Where believers can belong, serve & grow

At Koinonia Fellowship, our desire is to foster a church community where believers can belong, serve and grow. The Greek word Koinonia means “fellowship”, and our prayer is to see people growing in fellowship with the Lord and with each other.

Our 4-Fold Philosophy of Ministry

It is our prayer that this 4-fold vision impact not only our local church, but our personal lives, our marriages, our vocations and callings.


Knowing Christ and passionately seeking Him is what eternal life is. Every believer has the assurance that salvation is a free gift from God and is received by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone.

Proclaim Christ

Our desire and passion is to reach people with the gospel of Jesus Christ – across the street, across the country, across the world. Every believer has been called by God to be a witness of the gospel of Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Grow in Christ

Growing in Christ is not done in isolation; it is done within a community of believers who love Christ and one another. We grow by serving one another and by using our  gifts and talents to build one another up.

Glorify Christ

We exist as a church to bring glory to God in all that we do. Every believer should be motivated to do all that we do for the glory of God. The only acceptable motives for serving God are His love and for His glory.

Our Staff



Ray Viola

Ray Viola

Senior Pastor

Pastor Ray has loved His Savior for many years. He is truly a family man. He and his wife Lizzy have raised two children and have been blessed with wonderful grandchildren. He is passionate about preaching the Scriptures and exhorting others to serve the Lord, but when he is not teaching you can find him playing the drums or watching baseball.
Ben Hiwale

Ben Hiwale

Associate Pastor

Pastor Ben has served the Lord from a young age. He has been blessed with three children and two grandchildren. Previously the CEO of a printing company, he now fills his days caring for people. If you can’t find him at the church you will most likely find him visiting someone in the hospital, praying with people, or meeting them for coffee. Ben is from India and is very involved in our partner ministry, India Connection, run by his father and sister.
Tony Joseph

Tony Joseph

Associate Pastor

Pastor Tony is simply a sinner saved by grace. He loves His Lord and Savior endlessly and praises Him for all of the blessings of his life. He loves to share the joy he has in the Lord with residents of our local nursing homes, and enjoys spending much time in prayer with those the Lord loves. What a blessing prayer is, such a gift from the Lord!


  • Frank Carbone
  • Dana Colbert
  • Ralph Myrthil


  • Michael Brown
  • Scott Gargana
  • Steve Hakes
  • Matt Kowalski
  • Eric Nied
  • Reuben Blaakman


Office Staff

  • Administrative Assistant: Hannah Rowe
  • Linda Hoyt:  Accounting / Bookkeeping
  • Phone: (585) 385-0450
  • Email: info@koinoniafellowship.com