History of Vertical Church

Over 20 years ago a small group of people gathered in Cooper City, Florida in Pastor Virgilio Sierra, Sr.’s living room and began a great work. They shared a passion for God’s word and a desire to be part of a loving family of faith. They enjoyed spending time in worship and they all agreed that ‘salvation of souls’ should be as important to them as it is to God. What began as a home small group turned into a new Christian church in South Florida. In April of 1994, Pastor Virgilio Sierra, Sr. founded “Iglesia Cristiana Buenas Noticias De Fe” (Good News of Faith Christian Church) as a predominantly Spanish-speaking ministry. The ministry of BNF Church has stood the test of time and impacted lives for over 20 years.

Since then, founding pastor Virgilio Sierra, Sr. passed on the torch of the Lead Pastor role to his son Pastor Virgilio Sierra, Jr. (a.k.a. Pastor Virg), and in February of 2015, the church was re-launched with the new name “Vertical Church” (“Iglesia Vertical”). Pastor Virg immediately identified that part of the vision of Vertical Church would be to be a multi-cultural, multi-generational church that welcomes people of all backgrounds. Due to the fact that Pastor Virg is completely bilingual, the re-launch included an intentional and strategic new English service that allowed us to cater to the needs and minister to the English-speaking community that surrounds us.

Throughout the years, Vertical Church has won thousands of souls for Christ through our services, missions, and ministries. We have strengthened and guided innumerable families in South Florida and we have equipped leaders that are making an impact in people’s lives wherever they go. We have worked, strategized, and prayed tirelessly so that anyone who comes in contact with our ministry, or our church’s members, will experience the unconditional love of Christ.

When we take a look at our communities and throughout the whole world, we see the spiritual needs of families and marriages, and we realize that there is much work to be done. Too many people are looking for answers in all the wrong places. It’s time to point people in the right direction… UP! Join the vision of Vertical Church as we help people look UP!

Today, over 900 of people attend our weekly church services. God is at work at Vertical Church! We invite you to see for yourself how exciting church can be when the focus is simple and people are free to passionately and vertically connect with God!