A place to breathe.

We have a heart for the city of Miami. It’s vibrancy and multicultural communities is similar to the beautiful mosaic picture of Christ that the Church should represent. Refuge Church is the daughter church of Iglesia Biblica Cristiana (IBC), born on February 2015 out of a need to grow with the increase of primarily English speaking students. 

Since that launch day, we have seen an increase in passion and dedication for the work of Christ in our congregation, as more people are coming on board and understanding His purpose for us.

Refuge is a family, and we’re always excited to see it grow. We have a deep passion for fellowship and discipleship, as well as teaching and training others through the Bible. We want to preach Jesus with our words and our actions, so for us, serving is a privilege. We want to lead by example, honoring others, striving for excellence, and doing everything with passion, for the glory of God.

There’s always more work to be done, and places to grow, but we’re excited for what God has already done with us, what He’s doing now in us, and for what He’s going to do through us.

Our Beliefs

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, completely inspired and without error in the original sixty-six manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, having supreme authority in all areas of faith and conduct.

We believe that there is only one true and living God, existing eternally in three persons; God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, who are equally and perfectly divine, each having a distinct but harmonious part in the work of creation, providence and redemption.

We believe in the global Church, a living and spiritual body in which Christ is the head and the born-again are the members. We believe in the local church, made up of one congregation of believers in Christ, publically confessing their faith through baptism, and united to worship, work and have communion. We believe that God has entrusted the local church members the primary responsibility of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world.

We believe that everyone is a sinner through nature and choice, and are therefore condemned to spend eternity apart from Him. We believe that those who repent of their sins and confide in Jesus Christ as their personal Savior are born again through the Holy Spirit. We believe that salvation is by the grace of God, through faith, and not by works.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has left two ordinances to the local church: baptism and the Lord’s Supper. These ordinances are not required for salvation, but are an outward expression of being grafted into the body of Christ. We believe the biblical definition of baptism is by completely immersing the believer under water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We believe that the Lord’s Supper was instituted by Christ to commemorate His death. We believe that these two ordinances ought to be observed and administrated until His coming.

For biblical references and a more complete confession of faith, click here.

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Our Pastor

Daniel Tarasiuk

After studying at the Word of Life Bible Institute in Argentina, and graduating from
FIU with a major in both English and Communications, Daniel felt a deep calling towards being a pastor. Out of a passion for the local church to see growth in deep, meaningful relationships with Christ, as well as a strong desire to see real connection with one another, Refuge Church was born with a team of fresh and excited directors.

Daniel is twenty six years old, son of a local pastor, has two brothers, three sisters, all serving in their local churches. 

Team Directors

Music Director

Sandra Andrade

Sandra leads our Refuge Music team, along with Maya Basquin. 

Vocal Director

Maya Basquin

Maya helps lead our Refuge Music Vocal team, alongside Sandra Andrade.

Treasurer

Jorge Parra

Jorge manages our financial budget for Refuge Church.

Team Directors

Music Director

Sandra Andrade

Sandra leads our Refuge Music team, along with Maya Basquin. 

Vocal Director

Maya Basquin

Maya helps lead our Refuge Music Vocal team, alongside Sandra Andrade.

Treasurer

Jorge Parra

Jorge manages our financial budget for Refuge Church.

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