Kings and Priests is our annual churchwide conference held at StoryHeights Church. You can expect a relaxed, laid back environment created specifically for you to encounter God in a new way. Come ready for times of extended worship and prayer, as well as powerful messages and opportunities to go deeper in your faith and be further equipped to live righteously.

When: February 6th – February 8th
*While Friday and Saturday Services will be all day, Thursday Night will be a ticketed special live recording Worship Service. 
Where: 381 Elliot St Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464

  • $0 (Yep – Nothing. Nada. Zilch ) for each service. However, tickets need to be reserved and will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

Childcare is available for an at-cost fee, and can be purchased during registration.

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For the last seven years, the StoryHeights Church Conference, Kings & Priests, has sought to gather believers to lift up the name of Jesus Christ and equip everyone with more authority and holiness so that we can live truly as Christ’s Royal Priesthood. Together we have witnessed that where there is a sincere corporate hunger for the Presence of God, the Holy Spirit ministers in a profoundly powerful and personal way during our worship sessions together. Souls have been healed, callings have been discovered, spiritual giftings bestowed, and fiery passion fanned as we consecrate a new year unto the Lord’s service and worship the name that is above every name: Jesus.

As we look to the future and set our focus on 2020, the vision remains as powerful and potent as ever. More than ever, we need Christians who have come alive and been set fully on fire by the Spirit of God to go throughout Boston and the New England region with The Power of God to share the greatest story ever told.  

As a conference, we commit to present an authentic, powerful, and Holy Spirit led church-wide conference that will empower you to live in greater authority and holiness in every sphere of your life.  

We place this invitation to Kings & Priests 2020, “One Day. One Word. One Touch.” in front of your heart. We urge you to lean into this promotion and allow God to speak to you about attending. As Scripture declares, your entire life and destiny can soar to new heights with just one encounter with the Living God. 

The best is yet to come, and we do not want you to miss out on what will be (and always is) the most powerful time of our church’s year. So move your schedules around, take off work, and join us for the entire conference. Every minute will be ONE more life-changing experience with Jesus. 


StoryHeights Church Lead Pastors

Michael Durso, Senior Pastor of Christ Tabernacle in Glendale, New York, was formerly a partner in his family’s culinary business. In 1985, he and his wife Maria were chosen to lead a small church in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Since the inception of the work, the church has grown and lives have been miraculously transformed. What began with a handful of faithful people, grew, and when their building could no longer meet their growing needs, they moved to a larger facility in 1996 in the area of Glendale, Queens.

What began with one service has escalated over the years and now become six services on a Sunday with two mid-week prayer meetings over two campuses. Their Brooklyn campus hosts a Spanish congregation and The Legacy Center, the outreach branch of their ministry, helps meet needs not only in their local communities but across the city.

Maria Durso is living proof that if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17). Having come from a childhood devastated by loss and abuse she grew up thinking she could mask her pain with drugs. Her lifestyle could have left her hopeless and alone—yet God kept and preserved Maria’s life.

Understanding firsthand the effects of abandonment, loneliness and rejection are, she ministers to those whose hurt lies deep in the heart and works to minister to those who need hope. Armed with discernment, insight into the true character of God, honest about her own experience, and down to earth, Maria is an intercessor, teacher, and powerful speaker.

With a foundational emphasis on prayer and intercession, Mike and Maria Durso firmly believe that lives are dramatically changed and growth occurs when prayer is combined with excellence in ministry. They have witnessed, firsthand, the faithfulness and grace of God who supplies the needs of a continually growing urban church.

Frequently Asked Questions

Wait a second! Did I read that K&P is free this year?

Yes! You sure did. We’re SO excited to let you know that the 2020 Kings and Priests (and all the Kings and Priests conferences going forward) will be a FREE event. The only exception is if you need childcare. Childcare is pro-rated for each day you may need it, and simply covers the cost we’ll spend to hire child-care workers to watch over your precious kiddos.

Why do I need to Register if it's free?

Good question! Kings and Priests has become a fan favorite event at StoryHeights Church. If you’ve been before, chances are you’re planning your whole winter schedule around this. If you haven’t been… please believe us, this event WILL over-book.

This year, tickets will be reserved on a first-come first-serve basis. Just like opening day for most box office movies, we’ll give out more tickets than we can fit bodies in our sanctuary. On each day of the conference, the first people there with reserved tickets will be guaranteed seats. Because of that, we HIGHLY recommend you register, and register ASAP!

Do I need to register for separate days?

Yes. Unlike previous StoryHeights Church events, you will have to register for each day you plan on attending. Because space is limited, we want to give everyone the possibility to make it to as much of Kings and Priests as possible.

We know schedules can be complicated and some things can’t be moved around, but we encourage you to prioritize all three days of Kings and Priests this year. It’s always in these weekends where we set aside our lives to meet God that He meets us back in ways we couldn’t have imagined.

Do I have to go to StoryHeights to attend?

No! You do not have to be a member or regular attendee of StoryHeights Church to attend. In fact, we’d love for you to bring a friend with you. The more the merrier!

Is Childcare available?

Yes. Although, you’ll have to pay for it during registration. We keep childcare costs down by paying childcare workers for a certain ratio of children. In order to keep that ratio accurate we do need all childcare registrations in and paid for by 2/1/2020. 

Food. Will it be provided?

No. While you can expect some light snacks and refreshments, there will be breaks that are long enough for you to leave campus and get lunch.

I'm coming from out of town. Where should I stay?

We’re so glad you’re joining us for Kings and Priests, and honored you’re coming all the way from out of town. We know God has something amazing planned for you. 

Our building is located in Newton Upper Falls, at 381 Elliot Street.

We recommend renting an airbnb close by, as the neighborhood is very nice. Or, if you prefer hotel accomdations:

  • Sheraton Boston Needham Hotel
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Needham Boston
  • Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Needham
  • Hotel Indigo Boston – Newton Riverside