WHAT TO EXPECT
Years ago, before streaming or podcasts existed, the Lord spoke to Pastor Eddie and said, “Hook your TV antenna to the back of your stereo.” After following this command, Pastor Eddie began to hear Rev. Kenneth E. Hagin’s radio broadcast. Following the leading of the Holy Spirit, Pastors Eddie and Alli and their children left all they had and their families in Fitzgerald, Ga and moved to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma where they both attended Rhema Bible College. While attending Bible school, Faith Family Church was birthed in their hearts. God gave Pastor Eddie and Alli a vision to pioneer a church where the Word of God and the Holy Spirit have free course to change people’s lives. In 1992 they packed up once again and moved to South Carolina. Upon arrival, they hit the ground running, working the vision that God placed in their hearts. From small beginnings of meeting in a home with a handful of people, Faith Family Church has grown into an exciting, multi-cultural community church of people from diversified backgrounds. They look forward to what God has in store for FFC in impacting not only our community, but the world! When they aren’t busy ministering or traveling, Pastors Eddie and Alli love spending time with their 5 kids and 5 grandkids.
ALLI SMITHADMINISTRATIVE PASTOR
MILTON & FRANCENE JOHNSONASSOCIATE
JOSH & REBEKAH PRICEASSOCIATE/CHILDREN’S PASTOR
CAITLIN & DAVID HUGHESYOUTH
HOLLY GRASSOWORSHIP LEADER
The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. The New Covenant, as recorded in the New Testament, is what we accept as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine.2 Timothy 3:15-17, 1 Thessalonians 2:13, 2 Peter 1:21
Our God is one but is manifested in three persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit being co-equal (I John 5:7). God the Father is greater than all, the Source of the Word (Logos) and the Begetter (John 1:14; 14:28; 16:28). The Holy Spirit proceeds forth from both the Father and the Son and is eternal (John 15:26).
THE FALL & REDEMPTION
Man is a created being, made in the likeness and the image of God, but through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world. “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one” (Romans 3:10). Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to undo the work of the devil and to give His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God (I John 3:8). Salvation is the gift of God to man, separate from works and the Law, which is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, producing works acceptable to God (Ephesians 2:8)
ETERNAL LIFE & NEW BIRTH
Man’s first step toward salvation is godly sorrow that worketh repentance. The new birth is necessary to all men, and when fulfilled, it produces eternal life2 Timothy 3:15-17, 1 Thessalonians 2:13, 2 Peter 1:21
Baptism in water by immersion is a direct commandment of our Lord and is for believers only. The ordinance is a symbol of the Christian’s identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection (Matthew 28:19, Acts 8:36-39, Romans 6:4, Colossians 2:12). The following recommendation regarding the water baptismal formula is adopted: “On the confession of your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and by His authority, I baptize you in the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Amen.”
BAPTISM IN THE Holy Ghost
The Baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers in this dispensation and is received subsequent to the new birth. This experience is accompanied by the evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utteranceMatthew 3:11, John 14:16-17, Acts 1:8; 2:4; 2:38-39; 19:1-7
The Bible teaches that without holiness no man can see the Lord. We believe in the doctrine of sanctification as a definite yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing until the consummation of salvationHebrews 12:14, I Thessalonians 5:23, II Peter 3:18, I Corinthians 1:30, II Corinthians 3:18, Philippians 3:12-14
Healing is for the physical ills of the human body. It is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith and by the laying on of hands. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ and is the privilege of every member of the Church todayIsaiah 53:4-5, Matthew 8:17, Mark 16:18, James 5:14-16, I Peter 2:24
THE RETURN OF OUR LORD
The angels said, “This same Jesus…shall so come in like manner…” (Acts 1:11). His coming is imminent. When He comes, “… the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air…” (I Thessalonians 4:16-17). Following the tribulation, He shall return to earth as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Then, together with His saints, who shall be kings and priests, He shall reign for a thousand years (Revelation 20:6).
HELL & ETERNAL RETRIBUTION
The one who physically dies in his sins without Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the Lake of Fire, and therefore, has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or repenting. The Lake of Fire is literal. The terms “eternal” and “everlasting” used in describing the duration of the punishment of the damned in the Lake of Fire carry the same thought and meaning of endless existence as used in denoting the duration of joy and ecstasy of saints in the presence of GodHebrews 9:27, Revelation 19:20