About ICF Marbella
The Fellowship was founded in 1993 when a need was recognized for an English speaking Church Service in this truly international town. We were very fortunate to meet Pastor Helge Berntson of the Spanish Evangelical Church “Buenas Nuevas Iglesia” which he had founded in the 1970′s. He agreed with us and generously allowed us the use of the Church on Sunday mornings. This relationship continued now for over 15 years and the Church welcomes English speaking Christians from all nations and denominations to Sunday morning service.
We believe the Bible is the only infallible rule of faith and practice, where the Gospel is preached, sin is condemned, worship is from the heart, the teaching is biblical, and opportunities for ministry exist.
We have members who are involved in reaching out to the community in different ways, and we also have many associate members who visit us year after year. We believe that reaching out in the love of Jesus to everyone who comes to our meetings is the most important thing. Our service starts at 11.30 am on Sundays and ends at about 1 pm with an informal gathering for tea and coffee on our terrace.
In our 15th year in “old Marbella”, it had become obvious to us that we were not growing in numbers because it was extremely difficult to find parking anywhere near the Church. Most of the local people have cars now and the whole area is a giant car park. As all our members lived away from old Marbella, we needed to find an alternative site in “new Marbella” and within 5 weeks we were ensconced in our splendid accommodation.
On 8th February 2011 we celebrated a milestone in the history of the the Fellowship and had our first service in our new home on the Edificio Aries, Urb. Carolina Park, Blvd. Alfonso de Hohenlohe*. It was a beautiful sunny day, the interior was flooded with light through the windows, and in our congregation we had members from France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Holland, Germany, the Caribbean, South Africa, Australia and the United States of America. A truly international gathering for our International Christian Fellowship.
The Spirit was so evidently with us on our inaugural service, and the atmosphere was one of laughter and joy and, more importantly, LOVE. In the Spirit we are linked with all those who have visited us in Marbella and who have sown seed there in the Kingdom. We pray God’s blessings on everyone who helped make it possible.
* PLEASE NOTE we have recently moved to new premises at the Edificio Milla de Oro building which is located a few hundred metres from our previous location at Carolina Park. Please view our “Find us” page for directions to our new location.