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Meet our Pastor: 

Pastor Robert Ware
Pastor Robert Ware

Pastor Ware has been a part of the IPHC since July 1996, where he first dedicated his life to the Lord as a young adult. God restored his marriage and called him into full time ministry. Pastor Ware first came to Downtown Church as our Associate / Youth Pastor in July of 2001. He remained with us until God called him to a senior pastor position in December of 2003. After ministering for many years elsewhere until God called him back to Downtown Church in 2019. Pastor Ware delivers challenging messages where you leave wanting to please God and do all you can to further His kingdom. 

Come and join us live on Facebook on Downtown Church page. If you are local and do not have a church family, you are welcome to join us in person Sundays @ 10:00am and Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm. 

Pastor Ware has a blog you can check out. 

Downtown Church is part of the
(International Pentecostal Holiness Church)
In the IPHC we are part of the
New Horizons Ministries Conference 

Through prayer and study, the IPHC leadership team defined Seven Core Values that embody the mission of our denomination.


We Prayerfully Value Scripture: The Bible is God’s Word of life to the world. Through the Bible, we discern the voice and actions of God in human history. Through the Bible, we learn who we worship. From the worship of God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, we learn how to live as citizens of His kingdom on earth.

We Prayerfully Value Pentecost: The Holy Spirit has called the IPHC to be a people who live and walk in the Spirit. We believe all the gifts of the Spirit are active today. We believe the Holy Spirit empowers the body of Christ corporately and individually to fulfill the mission of God on the earth.

We Prayerfully Value Holiness: Holiness is beautiful. God chose us and set us apart for His glory. Our lifestyles reflect the character of the God who called us to Himself. We believe that He calls us to be holy in order to reveal His grace, mercy, and love to a broken world.

We Prayerfully Value Christ’s Kingdom: We know that Christ rules over all creation. Our call is to manifest the reality of His reign. By serving our communities, embracing diversity, and reaching the lost, we embody Christ’s kingdom on earth.

We Prayerfully Value All Generations: We celebrate all generations and acknowledge that each is essential in the body of Christ. We honor those who have gone before us and empower those who are following.  The contribution of each generation is welcomed and encouraged as we pursue our God-given destiny.

We Prayerfully Value Justice: As a church, we are called to corporately and individually see justice established. We intercede for those who have no voice. We stand with the poor, the weak, and the oppressed. We will not be silent in the face of injustice. We will be a place of hope.

We Prayerfully Value Generosity: All of our resources, whether material or spiritual, are gifts from a loving God.  We do not live fearfully based on our lack. We live gratefully based on God’s provision. We commit ourselves to be obedient as tithers, joyful in giving, and generous in heart. As He gave, so shall we give.

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