Thank you for your questions!
There are three churches that fall under Revalesio Ministries (Newsong City Central, the Crossing Church, and Destiny City Church which used to be Clover Creek before the church moved from the Clover Creek area to downtown Tacoma).
There is a board of elders that meet and the Pastors of the churches fall under their authority. At the time I was attending, the pastor for Destiny City Church (then Clover) was a graduate from a solid seminary (I don’t remember which one but I might be able to find out… also, I am sure that if you call the church offices they can give you the name of the seminary) The pastor of Newsong has a degree from Faith Seminary and I’m not sure of his other schooling- if I remember correctly he also graduated from Pacific Lutheran University. I didn’t have much interaction with the Crossing Church but again, a phone call to the church offices would answer that. All the information and contact info for those on the Elder board and the Pastoral staff can be found in the directory link on the Destiny City Site.
As far as an “independently audited financial report.” Honestly, I’ve never asked for one so don’t know. I do know that at the end of each year we received a “giving statement” for tax purposes from the church. And I know that I had met an individual who did accounting for the ministry. Just knowing how open the ministry is with all its information and the work they do with the city, I assume there is such a report available upon request.
Also, I had forgotten to mention it before- but if anyone has a concern about how biblical the teachings of the churches are they can download the sermons for free each week off each church’s website in MP3 format.
There is also a list of ministries the churches are involved in (I’m sure doing better job of explaining them then I could), information on the classes offered, and much more for those who want to take the time to look into this a little more.
Finally, I want to say again- I no longer go to Newsong and do not speak for the church or its leadership. I am simply offering what I have seen and experienced in my time with the ministries there.
The primary site for information on all three ministries is the Destiny City Church site- here is the address:
Here is an email address for questions directed towards the church’s leadership and a phone number for contacting the churches with questions. (if you want the email for a specific leader, staff member, pastor or elder you can find those in the directory link on the web site.)email@example.com
or call 253-627-5503
Thanks for the opportunity to share about all this. It has been amazing to see how the Lord can use regular people who seek him with their whole hearts!