Lead Pastor: Dr. Frederick L. Weaver, Th.D.
Associate Pastor: Caleb Nathaniel Weaver
Administrative Pastor: Nydia Torrent
Chelsea Leming - Director of Worship
Nydia Torrent - Ladies Ministries
Jerry Garnett - Men's Fellowship
Bryan Nagle - Celebrate Recovery
Colleen Torres - Worship Arts
Sharon Garnett - Church Clerk
Ken and Nicki Clerebout - Directors of Technology
Edward Weaver - Evangelism
Susan Weaver - Hospitality
Jamie Belcher - Children's Ministries
Downriver Christian Church...
...is part of the Church of God
which was founded in 1886 upon the principles of Christ as they are revealed in the Bible, the Word of God. It has its foundation of faith and practice in the Scriptures and the vital experience of its constituents is scriptural oriented.
First and foremost, Downriver Christian Church is a determinedly Christian church. It is built upon the person of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. The doctrines and practices of the church are based upon His teachings.
Downriver Christian Church is founded upon the principles of Protestantism, although it is not a traditional follower of any specific leader of the Protestant Reformation. The denomination stands firmly for justification by faith, the priesthood of believers, the authority of the Bible, religious freedom, and the separation of church and state. It stands against abuses and extravagance of ecclesiastical ritualism and dogmatism.
Downriver Christian Church subscribes to the following five foundational Christian doctrines:
The inerrancy and infallibility of the Bible.
The virgin birth and complete deity of Christ.
3. The atoning sacrifice of Christ's death for the sins of the world.
The literal resurrection of the body.
Christ's second comin in bodily form to earth.
Evangelical is the term used to describe those who affirm the primary doctrines revealed in the scriptures. These doctrines include the inspiration and authority of the Word of God; the Trinity; the deity and virgin birth of Jesus Christ; salvation by faith in the atoning death of Christ; His bodily resurrection and ascension to the right hand of the Father; the ministry of the Holy Spirity; the second coming of Christ; and the spiritual unity of believers in Jesus Christ.
Downriver Christian Church has aligned itself with the basic statements of faith of NAE (National Association of Evangelicals) the largest association of Evangelicals in the USA. Members of NAE subscribe to a common statement of faith. Downriver Christian Church can be described as positioned in the mainstream of Evangelical Protestantism.
In 1896, many members of the Church of God experienced a spiritual outpouring they identified as the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Because it was so similar to the experience of the early Christians on the day of Pentecost, it came to be called a Pentecostal experience, an enrichment of the Christian life through the power of the Holy Spirit that empowered believers to be effective witnesses of Christ. The principle distinctive of the Church of God as a Pentecostal organization is its belief in speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance and that this is the initial evidence of the baptism in the Holy Spirit.
The charismata (Gk.) or gifts of the Spirit appeared early in the life and ministry of Downriver Christian Church. the gifts can be divided into three categories: the gifts of revelation, the gifts of power, and the gifts of utterance or inspiration. The gifts of revelation are the gifts of the word of wisdom, the word of knowledge, and the discerning of spirits. The gifts of power are faith, miracles, and gifts of healing. The gifts of utterance and inspiration are prophecy, tongues, and interpretation. The Holy Spirit bestows these gifts and those who accept the validity of these gifts are call charismatic.
From its inception, Downriver Christian Church has been a revival movement. Evangelism has been in the forefront of all its activities. The church has maintained an aggressive effort to take the message of Christ throughout the world by all means and methods. Every program of the church reflects an evangelistic attitude: revivalism, conferences, worship services, teaching, preaching, and its missionary efforts.
The magnitude of the Great Commission requires a united effort. This united endeavor is efficiently served by guidance, support, resources, and leadership from a common center. Church of God is centrally organized. Centralized church government is administration from the international, state, or territorial and local levels. It helps facilitate the fulfillment of the mission of the church. The control of the Church of God rests with the laity and ministers, who jointly form a governing body called the General Assembly which meets biennially. Benefits of centralized government include the following: uniformity of doctrine and practice; principles that bind together local churches in the same manner; membership commitments in all churches; expansion and extension of fellowship; accountability; cooperative decision-making; and united efforts in evangelism and world outreach.
...is Ministers and Laity
Ministers at Downriver Christian Church are ranked as ordained bishops, ordained ministers, exhorters, ministers of music, and ministers of Christian education. They achieve these levels of ministry through a profession of faith, commitment to the church, training, internship, and fulfillment of credential requirements. Downriver Christian Church emphasizes the doctrinal position of the priest-hood of all believers and encourages laity to assume a Biblical role in local church ministry.
Downriver Christian Church is located at:
2130 Ford Ave
Wyandotte, Michigan 48192
Service times are:
Sunday Morning Worship @ 10:45am
Wednesday Evening Services @ 7:00pm
Celebrate Recover Thursday Program @ ??pm