In 2007 we started as a video venue of Water of Life Community Church. We soon transitioned into a fully functioning church plant of Water of Life, with Pastor James Marano as Senior Pastor. Today, our desire is to see the Kingdom of God expand through our church by touching and transforming lives through the love of God found in Jesus. We believe that those who experience God’s love will also reach others with His love.
God has called me to pastor people and it is an enormous privilege to lead people in their journey with Him here at Summit. Seeing God change people’s lives inspires me to do what I do. When I’m not at church, I enjoy hanging with my family at the beach and fishing. My biggest pet peeve is when people chew with their mouths open. But, Jesus still loves you, so don’t worry. Other than Jesus, my personal hero is my dad, Tony. He imparted to me many values of integrity and character. He taught me to truly love people and myself.
WE BELIEVE that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Equal in power and in glory, this triune God created all, upholds all and governs all.
WE BELIEVE that the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, fully inspired without error in the original manuscripts and the infallible rule of faith and practice.
WE BELIEVE in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teaching, His substitutionary atoning death and bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal, visible return to Earth.
WE BELIEVE in the Holy Spirit, who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower for ministry all who believe in Christ. We believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding Helper, Teacher and Guide. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all the Biblical gifts of the Spirit.
WE BELIEVE that all PEOPLE are sinners by nature and choice and are therefore under condemnation; that God regenerates by the Holy Spirit those who repent of their sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord; that Jesus Christ baptizes a seeking believer with the Holy Spirit with power for service, often subsequent to regeneration.
WE BELIEVE in the universal CHURCH the living spiritual body of which Christ is Head and all regenerated persons are the members.
WE BELIEVE that the Lord Jesus Christ committed two ORDINANCES to the church, Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe in baptism by immersion and that communion is open to all believers. We believe also that we may use the laying on of hands for the baptism of the Holy Spirit, for ordination of Pastors, Elders and deacons, and for receiving gifts of the Spirit or healing.
…The LORD, the LORD God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth; who keeps lovingkindness for thousands, who forgives iniquity, transgression and sin… Exodus 34:6-7