EXALT | EXPRESS | EXTEND
We want to exalt the King, express New Testament Christianity and Extend the Kingdom.
To be a base church partnering in the Apostolic ministry that expresses biblical diversity, uplift the weak, equip & release every member to reach the nations with the power of the Gospel.
‘Tree of Life Church’ as we were earlier known was planted out from Living Word Church in Bandra, Mumbai in the year 1998 as a step of obedience to a prophetic word received. We started with a group of about 35 people in and around Santacruz, and have grown to around 200 people. We have also planted two other churches in Vashi (Mumbai) and Behrampur (Orissa)
We were primarily an English-speaking congregation till around 6 years ago we began to see a lot of Hindi speaking people joining in. We then started to have two services – one in Hindi and the other in English.
However from around 2010 God began to speak through a number of people about change and Him doing something new. Two very significant words that came in at this time, one which said that “Tree of Life Church would cease to exist” but in a positive way and another from Ezekiel that “the two branches would become one and be called One Nation”. Thus came about the birth of ‘One Nation Church’ on the 7th of October 2012. One Nation is led by Franco Lonappan and his team of leaders.
WE ARE PART OF
Newfrontiers is a worldwide family of churches together on a mission, with over 850 churches in over 60 nations, on every continent. With a passionate commitment to build the church according to New Testament principles, we believe that the most effective form of evangelism is worked out from strong local churches. These are local churches where each member participates, the gifts of the Spirit are outworked, there is joy in caring one for the other, there is a desire to make a difference in society and an urgency to reach those in need.
Regions Beyond is a diverse family of churches joined together in apostolic partnership and is an initiative with Newfrontiers linking Churches together in different parts of the world. This Apostolic sphere is lead by Steve Oliver. Newfrontiers is a family of churches ( started by Terry Virgo) that is now functioning under several apostolic spheres and Regions Beyond is one of them.
Franco and Sweethin
Franco and Sweethin have been leading One Nation, from its inception in the year 1998. They have three sons who are passionate about Worship and the Church. Franco dreams to see the biblical outworking of One New Man in Christ in One Nation. Sweethin is a homemaker who makes possibly the best Dips in India whereas Franco has maintained the same mustache for over 30 years.