Some brief history of Fellowship Christian Church, and how the Lord has blessed us over the years.
The Church was established in 1982. Rev. Glen Beeler was Pastor for 10 years. Since that time Rev. James Russell was Pastor until he resigned June 30, 2014. Rev. Johnny Smith has been elected as our new Pastor.
GOD BLESS OUR CHURCH
The purpose of this letter is to give honor and glory to our lord and saviour Jesus Christ the only begotten son of God. I want to emphasize he truly is in control, all we need to do is to trust him and implement any action he impresses us to do. However I also want to emphasize that gain is not Godliness, although he dose bless us more than we deserve.
Here is one of the many ways God has blessed our little Church. A few years ago we desired to be able to reach more people. Our facility was small and our parking area was limited. So we started a building fund. As it turned out, in a few years the building fund grew enough for us to get started, and more than I had expected when we started the fund. Of course we now had something we were working toward, and God blessed us with our effort. The next few paragraphs will show he surely must have a plan and a work he wants us to do.
We had looked several places for property to build our Church Facility. We wanted to stay fairly close to our original building but at the beginning nothing seemed to work. Then a piece of property came available but the price seemed to be out of our reach. To make a long story short, we made an offer far less than the asking price, the owner accepted our offer, and one week later we was able to close on the property, and this property is within seeing distance of our old Church Facility. The power of God is amazing. We thank him for this blessing as we go forward to the next step that we believe God wants us to do.
We posted a sign on the property, FUTURE HOME OF FELLOWSHIP CHRISTIAN CHURCH. John 6:29 “This is the work of God that ye believe on him whom he hath sent”. This alerted everyone in the community that we were planning to build a new Church Facility.
The next step was to start using this property, so we erected a tent and had a dedication service, a tent revival, and a Life of Christ drive through exhibit. During our tent revival a neighbor of our old Church Facility realized that we would soon be moving. He made us an offer for our old facility, we accepted his offer and he allowed us to continue having services in it for more than a year without charging us any rent. This is how we were able to get started building our new facility without borrowing any more money until after our new facility was under roof. God blessed us again.
While under construction many people made contributions: a block mason donated his labor along with his crew. The salesman that sold us the block donated a days labor. A man that I didn't know at the time saw me working by myself, handed me an envelop and said the Lord told me to give this to you. It was almost $1,000.00. A few days later a man pulled up in a pickup truck handed me a check for $1,000.00 Another man that owned a business in the community gave us $1,000.00. A Church located approximately 2 miles from our Church sent us $2,000.00. Another Church sent us $5,000.00. Another Church let us have a few pews and modesty panels that we re-finished. Almost all the crushed stone for our parking lot was donated. When we ordered the steeple, a man sent us a check for $5,000.00 that paid for it before it arrived. The Trucking Co. that drove to Alabama to pick up the steeple donated his services. Other folks made donations paying for the Baptistry. Others donated labor. And many of our Church members donated their labor.
God has blessed us so much, I am convinced that God has his hand on us and I praise him for what he has done, for without him all that we have mentioned could not have happened. It all belongs to him, We just get to use it for a little while. We are not our own, we are bought by the precious blood of Jesus.
God has given us this Facility. What I'm desiring to see now is many souls saved. Our Facility is dedicated for the purpose of worshiping God. When we are born again by the Spirit and power of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ, we are built up into a spiritual house. I can never repay him for what he has done, but I can and will praise him for he is worthy. There is no other name given whereby we must be saved.
I have spoken of many natural things in this letter, but the most important thing we can do is to worship God in Spirit and Truth, for Jesus is the only Begotten Son of God.
If we will do our part, God always does his part.
If my people which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
II Chronicles 7:14.
Join us in winning souls for Christ.
Rev. Johnny Smith, Pastor
Rev. James T. Russell, Elder
Rev. Glen Beeler, Elder
Originally Posted Nov. 24, 2013
Revised October 16, 2015