Riga Pentecostal church “Spring of Life” was founded in 1995. Approximately 130 people call this church their “spiritual home” and are attending it regularly. Since 1996, pastor of the church is Modris Ozolinkevičs. Before him church’s pastor was his brother Agris Ozolinkevičs. Main goals and principles of our church are to Experience, to Worship, to Grow up and to Proclaim.
To Experience – so that everyone who comes to our church could experience God and perceive/ feel His touch.
To Worship – so that our church could be a place where people worship and honour God from all their hearts.
To Grow up (spiritually) – so that everyone who comes to our church regularly could find an opportunity to study truth of Word of God, to serve and minister.
To Proclaim – we believe that evangelization is the fundamental objective of church, because Christ has entrusted the proclamation of Good News to the World to his disciples.
“We believe that God sent His Son to save mankind from power of sin. We believe that repentance of sins and leaving them, though the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, bring spiritual rebirth and justification in front of God. We believe that the Blood of Christ washes all sins of man away, sets free and heals.”
“We believe that at the end of the times all people who had ever lived on the Earth, will be resurrected from the dead, as Jesus was. All who belong to Christ will be resurrected for eternal life with God in the Heaven but those who deny and disobey the Gospel, for condemnation in the hell with satan and his angels.”
Sola Christus, sola scriptura, sola gratia, sola fide – only Christ, only Scripture, only by grace, only by faith.
Pastor Modris his ministry at church ‘’Spring of life’’ started on 4 August, 1996. Since then he has been pastor at this and three other churches founded by church ‘’Spring of Life’’ – for three years in town Sigulda and for two years in towns Limbaži and Cēsis. Modris comes from pastor dynasty. His father Jānis Ozolinkevičs many years was the bishop of The Union of Pentecostal Churches in Latvia, (UPCL) and now he is the Bishop Emeritus. His brother Agris Ozolinkevičs is pastor of Jelgava Pentecostal Church. At present Modris leads approximately 130 people congregation in Riga City. On Spring 2015 he became the bishop of UPCL. Modris may sound harsh, on Latvian Christian Radio (LCR) broadcast ‘’Wake up Latvia’’ but actually he is solicitous shepherd, who cares about the flock and is truly interested in people’s spiritual well – being and development. Since 1991 together with Modris in life and ministry is his wife Baiba. They have got five sons – Daniels, Edijs, Kristians, Marts and Sebastians, and two daughters – Dominika and Patricija. Answering the question, “What do you wish to say to Latvian people?” he said that almost everything that he wanted to say he has said. God has given him a privilege to preach and minister to people and because of that he has always had an opportunity to say what was in his heart.