The Jesus Is Lord Church was established in January 1981 by the founding Pastors Tom and Liz McGuinness. They started in an 850 square foot house with a few faithful believers. For 35 years, their passion and vision reached the local community through outreaches such as ministering in nursing homes, hospitals and prisons. In addition, the less fortunate had their basic needs met, with regard to food and clothing. Also evangelism through radio, television and street ministry was an additional avenue used to reach people with the saving and healing knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Their ministry had an impact on countries such as South Africa, India, Mexico and many more bringing the gospel and the love of God to the multitudes. Thousands have been saved, healed and delivered through the power of God. Their testimony is to the glory of God.
In September 2015, the mantle was passed on to their son and daughter in law, Pastors Kevin and Olga McGuinness.
Today the Jesus Is Lord Church has expanded to 27,000 square feet with a congregation of 600 people and growing.
Our story has been a journey of faith with some of the greatest people on the planet. Our hope is that you too will join us on our journey and call the Jesus Is Lord Church your home.
The Jesus Is Lord Church has one goal: to share God’s message of love & salvation through Jesus Christ with the world. We want everyone to have an opportunity to know the real Jesus. Approachable, personable, compassionate, and full of joy- that’s the Jesus that Pastor Kevin and First Lady Olga McGuinness know and love. It’s their mission in life to make sure everyone on every continent has an opportunity to know Jesus too.
Through world-wide television broadcasting, ministry audio, visual resources, digital media, Christian literature internet outreach, and meetings held across the globe, Pastor Kevin McGuinness is reaching out with the Gospel in a way that is captivating the lost and turning hardened hearts back to their first love. Most of all, it is our hope that people will realize the freedom and joy that comes from being at peace with God and in love with His Son, Jesus.
At the Jesus Is Lord Church we’re committed to keeping our focus uncluttered—pure and simple, just like Christianity is supposed to be.
We’re proud to have one vision, one goal, one mission changing lives.
It’s our passion. And, we invite you to join with us and make it your passion too!
Statement of Faith
WE, THE BODY OF CHRIST, BELIEVE the Bible to be the only inspired, infallible, authoritative WORD OF GOD. (2 Timothy 3:16, Matthew 24:35)
WE BELIEVE that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost.
WE BELIEVE in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal future return to earth in power and glory to rule and reign for thousands of years.
WE BELIEVE in the BLESSED HOPE, which is the Rapture of the Church at Christ’s coming.
(Titus 2:13, 1 Thessalonians 4:17)
WE BELIEVE that the only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the precious blood of Jesus Christ.
WE BELIEVE that regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for personal salvation.
WE BELIEVE that the baptism of the Holy Spirit, with the evidence of speaking in tongues, is given to believers who ask for it. (Acts 2:4)
WE BELIEVE baptism by immersion should be observed, as commanded in the scriptures, by all who have repented in their hearts and truly believe in Jesus Christ as Savoir and Lord. Thus, they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and have been raised with Him in newness of life. (Matthew 28:18-20, Romans 6)
WE BELIEVE the Lord’s supper is a memorial feast in which we, the Body of Christ, remember the once for all sacrifice of Christ and look foerward to His glorious appearing to take His church to be with Him in glory.
(1 Corinthians 11:26)
WE BELIEVE that the redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides healing of the human body in answer to believing prayer.
WE BELIEVE that the sanctifying power of the indwelling Holy Spirit by whom the Christian is enabled to live a holy life.
WE BELIEVE in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other everlasting damnation.
The Jesus Is Lord Church, by the grace of God, will raise up a revival generation of people, co-laboring in a unified and balanced pursuit of the Great Commission of our Lord, Jesus Christ. While targeting the multi-ethnic, multi-cultural Long Island area we desire to effectively minister to people of diverse social, economic and ethnic backgrounds. We will unite them in God’s love and purpose by preaching and the teaching of the “uncompromising” Word of God.
We will employ both traditional and progressive methods that include, but are not limited to; weekly worship services, crusade evangelism, media ministry and creative outreaches for children, teens, young adults & seniors. We will endeavor to share our victorious lives in Christ Jesus with an unregenerate world. Our energy and resources will focus on developing a harvesting and healing oasis in the Long Island and the Tri-State area empowering this local congregation to be living witnesses of Christ’s Resurrection power in every place.
"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God."