Fire & Water International Church began in the summer of 1994 as a Bible study comprised of a group of believers gathered together to seek God’s will and His purpose in their own lives. The group met for sometime wherever and whenever possible, living rooms, gymnasiums, and homes renovated/retrofitted to accommodate the crowds that began to attend the meetings.
The goal was not, and never will be, about a building because we know that the mightiest of works that Jesus performed was not within the four walls of any building. Jesus took His ministry to the hurting, the afflicted, and the lost. This is exactly what we strive to do.
The message is quite simple, preach and teach the pure uncompromised gospel of Jesus Christ. The purpose of FWIC was and still is today to come into a relationship with Jesus Christ, to stay in a relationship with Jesus Christ, and to bring as many as we can with us to Jesus. Pastor Gus Korkotselos and Pastor Robert Contreras are the founders of Fire & Water International Church.
Fire & Water is an evangelistic ministry that reaches out to the community, various churches and to the nations (without regard to denomination) bringing the message of Jesus Christ through song, drama and the uncompromising Word of God!
Pastor Robert Contreras was brought up in a Christian home and came to know the Lord at a young age. As he grew older, he strayed away from the truth, yet he knew the call of God was on his life. In 1991, Robert moved from Californa to Arizona and rededicated his life to the Lord while attending a Reinhard Bonnke crusade. In 1995, Robert teamed up with Gus to form Fire & Water International Ministries after experiecing a very personal call from the Lord to reach the nations for the glory of God. Today, Pastor Robert is involved in many facets of the ministry at Fire & Water from the Worship Pastor to one of the main creative forces behind the scenes helping propel the ministry into new and excting levels.
Pastor Gus Korkotselos, at 24 years old was not finding any answers in a lifestyle apart from God. In1994 Gus whole-heartedly surrendered his life over to the everlasting hand of God. God miraculously filled him with the passionate desire for evangelism and today he remains the Senior pastor and co-founder of Fire & Water International Church.
Now nearly two decades since the vision was given, Fire & Water continues to move forward and see the power of God eternally impact lives like only He can do.