Meet the Pastor
Sebastian Foti has been the lead Pastor at PCF since November of 1999. He and his wife Gina have two children: Maria and Sebastian. Before coming to Oswego, Sebastian traveled as an evangelist and served as an Associate Pastor in Poughkeepsie, NY. Sebastian received his bachelor’s degree in theology from Valley Forge University and received his master’s degree in Biblical Studies from Liberty University.
Community: Man is never as strong as when he is in community with fellow believers. As iron sharpens iron, so does one man sharpen another (Prov. 27:17). PCF exists to provide the power of community to the body of Christ.
Discipleship: Jesus’ final words before ascending to his rightful place in heaven were, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28:19-20).
It is the expressed purpose of PCF to make disciples as Jesus instructed. The church has accomplished great marvels in the name of Jesus Christ, and it is our mission to raise a succeeding generation of believers to continue to accomplish the marvels of Christianity in the modern world.
Prayer: “These I will bring to my holy mountain and give them joy in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations” (Isa 56:7).
Port City Faith exists to be a house of prayer. Corporate prayer as we call on God to heal our land (2 Chron 7:14); intercessory prayer as we stand in the gap for a sin-filled, broken world (Ezekiel 22:30); and individual prayer as we seek the Lord for our daily bread (Luke 11).
Missions: “Missions exists because worship doesn’t” (John Piper).
God has purposed to use the church to spread the glorious news of the risen savior. It is the mission of Port City Faith church to advance the Kingdom of God on earth and work fervently unto this end until the coming of our savior and King Jesus Christ. This is in part accomplished through the sending and support of world missionaries and missions as well as through humanitarian projects that reveal the loving heart of God to a lost and dying and world.
Worship: God created people for worship; people fulfill their highest potential when worshiping God. “But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth” (John 4:23-24). PCF exists to encourage people to passionately worship.
BECOME A MEMBER
Why become a member?
1. It helps to identify you as a genuine believer.
2. It provides a spiritual family to support and encourage you in your walk with Christ.
3. It gives you a place to discover and use your gifts in ministry.
4. It places you under the spiritual protection of godly leaders.
5. It provides the kind of accountability necessary for growth.
Membership = Ministry, Every member is a minister! See pastor for more information on our Connect, Grow, Go! classes.