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The Scriptures

  • We believe that "all Scripture is given by inspiration of God." (2 Timothy 3:16). We understand this to mean that the whole Bible is inspired in that holy men of God "were moved by the Holy Spirit" (2 Peter 1:21) to write the very words of Scripture.
  • We believe that this divine inspiration extends equally and fully to all parts of Scripture as it appeared in the original manuscripts.
  • We believe that the whole Bible in the originals is therefore without error. We believe that all the Scriptures center around the Lord Jesus Christ in His person and work, in His first and second coming, and hence that no portion, even of the Old Testament, is properly read, or understood, until it leads to Him.
  • We also believe that all Scripture was designed for our practical instruction. (Luke 24:27, 44; John 5:39; Rom. 15:4; 1 Cor. 10:11; 2 Tim. 3:16)

The Triune God

  • We believe that there is only one true God. He is revealed to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, each with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature. (John 4:23-24; Matt. 28:19)

God the Father

  • God, as Father, reigns over His entire universe with providential care.
  • He is all-powerful, all loving, all knowing and all wise.
  • He is fatherly in attitude toward all men but is Father, indeed, to those who have become children of God through Jesus Christ, Who will deliver them into the Father's hands. (Gen. 1:1; 1 Chron. 29:10; Jer. 10:10, Matt. 6:9; Acts 1:7; Rom. 8:14, 15; 1 Cor. 8:6; 1 Cor. 15:24; Eph.4:6)

God the Son

  • We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man.
  • This redemption He accomplished by voluntarily giving Himself as a sinless, substitutionary sacrifice on the cross, thereby satisfying God's righteous judgment against sin. After substantiating the accomplishment of that redemption/justification by His bodily resurrection from the grave, He ascended to the right hand of His Father where He intercedes on behalf of those who trust Him. (Luke 1:34; John 1:1, 2, 14, 18; Rom. 3:24-26, 8:34)

God the Holy Spirit

  • We believe that the Holy Spirit is the Divine Person who convicts each person of sin (righteousness and judgment), that He alone brings new life to those who are spiritually dead; that He baptizes (or places) all believers into the one true church, which is the Body of Christ; that He indwells them permanently, seals them unto the day of final redemption, bestows spiritual gifts upon them, fills (controls) those who are yielding to Him.
  • Every believer is called to live so in the power of the indwelling Spirit that he will not fulfill the lust of the flesh but will bear fruit to the glory of God. (John 3:3-8, 14:16, 17, 16:7-11; 1Cor. 12:7-11, 13; Eph. 4:30, 5:18)


  • We believe that man was created directly by and in the image of God. We believe that God created the heavens and the earth, including all life, by direct act. (Gen. 1:1; John 1:3; Col. 1:16, 17)

The Fall of Man

  • Although man was created in the image of God, he fell into sin and is lost; this is true of all men, and except a man be born again by the Holy Spirit, he cannot see the kingdom of God. (Gen. 1:26, 27; John 3:3; Rom. 3:10, 23)

Atonement for Sin

  • We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe on Him are redeemed by His shed blood. We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body, of our Lord Jesus Christ and in His ascension into heaven; He is our High Priest and Advocate. (John 1:1-3, 14; 3:1-7, 16; Heb. 10:4-14; 1 John 2:2)


  • We believe that salvation is the gift of God's grace.
  • It cannot be gained or made more secure by meritorious works, but is freely bestowed upon all who put their faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ at Calvary.
  • All who so trust the Savior are forgiven of their sins and born into the family of God by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit. (John 1:12; Acts 16:30-33; Rom. 10:9,10; Eph. 1:7, 2:8-9)

The Christian Walk

  • We believe that we are called with a holy calling, to walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit, and so to live in the power of the indwelling Spirit that we will not fulfill the lust of the flesh. But the flesh is never eradicated in this life and the individual chooses to keep the flesh in subjection to Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit or it will surely manifest its presence in our lives to the dishonor of our Lord. (Rom. 6:11-13; 8:2, 4, 12, 13; Gal. 5:16-23; Eph. 4:22-24; Col. 2:1-10; 1 Pet. 1:14-16; 1 John 1:4-7: 3:5-9)

The Great Commission

  • Until the return of Christ, it is the Christian's duty and privilege to seek the fulfillment of Christ's Great Commission and to minister in His name to a needy world.
  • We are to be instruments of Jesus Christ as the Holy Spirit ministers redemption and reconciliation in the world. (Matthew 25:31-46; 28:18-20)

The Gospel Church

  • We believe that a visible church of Christ is a congregation of baptized believers associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel.
  • We observe the ordinances of Christ, are governed by His word and exercise our gifts. (Acts 2:41-42)

Baptism and the Lord's Supper

  • We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion in water of a believer. (Acts 2:41)
  • The Lord's Supper is the commemoration of the death of the Lord Jesus, preceded by solemn self-examination. (1 Corinthians 11: 23-31)

The Resurrection

  • We believe that the Scriptures clearly teach that Jesus rose from the dead.
  • He now exists in His glorified body at God's right hand.
  • There will be a resurrection of the righteous and the wicked.
  • The bodies of the righteous will conform to the glorious spiritual body of Jesus Christ. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)



Pastor John K. Jenkins Sr.
Deacon Frank R. Walton
Deacon John S. Terry
Reverend Thomas Sims Jr.
Deacon Williams Jones

Department Heads

Reverend William Berkeley
Children & Youth Ministries Department
Reverend Belynda Gentry
Missions Ministries Department
Reverend Esther Gordon
Education & Training Ministries Department
Minister Stephen Hurd
Music & Arts Ministries Department
First Lady Trina Jenkins
Family Life Department
Reverend Thomas Sims
Special Ministries Department
Deacon Frank Walton
Helps Ministries Department


Pastoral Staff

  • Reverend Thomas Sims Jr. - Senior Pastoral Assistant & Director, Special Ministries
  • Reverend William Berkeley Jr. - Director, Children & Youth Ministries
  • Reverend Ann Darden - Director, Ministry Support
  • Reverend Shirley Dawson - Director, Technology & Evangelism Outreach
  • Reverend Duane Dickens Sr. - Special Assistant to the Pastor
  • Reverend Belynda Gentry - Director, Missions Ministries
  • Reverend Esther L. Gordon - Director, Education and Training Ministries
  • Minister Beverly Little - Assistant Director, Couples Ministry
  • Minister Ulysees (Skip) Little - Director, Couples Ministry
  • Dr. Gloria E. Miller - Associate Pastor
  • Dr. Johnny Parker Jr. - Director, Spiritual Care
  • Reverend Patricia Singleton - Children's Pastor
  • Reverend Sheryl Smith - Senior Care Pastor


Associate Ministers

Reverend Terence Johnson, President

  • Minister Diane Akers
  • Minister Alan C. Andrews
  • Reverend Sherri Barnes
  • Minister Gloria W. Baylor
  • Reverend Chester Bellinger
  • Minister Khadijah Bey
  • Minister Michael Brewington
  • Rev. Harold Brinkley
  • Minister Joy Briscoe
  • Reverend Vincent Briscoe
  • Minister Gail Bussell
  • Reverend Lettie Carr
  • Minister Deborah Chambers
  • Reverend Gail Chapman
  • Reverend Paul Chapman
  • Minister Suzette Chiles
  • Reverend Audrey Daniel
  • Minister Sammie Davis Jr.
  • Reverend John Fortt
  • Reverend Angelia Garner
  • Minister J. Marie Garrett
  • Minister Glenn Grayer II
  • Minister Tilla Hall
  • Minister Walter M. Harris Jr.
  • Minister Kim Henderson
  • Reverend Neal Henderson
  • Minister Milton Holt
  • Minister Stephen Hurd
  • Reverend Lillian Mae Jenkins
  • Minister Allison Johnson
  • Minister Velina Johnson
  • Minister Willie Jolley
  • Reverend Kwame Kankam-Boadu
  • Reverend Don Kroah
  • Minister Veronica Lassiter
  • Minister Anthony Leaner
  • Minister Deborah Leaner
  • Reverend Clayton Lewis
  • Minister Keith Lynch
  • Reverend Josephine A. Miller
  • Minister Diane Myers
  • Minister Sherrell Myers
  • Reverend Byron Neal
  • Reverend Keionna Neal
  • Reverend Nikki Pearson
  • Minister Donna Reid
  • Minister Dawn Sanders
  • Minister John Sawyer
  • Minister Warren Sims
  • Minister Reginald Singleton
  • Minister Argie D. Smith
  • Minister Cheryl Steplight
  • Minister Concetta Sumner
  • Reverend Gloria Swieringa
  • Minister Iris Tate
  • Minister John Tate
  • Minister Susie Taylor
  • Minister Sylvia Taylor
  • Minister Cynthia Terry
  • Reverend Hugh Thomas
  • Reverend Linda Thomas
  • Minister Tonya Thomas
  • Reverend Thurman Thorne
  • Minister Vernette Thorne
  • Minister Patricia Trivers
  • Minister Robin Waley
  • Reverend Michele Williams
  • Minister Lew Williams
  • Reverend Malcom Williams
  • Reverend Thea Wilson

Deacons Ministry

Deacon Frank R. Walton, Chairman

  • Deacon Jesse Anderson
  • Deacon Wilbur Barham
  • Deacon Kenneth Barnes
  • Deacon Gurnie Blunt
  • Deacon Thelonious Carroll
  • Deacon Robert Clark
  • Deacon James Davis
  • Deacon Charles L. Dunton Sr.
  • Deacon Ronald Etheridge
  • Deacon Stanley Featherstone
  • Deacon Thomas Ferguson
  • Deacon Michael Flowers Sr.
  • Deacon Gregory Foster
  • Deacon Bobby Garner
  • Deacon William G. Gentry Jr.
  • Deacon Michael Gilliam
  • Deacon Brent S. Gilmore
  • Deacon Oscar Grant
  • Deacon Alfred Green
  • Deacon Paul Griffin Jr.
  • Deacon Giles Hagood
  • Deacon Keith Hinds
  • Deacon Lou Holder
  • Deacon Robert Hunt
  • Deacon Perry Hugee
  • Deacon James Hughes
  • Deacon James Johnson
  • Deacon William Jones
  • Deacon Michael Julius
  • Deacon Lawrence Lee
  • Deacon James Matthews
  • Deacon Roderick McCray
  • Deacon Rickey McCullough
  • Deacon Eric McFarland
  • Deacon Earl McJett
  • Deacon David Moore
  • Deacon Mark Rhyns
  • Deacon Glenn Richardson
  • Deacon Freddie Sanford
  • Deacon Norman Simms
  • Deacon Herbert Simons
  • Deacon Douglas Smith
  • Deacon Darrell Spears
  • Deacon Christopher M. Streeter
  • Deacon John Studgeon
  • Deacon William Tatem Jr.
  • Deacon John S. Terry
  • Deacon Charles H. Thomas
  • Deacon John C. Thomas
  • Deacon Maurice Winn
  • Deacon Ronald Wilson
  • Deacon Lawrence E. Winters


Deaconess Ministry

Deaconess Thelma Hagood, President

  • Deaconess Doretha Abney
  • Deaconess Janice Allen
  • Deaconess Brenda Anderson
  • Deaconess Joan B. Austin
  • Deaconess Susie J. Barfield
  • Deaconess Sonia Barham
  • Deaconess Brenda Bellinger
  • Deaconess Sharon Carroll
  • Deaconess Jacqueline Cousins
  • Deaconess Corrine W. Davis
  • Deaconess Flora Davis
  • Deaconess Julia Davis
  • Deaconess Loretta J. Dunton
  • Deaconess Linda Etheridge
  • Deaconess Angelette Featherstone
  • Deaconess Claudia V. Flowers
  • Deaconess Carol Grant
  • Deaconess Betty Green
  • Deaconess Naomi Grier
  • Deaconess Juanita Hawkins
  • Deaconess Marilyn Hinds
  • Deaconess Jennie Jones
  • Deaconess Elmira Lee
  • Deaconess Sharon Lewis
  • Deaconess Lessie Matthew
  • Deaconess Crystal McFarland
  • Deaconess Hilda McJett
  • Deaconess Janette Moore
  • Deaconess Bernette Richardson
  • Deaconess Sandra Sanford
  • Deaconess Frances Simons
  • Deaconess Lillie Sims
  • Deaconess Bridgette G. Smith
  • Deaconess Willie B. Studgeon
  • Deaconess Artinia Terry
  • Deaconess Evalena Walton
  • Deaconess Doris Weddington



Points of Interest

Ministry Center:

Converted Hechinger’s Warehouse

Mortgage Paid in Full on Feb. 2, 1999
Land/Size – 13 acres/105,000 square feet
Staff – 300+ (full- & part-time staff)

Worship Center:

Dedicated on Sept. 15, 2007
Land/Size – 160 acres/205,000 square feet
Seating – 4,000
Parking – 2,000+
Ministries & Programs – 100+
Media CenterBoth Campuses
Bethel Seminary of the East – An accredited Christian university based in St. Paul, Minn., is housed at FBCG


A collaboration between FBCG and Zion Church’s youth ministries

SHABACH! Ministries, Inc. (SMI)

A nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation comprised of educational and community services, is committed to empowering youth, seniors and families through stellar educational and human services programs, which cultivate godly character, a lifelong love of learning and create a healthier community for today and tomorrow

SHABACH! Educational Division

Includes SHABACH! Christian Academy (day care and elementary school), as well as before and after care, a summer enrichment program and a K-12 home school administration program

SHABACH! Emergency Empowerment Center

Offers an emergency food pantry, a clothing closet, as well as a development and training program that includes employment readiness initiatives for adults and youths


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