“Antalya” is a port city of one million people and a province of over 2 million people located on the south-west coast of Turkey on the beautiful shores of the Mediterranean Sea that boasts the fastest population growth in all of Turkey. Yet, there is only two established Turkish –speaking evangelical churches and under 200 known evangelical believers. Turkey, a predominately Muslim country, has a population of nearly 70 million people, but has only 3 to 5 thousand known Turkish evangelical Christians. It is in this environment that Pastor Kerem Koç started the Antalya Protestant Church (also knowns as Antalya Church) in February of 2010 to be a light to the local community and a presence to the greater Antalya province.
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Goals of Antalya Church
The goals of the Antalya Church are to worship God, spiritually train His people, share the way of Salvation to those who do not believe, and to defend our faith according to the Bible.
Authority of Antalya Church
Regarding faith and practices of the Antalya Protestant Church, it is a church that is guided by the truth and valuable teachings of the Bible. We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ is the head of the Church and that the work of the church must be guided by elders whom are selected and then appointed by the church according to the Bible. The elders of the Antalya Protestant Church at all times are under the authority of God’s Word the Bible.
The Antalya Protestant Church looks to cooperate with other like-minded churches to spread the Gospel of Christ in Turkey. Also APC welcomes suggestions and help from other churches when needs arise. The APC is an independent church who is not under the authority or decisions of any other church, church association, representative board, or denominational association.
The APC is governed by Turkish law and the Bible.
About Antalya Church
The Antalya Protestant Church, based on Freedom of Worship in the Constitution of the Republic of Turkey, was opened February 2010, in Antalya, Turkey to serve in faith and worship the Turkish and Turkish-speaking Christian communities. Our church is a Protestant body of believers whose theology is Bible-focused and conservative, yet follows a modern style of worship.
Our meetings are open to the public including non-Christians. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to join one our meetings, study together in God’s Word, or for answers to any questions that you may have. We will be happy to see you.
I wish you God’s love and blessings!
Rev. Kerem Koç
I believe in God,the Father almighty,Creator of heaven and earth,and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,born of the Virgin Mary,suffered under Pontius Pilate,was crucified, died and was buried;he descended into hell;on the third day he rose again from the dead;he ascended into heaven,and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty;from there he will come to judge the living and the dead.I believe in the Holy Spirit,the holy catholic Church,the communion of saints,the forgiveness of sins,the resurrection of the body,and life everlasting. Amen.