If you’ve never made Jesus Christ the Lord of your life:
This is your highest priority right now. It is very simple to do and I want to help you do it. The Bible says that we all must admit that we are sinners and need to be saved from our sins. There is no one other than Jesus Christ that can save you. It took Him dying on the cross and being raised from the dead to purchase our redemption and give us salvation. He has made it a free gift to every person and it is received by faith and by choosing to believe that Jesus did die and was raised again to pay for our sin. Then we are told to confess Him as our Lord and simply ask Him to come into our heart and save us, and He will. Let’s do it right now. Say these things to Jesus right now, out loud, and believe that it takes place immediately, without going by how you feel, but rather by faith.
Jesus, I confess that I am a sinner and I want to be forgiven and go to heaven. I ask you right now to forgive me and I now make you my Lord and Savior. I do believe that you were crucified and died for my salvation. I also believe that God raised you from the dead and that you are now my living Savior. Thank you for coming into my heart to live with me forever. I am now SAVED!
If you have made Jesus Christ the Lord of your life:
God wants you to know that you are now in Covenant with Him and that you have many rights, privileges, and benefits awaiting you. They are all received by faith, but each one will bless and enhance your Christian life. Jesus has not only forgiven you of sin but has redeemed you from the “curse of the law”. He is now, your healer, provider, and deliverer. It is important that you now be baptized in water to publicly attest to receiving new life in Christ and that you be filled with the Holy Ghost, “which will open your life up to the “Teaching Ministry” of the Holy Spirit and allow you to pray in other tongues. Jesus said if we would ask him, that he would baptize us with the Holy Spirit. It is received in just the same way you received Him as Savior, just pray this: Jesus, I ask you to baptize me with the Holy Ghost and I receive Him right now. Thank you for filling me with your Spirit. Once this is done, you can now pray in other tongues. Just begin to speak in prayer to God, but not in your normal language, the Holy Spirit will give you your heavenly language.
For help with any of the above, please contact us.
I rejoice with you concerning your decisions today. We would love to hear from you concerning the progress you have made.
Pastor Chris DiCiaccio
We are a body of believers
Who are winning the lost,
Training the saints
For the work of the ministry,
Building strong families,
Ministering to ministers,
And doing it all by faith,
Which works by love.
After ministering faithfully in the Cox Rd. area of Gastonia, NC, the Lord has re-assigned us to the Beaty Road area. He has blessed us with almost 17 acres of land and a wonderful facility. He has enabled us to completely renovate and update this facility for the calling He has placed on us as a Church.
We are humbled at what the Lord has done and is doing here at Life of Faith Fellowship. As you will see, we are capable of ministering to all age groups and are equipped to handle the uniqueness that is required to reach young people in these trying days. It is the will of God that every believer be filled with the Holy Ghost, healed, delivered, safe, sound, prosperous, and know how to walk by faith and not by sight.
Our desire is to be a blessing to you and your family, and to see you walking in God’s best.
Birth – 2 years
3 – 5 years
GRADES 1 – 5
Grades 6 – 12
Sundays after worship
1. THE SCRIPTURES
The Bible is the inspired Word of God.
(2 Timothy 3:16, 1 Thes. 2:13, 2 Pet. 1:21)
2. THE GODHEAD
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
(Phil. 2:6, Matt. 3:16-17, John 1:1,14)
3. MAN, HIS FALL AND REDEMPTION
“All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Jesus Christ was manifested to redeem and restore man back to God.
(Rom. 3:23, 3:9-10, 1 John 3:8, Gal. 3:13-14). Salvation is a free gift (Eph. 2:8).
4. ETERNAL LIFE AND NEW BIRTH
John 3:3 “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
(2 Cor. 7:10, 1 John 5:12, Rom. 10:9)
5. WATER BAPTISM
Baptism in water by immersion
(Matt. 28:19, Rom. 6:4, Col. 2:12, Acts 8:36-39)
6. BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT
A gift subsequent to the new birth with speaking in other tongues as an evidence.
(Matt. 3:11, John 14:16-17, Acts 1:8, 2:4, 2:38-39, 19:1-7)
We believe in the doctrine of sanctification as a definite, yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of new birth.
(Heb. 12:14, 1 Thes. 5:23, 2 Pet. 3:18, 2 Cor. 3:18, Phil. 3:12-14, 1 Cor. 1:30)
8. DIVINE HEALING
Provided for in the atonement and the privilege of every believer.
(Mark 16:18, James 5:14-20, 1 Pet. 2:24, Matt. 8:17, Is. 53:4-5)
9. RESURRECTION OF THE JUST AND THE RETURN OF OUR LORD
When Jesus 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.”
(Acts 1:11, 1 Thes. 4:16-17)
10. HELL AND ETERNAL RETRIBUTION
The one who physically dies in his sins without Jesus is hopelessly and eternally lost in the lake of fire and therefore has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel of for repentance.
(Heb. 9:27, Rev. 19:20, Heb. 6:12)
11. COMMUNION-THE LORD’S SUPPER
We partake of the Lord’s Supper to show the Lord’s death till He comes.
(1 Cor. 11:23-31, Is. 53:5, Heb. 9)
12. LAYING ON OF HANDS
For anointing (1 Tim. 4:14). As a blessing (Mark 10:13-16). For healing (Mark 5:22-23, 41, 5:28-31, Acts 28:8, 19:11-12). To confer office (Acts 6:2-6). To receive the Holy Ghost (Acts 8:16-18). For Ordination (1 Tim. 4:14).
13. THE VIRGIN BIRTH
Jesus Christ was born of a virgin. Her name was Mary and her conception was of the Holy Ghost.
14. THE BLOOD OF JESUS
Without the shed blood of Jesus Christ there is no remission of sin. His blood is the force and power behind our covenant.
PASTOR CHRIS DICIACCIO
In 1974, Chris DiCiaccio was called by the Lord to be a Teacher in the Body of Christ. He served in this capacity in his local church as well as teaching in home Bible Studies. Chris began his traveling ministry in 1982, which included Bible Studies and Faith Seminars in several states. As a result of his ministry, Word of Faith Churches were established to continue the work of the Lord in those areas. In 1983, Chris was directed by the Lord to pioneer a church, Life of Faith Fellowship, in Gastonia, NC. He serves as Senior Pastor and continues to be an example of Godly integrity and consistency.
For 18 years Pastor Chris served as a Director with International Convention of Faith Ministries (ICFM) working with and helping ministers to come together for fellowship, inspiration and training. Today Pastor Chris serves on the Board of Directors for International Covenant Connections Fellowship. Through ICCF Pastor Chris provides High-Level, Word Based Leadership Training to Ministers and continues to work with them and help them fulfill the call God has on their lives.
Pastor Chris continues to travel under Chris DiCiaccio Ministries, a teaching outreach of Life of Faith Fellowship. The teaching gifts that have been given to Pastor Chris continue to draw people to Jesus and helps bring them from “churchy, religious living” to living God’s way, which is walking by faith and not by sight. He has traveled nationally and internationally sharing the truths of God’s Word. His heartfelt desire is to see the lost saved and the Body of Christ walk in the manifestation of “Glorious Church.”