The Great Commission Church (Son Buyruk Kilisesi) was established in 1990 in Üsküdar district of Istanbul and is pastored by Metin Mintaz. The population of Istanbul is 15 million and Uskudar is the one of biggest districts of Istanbul with 1 million population. The population of Turkey is 80 million and the number of Christian believers is around 6,000. There are around 55 evangelical churches in Turkey.
The most important vision of our church was being a church with Turkish leaders and a community that consists of mostly Turkish members.
Secondly, to plant and build churches in places where there are no churches. For the last few years, we have been working to spread the Gospel to places where there are no churches and working to start churches.
In an eastern city of Turkey, our church has been running for three years and we have a group of people with 8 believers. This group comes together in a brother’s home. However, in Turkey it’s hard to come together as believers in a home and it may cause some problems. We would like to rent a place for our fellow-believers to come together.
We also will start working to build a new church in a western city of Turkey. There are some people who interested in Gospel in this city and Pastor Metin will go to this city in this month to visit them.
We need servants, teachers and leaders, in order to do church works more actively. We are working at growing people who do these services.