Welcome to Church Tsidkenu! A non-denominational church focused on encountering God and allowing the Holy Spirit to move! Ben and Lydia Wisan are blessed to be the founding pastors of Church Tsidkenu. They started the church back in May 2016 by the Grace of God and leading of the Holy Spirit. As the church began to grow, Ben and Lydia appointed God-fearing and mature believers to serve alongside them as Elders to help shepherd and oversee the flock of God at TK and be examples to the believers.
(Acts 20:28 and 1 Peter 5:2) At TK we believe in a Pastoral and Elder lead church according to the example that the apostle Paul wrote to Titus to appoint elders in every city to help take care of Christ’s body. (Titus 1:5)
A little bit about Pastor Ben and Lydia: They were both blessed to grow up in large Christian homeschool families and have always felt set apart for the call of God on their lives. Ben grew up on a little farm in Nor-Cal and Lydia in the deep south state of Mississippi. They met
at Rhema Bible College in Tulsa Oklahoma in 2012. Before Rhema, Brother Ben got his AA from College of the Redwoods and a Bachelors in communication from the University of California San Diego. Ben graduated from the Pastors program at Rhema and Lydia graduated in World Missions. They got married in May of 2015 after 2 ½ years of dating and moved to San Diego to start their new life together and follow the call of God on their life to start a place of revival where God’s Spirit could move freely! They began meeting as a church in May 2016 with just a handful of people. God began to move and the church began to expand as more and more believers, hungry for the move of God, were added to the body.
Though TK is a church, it is important to realize that the calling and vision God put on Ben and Lydia’s heart was to plant a place of Revival and awakening in San Diego and California as a whole. We are so excited to see ALL that God is doing and will continue to do.
Let me tell you how we started! Both Lydia and myself have been leaders in ministry many times and God had already used me to start movements and see His power, but somehow this was very different…
After graduating from UCSD, I was called out to Bible school in Oklahoma. After completing two years at Rhema Bible College I was about to move back to San Diego when one morning, as I was praying during my regular quiet time with the Lord, I felt God very clearly call me to
start a church. Throughout my life I had heard God’s voice many times about big and small life decisions. As I acted on those instructions and stayed in prayer, things were ALWAYS blessed like crazy. Jesus said, “my sheep know my voice”.
The Lord spoke to me and told me to make a house for Him and His Holy Spirit to move freely, and to, “call My house Tsidkenu”. I thought okay, but what does Tsidkenu mean? Is it even a word? As far as I could remember, I had never heard that word before. Soooo…I started to google how I thought it would be spelled and fortunately google auto-spell pulled it up for me.
“Tsidkenu” is one of the 7 covenant names of God in the Old Testament as in Jehovah-Rapha, Jehovah-Nissi, Jehovah-Tsidkenu. As I started to read the scriptures associated with it my heart melted because it talked about restoration for God’s people and I had felt called to REVIVAL for this Nation for years!
God says: “In His days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell safely; Now this is His name by which He will be called: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. Jeremiah 23:6 NKJV
In the Old Testament, God gave this name to the children of Israel before He REDEEMED his people from captivity, it was a name of strength and power given for times of victory and the REVIVAL of Israel! As Lydia and I started the church together and it began to grow, we were
praying and seeking God that He would use TK as a house for His righteousness and a place of REVIVAL and mighty move of His Holy Spirit that would pour out over the nation of America!
Our Goal with this Church or as I understand it, God’s goal, is to create a place where people can encounter the Presence of God in an atmosphere that fosters personal, local, and National healing and REVIVAL. Our Only prayer is that God uses it and uses us for HIS Glory!
A RIVER in the desert, a fountain of living water!
As the founding pastors, Lydia and I own businesses for income and this allows us to do ministry free of charge for the chance to watch God impact others with His Life-giving presence, in the same way, He has impacted and transformed us!!
If you get a chance to come out, God will touch your heart and transform you! Recently I met a lady for the first time at TK, and I asked why she was here and she said to experience the POWER of God. So after the service, we prayed for her and she said she had not felt the Holy
Spirit that strong since she had been baptized a long, long time ago. She was wrecked with God’s love! We would LOVE to meet you and pray for you as well. We pray that God would spark an even greater FIRE in your heart for Him, and a desire to see personal, local, and national REVIVAL, and give you His heart for this Nation and these People. Come on Jesus!! HUGE AMOUNTS of LOVE!!!:)
Main Service 10:00 am
Men and Women’s
Bible Studies 6:30 pm
Fire Nights 6:30 pm
TK SUNDAY SERVICES MOVED
TO OUR NEW HOME:
1954 Komet Way,
San Diego, CA 92111