At the age of 24 Pastor Jose gave his life to the Lord after years of being involved in the drug and alcohol lifestyle in the streets of New York City. At 25 he became a youth pastor in Staten Island, NY. where he grew a youth ministry from 8 to 170 in just over a year. In 2002 relocated to Sacramento, Ca. under the ministry of Rev. Samuel Rodriguez Jr. President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. Rev. Rodriguez served and helped the organization to become the largest Christian Hispanic organization in the Country. After serving as Associate Pastor for just over 8 years at New Season CWC in Elk Grove, Ca. he went on to finish his studies and graduated from Epic Bible College in 2013 receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Ministerial Studies with Magna Cum Laude honors. Following the Lord’s calling upon his life he then relocated to Sparks, NV to become the Senior Pastor of Monte Sinai Church Assemblies of God where he currently resides along with his wife of 18 years Diana and his 2 sons Shadrack and Samson. He is a man of integrity who enjoys, above all things in life, sharing the Word of God. He is associated with several local ministries and associations within the Reno/Sparks region including AMEN, Spirit-filled Pastors Association, Christian Men’s Alliance and others.
New Season Christian Worship Center Sparks Nevada holds to an orthodox historical Christian faith, as reflected in these basic statements of our beliefs.
About the Bible: We believe that the Bible is fully inspired by God, that it is entirely trustworthy and is our guide for faith and life.
About God: We believe that God is the loving Creator of all that exists, both seen and unseen. God is eternal and completely good, knowing all things, having all power and majesty. God exists eternally as the Trinity, in three persons, yet one God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
About Jesus: We believe that God expressed Himself in human form through Jesus Christ. Jesus was born of the virgin Mary and lived a sinless life. We believe He was crucified for the sins of us all, rose again from the dead and ascended to heaven.
About the Holy Spirit: We believe that the Holy Spirit, sent from God to live in all who believe in Jesus, teaches, comforts, and empowers us, giving each follower of Jesus diverse gifts for serving in the church and serving others in the world. We believe that it is through the Holy Spirit that we change and develop a holy life and Jesus-like character.
About Salvation: We believe that all people are created with dignity and great value in the image of God. That people were created to live in a thriving relationship with God. However, through our sin (failing to live by God’s moral standards), we break our intended relationship with God and we experience the sad consequences of that broken relationship, both spiritually and socially. However, because of Gods love for us, He sent His Son, Jesus, to rescue us from those consequences and to restore our broken relationship with God, through Jesus death on the cross, a perfect act of redemption for each of us. We receive the free gift of forgiveness and are spiritually reborn through repenting (changing our mind and heart) of our sin and placing faith in Jesus alone.
About the Church: We believe that the church is comprised of any person, anywhere in the world who puts faith in Jesus. The church itself is people who are empowered by God’s Spirit to be part of the mission of Jesus here on earth. The church is one global community, but has smaller, local expressions, such as New Season Christian Worship Center. Each local church expression has a unique personality and we see beauty in that diversity. We believe that the church does not exist for itself, but exists as a community of worshipers who are here to serve others, as we bring the love and hope of Jesus to the world around us.
About the Afterlife and End Times: We believe there are a literal heaven and hell and that one day Jesus will return, although we approach the topics of the afterlife and end times with great mystery and wonder.