Tony & Maria Costadini


Tony & Maria Costadini


Tony and Maria have been married for 30 years; they have two daughters, Ariana and Rachel. Ariana and her husband Matt are pastoring a church in Philadelphia. Rachel is a senior in college; with a desire for photo journalism on the mission field. Tony and Maria pastored Living Faith Christian Center in Vista, California for 16 years. Sensing the call of God moving them in a different direction, they relocated to the Nashville area. They are members of The Fire Place Fellowship in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Pastors Robb & Shanda Tripp are their spiritual covering.

Tony Costadini

Tony was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. He came to America as a foreign exchange student and became a naturalized citizen. He graduated from North Central University with a BA in Christian Ministires; graduated from Rhema Bible Training Center in 1997 and has his Masters in Theology from Life Christian University. Tony has been ministering the gospel for over 27 years. He was the founder and Senior Pastor of Living Faith Christian Center for 16 years. His passion is to impart the knowledge and wisdom of God in the lives of people so they can walk a quality covenant walk with the Lord and to enjoy all of His benefits on the earth. He teaches spiritual maturity by being doers of the Word, how to live a victorious life, and the authority every believer has. Tony ministers with boldness, passion and authority; as well as moving in the gifts of the Spirit.

Maria Costadini

Maria’s passion is to minister to women in which she has done for over 17 years. Maria’s desire is to see all of God’s children living in fullness, experiencing an intimate relationship with the Lord, becoming mature believers, living in unity within the local church and walking in their God-given purpose and destiny. Her ministering style is authentic, real, and transparent.  She speaks truth sometimes wrapped in humor (so it won’t hurt as much). She moves in the gifts of the Spirit.  Maria graduated from Rhema Bible Training Center in 1997; has a BA and a Masters in Theology from Life Christian University.

Our Mission

The Word Of God

Bringing the Word of God with boldness and authority to those that need life, to “open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins” (Acts 26:18). As well as strengthen and encourage the saints in their faith by speaking the “Word of truth in the power of God” (2Cor 6:7 AMP).

The Power of God

We believe after preaching the Word of God that the Lord wants to back up His Word with His power for salvations, healing, deliverances, signs wonders and miracles. “For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost” (1Thes 1:5). “And my speech and preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and power: that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God” (2Cor 2:4-5).

The Love of God

Showing God’s love not just in words or theory, but showing God’s love in actions. “Let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth” (1John 3:18).  Our desire is when we visit a mission field we will bring things that they are in physical need of; to help in any way we can, being arms of love for the Lord.

Statement of Faith

The Bible is the inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God and Divine revelation of Jesus Christ, God’s Son.
There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ is, in fact, the Son of God; was born of a virgin; walked upon and ministered on the earth; died the death of the cross; arose from the dead; and is now seated at the right hand of God.
Every person can have restored fellowship with God through ‘salvation’ (trusting Christ, through faith and repentance, to be our personal Savior).
The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a special experience following salvation that empowers believers for witnessing and effective service, just as it did in New Testament times.
Divine healing is provided for in the Atonement of Jesus Christ and is the privilege of every believer.
We believe in water baptism by immersion after repenting of one’s sins and receiving Christ’s gift of salvation, and in Holy Communion (the Lord’s Supper) as a symbolic remembrance of Christ’s suffering and death for our salvation.
We believe all of God’s Word is true and can be acted upon today with the confidence that He will confirm it with signs following.
We believe in the total substitutionary sacrifice of Jesus. He was made sin that we might be made righteous; He was made a curse that we might be made free in every area of life.
We believe in the Great Commission and that we are called to proclaim God’s message of freedom and liberty. We believe God has endued us with His power, His wisdom, His love, and His anointing.
We believe in the second coming of Jesus Christ and that we are members of His body and shall reign together with Him.
We believe a final judgment will take place for those who have rejected Christ. They will be judged for their sin and consigned to eternal punishment in a punishing lake of fire.