Our Mission

Shekinah is here to equip believers to transform their world through a radical encounter with Christ. Our mandate is to facilitate an atmosphere of love, power and grace that allows for a transformative experience with the Glory of Jesus. We believe that as this happens, we become a "Disciple of Revival”, fully ready to experience and share the reality of Christ in everyday life.

You

Shekinah isn't a place as much as a People - a movement of people who've been transformed by the Radical Love of Christ.

Us

We believe that Christ is alive today, present and willing to encounter and transform our world with his radical love and Grace.

Him

Join us as we gather together to meet Jesus every Sunday with an expectation for a Life Changing Encounter!

Our Leaders


Barbara

Apostle
Barbara J. Yoder

Barbara J. Yoder is the lead apostle and founding pastor of Shekinah.


Pastor Benjamin Deitrick

Lead Pastor Benjamin Deitrick

Benjamin Deitrick is the Lead Pastor of Shekinah.

Seth

Pastor Tarrah

Tarrah Deitrick serves along her husband as the Co-Pastor of Shekinah. She also serves as the Children’s pastor of Shekinah.
 



Ruth

Pastor Tonya

Tonya Roberson Serves as a member of the Pastoral leadership team of Shekinah.
 
 

Seth

Pastor Bernardine

Bernardine Daniels is a part of the Pastoral leadership of Shekinah and the administrator for the Armory.
 
 

We are Disciples of Revival

Our Beliefs

We are an ever-evolving, breakthrough people, who are going from faith to faith, strength to strength and glory to glory.


We believe there is one God, manifested in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is the Creator of all things and the Ruler of the Universe (Philippians 2:6; Matthew 3:16-17; John 10:30).
We believe the Holy Spirit dwells in the hearts of all believers. He gives us the power to live the Christian lifestyle, guides us into what is right, and is the revealer of all truth (John 15:26; 2 Corinthians 3:17, Ephesians 1:13).
We believe the Bible is the inspired, infallible Word of God. It is our final authority in determining what we believe and how we live (2 Tim. 3:16; I Thess. 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21).
We believe that because of sin, all men are separated from God and in need of salvation. The free gift of salvation is made possible through Jesus Christ, His death on the cross, and His resurrection from the dead. Salvation is available to all and is received by grace through faith only and by no other way. (2 Cor. 7:10; 1 John 5:12; John 3:3-5)
We believe communion was established to represent the new covenant between God and His people. Jesus died, His body was broken, and His blood was shed in order that we may enter into covenant with God. The body being broken is represented by the bread at the communion table, and the blood shed is represented by the wine (juice). We regularly receive communion in order to remember Jesus’ sacrifice for our sins. (Luke 22: 19-20; 1 Corinthians 11: 23-30).
We believe it is the mission of the church to advance the Kingdom of God by making disciples of all nations. It is the responsibility of every believer to carry out the Great Commission (Matthew 28: 16-20; Acts 1:8).
We believe Jesus Christ is alive. He is Son of God and Lord of the Church. He existed from the beginning, came to earth through a virgin birth, and is fully God and fully man. He was crucified, was dead and buried, and rose again three days later, providing salvation for all mankind. (John 1:1; Isaiah 9:6, Acts 1:9-11).
We believe that the Church is the Body of Christ. We believe the church to be more than just a building or a gathering of people. It is a body living in relationship and harmony under the direction of the head, Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 6:15; 2 Corinthians 1:1; Romans 16:5; 1 Peter 2:4-5; Ephesians 2:19-22; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31; Romans 12:4-5; Ephesians 4:11-16.)
Jesus commanded that His followers be baptized in water to symbolize their identification with His death, burial and resurrection. We believe that when a person is water baptized, it symbolizes the passing away of their old life and the beginning of their new life in Christ (Romans 6:3-4; Acts 8: 36-39; Colossians 2: 9-13).
The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a gift from God as promised by Jesus and is available to all believers. A spiritual prayer language, or “speaking in tongues”, is released through the baptism in the Holy Spirit. The baptism in the Holy Spirit empowers believers to be an effective witness for Jesus Christ. (Matt. 3:11; John 14:16, 17; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:38, 39; Acts 19:1-7; Acts 2:4).
We believe God desires people to be whole. Salvation provides healing to the whole man- spirit, soul and body. We believe in the power of prayer and faith in God to bring about healing in every area of a person’s life (Mark 16:18; James 5:25; I Peter 2:24; Matt. 8:17; Isa. 53:4, 5).