International Christian Church held her first service on September 21, 2007 in the garage of David and Helen Devera in Goose Creek, SC. The Deveras were natives of the Philippines who came to the United States after Pastor Devera joined the US Navy. Pastor Devera felt a calling to lead a church that was open to people of all nations, regardless of the barriers that many times divide people, such as where they were born, their native language or the color of their skin.
Over 20 years later, ICC continues to strive toward fulfilling the command found in Matthew 28: 19-20 of reaching people of all nations. Whether you were born in the United States or on the other side of the world, whether your native language is English or one of the other 6500 languages spoken throughout the world, and regardless of the color of your skin or ethnic makeup, you are welcome at ICC. Please join us as we experience the love of God and work toward sharing His love with all nations!
Our Mission: Why do we exist?
Our mission is to grow fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ who share God’s love with the people of all nations. (Matthew 22:36-40, The Great Commandment); (Matthew 28:19-20, The Great Commission)
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Our Vision: What is our hope?
It is our vision to foster a community of believers committed to growing up in their relationship with the Lord, growing together in their relationship with one another, and growing out in their relationship with the spiritually lost people of all nations.
Growing Up (Acts 2:42)
Saved, Spirit-filled, Committed Church
Bible Teaching, Bible Understanding, Bible Obeying Church
Growing Together (Acts 2:43-46)
Awe-Inspiring, God-Fearing Church
Miraculous, Power Demonstrating Church
Radically Generous Church
Consistent, Glad, Praise-Filled, Worshiping Church
Growing Out (Acts 1:8; 2:47)
Our Core Values: What is important to us?
Worship - loving and attributing worth to God in every aspect of life
Ministry - all of our members being intentionally missional by meeting people’s real needs and living out the reality of the transforming power of Christ within our church, our community, and around the world.
Evangelism - reaching others with the hope and life offered by Jesus Christ
Discipleship - journeying forward together toward Christlikeness through the application and transforming power of God’s Word in our lives
Fellowship - connecting in meaningful ways and “doing life together” with other Christians in our church family
Family - helping our families realize that their homes are the primary place where children learn to love God and others
Diversity - accepting of all people groups of every nation, tribe, and tongue
Keeping the Faith
The Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God revealing the love of God to the world. (1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17)
That there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6)
In God the Father, an infinite personal, spiritual being perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love. We believe He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, hears and answers prayer, and saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. (John 16:23-27; Galatians 4:4-6; Ephesians 1:3, 17-23)
In the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His substitutionary atonement, in His bodily resurrection from the dead, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal, visible return from heaven in power and glory. (Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:24; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15)
The Holy Spirit is a person and is fully God. He calls, regenerates, baptizes into the body of Christ, indwells every believer, guides and empowers believers, and gives gifts to all believers to be used in ministry so that the church functions properly. He convicts of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. (Matthew 28:19; John 3:5, 16:13; Acts 1:8, 5:3-4; 1Corinthians 6:11, 12:4-13; Ephesians 3:16, 4:11-26)
God created man, male and female, in the image of God and free from sin. We further believe that man, because of his fall in Adam, is a sinner by nature and choice and is, therefore, spiritually dead, in need of salvation. (Genesis 1:26-27; 2:4-3:19; Romans 3:23, 5:12-21, 6:23)
In salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. We further believe that this salvation is based upon the sovereign grace of God, was purchased by Christ on the cross, and is received by man through faith, apart from any human merit, works, or ritual. Salvation results in righteous living, good works, and proper social concern. Salvation further results in a right relationship with God and its end is eternal life. (John 1:12, 3:3-16, 5:24; Ephesians 2:8-10; 1 Timothy 2:5)
In the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment. (1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15)
In the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that all believers are members of His body, the church. (1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23)
That each local church is self-governing in function and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority. We further believe that every human being is directly responsible to God in matters of faith and life, and that each should be free to worship God according to the dictates of his conscience. The believer is called to loyal obedience to government and to stand for the righteous will of God. (Matthew 22:21; Romans 13:1; 1 Timothy 2:1-6)
As Christians we are called to offer ourselves as living sacrifices to God. This should manifest itself in a life fully committed to serving and worshiping the Lord. (Romans 12:1; Matthew 6:24; Deuteronomy 13:4; John 12:26)