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Sunday Services
1st Service: 10 AM - 12PM
2nd Service: 6 PM - 8PM (Every Other)
6879 Washington Ave S Edina MN 55349
Mon - Fri
4:30AM - 6AM
Welcome to
JCC Twin Cities
WELCOME! We are so excited that you have chosen to visit us at this moment. Jesus Celebration Center Twin Cities (JCCTC) is a multicultural congregation located in Edina, Minnesota that provides a place of worship and reconnection with God to people of all nations. Every JCCTC member is equipped to live an active faith life and to impact the world around them with the truth of gospel of Jesus Christ. If you have been thinking, praying and searching for a place that inspires your faith to grow, authentic worship experience, fellowship and platform to serve, JCC-TC is the place for you. We look forward to meeting you.
May the Lord Bless you,
Lead Pastor, Laurah Githinji 
Worship Services
Every Sunday
Each Sunday and everyday, we desire to glorify God by offering Him sincere praise and worship. The model of our worship is guided by biblical model of worship, which entails fellowship, prayer and teaching of the word. Everyone is encouraged to actively participate in worship expression unto the Lord. Some of the expressions of worship you will encounter at JCCTC are: Lifting of hands, clapping of hands, laying of hands, kneeling down, dancing, Joyful shout, open prayer and intercession, use of multiple musical instruments, anointing with oil and speaking in tongues. Our worship music is internationally flavored, with tunes from Africa, Caribbean, Asia and Westerns cultures.
I Am New 
Get Connected
There are many ways to get connected and be engaged at JCCTC.
First, we warmly invite you to visit our Sunday Service. We know that being in a new congregation can be overwhelming.  We are eager to meet you and make this journey as pleasant experience as we possibly can. When you visit us, our deacons will receive you immediately after the service for a brief fellowship and refreshments. Our pastor will also be available to meet you and answer any questions you may have.
 For any other questions you may have, please contact by phone at 952-288-1631 or email us at
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Who We Are
Our Mission
To fulfill the Great Commission by making disciples who turn others into disciples through uncompromised teaching of the Word of God and purposeful equipping of believers and training of leaders.
Our Vision
To be a Lighthouse that impacts people of all Nations with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Our Core Values
What We Believe
The Trinity
We believe in one true and living God, who eternally exists in three Persons - God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. The three persons of Trinity are equal in every divine perfection, and they execute distinct but harmonious roles in the work of creation, providence and redemption.
God the Father We believe that God the father is the first person in the Trinity. He is the source of All, the Sovereign over everything and the Supplier of all our needs.
God the Son  (Jesus Christ) We believe that Jesus Christ, is the Son of God, our Savior and Lord.. Through His virgin birth, sinless life, and substitutionary atonement, Jesus has purchased our redemption, and thus He has procured for us forgiveness of sins, freedom from the power of sin, release from the punishment for sin, newness of life, abundant life and eternal life.
The Holy Spirit We believe the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. He fulfills an ongoing but invisible role of connection and communication between God and His people, resulting to repentance, faith and obedience. He empowers believers for holy living and effective service.
The Word of God 
We believe the Bible alone, is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and having supreme authority in all matters of faith and life. It consists of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments.
We believe Salvation is God’s gift to all humanity, received through faith. All people are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under the judgment of God. However, those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ for forgiveness, believe in His resurrection and receive Him as their Savior are granted salvation, forgiveness of sin and are regenerated by the Holy Spirit into a new life in Christ. It is only trusting in Jesus Christ and his saving grace that one can be saved.
Future Destiny 
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ will return again to earth, personally and visibly, to establish His kingdom and fulfill God's eternal plan for creation. Death seals the eternal destiny of each person. For each person, there will be a resurrection of the body, the final judgment before God, the eternal bliss in heaven for those who are in Christ Jesus, and the endless suffering in hell for those who have not received salvation.
Spiritual Gifts 
We believe that once a person believes in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit endows with gifts. Specific gifts are bestowed upon specific individuals for the purpose of edifying the body of Christ.
The Ordinances
We believe in Baptism and the Lord’s Supper as the ordinances that were instituted by Jesus Christ for the church to observe. Baptism by immersion unites believers with Christ’s atoning work in His death, burial, and resurrection for the forgiveness of sins. The Lord’s Supper reminds believers of the blessing of God’s presence, belonging to Jesus’s family and joyful celebration of God’s victory and deliverance.

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 Wilfred Lai
Pastor, Dr. Wilfred Lai is the founder and general overseer  of Jesus Celebration Center (JCC). Currently the senior Pastor of JCC Mombasa, he has pastored and raised JCC Mombasa from a humble membership of 60 people to the current position of more than ten thousand members. He has established churches in different parts of Kenya, United States of America and the United Kingdom. He is the pioneer of television ministry in Kenya and now runs a satellite T.V. station, beaming the Gospel to the whole of Africa. Pastor Lai is a world respected conference speaker with an international ministry. He is passionate about equipping pastors and leaders for the work of ministry and has held an international and interdenominational pastors and leaders conference called Word Explosion for over 23 years, ministering to more than 50,000 people. He also holds prophetic conferences that began in Kenya and now across Africa where he minister to pastors and leaders. He has established a school of ministry in Mombasa to train men and women of God. In addition to that, he also established schools from Pre-K to High School.

Pastor Lai has been married to his wife Rita lai for 35 years. Together they have two sons; David and Daniel, two daughters in love Mercy and Essie Lai and four grand children.

Laurah Githinji
Lead Pastor
Pastor Laurah Githinji is the lead pastor of Jesus Celebration Center Twin Cities. Pastor Laurah is a woman who loves God and is zealous about empowering the church and the community to live to the fullest of their potential through the truth of the gospel. She graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with Bachelor degree in Biology and later graduated from Bethel Theological Seminary, whereby she holds a Master’s Degree in Divinity. She is driven by her call to serve people through Inspirational speaking, teaching the Word of God and equipping believers for the work of ministry. Pastor Laurah has a vision to reach the unreached in the Twin Cities and its neighboring cities with the gospel of Jesus Christ, thus empowering them to allow the light of Christ shine through each of their life experiences. Previously, she was involved as a church co-planter and served as an associate pastor. She is the founder of Wailing Wall Prayer ministry and the Director of Queens Ministry in Minnesota. 
Pastor Laurah has been married to her husband  Sam for over 10 years, and together  are blessed with three children  Lyvia, Phoebe and Nathaniel. Besides serving her church and community, Pastor Laurah enjoys cooking, home making, gardening, music and spending time with her family and friends
The goal of JCCTC Women’s ministry is to equip women to be authentic women of faith and action. We seek to engage women of all ages and to provide opportunities of growth and transformation through cultivating an authentic connection with Jesus Christ, with one another, with the church, with the community and the world around them.
We achieve the above goals through the following ways:
- Women cell groups
- JCC Women’s conferences
- Women's Breakfasts
- Women's workshops and seminars
For more information contact our women's ministry director - Catherine Muchoki at
The Bridge
JCC Bridge is the youth ministry of JCCTC. Bridge helps the youths in bridging the gap between the high school and college years, while equipping them for impact, relevancy and advancement (ministry and career). It focuses on making today's young Christians disciples through the truth of The Word of God, in order to thrive in their high school and post-high school lives.  Today, teenagers and young adults are being faced with societal and cultural pressures in a way no other previous generation ever could have, with unprecedented access to endless opportunities for spiritual pitfalls of sin & carnality. JCCTC Bridge Ministry is committed to rightly dividing God's Word, empowering young men and women to live a fulfilling and active Christian life as Christ intends.
For more information on how you or your awesome youth/s can become a part of The Bridge contact Anastasia at
Our children's ministry partners with parents to support and encourage children on their individual walks to salvation as their spiritual eyes open to the love of Jesus Christ. JCC Children will be exposed to the foundational believes of the Christian faith.
For more information contact our Children's director  at
Experience authentic and powerful worship from JCC Twin Cities Worship, with one goal - to draw each and every person to the presence of the Lord in worship. 
For more information contact our Worship director - Doris Nyaraba at

Other Ways To Give
Texting: Simply Text to this number 952-260-2447 the amount you would like to give
Checks : Mail to 6879 Washington Ave s, Edina MN 55439
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