Realizing the importance, privilege and responsibility of the preaching and teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, Temple of Faith Bible Church believes the following:
We accept the scriptures as our only authority in matters of faith and practice and our interpretation of Bible Doctrine leads us inexorably to believe:
• The scriptures of the Old and New Testament as being verbally inspired by God and inerrant and infallible in the original writings, and that they are of supreme and final authority.
• In one God eternally existing in one essence, yet co-equal persons, the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Each of whom possesses equally all the attributes of Deity and the characteristics of personality.
• Jesus Christ is God, the living Word, who became flesh through His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit and His virgin birth. For that reason, He is perfect Deity and true humanity united in one person forever.
• That Jesus Christ, the second Person of the Trinity, was both fully man and fully God. I believe in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His substitution and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father and His present life there as High priest and Advocate for us.
• In the blessed hope, which is the personal, visible and imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
• That the Lord lived a sinless life and voluntarily atoned for sins of mankind by dying on the cross as their substitute, thus satisfying divine justice and accomplishing salvation for all who trust in Him alone.
• In the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, Who convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgment. He is the life of the believer and He empowers the preaching and teaching of the Gospel.
• That the Holy Spirit has come into the world to reveal and glorify Christ and to apply the saving work of Christ to men. He convicts and draws sinners to Christ, imparts new life in them, continually indwells them from the moment of spiritual birth and seals them until the day of redemption. His fullness, power and control are appropriated in the believer’s life by faith.
• That salvation of man is wholly a work of God’s free grace and not the work, in whole or in part, of human works or goodness or religious ceremony. God imputes His righteousness to those who put their faith on Christ alone for their salvation, and thereby justified them in His sight.
• It is the privilege of all who are born again of the Spirit to be assured of their salvation from the very moment in which they trust Christ as their Savior. This assurance is not based upon any kind of human merit or lifestyle, but is produced by the witness of the Holy Spirit, who confirms in the believer the testimony of God in His written word. That a person who sincerely has accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior cannot under any circumstance lose their salvation albeit carnal lifestyle or unconfessed sin.
• 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.
• That mankind was created in the image of God, sinned, and thereby incurred not only physical death, but spiritual death, which is separation from God, and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature.
• Man’s nature is corrupted, and he is thus totally unable to please God. Every man is in need of regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit.
• In the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting conscious suffering of the lost in hell and the fellowship of the saved in heaven.
• In the existence of a personal devil, who is still working in the world to destroy the souls of men and that he and all his angels and all who do not receive Christ as their personal Savior will eternally perish in the lake of fire.
• In the Church, whose mission it is to preach the Scriptures to the entire world, all of its endeavors being guided by multiple leadership and supported by the wise stewardship of God’s people.
• That the ordinances of the Church, given by the Lord, are Baptism and the Lord’s Table (Communion).
• Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church, His Body, which is composed of all men and women, living and dead, who have been joined to Him through saving faith.
• God admonishes His people to assemble together for worship, for participation in ordinances, for edification through the Scriptures and for mutual encouragement.
After a season of challenge and change at the Greater Elizabeth Missionary Baptist, God led Pastor Kenneth Augustus Walker to organize the Greater Elizabeth Bible Church. God moved at the speed of lighting through Pastor Walker’s obedience to follow the steps God had predestined. On Thursday, September 22, 2011 after prayerful consideration, Pastor Walker asked 10 people to attend a special meeting. The 10 turned into 45 people. Pastor Walker announced to thundering applause and cheers that God had led him to organize the Greater Elizabeth Bible Church.
Those in attendance gave an offering of $2,854.00 as the first fruits to launch the new Church. During this same week Greater Elizabeth Bible Church’s Articles of Incorporation were completed and the first tour of a potential location was well on its way. In pure amazement to how anxiously people were calling, emailing, and texting Pastor Walker about the new church, our Senior Pastor/Organizer remained very focused on pursuing the vision God had set before him.
By the following Monday, Pastor Walker met with SunTrust Bank to open two accounts for the new church. On September 27, 2011 the Board of Directors for Greater Elizabeth Bible Church met as “though they had been doing business together for the last 20 years” to chart the Church’s path forward. On this same night, the Board approved the Articles of Incorporation, Corporate Seal, and several other items to ensure the future of Greater Elizabeth Bible. By the end of the board meeting, the location and time for Greater Elizabeth’s Inaugural Worship Service was set for Sunday, October 2, 2011 at 10:00am, worshipping in the Elizabeth Chapel at Alfonso Dawson Mortuary Chapel on Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.
God turned 45 people into 100 for the first worship celebration. Typically it takes a church three years to secure a loan from a bank to purchase a worship facility. However, God had Greater Elizabeth Bible Church on the fast track. On November 29, 2011 God allowed our church to buy a $1million church for $610,000 on our Pastor’s signature. We held our first worship service in our new facility located at 745 Bolton Road, Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday, December 4, 2012 at 10:00. Greater Elizabeth Bible Church is truly a place of miracles.
In April of 2012 God used Dr. Walker to lead the fight to save G. A. Towns Elementary School. The school had been slated to be closed on the recommendation of Atlanta Public School Superintendent Errol Davis but Dr. Walker and community fought for the school and brought immense media attention to the fight and spoke at rallies until on April 10, 2012 the Board overrode the superintendent’s recommendation and removed the school from the closure list. Kenneth also serves on G. A. Town’s school council.
As a result of the school staying open, a group kids stop by the Church each day after school to talk with Dr. Walker. GEBC sponsored an angel tree for several of the students. In addition many of the students became active in the GEBC Children and Youth Church and some have been baptized, appeared in the most recent Christmas plays and even sing in the Dr. Kenneth Augustus Walker Children and Youth Choir. In one year Greater Elizabeth Bible Church has open “God ‘s Closet and God’s Manna” providing food and clothing to those in need; partnered with Stand Up for Kids to feed Atlanta’s homeless teenagers; sponsored a community-wide health fair; hosted Gospel recording legend Dorothy Norwood; ordained new Deacons and Deaconesses; instituted quarterly Ministry Leadership training sessions; sponsored its first women’s prayer breakfast; held a Christmas Cantata and officially named The Reverend Jacquelyn Armstrong as the Church’s Assistant Pastor.
Our Church has launched many new ministries in our short five years. Since our Senior Pastor is a social justice preacher, he is most proud of feeding of homeless women and children once per month at the Solomon's Temple here in Atlanta.
As the Church enters year 6, on July 9, 2017, we officially changed our name to The Temple of Faith Bible Church, Inc. as we enter a new season of ministry. As God continues to grow us, we will keep our focus on being a place of HOPE, HEALING AND HELP believing God for weekly miracles in every area of life.
The best years of the Temple of Faith Bible Church lie in front us and we are excited about this future! As we continue to walk by FAITH, we anticipate God to do exceedingly abundantly above all that He has already done!
You have a special invitation to come and grow with us!