ABOUT US
Pastor Carlos and Marylu Sorto reside in Long Island, NY. In September 17th, 1983 Pastor Carlos Sorto married his childhood sweetheart Marylu, with whom he has been married for 33 years.

Since Pastor Carlos was ordained a Minister in 1985, together with his wife have served the Lord by visiting jails and hospitals, bringing comfort, hope and strength to prisoners and sick people with the Word of God.

In February 1991, Pastors Carlos and Marylu Sorto founded the ministry "Centro Cristiano Renacer, Inc." Where they have served God and our community for 26 years, and have seen the support and faithfulness of God prospering in His ministry.

God has blessed Pastors Sorto with three beautiful children, Damaris, Joanna and Jeremiah, who have grown up in the church where they have been instructed in the divine values. In September 2011, their oldest daughter married David Magaña and in September 2016 God blessed them with their first daughter, Ariana Perla Magaña. They have demonstrated by their example what it means to be a family that loves and serves God.

DECLARATION OF FAITH


1. We believe in the scriptures of the Old and New Testament as the inspired word of God, and that they are the final supreme authority of faith and life.
(2ª Ti. 3:16-17, 1ª Co. 2:13)

2. We believe in a God that exists eternally as three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
(Dt. 6:4, Mt. 28:19, 1ª Jn. 5:7-8, 2ª Co. 13:14)

3. We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born to a virgin named Mary and that He is God and man.
(Is. 7:14, 9: 6, Lk. 1:26-35, Jn. 1:14)

4. We believe that man was created in the image of God, that he sinned and therefore incurred spiritual death which is separation from God. That all humans are born sinners by nature and that they are morally responsible before God and man for their thoughts, words and sinful action.
(Gn. 1:27, 2:16-17, 3:6, 24, Ro. 3:23, Rv. 20:12)

5. We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures as a sacrifice and substitute, and everyone that believes in Him, is cleansed of sin by His blood and is justified through his resurrection.
(Ro 4:25, Col. 2:14-15, Rv. 1:5)

6. We believe in the physical resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord Jesus Christ; His ascension to heaven and His eternal life in heaven as a supreme priest and intercessor.
(Ro. 8:34, 1ª Co. 15:20)

7. We believe in the blessed and imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
(Jn. 14:2-3, 1ª Ths. 4:13-18, Acts 1:10-11)

8. We believe that everyone who receives the Lord Jesus Christ by faith is born again through his divine word inspired by the Holy Spirit, in which they become children of God.
(Jn. 1:12-13, 3:3, 1ª Pe. 1:23)

9. We believe in the corporal resurrection of the just and unjust, the eternal blessing of the ones that are saved and the eternal punishment of the ones that are lost.
(Jn. 5:24, 28, 29, Rv. 20:11-15)

10. We believe that baptism is by submersion, as a symbolic act of our death, burial and resurrection with our Lord Jesus Christ.
(Mt. 28:19, 3:6, Ro. 6:1-10)

11. We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking other tongues.
(Acts 1:5, 2:1-33, 39, 10:44-46, 19:6)

12. We believe in the gifts of the Spirit and in the five ministries instituted by God for the Church.
(1ª Co. chapter 12-13, Ef. 4:11-16)

13. We believe and practice two ordinances:
  • a. Baptism as an act of obedience, it does not give grace or salvation. (1ª Pe. 3:21, Mr. 16:16)
  • b. The Holy Supper as a fellowship with the believers to commemorate the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ until he returns. (Mt. 26:26-29, 1ª Co. 11:23-26)


OUR VISION

Isaiah 58:12 Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.

Acknowledging that families are the nucleus of our society and the nations,

Our vision is to reach and restore the families of our community and enable them with the Word of God, to reach the nations of the earth with the Gospel.


1 Peter 1:23 For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.

OUR MISSION

Transform the families through the sound teaching of the Word of God to reach our current generation and the ones to come.


SENIOR PASTORS CARLOS AND MARYLU SORTO

Growth Groups Pastors

Growth Groups ate the heart of CCR. The mission of our Senior Pastors is to oversee and edify groups that are spiritually healthy and fulfill their main purpose: discipleship. They have been married for thirty-three years and have three children, and one granddaughter.

DAVID AND DAMARIS MAGAÑA

Youth Pastors (12-24 years)

With a passion to see God touch and transform the lives of the young people around them, Pastors Magaña dedicate their time and effort to lead Redeemed Generation (RG), the Youth Ministry they were called to pastor since April 2012.

JOEL AND PATRICIA DIAZ

Young Adults Pastors (25-35 years)

Pastors Diaz calling has always being the youth. As a married couple they have mentored adolescents, teenagers, college kids and recently they have transitioned to Young Adults. With their team, they are leading Chosen Generation, young adults who want to set a godly foundation for their lives.

OLBIN AND NORA HERNANDEZ

Children’s Pastors

Alongside with their two sons Benjamin and Nathanael, Pastors Hernandez focus are children and the development of their relationships within the home.

JOSE AND ROSA BRICEÑO

Pastors and Missioners

Pastors Briceño are passionate about Jesus, family, and the vision of CCR to reach the world through the Gospel. They oversee our Poughkeepsie and Newburgh Campus. They love doing ministry with their three children Jeffry, Caren, and Erick.

MARCELINO AND CLAUDIA MEJICANO

Round Top Campus Pastors

Marcelino and Claudia Mejicano and their three sons; Juan, Jonathan and Brian pastor our Round Top Campus. They are dedicated to create a church experience that is engaging to everyone. Their goal is for everyone to encounter Jesus.

CANDI PAISES

Worship Minister

Candi serves as the Worship Director at CCR. She uses the ministry to build biblical values in the hearts of the team members; and believes that worship is an outreach ministry that opens opportunities to share Christ in the community. Candi is married and has three children: Genesis, Bernice and Jonathan.

ANNIE MARTINEZ

Single Ladies Minister

Annie is a dynamic woman of prayer who has a deep love and sense of compassion for others. Best known for her gifts of serving and teaching, her ministry is about empowering others, especially single women.

ODILCIA MARTINEZ

Christian Education Minister

Odilcia is the Director of our Bible School of Servants. Her desire is to see people pursue God with all their hearts and discover God’s destiny for their lives. Odilcia and her husband, have two children: Jaqueline and Isaac.