VR Church (1st Service)


Special Note: We having two mini-services to help people "get a seat" at our events.

Welcome to VR Church!

Everyone is welcome to experience a spiritual community in virtual reality. Everyone is invited! It doesn’t matter if you believe in God or not.

For more info, please visit vrchurch.org

Service Time: 7:30 pm (EST)

  • 7:30pm - 8:00pm (EST): Church Service
  • 8:00pm - 8:30pm (EST): Hang Out & Discussion

What's Virtual Reality Church like?

The first 30 minutes are somewhat formal with worship music, prayer, and a sermon. The rest of the time is very informal with discussion and hanging out.

In the beginning, a VR pastor will welcome everyone. Then we listen to worship music for a few minutes. During this time, you can sing, pray, meditate, or simply enjoy listening to the worship music.

After the worship music, we share a few announcements. Then a VR pastor will deliver a short interactive sermon. Sermons are designed to encourage your spiritual life.

At the end of the sermon, we encourage attendees to ask questions, make new friends, or simply hang out.

Who can attend?

Everyone is invited! It doesn’t matter if you believe in God or not.

Who are the pastors?

Bismik is a youth pastor from Germany, a trained historian and philosopher (both a masters degree), a doctoral candidate and a metal band singer. At the age of 17, he experienced Jesus' saving power, which since then has become the anchor and goal of his life. His favorite VR game is Iron Wolf, because of his favorite movie "U96". His favourite beer is the good old franconian "Huppendorfer".

Believing that faith is renewed as people engage with the good news of God’s love on new technology platforms, D.J. Soto began preaching in the world of virtual reality in 2016. He is now the lead pastor of Virtual Reality Church, a church that is intended to be radically inclusive and consistent with Christianity’s long history of adapting to new forms of media. VR Church is the first church to exist entirely in virtual reality. Before VR Church, D.J. received a BA in Theology in 2000, gained experience as a high school computer and music teacher, worked as a photojournalist in broadcast television, and launched a multi-site campus for a mega-church in Pennsylvania. In 2016, DJ and his wife, Kari, created a new apostolic ministry to pioneer new churches across America in unusual places. Originally thinking they would plant physical churches, they soon realized a new vision to plant churches in virtual reality. DJ and Kari have five children, and they travel to spread the vision about faith in VR.

Pastor Alina was a flight attendant and had a passion for skydiving until she became disabled about 10 years ago. She has an autoimmune condition as well as a rare disorder called Erythromelalgia. These keep her confined to her home a majority of the time. She is now a pastor at VR Church and has started a charity giving VR headsets to those in need. She is married to a loving, supportive husband and is blessed to have her VR family. She says she has never known so much love as she does today.

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