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.