ABOUT FAITH CULTURE CHURCH (FCC)
Pastors Gerald and Marketta Johnson are natives of Michigan. They recently celebrated sixteen years of marriage and are proud parents of three young children. Pastor Gerald is a successful entrepreneur in the real estate, automobile, and beauty supply industries and Pastor Marketta is a multi- talented businesswoman.
Pastors Gerald and Marketta joined Great Faith Ministries International, in Detroit, Michigan, in the early 90’s, under the leadership of Apostle Wayne T. Jackson, Senior Pastor, President and Founder of the Impact Network Television Station and the Presiding Prelate of The Greater Works of Christ, (GWOC), fellowship of churches. For seven years, Pastor Gerald, with Pasttor Marketta alongside him, served as an Associate Pastor, as well as Youth Pastor at Great Faith Ministries.
Pastors Gerald and Marketta conducted weekly Youth services where young people from all over Metropolitan Detroit attended. They have hosted several major Back to School Events, Youth Conferences and seminars in the Metro Detroit area, as well as out of state. Many people describe Pastor Gerald’s ministry as “exciting,” “full of laughter,” “real” and “filled with a wealth of knowledge” as it relates to the Word of God and current events. He is responsible for hundreds of souls giving their life to Christ!
Throughout their time of serving at Great Faith Ministries, God had been preparing them for a ministry in Austin, Texas. In an act of faith and obedience, Pastor Gerald packed up and moved his family from Detroit, Michigan to Austin, Texas. Since opening the doors of Faith Culture Church on August 7, 2011, they have ministered to hundreds of souls, and the ministry has experienced tremendous growth! When attending service at Faith Culture Church, you can be certain that the Spirit of the Lord will meet you there!
WHAT WE BELIEVE
Our church accepts these scriptures as the revealed will of God, and teaches these fundamental truths as our doctrine:
The Bible is the inspired word of God and the revealed will of God. 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Peter 1:23-25; Hebrews 4:12
There is one, true Godhead comprised of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. All are co-equal and co-eternal. Jesus Christ, God manifested in the flesh, is the second member of the Godhead. Matthew 28:19; 1 John 5:7; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1
Man was created in God’s image. By voluntary transgression he fell and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the son of God. Genesis 1:26-31; Romans 5:12-21
Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. On the cross, Jesus Christ became sin and sickness, providing both salvation and healing for all mankind. This salvation comes by believing in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead and confessing with your mouth Jesus as Lord. The inward evidence to the believer is the direct witness of the Spirit. The outward evidence to all men is a life of true holiness and love. Salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ and not by human works. However, our works are evidence of our faith and will determine our rewards in eternity. Psalms 103:3; Romans 3:24; Ephesians 2:8,;Romans 8:15-16; 1 John 3:23; Romans 10:9-10; 1 Corinthian 5:10; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5-7
Baptism in water is a declaration to the world that a believer has died with Christ and that they have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. Matthew 28:19; Acts 10:47-48; Romans 6:4
We remember what Jesus did for us by celebrating the Lord’s Supper. We do this by eating the bread and drinking of the cup. 1 Corinthians 11:24
All believers should seek the baptism of the Holy Spirit. The promise has been made to each believer. Our responsibility is to ask for and receive the baptism, according to the command of Jesus Christ. With this comes the empowerment for life and service. This experience is distinct from, and should follow the new birth. Luke 24:49; Acts 2:1-4; 2:38-39;10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9
Speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance is the initial evidence and physical sign of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit. The subsequent manifestation of spiritual power in public testimony and service, and a holy life is further evidence of this baptism. Acts 1:8; 2:4; 10:44
The church is the body of Christ. Each believer is an integral part. Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:19-22;
1 Corinthians 12:1
MISSION AND VISION
To teach the word of God
To demonstrate the power
To equip the believers
To impact the world
To lead hurting souls to a healing God
Establish operation “Y.E.S.” YOUTH ENTREPRENEURIAL SCHOOL
A training camp and school where the focus will be primary education as well as business certification and training for teens and young adults.
Transform ordinary, average lives into lives that are full of purpose, power and passion for Christ, by using the principals from 1 Thessalonians 5:23, which deals with the sanctification and wholeness of the body, soul and spirit, as well as 3 John 1:2, which deals with victory on all levels of life.
Train and develop men and women of God (lay persons, ministers, elders , pastors, intercessors, deacons, missionaries, etc.) to be International Leaders, who are skilled in the word of God, and to live a life of excellence and integrity.
Establish strong missions in the areas of the earth that have not been reached or affected by the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Build and finance feeding houses and orphanages in areas of the earth that suffer from extreme poverty and famine.
Develop and maintain influential relationships within the judicial, executive and legislative branches of government, also to create a power group that will be able to hold the media and radio to moral standards that are consistent with the Holy Bible and the United Sates Constitution.
Build a 5000 seat state of the art church home that will include a media wing, top level youth wing, performing arts wing, administrative wing, and educational wing, along with a family life/community services wing.