Agape Faith Christian Fellowship comes under the umbrella of Agape Faith Ministries, Inc. which was given to Dr. Donald R. Whitaker as a concept in New Orleans, LA shortly after he accepted his call to the gospel ministry. Dr. Whitaker did not fully understand what God was telling him at the time but realize Agape Faith, which God spoke to him, was revelation which had a powerful meaning for a beginning; A SEED. Awesomely magnanimous fruit couldn’t help but come from such as anointed seed. Distinctly, God was up to something.
AGAPE; love, which John tells us that God is, is everything that the Bible is about. The Bible tells us in 1 Corinthians 13 that love is everything and that without love everything else is nothing. Love is the greatest attribute that a Christian can possess. Love covers a multitude of sins and is the very reason Jesus died for our sins. The whole law is based upon love, especially God’s love for mankind. Because Agape Faith Christian Fellowship was founded on the love of God, we as spirit filled believers are dedicated and committed to demonstrating that God kind of love. God demonstated His love for us by giving us His best and loving us in spite of who we are and what we have done. He sent His only Son to die for our sins based on John 3:16.
Without FAITH it is impossible to please God. It is faith which brings us into right fellowship with God through Christ Jesus. We as Christians are to live by faith and have a daily walk with God. All of our prayers are answered and miracles are manifested by the level of faith we live by.
In July 1997, Agape Faith Ministries was incorporated and designated by the IRS as a non-profit organization. On June, 1999 Agape Faith Christian Fellowship held its first service at the Restoration Crusade Ministries. God manifested Agape Faith Christian Fellowship at its beginning with thirteen (13) faithful members. On July 14, 1999, the first Ministry Organization meeting was held. It began as a basic four fold purpose: (1)Knock on Doors Street Ministry, (2)Nursing Home Ministry, (3)Hospital Ministry, (4)Prison Ministry. In January 2000, our first service was held at our present location, 2329 Broadway Drive, Bossier City, LA. Our first Consecration Celebration was held May 28th through June 3rd, 2000 where we were blessed by 11 vessels which came to Christ. June 24, 2001, during our first ordination service, 4 ministers were ordained in which 3 of them were women, and two deacons were ordained as well.
The ministry at Agape Faith Christian Fellowship has evangelism as its core reason for existence. Evangelism is what Jesus has called the church to do in The Great Commission. Jesus came to seek and save that which was lost and sends us into the world to do the same. The Holy Spirit was sent to empower us to be used by God to be witnesses everywhere we go. Our time in the sanctuary is spent teaching and learning. Scripture tells us that God’s people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge. Satan steals the Word which is not understood. We understand and believe at Agape Faith that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and we are committed to its teaching. Therefore, we must continue to reach and teach the world about Jesus.