City of Praise
Who we are
A Place Where Hope is Restored
CITY OF PRAISE church was started in the city of Milwaukee Wednesday August 1st, 2001. The first Sunday service was held August 5th at the Holiday Inn Downtown, Milwaukee with 27 people in attendance.
Multi-Racial assembly located in the city’s heart of Milwaukee
To help restore Hope in the world’s hopeless
To empower, nurture, nourish, and raise people to excel in their chosen endeavors with the infallible word of God as the driving anchor; and God’s unconditional Love as the impeccable impetus.
What we Believe
*HOPE in God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ is pivotal to the productive and blessed walks of all believers.
*Divine inspiration of the Bible and as the infallible Word of God.
*Divine Trinity consists of three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
*Deity of Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, teachings, crucifixion, resurrection, ascension, and coming return to this earth in power and glory to rule.
The Baptism of the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues for all believers who are living sanctified lives.
*Divine Healing of sickness for all believers is provided through the atonement.
*The second coming of Jesus and the Rapture of the church.
*The Great White Throne Judgment as the final judgment when all the wicked will stand before God.
*The new heaven and new earth will replace the current heaven and earth.
*In Water Baptism by Immersion as Jesus commanded.
*In the Lord’s Supper.
Our Core Values
Our life’s purpose is to be like Jesus Christ
Our mission in life is to be like Christ. We seek to accomplish this by daily studying and applying the Word of God, consistent communication with Christ in prayer and worship. We aspire to live a life of holiness, modeling Christ character and purpose. Scripture references: Matt 18:2 -22; Phil 3:3, 10; Galatians 4:19
We love people unconditionally
The Church is designed to be a love-filled environment, a place where people can come in and feel welcomed, loved and respected. We promote love in our midst by providing the right environment to share and experience the love of Christ. Our Cell Group Ministry is where people receive love, care and share fellowship with one another. It is also a place to grow spiritually amongst people with similar life experiences, giving them the opportunity to extend that same love to others. Scripture references: John 13:34; Romans 13:8; Gal 5:14; 1 Peter 1:22
Lost people matter to God, therefore they matter to us
We are a chosen and appointed people responding to the command of Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit to go into the entire world sharing the forgiveness and love of God. We are called to show people how to discover and experience the unique nature of God’s love and forgiveness for themselves. Scripture references: Matt 28:18-20; Matt 18:12 -14; John 15:16; Luke 14:23
We promote Unity in the Church
Unity is our strength. We desire that unity be upheld in every facet of our Church. We work together with one vision and one purpose, submitting to God and the leadership of the Church. Scripture references: Psalm 133; Ephesians 4:3; John 17:21-22
The strength of our society is based on the unity of the family
The Christian family is the foundation of our Church. We are committed to providing an environment that encourages and strengthens the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman. We promote raising godly children through Christian parenting principles where love prevails in the home according to the word of God. We encourage single adults to engage in holy and godly courtship leading to marriage. Marriage is for life and we do not subscribe to divorce. We encourage all families in our Church to grow and walk in the fear of God. Scripture references: Matt 19:5-6; Heb 13:4; Proverbs 22:6; 1 Corinthians 7
Accountability to God and to one another.
We are accountable to God and one another for our conduct. We value all resources (people, time, property, and money) entrusted to our care by God. We exhibit discipline and consistency in our walk with God and living by His Word. Scripture references: Philippians 4:8 Proverbs 10:9; Eph 5:15-16; Matt 24:45-46; 1 Corinthians 4:1
The way to greatness is through service
We follow Christ’s path to greatness by serving one another and our community. Our ministries provide an avenue for everyone to serve and impact our community for Christ by their actions and contributions. We encourage everybody to make themselves available for service. Scripture references: John 13:5-8; Matt 5:13; Matt 23:11; Luke 10:33-37
Equipping people for daily living
Jesus demonstrated the importance of equipping his followers through training for daily living and service to God. Likewise, we equip ourselves through constant training which covers life teachings and the doctrines of Christ such as Baptism and Repentance etc, The training we receive empowers us for daily living. Scripture references: Deuteronomy 4:5; Proverbs 4:4-7; John 8:2; Ephesians 4:14
Excellence honors God and inspires people
The excellence of God’s character and handwork is reflected on how we run our church. We strive to have every aspect of ministry done to the best of our ability. We are determined to continuously raise the standard of excellence in our worship and service to God. As such, we constantly measure, evaluate, and review our effectiveness in every area of ministry. We are committed to working together, using our unique gifts and abilities to accomplish what God has called us to do. Scripture Reference: Gen 1:26, 31; Heb. 11:4, Ephesians 4:16; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27
Creativity reflects God’s nature
Everyone has the creative ability of God within them and a unique purpose to fulfill on earth. As a Church we provide an environment that motivates and challenges people to develop, nurture and promote their God-given abilities. We challenge ourselves to think “out of the box” by continually reinventing ideas and programs so that we can be relevant to our generation. We ask the ‘Why’, ‘What’, ‘When’ and ‘How’ questions in whatever we do or promote as we refuse to be satisfied with the status quo. Scripture References: Genesis 1:1, 27; Psalm 19:1-3; Exodus 31:3-5
Everyone deserves another chance
We recognize that we are ALL forgiven people and we are not perfect. Therefore, we are committed in love and humility to restore people who have backslidden or fallen into sin; leading them back to Christ as they acknowledge their wrongs, confess their faults and amend their ways. We constantly emphasize that God hates sin. Scripture References: Galatians 6:1; Jude 1:22-23
Requirements for Membership
The singular requirement for membership is anchored on God’s message in MATHEW 11:28-30
“Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light”.
When you worship with us at the City of Praise, COME AS YOU ARE.
CIty of Praise CHURCH SERVICES
Church Office Hours
Church Office Hours
Tuesdays - Friday => 12noon-6pm
Phone No: +1(414) 210-5666
FRESH FIRE => 9am-9.45am
CELEBRATION SERVICE => 10am-12noon
God has given us the gift of His word which provides us with encouraging Bible verses. The Bible Studies will offer inspiration for each day and provide comfort, strength and encouragement
Night of Encounter
It’s mindblowing to think that we can worship God for thousands of years and never exhaust his worshipful attributes.
Our Senior Pastor - Dr. Williams Fola Ojo
Dr. Williams Fola Ojo is the Senior Pastor/Founder of City of Praise in Milwaukee. Dr Ojo is a Clinical Researcher, a trained journalist, a Global Political Analyst, Political Consultant, Song Writer, Speech Writer, Teacher, Counselor, Behavioral Scientist, Behavioral Change Communicator, and a Communication and Public Relations Specialist with over 35 years of management experience and measurable achievements in media industry expertise. He is an APOSTLE of Jesus Christ by the Will of God.
Dr. Ojo is presently a Grade A contributing Columnist with the biggest and largest African Newspapers with headquarter in Nigeria- THE PUNCH. His weekly column draws a huge following across the globe.
Dr Ojo is a mobile home of inspiration and motivation. He believes that LIFE should not be perceived as a pleasure cruise to the Bahamas, but as an active duty on a battle ship. Dr Ojo also believes that God, hard-work, focus, and perseverance are all necessary ingredients of success. Our Pastor is a mentor to thousands of youths drawn from all ethnic and racial folds around the world. He has ministered in many nations of the world and is happily married to Pastor Sophia Yemi Ojo, a Hospitality and Tourism Specialist, and mother of 3 boys – Joshua; Justus; and JESSE.