Welcome

As the name of the ministry evokes, it is a place for people to meet with Jesus and experience the security and salvation that is only experienced in the safety of His arms.  It is a community of people who are after God’s heart and treasure relationship with the Holy Spirit and each other. It is God’s house, but it’s not a building.  It is a family of believers who live to know Jesus, experience His presence, share His love with others, and serve the unified body of Christ.

Purpose and Vision

The Lord has given the City of Refuge His vision and burden to make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ.   We preach the pure, undiluted truth of God’s Word so that men, women, and children will be saved and sanctified, and walk in the calling of God for their lives.  It is our desire, because it is the desire of Our Lord Jesus Christ, to see God’s people walking in the fullness of His calling and purpose for their lives.  We emphasize the necessity of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, through obedience to His commands.  We also stress the importance of the five-fold ministry of the apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers.  These ministry offices are God’s gifts to the Body of Christ for the perfecting of the saints.

At the City of Refuge we do not seek our own agenda or to glorify man or a ministry.  We exalt the Lord Jesus Christ, so that He may draw all men to Himself.

Our Beliefs

  • The Holy Bible is the very truth of God, written by the Holy Spirit through men chosen by Him for that purpose.  The Holy Bible is not the word of men but is the Word of God.  (See 2 Peter 1: 16-21).
  • There is only One True God, and He exists eternally in three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
  • Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is fully God and fully man.  Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life.  He is the only means by which one may be saved.  (See Acts 4:12). The means of salvation and being born again are clearly described in Romans 10:9-10 and John 3:1-6, 15-16.
  • In order to be saved or go to heaven one must be born again through the power of the Holy Spirit. (See John 3).  One must repent of his or her sins and receive Jesus into his or her heart.  After one is born again he or she must develop a relationship with Jesus Christ through prayer, the study of God’s Word, a lifestyle of praise and worship, and obedience to God’s will for his or her life.
  • Water baptism does not save, but is done in obedience to God’s Word, as a public proclamation of faith, and identification with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
  • We are in the last days or the “day of the Lord” spoken of in the Bible.  The end times prophecies and conditions spoken of by the Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 24 are steadily and increasingly coming to pass.  No man can know the day or hour of the return of Jesus Christ, but we understand that we must prepare for the soon return of Jesus Christ, and for the time of testing that has come and is coming upon the Body of Christ to prepare us for His return

Our Pastors

Charles and Linda Morton, our Senior Pastors, are licensed and ordained ministers.  In 1997, the Holy Spirit instructed them to begin pastoring a home church, which grew and became the City of Refuge.  Pastors Charles and Linda occupy the office of apostle, and, as such, they are equipped to minister in all five of the offices of the five-fold ministry: the apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor and teacher.  Their desire is for God’s people to be discipled and developed so that they can fulfill their calling in the Body of Christ to the Glory of God.

our Ministries

Intercessory Prayer

Sister Sheila

This group of intercessors has a made a commitment before God to answer His calling and to remain faithful to pray and hear from God’s heart for His creation just as Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, did in earth (see Luke 17) and does in heaven unto the Father for all those who are His children in the earth until He returns (see Romans 8:34).

Worship Team

Sister Verla

We believe that God is raising up a passionate, abandoned generation who seeks to know Him and to establish His Kingdom here on earth. They do not seek to amass treasures on earth, but they store up treasures in heaven.  Nor do they conform to the culture of society, but stand firm in the Word of God. They are a generation radically in love with Jesus, who are willing to forsake all things to see His name be glorified in earth.

Dance Ministry

Sister Danielle

We seek to use dance and movement to give praise to God. We believe the whole person should be engaged in worship to give the Lord the best of ourselves. We seek to lift Him up so others will be drawn to Him.

Pro-Life Ministry

Brother Matt

We believe that God alone created life, and He alone has the right to end life. He initiates human life in the womb and begins to mold and to shape that life from the moment of conception. Therefore, we are committed to the removal of abortion from our city, our state, and our nation; and we choose to be a voice for the unborn.

Men of Zion

Brother Zeke

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Couples Ministry

Various Members

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Youths of Promise

Sister Patricia & Alexardia

World Changers is a ministry dedicated to equip God’s children so they can become the awesome young men and young women that God wants them to be.  The children learn about Jesus, His love for them, and His plan for their lives.  The children do not just learn about the Lord, they fall in love with the Lord.  Their new found love for Jesus allows them to learn and become young men and women who are successful leaders in their schools, on their jobs, and in the community.

World Changers

Sister Malika

We believe that God is raising up a passionate, abandoned generation who seeks to know Him and to establish His Kingdom here on earth. They do not seek to amass treasures on earth, but they store up treasures in heaven.  Nor do they conform to the culture of society, but stand firm in the Word of God. They are a generation radically in love with Jesus, who are willing to forsake all things to see His name be glorified in earth.

Media Ministry

Brother Zeke

The Media Team exists to create opportunities for people to connect with God by coordinating audio and video recording and distribution, communicating with the community about ministry events, maintaining the City of Refuge website, and more.

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Messages/Teachings

Come and Join Us!

At the City of Refuge we purpose to be led by the Holy Spirit and to let the Holy Spirit have His way in our services.  We do not have a pre-planned “order of service;” however, we do believe in doing everything decently and in order, as mandated in 1 Corinthians 14:40.

Worship Services

Sunday Worship: 11 AM
Wednesday Bible Study: 7 PM

We are here

1938 Stumpf Blvd, Gretna LA
Phone: 504-512-8373
Email: CORM@XXXXX.com