Sacred Fire Church is located in Belleview, Florida. We transpire to be a place of healing, restoration; heartfelt worship and prayer where God’s glory and presence are reflected in and among us. A church reaching across cultural and denominational boundaries to minister the radical love of God to a fallen generation, we are seeking the face of our amazing Creator and Lord, expecting a mighty revival to break forth within our community.
Sacred Fire Church is a special church. In fact, it is much more than a church. Although it isn’t a small church, it still radiates the true "family feel" that it has had from its beginning. “Because we live so far from physical family,” says Pastor Shannon Marshall, “the church is our family. The church family more than makes up for the aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents my family needs. We don’t just do ministry together. We do life together.”
Many people have come to Sacred Fire and, upon their first visit, known simply that they were loved and accepted. At Sacred Fire, we have incredible diversity—the wealthy and the poor, the businessman and the drug addict, the young and the old, and different races—all worshiping their common Creator together and growing in love and life. We’re only missing one more component–you. Come on in…your family is waiting on you!
Senior Pastor Terry Reilly
A Word from Pastor Terry Reilly
Dear Sacred Fire Church,
Debby & I are extremely humbled by your support and prayers. We want to thank the following committees for their diligent work for the Lord and the church: the finance & search committees did an excellent job, and the church board continues to offer wisdom from God with their leadership. We want to thank everyone for your patience through this process. We are expecting new things from God. Our special thanks for two special leaders, with much love, respect, and appreciation goes to out to your former Pastor's memory--Pastor Keith. His legacy will continue in all our hearts as we go forward in serving the Lord.
Pastor Shannon has taken the leadership mantle from Pastor Keith and the Lord and has moved forward with unstoppable faith, courage, and obedience with her leadership. I am honored to work side by side with her as we go forward in equipping the church in ministry, and to collectively reach Belleview and the surrounding cities for Christ.
I love to read books beside the Bible. I love history that formed our nation through the sacrifice and faith of our forefathers. I am reflecting today about what General George Washington told his troops right before the battle of Long Island. He reminded them who their fighting for. It wasn't for freedom for the first generation Americans, but for the millions yet unborn Americans who would learn about faith in God, and how sacrifice and hard work made our country.
Abraham Lincoln, 150 years later, carried the baton of faith and freedom to get the 13th Amendment passed. It would abolish slavery in our country, and proclaim that God made every man equal. This set the tone for men and women to be free and run after God with their faith and dreams. Washington and Lincoln had their eyes on the 3rd and 4th generations. History continued through King David and his mighty men as they reach their generation, and the generations to follow.
My heart through the Holy Spirit's guidance is for us to prepare our children in the church for future leadership and equip them to reach their generation for Christ. It's not just our children that need to be reached, but all generations that we live with. If we join our hearts together in unity and are led by the Spirit and not the flesh, we can reach our generation for Christ, and if Jesus tarries, we know that many other generations will come to know our Savior through our labor of love, prayers, and example of Christianity.
Psalm 78:4-7 says, "We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord; his power, and the wonders he has done. He decreed statues for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our ancestors to teach their children, so the next generation would know them, even the children yet not born, and they will in turn would tell their children. Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands."
Pastor Terry Reilly
It started in their hearts long before it was launched in their garage. With a passion to see a life-giving, Spirit-filled ministry focused of God’s Word, vibrant worship, and unending outreach to the lost, Pastor Keith and Shannon knew that God was calling them to birth a new ministry in Central Florida. In 2011, they pioneered a new church called Sacred Fire Church.
It wasn’t the first time God had placed such passion in their hearts. Their sixteen-year ministry in Toledo, Ohio, started with a junk-building in the inner city, a list of around twenty potential congregants, and a beat-up school bus. But it was a dream come true for them fresh out of college! Within a few short years, the ministry was reaching hundreds of people each week—both within and without the walls of the church. Over their period of time there, they also launched four other churches—one Spanish. Even now, the fruit produced in Toledo continues to flourish from generation to generation. Although Keith has gone on to celebrate in Heaven, Shannon continued to lead their vision forward, by stepping in as Lead Pastor until the Lord released her to take a step back as Associate Pastor, so that she can fulfill the vision God has laid out for her!
Shannon's passions are, first of all, to be a godly and involved mom to her children, four of whom are still living at home. That in itself is still a full-time job. Secondly, she wants to disciple people of all ages to know and love God’s Word—that is simply who she is.
CHUCK & KATHY DIANDA
Chuck and Kathy Dianda moved to the Belleview area in June of 2013. They wanted to reunite with Pastors Keith and Shannon Stepp, whom they have known since 1999, and share in ministering to the community. They left family, friends, and a wonderful church community in Toledo, Ohio, but felt God calling them to Florida and Sacred Fire Ministries.
Involved in different aspects of ministry at the church, Chuck is a board member and helps in the Clothing Connection and grounds maintenance, and Kathy prepares communion elements and helps arrange meals for people in need. They feel they are an extremely blessed couple and are excited about the future of Sacred Fire Church and the community they serve.
WAYNE & ANGIE COLE
Wayne and Angie moved to Wildwood, FL., from Las Vegas, NV. 16 years ago. While living in Las Vegas Wayne accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior and has never looked back. That's when he met and married his wife Angie. They've been attending Sacred Fire since it's very beginnings and have grown to love the people God has brought into their lives through the church as a second family.
Wayne serves on the board at Sacred Fire and is involved with guest ministries. Angie is a homemaker and a homeschooling mom that loves dabbling in church photography.
Dianne is currently serving as church secretary. She has an awesome daughter and a wonderful granddaughter. Dianne has a passion for seeking the presence of God and seeing the life-giving Holy Spirit active in the life of every Christian.
16 Fundamental Truths of Sacred Fire Church
These are nonnegotiable tenets of faith that we adhere to.
We believe… The Scriptures are Inspired by God and declare His design and plan for mankind.
We believe… There is only One True God—revealed in three persons...Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (commonly known as the Trinity).
We believe… In the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. As God's son Jesus was both human and divine.
We believe… though originally good, Man Willingly Fell to Sin—ushering evil and death, both physical and spiritual, into the world.
We believe… Every Person Can Have Restored Fellowship with God Through 'Salvation' (accepting Christ's offer of forgiveness for sin).
We believe… and practice two ordinances—
Water Baptism by Immersion after repenting of one's sins and receiving Christ's gift of salvation, and
Holy Communion (the Lord's Supper) as a symbolic remembrance of Christ's suffering and death for our salvation.
We believe… the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a Special Experience Following Salvation that empowers believers for witnessing and effective service, just as it did in New Testament times.
We believe… The Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is ‘Speaking in Tongues,’ as experienced on the Day of Pentecost and referenced throughout Acts and the Epistles.
We believe… Sanctification Initially Occurs at Salvation and is not only a declaration that a believer is holy but also a progressive lifelong process of separating from evil as believers continually draw closer to God and become more Christlike.
We believe… The Church has a Mission to seek and save all who are lost in sin. We believe 'the Church' is the Body of Christ and consists of the people who, throughout time, have accepted God's offer of redemption through the sacrificial death of His son Jesus Christ.
We believe… A Divinely Called and Scripturally Ordained Leadership Ministry Serves the Church. The Bible teaches that each of us under leadership must commit ourselves to reach others for Christ, to worship Him with other believers, and to build up or edify the body of believers—the Church.
We believe… Divine Healing of the Sick is a Privilege for Christians Today and is provided for in Christ's atonement (His sacrificial death on the cross for our sins).
We believe… in The Blessed Hope—When Jesus Raptures His Church Prior to His Return to Earth (the second coming). At this future moment in time all believers who have died will rise from their graves and will meet the Lord in the air, and Christians who are alive will be caught up with them, to be with the Lord forever.
We believe… in The Millennial Reign of Christ when Jesus returns with His saints at His second coming and begins His benevolent rule over earth for 1,000 years. At that time many in the nation of Israel will recognize and accept Him as the Messiah, the Savior who died for them and all mankind.
We believe… A Final Judgment Will Take Place for those who have rejected Christ. They will be judged for their sin and consigned to eternal punishment in a punishing lake of fire.
We believe… and look forward to the perfect New Heavens and a New Earth that Christ is preparing for all people, of all time, who have accepted Him. We will live and dwell with Him there forever following His millennial reign on Earth. "And so shall we forever be with the Lord!"
This list is derived from the official Statement of Fundamental Truths of the Assemblies of God.