Pastor Anthony, The last 18 months, since coming to FBC, I have grown up in Christ so much that I really don’t know where to start. I’ve heard the best place is at the beginning. I wasn’t really unhappy at ALL my previous churches, except my childhood church, but I didn’t have the family I was looking for until FBC. First thing I found at FBC was love. Then I learned about love and how to really love first my Lord and then others. I am so grateful that Jesus lead me to my FBC family. Amazing, just a block away from my house! I have never had a church family before and they have blessed my life more than words can say. They are better than I ever imagined. So much love! Next, I learned what the Lord wants most is for me to love Him with all my heart and soul (mind, emotions, and will) and what makes Him happy is praise. At FBC I learned how to truly worship and praise my Lord, and not just in church but everyday. Even the old hymns have taken on real meaning and they are not just music with words… Read more »
Hi Pastor, Wow! The Lord is a blessing. My husband and I started FBC in April of 2014. You were located in Ridgeville at the time. We were invited by another member from the church. We walked in broken and needing assistance… literally. We had lost our home, we had lost our retirement, we had part-time jobs, and basically we were in need of the Lord’s direction, for sure. We were trying to keep afloat, so to speak. So, its been two years now and the word has become so strong in us. The preaching through you by the Holy Spirit has set us free in all areas of our lives. We both have full-time jobs now, I’ve been healed of plantar fascias of the right foot, and we spend time on a daily basis getting into the word. The financial teachings have set us free on how to tithe (the New Testament way), where His money should go, and how to become bigger givers. Our emotions have been put into check, so as to rely on the Lord Jesus. Knowing He is the salvation of our souls and all areas of life to know to call only on Him… Read more »
I have been in church most of my life but in less than 2 months of being at Faith Building Church, I now am learning what it means in Ephesians 3:16 “that he would grant unto me according to his riches of his glory to be strengthened by his Spirit in my inner man”. That Christ may dwell in my heart by faith and the eyes of my understanding are now being enlightened and know the riches of his glory (Ephesians 1:18)! What a difference since being here. Nothing I do all HE has done. There is so much more to know of him.
Healing — My left knee was so sore I couldn’t work or walk on it and the Lord healed me. Once in service at FBC, my back was hurting bad… burning like a nerve all the way down my back into my leg. We were in prayer and I prayed Lord manifest a healing in me. Pastor Anthony stopped where he was and said someone is asking for a healing. A lady raised her hand but I felt it was for me and I was instantly healed!! The only person I told was my wife. Spiritual walk — The Holy Spirit always puts someone in my path that I get to share something from that week’s teaching at church. I pray for the chance to share. Idea of Church — I have really held on to being part of the body here at FBC. The truth of “being a son” is that anything I do, I do it not to earn any merit it’s because may Father loves me and I love my brothers and sisters in the Lord.
In an episode of M. A.S.H., the character of Charles Emerson Winchester III, in a rare moment of sharing with co-surgeon Hawkeye Pierce, related the differences between their respective paternal parents. He ended the conversation with a comment about while he had a father; Hawkeye had a dad. There is a huge difference between a father, and a daddy. Learning at FBC that God is my loving Daddy, not a distant Father God loving me at a distance from His huge throne in a galaxy far far away, has made it easier to see how he wants to be in MY life. Learning that He has already done it all and isn’t pointing fingers, or demanding perfection from me is making me free!