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Remember, "All of your life God has been good to YOU!"
OVER 45 YEARS OF GOD’S FAVOR
God has bought the Grace Fellowship Ministries Church a mighty long way down through the years. We have grown from the little church which was started in the home of Sister Willie Mae Thomas in 1964 to a thriving congregation doing a service for the Lord.
To be a soul winning church as a pattern of good works which will inspire others to know Jesus Christ as their savior.
The Bible is the inspired, infallible Word of God: written by the Holy men of old as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. II Peter 1:20-21.
There is one God who is infinite in power, Holy in nature, attributes and purpose: omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent. We believe that He was revealed to us, Father in creation, Son in redemption and Holy Spirit in His comforting grace that never leaves those who trust in Him. I Corinthians. 8:6; Eph. 4:6; II Corinthians. 5:19; Joel 2:28.
In Jesus Christ dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; for it pleased the Father that in Him should all the fullness dwell. Col. 2:9; Col. 1:19. In the virgin birth; Jesus was both human and divine. God manifest in the flesh.. St. Matt. 1:23; I Tim. 3:16.
We believe in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. We believe that He ascended on high and has sent His Spirit, the Holy Ghost, which was poured out at Jerusalem over 2000 years ago, and is still filling the hearts of those who diligently seek Him today. Acts 2:14.
We believe in water baptism (by immersion) in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and the baptism of the Holy Ghost, speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance. This constitutes the new birth. Acts 2:4, 38.
Pastor James G. Belle was born October 23, 1949 in Abington, Pennsylvania. When he was six months old, his family moved to Springfield, Ohio. He was educated in the Springfield public school system and graduated from ...more
...Springfield South High School.
He has been married to First Lady Frances Elaine Jackson Belle forty (47) years. They are the parents of three lovely daughters, Debra Taylor (Matthew), Nichole, and Christina Jordan (Nathan). They have four precious grandchildren, and one great grandchild.
He is a graduate of Central State University with a B. S. in Business Administration (Marketing). He served in the U. S. Army and is a Vietnam Veteran.
On January 31, 1970 he gave his life to Jesus Christ at the Church of Jesus in Springfield, Ohio. He acknowledged His calling to the ministry and preached his first sermon on April 28, 1975, First Lady Belle’s birthday. In 1976, his pastor Bishop Cecil A. Pratt appointed him to be his Assistant Pastor. He served in that capacity faithfully for nine years.
He was offered a promotion and a transfer to Los Angeles, California by the Hobart Corporation in 1985. After seeking direction from God, he accepted believing God had a work for him to do in California.
He became a member of the Greater Bethany Community Church under the pastorate of the late Bishop Robert W. McMurrary serving on the Pastoral Staff and Chairman of the Men’s Ministry.
In January 1987 he was selected as Pastor of The Moreno Valley First Apostolic Faith Church. The Lord has blessed the church over the last twenty – nine (29) years. The Church has many active ministries and in April, 2006 underwent a $675,000 renovation program. Everything structurally was changed except the outside walls. “We have come this far by faith.”
Suffragan Bishop Belle will be celebrating 30 years of Pastoring in January, 2017. In March, 2016 after several years of seeking direction from the Lord, the Church changed its name to Grace Fellowship Ministries. It was felt that this name more clearly defined the mission of the Church. “Spreading the saving message of Grace through ministry to bring souls into fellowship with Jesus Christ.”
Suffragan Bishop Belle has not only been successful in the ministry, he has also been successful in the secular world, having twenty years (20) of professional working experience. This experience includes:
Suffragan Bishop Belle is currently the Chairman of the Southern California District Council Region #4
Frances Elaine Belle was born on April 28, 1949, in Dayton, Ohio. She is the seventh of nine children, born to Jasper and Callie Mae Jackson (both deceased). She also has a twin brother, LaFrance (Pete) Jackson. ...more
Her family moved to Springfield, Ohio, where she was educated and graduated from Springfield South High School in June 1967. She attended Central State University and The Springfield Community Hospital School of Nursing.
On January 30, 1972 she was baptized in Jesus name, and received the Holy Ghost in May, 1972 at The Church of Jesus in Springfield, Ohio.
Determined to do the will of the Lord, Sister Belle immediately started working in the church.
Sister Belle has been a faithful help-meet to her husband through the years. Always putting God first in her life has made it easy for her to stand beside and with her husband through all the spiritual decisions he has had to make. It wasn’t easy for her to leave Springfield and move to California, because she had to leave her natural and spiritual family.
In January, 1987 she became the First Lady of Moreno Valley First Apostolic Faith Church. Since that time she has spent numerous hours doing whatever her hands could find to do to help promote the Ministry of the church. She works closely with all the auxiliaries and is currently functioning as the Church Administrator.
God has blessed us with a first lady whose desire is to be used of God. We praise God for our First Lady.
Elder Nathan E Jordan II was born in St. Louis, MO April 7, 1977 He matriculated through the St. Louis public school system graduating from the historical Charles Sumner High School. He attended Central State University ...more
and would later transfer to South Carolina State University, where he graduated with a B.S in Psychology. He has an earned M.S in Psychology and candidate for an earned Psy.D in Clinical Psychology.
He received the Baptism in Jesus Name and the Baptism of the Holy Ghost December 31, 2000 at The Church of Jesus Family Worship Center Springfield, OH. He received the commission to preach the Gospel August 20, 2001 and became the first spiritual son of Pastor Damon Brown-Crawford of World Christian Center Orangeburg, SC. He is married to Christina Jordan (January 25, 2003) and they have two wonderful children Kallie G Jordan and Nathan E Jordan III.
Elder Jordan currently serves as the Assistant Pastor of Grace Fellowship Ministries. He has faithfully served Senior Pastor Bishop James G Belle and the Grace Fellowship Ministries family. He also serves as the Christian Education Superintendent and teaches the New Members Orientation classes. He previously served as the Pentecostal Young Peoples Union (PYPU) Chairman from 2004 – 2013. He has also served the California District Council now the Southern California District Council as the PYPU Regional Chairman 2005 – 2010 and State Vice Chairman 2007 – 2010. He received his National Ministerial License from the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World (PAW) July 2010. Elder Jordan has an incredible testimony but knows it is only by God’s Grace that he is able to share it and minister to the heart of man.
It all started when Sister Willie Mae Thomas and her daughter Sister Edith Rediford moved their two families to Perris, California in the summer of 1964. As the church outgrew the home of Sister Thomas, Elder Samuel Evans was selected pastor. The church was officially named Macedonia Apostolic Church and was relocated in the Meadowbrook area of Perris. As growth dictated in April, 1967 a building was purchased on Highway 74. Because of the location the church was known as the Little Ole Church On A Hill.
Elder Claudie Williamson co-pastored the church along with Sister Willie Mae Davenport until 1977. In the fall of 1981 Elder Williamson moved the church to Sunnymead, California. The name of the church was changed to First Apostolic Church of Sunnymead. The church continued to prosper under the leadership of Elder Williamson until he was called home to be with the Lord December 25, 1982.
In 1985 the city of Sunnymead changed its name to Moreno Valley. This precipitated a change in the church's name to Moreno Valley First Apostolic Faith Church. Under the leadership of Elder Newman, the church was relocated in 1986 to 24084 Postal Ave., its current location. At that time the church occupied one-fourth of the building (3,700 square feet) which is currently the main sanctuary.
The church has continued to grow and prosper under the leadership of Suffragan Bishop James G. Belle. In 1998 we purchased our building, a 12,400 square foot facility. In 2006 because of the demands of the ministry our building has been completely renovated. The cost of the project was over $700,000 and everything has been changed except the outside walls. On March 7, 2016 we changed our name from Moreno Valley First Apostolic Faith Church to Grace Fellowship Ministries. It was felt that the new name was more relevant to our mission in ministry, sharing the message of Grace to promote fellowship with Jesus Christ. We have come this far by faith. From the Little Ole Church On A Hill to The Church In The Heart Of The Valley With The Valley In Its Heart. Down through the years God has been good to us.
Handles all the ministry’s media and broadcast needs. This includes audio and video needs of the ministry to provide quality recordings of our services and events.
Our Children’s Ministry teaches our children (between the ages of 3 and 7) about the love of God. This service is provided during our morning worship service.
Offers a systematic method of studying God’s word for the entire family. This also includes New Members Orientation for New Converts.
Makes the Church visible to the community by involving the Church in community events. Sponsors events that will educate the members of various community programs that will benefit them.
Deacons roles and responsibilities at Grace Fellowship Ministries dedicated to God, Church and Pastor implement the role of Deacon as referred to in Acts:6 and 1 Timothy 3:8-13.
The Ushers and Hospitality Ministry provide a welcoming and friendly atmosphere by greeting and seating those who attend our services and events.
Our Marriage and Family Enrichment Ministry works to stabilize marriages and families with ministry outreach to provide support, instruction, and inspiration.
The Men’s Ministry ministers to the needs of the men at Grace Fellowship Ministries.
The Ministerial Alliance Ministry is comprised of those who have acknowledged a divine call upon their life concerning the ministry of the Gospel. The primary mission of the Ministerial Alliance is to support the vision of the leader as defined by the Word of God.
The Music and Choir Ministry blesses our Church with inspirational music which greatly inspires our congregation during worship services.
Provides healthcare information to educate Church members as well as those in the community.
Ministering through praise dancing to the glory of God.
The Ushers and Hospitality Ministry provide a welcoming and friendly atmosphere by seating and greeting those who attend our services and events.
The Women’s Ministry endeavors to empower and inspire women to become all that God has created them to be.
The Young People’s Ministry provides services designed especially for teens and young adults.
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