Words Unto The Lord

by Anita Mondragon
“And it shall come to pass, that BEFORE they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.”  Isaiah 65:24

A few years back, our family was going through some very hard financial times.  We were being spiritually attacked on all sides from the enemy, and it seemed he would not let up on us for a moment.  I wrote a series of ‘words unto the Lord’ at that time.  This is the second one of that series.

1 How long oh Lord will the riches of the world be held in the hands of those whose hearts are far from you?

2 Rain down your blessings upon me oh Lord that I may be a blessing to others.

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A Prayer For The New Year


Learn To Forgive…And Forget


Like all young parents, I made many bad choices.  They were done with the best of intentions, but I was new at being a mom, and some of the choices and decisions I made turned out to be the worst things I could have possibly done!  Yes!  I was stubborn too, and would not listen to wise counsel and advice given to me.  And…I sure didn’t need God’s help!  Or so I thought! I knew it all!  I was an adult and could make my own decisions. WRONG!  I see that now…you know what they say about ‘hind site!’

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Our Purpose


TO INSPIRE…  people to develop a heart for God (Psalm 34): Through biblically sound preaching; Through Christ-honoring music.   TO INCLUDE…  them in a loving church family (Acts 2:41): Through membership in the church family; Through fellowship with other believers.   TO INSTRUCT… them in bible doctrines (2 Timothy 2:2): Through Sunday school and adult bible classes; Through the discipleship programs C.L.A.S.S. 101-401.   TO INVOLVE…  them in ministry (1 Peter 4:10): Through weekly ministry opportunities.   TO IMPACT…  the 80219 zip code area, our city, and world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Mattew 28:18-20); Through Soul winning; missions programs; through training and equipping Christians to share Christ in the course of their daily lives.

Vision & Mission


“We believe a great commitment to The Great Commandment and The Great Commission will build a great church.”

The Great Commandment:  Matthew 22:36-40

Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

The Great Commission:  Matthew 28:19-20

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo , I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.


“To connect people to God and to each other, teaching, discipling and equipping them to serve.”

Praise Center Church Articles Of Faith



1.  We believe that the Holy Bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative Word of God.  (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:19-21)


2.  We believe there is only one God, eternally existent in three persons:  God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost.  (1 John 5:7; John 1:1-2, 14)


3.  We believe that men fall through disobedience.  (Romans 5:12-19)


4. We believe the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ; in His Virgin Birth; In His sinless life; in His miracles; in His victorious and atoning death; in His bodily resurrection; in His ascension to the right hand of the Father; in His personal future return to earth in power and glory to rule 1,000 years.


5.  We believe Christ died to redeem us.  (Titus 2:14; Galatians 3:13)


6.  We believe salvation is through grace.  (Ephesians 2:8-10; Romans 3:23-24)


7.  We believe repentance and acceptance are vital.  (1 John 1:9; John 6:37)


8.  We believe the new birth must be experienced to become as a child of God.  (John 3:3; 2 Corinthians 5:17)


9.  We believe in water baptism through emersion.  (Romans 6:4; Acts 2:41)


10.  We believe in a daily Christian life.  (1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 6:1)


11.  We believe in the institution of the Lord’s Supper.  (1 Corinthians 11:23-28)


12.  We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit.  (Acts 1:5,8; Acts 2:4)


13.  We believe in a Spirit filled life, in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a holy life.      (Romans 12:1-2; Galatians i5:22-25; John 15:8)


14.  We believe in the gifts and the fruits of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 12:6-8; Galatians i5:22-25; John 15:8)


15.  We believe we must be moderate in all things.  (Philipians 4:4-8)


16.  We believe in divine healing.  (John 5:14-16; Matthew 8:17)


17.  We believe that the second coming of Christ is both imminent and personal.  (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)


18.  We believe in a church relation.  (Hebrews 10:24-25)


19.  We believe in the final judgment. (Matthew 13:41-43)


20.  We believe in Heaven and Hell. (1 Corinthians 2:9; John 14:2; Revelation 20:10-15)


21.  We believe in free will tithes and offerings to support the Lord’s work.  (2 Corinthians i9:7)


22.  We believe the Church, you and I are responsible to evangelize all nations.  (Mark 16:15; John 4:35-37)

Get To Know Us

Get To Know Us!

Praise Center Church is a Christ centered non-denominational, bible believing church located in the heart of Denver’s inner city.  Pastor’s William and Francine Rodriguez were called to start this church in 1981 and have since grown it into a powerful and dynamic ministry impacting the city of Denver and nations around the world. We encourage you to explore our history, vision and the ministries of Praise Center Church and challenge you to get involved and to use your gifts and talents for the work of Christ.


Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.

Pastor William, Senior Pastor

As the primary teaching pastor, Pastor William has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of Scripture and teaching expository. He is the founding pastor of Praise Center and has served for thirty one years. He and his wife, Francine have two children William Jr. and Michelle. William has ministered the Gospel since the age of 6 years old. Prior to founding Praise Center, William and his family served on the evangelistic team of R.W Schambach for 7 years. He has a Doctorate of Divinity from Family Bible Institute.





Pastor Dan, Outreach Pastor

Pastor Dan’s passion is for the mission field… right here in our own community. As the outreach pastor, Dan heads up a team of volunteers on a weekly basis that do personal home visits.  From April – October Pastor Dan coordinates a group on young people that hold sidewalk Sunday School programs in our community called Metro Kidz. He is also the director of the largest inner city VBS program in Denver, held every August at Praise Center averaging 350 children and director of our Annual Christmas Crusade For Children. He and his wife Liz have four children, Clement, Abe, Rob and Sarah.





Pastor Israel, Worship and Music Pastor

The Bible has a lot to say about music, and Pastor Israel’s role is to lead the church’s worship of God in a way that matches the character of God. Israel is an accomplished musician playing the keyboard for most of his life. Israel and his wife Dema, served for several years as full time pastors here in Denver so their experience is invaluable.  They have two children, Marisa and Stephen, who are both involved with ministry at Praise Center. Working with a talented team of musicians and singers Israel is eager to share his gifts with the Church.

PCC Community Food Bank

The PCC Community food bank serves the community every 3rd friday of the month.