One of the most disturbing questions why you are probably here is to know whether crave church is a cult, whether it is legit, safe to attend and to get first hand information about everything concerning the church.
As a Christian, armed with the knowledge of the word of God, it has been made clear that in the last days, men will be lovers of themselves, putting their selfish interests first, above the interest of the word of God.
It has also been foretold that in the last days that the love of many shall grow cold and many unimaginable things will be happening so fast, as recently seen in the reported aliens in Las vegas on June 10th 2023.
Crave Church Founder / Pastor
Crave church is a Pentecostal gospel church, with the mandate of making it possible for imperfect people to get a craving of God; for them to feel and be loved by God’s eternal love.
As with all churches in the present last days of our time, many people who had negative and unpleasant experiences from other churches tends to be skeptical whether this crave church is legit or not.
Founded and led by Pastor Marlon Medina, the church created an atmosphere of love and acceptance for people from all walks of life.
Crave Church Values
The crave church ministries is a legit gospel church and their values are anchored on 5 unique pillars:
I see a humble gentleman in Pastor Marlon Medina, a true thirst for the works of the kingdom. their first value as a Christian ministry is Gratitude.
The caption on their website reads ”We don’t have to build this church, we get to.: This simply calls for inclusion from everyone and it is a clear sign of someone or ministry dedicated to services.
The crave church ministry declared that they continuously pursue to reach creativity, goals, and most importantly, people.
Favor fortunes the bold, I am of the opinion that the pastor understands this, especially knowing fully well, that when God calls you, God also equips and fortifies you for the task assigned to you.
Their audacity statements reads, ”We remain bold and daring about our vision and our faith.
It’s never about our first day, it’s always about our last day. I, love this caption, truly inspiring!!
One of the hallmarks of a true and great Christian is the consistent pursuit of excellence in whatever they do or wherever they find themselves.
Their fifth value is the embodiment of this classy assertion; ”We will always work with excellence”.
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Crave Church Reviews
As with all modern churches who leveraged on the power of the internet for outreach and awareness, it is not a scam or something illegal for Crave church to toe the same path.
A vivid look shows that the ministry, lead by Pastor Marlon Median leveraged on the use of Social media and Google to spread their reach.
I was going through some threads on Reddit and was somehow disappointed with some negativity about the church.
A closer look at reviews on both Google and Facebook shows some discrepancies which may be due to the aggressive rate at which positive reviews were being posted.
I will not want to condemn the church authority or their social media managers of being aggressive telling people to drop positive reviews on Google and Facebook, a founder or someone on a mission will do the same just to get the word out there.
While it is easy to sit down in the comfort of your home and go on reddit and says bad things that the church is like a cult or not legit, I simply believe that the church is simply identifying its values in alignment with the word of God.
I can call it a church without walls.
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Reviews on Google
With more than 148 reviews and a star rating of almost 4.5; the positivity far outweighs the negativity. However, one thing I discovered and I would like the pastor of crave church to address is that some folks ( approximately 2 percent) complains that the pastor uses his sermons to attack the people that has left the church.
On a personal note, if this is true, I think he needs to address this issue.
Crave Church Locations
The church headquarter is at 1225 W 73rd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6P 4J6, Canada, located in the British Columbia province in Canada.
They also have physical presence in Toronto and surrey. The crave church Instagram address is https://www.instagram.com/cravechurch/
Crave Church Cult
No, crave church ministry is not a cult. Depending on your definition of cult or cultism, it may be of interest for you to know that their beliefs, values and ways of doing things may been seen as being cultic, but they are not.
Every ministry and church I have known tends to carve out an identity for themselves, howbeit rooted in the word of God as their foundation.
For example, some churches lays emphasis on Faith doctrines, teaching people the values of having and living by faith. Some pastors or churches solely focus on preaching prosperity messages.
This does not mean that the foundational doctrine of teaching God’s word, evangelism and preaching salvation has been abandoned!!
Please note that this present generation is corrupt, so if crave church ministry has some laid down strict rules, so be it. The image of Christ must not be tainted.
On reading some threads on Reddit ( please also understand that anybody can go on reddit and say nonsense, whether true or false!!), I am surprised to see some patterns whereby some old members were complaining of.
For example, there is complain about the church leadership ( was told they do not even have deacons and elders, I think this is wrong, and the pastor needs to address this for accountability purposes) preaching against people that left the church, I also think this is wrong and the Pastor should correct this anomaly.
Crave Church belief
Crave church has fundamental doctrinal beliefs, just like their values mentioned above. The church does believe in the trinity and they acknowledged the father, the son and the holy spirit.
The 8 cardinal points of crave church beliefs are:
- The Father
There is only one true God, Creator of Heaven and Earth.
- The Son
Jesus Christ physically rose from the dead, ascended into heaven and will one day physically return.
- The Holy spirit
The Holy Spirit works to lead, instruct, and empower every believer.
- The Trinity
God exists eternally in three distinct persons with equal power and authority.
- The Bible
The Bible is true, authoritative, and sufficient.
Faith in Jesus is our only means of salvation and a sufficient payment for our sin. Salvation cannot be earned; it can only be received.
- The Church
The Church is a local community working to bring the Gospel to the world through His commands and teachings and seeks to glorify Christ.
God created man to exist eternally. Man will either be together with God through forgiveness and salvation in Heaven or separated by sin in Hell.
Crave Church Giving
Some people complains that the church likes collecting money and their giving in terms of offerings, tithe and general fund raising is like a cult.
No, my dear, it is not. A church needs money to be run, administered, supervised, pay for essential things etc. So, it is both biblical to raise money. What I am against is if their focus is all about money!!
The Church Congregations
The church congregations are energetic and dynamic youths who are thirsty for the Lord. 80% of the members are youth and the Pastor is focused on this demographics.
So, forget about some people talking about the church not having elders, though I strongly recommend that the pastor sets up elderly people in the church as deacons and advisers.
The bible, according to Apostle Paul recommends this as it makes even the pastor to be accountable.
Crave church Sermons
Most of the sermons can be accessed on Youtube, and you can listen to them whether you are online or offline. I will post some few sermons of Pastor Marlon Medina here for you listen and watch.
From what I have seen, the Pastor has an hunger for the things of Christ and he has forged a clear path in serving the lord with core focus on the Youth demography.
Though, details are sketchy whether he went to bible college or seminary but from my point of view, that should not be a criteria for you to serve the Lord though it will help you to be well soaked in the word.
In conclusion, the crave church is not a cult and it is legit for anyone to attend and worship the Lord. If some things are not done right, I suggest, in the spirit of love, write a letter or approach the pastor and let him know. After all, he is human.