to prepare now for the future by building a Family Ministry Center to house our youth and children’s ministry, Bible School, and prayer facilities. Upon completion of the Family Ministry Center, we will make plans to build a 1,500 seat sanctuary.
Love Joy Gospel Church will sow millions of dollars into local and global missions’ ministries.