Nations Worship Center (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)

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The Nations Worship Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has served the Indonesian immigrant community. Many Indonesian Christians came to North America after riots in 1998 targeted Christians. In 2012 there were 3000 Indonesians in Philadelphia, served by 12 different Christian congregations.

Nations Worship Center began in 2006, led by Pastor Beny Krisbianto. For the first number of years they used rented facilities, but in 2012 purchased a former building that had housed a catering business in an Italian neighborhood. Conversion into church facilities extended over a period of years. Pastor Krisbianto and his family moved into an apartment above the worship space in 2014.

For several years there was a daughter congregation near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania known as the Greensburg Worship Center.

The congregation has been active in peace and justice issues, especially those related to immigration. It desires to be welcoming to people of all nations and races.


Krisbianto, Beny. "Anabaptist Perspective on Immigrants." Shalom.Net. 27 January 2012. Web. 20 September 2016.

Lioi, Samantha. "Making peace in the neighborhood." Franconia Mennonite Conference. 21 November 2012. Web. 20 September 2016.

Lioi, Samantha. "Nations Worship celebrates new space, all invited." Franconia Mennonite Conference. 9 July 2014. Web. 20 September 2016.

Additional Information

Address: 1506 Ritner St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19145

Phone: 267-970-0710


Denominational Affiliations:

Mennonite Church USA

Mosaic Mennonite Conference

Nations Worship Center Pastoral Leaders

Name Years
of Service
Beny Krisbianto 2006-present

Nations Worship Center Membership

Year Members
2015 120


Map:Nations Worship Center (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)

Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published September 2016

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