The London Christian Standard (LCS) charity #1092050 has been registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales since 15 May, 2002.
The LCS got its name from the small leaflet/paper started by Gabriel L. Mancino in 1992.

 

Gabriel and his wife, Esther, were married in 1979 and have lived in London since emigrating from the USA in December 1982.

Having produced and personally distributed literature for another church here since their arrival, Gabriel commenced the monthly LCS paper, which he now distributes by hand in five areas of North London.

Esther Mancino teaches in excess of 80 music lessons per week as a ministry of the LCS . Those lessons are taught at a local Church of England Primary School, as well as at the Mancino home.
The music students come from various national and religious backgrounds, but enjoy the lessons immensely, as well as the Christmas concert each December. Some parents have commented that it looks like we have a large family!
Mrs. Mancino has prepared her students for the entire range of grade exams (1-8) which are taken under the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music (ABRSM).

 

Gabriel has had the joy of teaching English lessons to foreign students, as well as Bible and Theology. The Music, Bible and English instruction were considered Departments of what we call The London Bible Institute.
Gabriel’s teaching has now ceased, as a greater portion of his time is consumed by the outdoor literature work.

 

Also in connection with the LCS charity, the Mancinos hold informal “mini church services” on two floors of a Nursing Home each week.
The Nursing Home work has been going on since 1986 (prior to the LCS) , to the joy of the elderly, their visitors, the staff and to ourselves.
The LCS also holds Sunday School and an evening church service each week, thanks to the kindness of a local Church of England church that has permitted our use of their premises since October 2003.

 

There are two Bible verses which Gabriel has repeatedly used to reflect the nature and spirit of the LCS work:

1) “And the Word (referring to Jesus) became flesh, and lived for a while among us; and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth” (Saint John 1:14).
The application of this verse to the LCS is that we feel there is absolutely no substitute for revealing Jesus Christ to the people of this world than through the personal life (words and works) of those who have come to the only Saviour from sin, Jesus Christ, and follow Him in love and obedience.
2) “For I determined not to know anything among you, except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified” (1 Corinthians 2:2).
The fuller context (2:1-5) shows that Saint Paul wanted to be sure that the faith of the believers stood in the power of God, Christ and the Holy Spirit, and not in man.

 


 

The LCS is not anti-church nor anti-denomination, yet it refuses to unduly exalt any church or human founder except the Head of the Church, Jesus Christ, who is the Founder and Finisher of the Faith (see Hebrews 12:1,2). The beliefs of the LCS are in keeping with the beliefs of early Methodism, yet the LCS declares that its “first love” (see Revelation 2:4) and allegiance is to the Lord God Himself and to His Word as revealed in the Bible and as revealed through Jesus Christ, “the Word become flesh.”