Welcome to Restoration Oslochurch!
Aina & I are happy to receive you into our growing church, as well as into our expanding initiatives and family of ministries and churches in Oslo, Norway, Europe, and globally.
This apostolic center and local church really «started» in my heart in 1985, when I was the associate pastor of Salemkirken here in Oslo. The Lord distinctly called me to this city. That is why I always say that «Oslo is the city that I love». My wife and co-pastor Aina & I - together - have a heart for this city.
Oslo is the fastest growing capital city of Europe with a population within the municipality itself of 684.000. Oslo had 168.700 immigrants and 54.100 Norwegian-born with immigrant parents at the beginning of 2018. Totally this amounts to 33,1 percent of the capital’s population (SSB 2018). 2/3 of Oslo consists of waters and forests.
In English we call ourselves «Restoration Oslochurch» (for the sake of language simplicity), but our official name is legally recognized by the County Governor («Fylkesmannen») of Oslo as a religious and lifestance-based organization, The County Governor processes requests for funding, approves new leaders, and ensures that such organizations' activities comply with statutory and regulatory requirements; 2) is legally an association in Oslo, Norway, registered at The Brønnøysund Register Centre which is a government body under The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries. We are specifically registered under The Register of Non-Profit Organizations; and 3) have the legal right to perform weddings.