A New Kind of Christian Church in Cuenca

About International Christian Community

Welcome to International Christian Community, where faith, community, and love converge to create a vibrant spiritual family. At ICC, we believe in the transformative power of God's love and the boundless potential of every individual to experience His grace.
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Our Mission & Vision

Mission

Our mission is simple yet profound: to share the love of Jesus Christ with our community and beyond. Through passionate worship, intentional discipleship, and compassionate outreach, we strive to make His name known and His kingdom come through His word and acts of service.

Vision

Our vision is to be a beacon of hope and transformation, where lives are changed, hearts are healed, and communities are restored by the power of God’s love. We envision a vibrant church family that reflects the diversity of God’s creation and embodies His love in tangible ways, both locally and globally.

Our Beliefs

The Divine Trinity

We believe in one God who we experience spiritually and eternally in three forms—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This Triune God reveals Himself as the Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer of all things, inviting us into a relationship of love, grace, and communion.

Salvation

We believe in the saving work of Jesus Christ, who came into the world to reconcile us to God and restore us to wholeness. Through His, life, death and resurrection, we find forgiveness, redemption, and eternal life.

Scripture

We believe in the authority and inspiration of the Bible as the Word of God, our ultimate source of truth, wisdom, and revelation. Its pages reveal God’s character, His plan of salvation, and His relentless love for us.

Prayer

We believe in the power of prayer to connect us with the heart of God, to seek His guidance, and to experience His presence in our lives. Through prayer, we commune with our Creator, intercede for others, and participate in the unfolding of His kingdom in our life.

Unity

Maintaining the unity of our community and not letting our personal, political, or social opinions, beliefs, doctrines and differences interfere with God’s word and worship in any way is a foundational value for us. Without unity there is no love and without love there is nothing.

Giving and helping

Helping to execute love ministries of ICC by volunteering our time, our talents and giving what funds we can to support the ministries of ICC financially is also very critical to us. We seek to be not only hearers of the word but doers.

Who We Are

Our Team & Leadership

Our Pastor: Phil Kennemer

Meet Pastor Phil, a beacon of light and love in our community.

With a heart ablaze with passion for Christ and compassion for others, Pastor Phil embodies the spirit of servant leadership. With a shepherd’s heart, he guides our congregation with wisdom, grace, and unwavering faith.

Armed with a deep understanding of Scripture and a genuine love for people, Pastor Phil delivers a series of messages that inspire, challenge, and uplift. His teachings not just words but invitations to encounter the living God and experience His transformative power.

Beyond his mission as a Pastor, he is a friend, a counselor, and a mentor, walking alongside individuals and families in times of joy and sorrow.

Under Pastor Phil’s leadership, we are not just a congregation—we are a family, united in our love for God and our desire to share His love with the world.

He is a Graduate to the Austin Theological Seminary in Austin Texas and for over 50 years has served several churches throughout Texas before retiring to Cuenca.

Vision team

Juan Moreno

Originally from Cuenca, Juan lived in the US for more than 50 years before moving back to his hometown. Today, Juan divides his time between Cuenca and Orlando. Juan has deep roots within the Lutheran Church having been part of one of the original Lutheran families from Cuenca. The greatest gift that ICC brings to his spiritual life is allowing him to tangibly live out the mysteries, struggles and joys of building an authentically Christ-centered community in the midst of our many differences.

Diane Moreno

Diane has been a member of ICC since its beginning. She moved to Cuenca in 2010 and spends her retirement years from teaching between Cuenca and Orlando. She has, however, been visiting Cuenca since 1974. Diane comes from a long line of Lutherans as her grandfather was a Lutheran missionary from Sweden to the US in the early 1900’s. Diane’s spirit is filled by ICC’s great music, magnificent messages, varied ministries and wonderful fellowship.

Noel & Christine Magee

Noel and Christine Magee are founding members of ICC. They have been attending ICC since its inception in 2012. They moved to Cuenca from Rochester, New York where they attended Community of the Savior Church. What they enjoy most about ICC is the traditional style of worship which appeals to people from a variety of denominations, and the strong sense of community among those who attend.