Concerts of Prayer Greater New York (COPGNY) is a Christ-centered network of pastors and churches promoting a culture of prayer across racial, economical and denominational lines.
This united prayer movement was birthed over 20 years ago out of a passion to see God manifest a spiritual renewal and awakening in the greater New York Area.
Our Vision: to see the churches of Greater New York united in concerted prayer for the advancement of Christ's kingdom.
Our Mission: to Awaken ALL Christians to the awesome power of united prayer.
"Concerts of Prayer is by far the largest, most truly diverse network of churches in Greater New York. People are getting along in the Gospel that ordinarily would never get along. It is the only network that has vastly different types of people. Greater New York needs all those kinds of churches. Concerts of Prayer is the place to start, which is why I am involved with it."
Dr. Timothy Keller, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Manhattan
"The "what" in life always divides us. COPGNY has discovered through the Holy Spirit that the "who" is what unites us...the God-man Christ Jesus! COPGNY is the living expression of John 17:23, a prayer from Jesus that has now become a movement of prayer."
Rev. Joseph Cortese, Crossroads Tabernacle, Bronx NY
"Concerts of Prayer has given me the opportunity to connect with like-minded and "Kingdom-minded" pastors of various denominations and ethnicities who are praying and agreeing in prayer for Greater New York. I so appreciate the relationships that have developed, which have allowed me to continually see the bigger picture of what God is doing in this region."
Rev. Fred Provencher, Cornerstone Christian Church, Wyckoff NJ
"Though there is not yet a visible unity of the Church on Earth, there is a spiritual unity that can be experienced when leaders pray together. I am active in the united prayer movement because I believe when pastors and churches come together - to be led by the Holy Spirit - there can come about revival, restoration and reformation. I have stayed involved because Concerts of Prayer is the one organization I know of where differences are laid down and only Christ is glorified."
Archbishop Craig Bates, Patriarch, Charismatic Episcopal Church, Malvern NY
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. The express mandate of the Church is to fulfill the Great Commission.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost that they are saved unto the resurrection of life or lost to the fires of Hell.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.