About Us

    Welcome to Whitestone Christian Fellowship 

Thank you for joining us. It is our supreme desire to glorify God through the teaching of His Word, and the ministry to His people. Our heart's desire and prayer are that all who hear the gospel will be saved.

Whitestone is a fellowship of believers under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Our greatest desire is to know Christ and be conformed to His image by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Our Vision:

“Without a vision, the people perish, but he that keepeth the Law, happy is he.” (Proverbs 29:18)

Someone asked me recently what vision we have for the church. And actually, the Lord gave me a vision when I was sent out from my previous church to continue the ministry which He began.

In the last chapter of the Gospel of John, Jesus asked Peter, “Do you love me?” three times. Though Peter’s answer to each question was slightly different, Jesus responded three times to Peter’s answers: “Feed my lambs.” “Feed my sheep.” “Feed my sheep.” There were no qualifiers, just a directive to provide the Word of God as the spiritual food for God’s children. This is the vision given by the Lord.

The Apostle Paul fed His sheep in whatever circumstance he was in. Whitestone Christian Fellowship began as a home Bible Fellowship. We had to move to a larger, rented space. And then we had to move again. And soon after, another move, all within 5 years.

Our last move in 2008 was into our current facility that Whitestone Christian Fellowship owns. With each move, attendance increased or decreased. Each location brought its own challenges. The Internet was growing, and we have had regular listeners online in addition to a small congregation in the sanctuary. The COVID-19 pandemic struck in the spring of 2020.

Like most churches during the pandemic, many people left the church out of fear of contracting the virus. Except for two weeks before Easter, we remained open to continue with feeding the sheep. Paul and Silas found themselves in prison, yet they continued to feed God’s sheep in spite of difficult circumstances. A very limited few within the prison were ministered to by these two Disciples of Jesus. For a few weeks, I taught to an empty sanctuary, and my wife ran the recording equipment for our online listeners. Then we opened up again on Easter for the congregation to attend our weekly “Recording Sessions." We have been open ever since May of 2020, when the former President declared Churches to be “Essential Services.”

The number of internet listeners exploded during the pandemic. The Lord knew it would happen. His vision motivates us still. And His provision carries us yet today. Our teachings are the simple Word of God taught in the expository style. “Precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line, here a little and there a little.” – Isaiah 28:10, 13. Our teachings now reach around the world, with those of many other churches and denominations. God has used the pandemic to take the Gospel to the four corners of His Earth.

Pastor Bob Lawrenz

What you can expect from us:

We're committed to a heartfelt expression of worship. 
John 4:24 tells us, "God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth." True worship is God-centered worship. People tend to get caught up in where they should worship, what music they should sing in worship, and how their worship looks to other people. Focusing on these things misses the point. When Jesus tells us that true worshipers will worship God in spirit and in truth, this means we worship from the heart and the way God has designed. Worship can include praying, reading God’s Word with an open heart, singing, participating in communion, and serving others. It is not limited to one act but is done properly when the heart and attitude of the person are in the right place.

Scripture tells us that King David was a man after God's own heart.  This is clearly seen in his commitment to the Lord's worship and His Word. Because there is nothing more wonderful than the glory and holiness of the Lord (1 Chronicles. 16:29; Psalm 29:2), God is seeking the exaltation of His name from us, He is worthy of our praise! 

You can expect a commitment to the teaching of God's Word. 
A Christian who believes he/she can survive without the study of God's Word is sadly misguided. God expects us to invest our time, resources, passions, and service in that which has eternal value. The believer is told to “study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15).

Reading and studying God’s Word equips us to better handle life’s challenges Avoiding a sin of omission (not reading the Bible) can prevent sins of commission: "
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee." (Psalm 119:11). Reading the Bible contributes to spiritual growth (1 Peter 2:2).

“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12). We all need the scrutiny God’s Word brings to our lives. We need to be reading the Bible.

Christians have a responsibility to know the Word of God so that they can rightly explain it to the world. First Peter 3:15 commands us to always be ready to give an answer about the hope we have in Christ.

When it comes to a healthy spiritual diet, God’s Word is the fundamental and essential source of true eternal health. God wants us to know Him and speaks to us through His Word.  He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6).

We are committed to teaching the Word of God. As the Lord commanded Peter to feed the sheep, he was also commanded to feed the lambs. 

The word of God is not a trifle; it is a matter of life and death. If you treat the Scriptures as a trifle or as empty words, you forfeit life.

Even our physical life depends on God’s word, because by his word we were created (Psalm 33:6; Hebrews 11:3), and “he upholds the universe by the word of his power” (Hebrews 1:3).

And our spiritual life begins by the word of God: “Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth” (James 1:18). “You have been born again . . . through the living and abiding word of God” (1 Peter 1:23).

Not only do we begin to live by God’s word, but we also go on living by God’s word: “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4; Deuteronomy 8:3).

So our physical life is created and upheld by the word of God, and our spiritual life is quickened and sustained by the word of God.

The church is more than just a building. It's a family. There are many opportunities to gather together in fellowship, in bible study, in prayer to know each other and grow. We invite you to be a part of our fellowship.  

Acts 2:42 could be considered a purpose statement for the church: And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.   It is also a clear picture of what the Church should be:  Devoted to Christ; Devoted to God's Word; Devoted to Fellowship; Devoted to Prayer and the Breaking of Bread; Devoted to Each Other. 

If you are local and are looking for a place to fellowship, we invite you to join us at Whitestone Christian Fellowship in Victor, New York, each Sunday morning for our 10:00 AM service in the main sanctuary.  A time of fellowship will follow with coffee and goodies in our fellowship hall.

May our Lord bless you abundantly as you grow in your relationship with Him and with each other!  Draw Close to Him, He will draw close to you.

"And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers...And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved." - Acts 2:42, 46, 47

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