Teaching the Finished Work of Christ and His Unconditional Love and Forgiveness.
This is the place where we Minister Grace to the Hearer....
Hi, and thank you for taking a few moments to get to know a little about what GLFC is all about. My name is Darrell Alexander and I, along with my wife Donnia, are the pastors of the church. We were full time missionaries for almost 10 years living in Peru and Bolivia before returning to the States at the direction of the Lord Jesus the Head of the Church to start a new work in Lake Wales Florida. We welcome you to a safe place where you will find a smile and a hot cup of coffee and an anointed word and the demonstration of the Spirit of God in the earth today.
What Kind of Church is GLFC and What Do We Teach...
We are a Bible Believing Church with a strong focus on the finished work of Jesus Christ on the Cross, another word for that comes from the Greek τετέλεσται (tetelestai), literally translated the word tetelestai means, “It is finished.”
The word occurs in John 19:28 and 19:30 and these are the only two places in the New Testament where it occurs. In John 19:28 it is translated, “After this, when Jesus knew that all things were now completed, in order that the scripture might be fulfilled, he said, ‘I thirst.’” Two verses later he utters the word himself: “Then when he received the sour wine Jesus said, ‘It is finished,’ and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.”
The word tetelestai was also written on business documents or receipts in New Testament times indicating that a bill had been paid in full. Everything Jesus 'paid in full' belongs to those who are believers in Him.
Not Under Law But Grace
We focus on the Grace of God and Faith, showing there is a balance. "You are saved by grace through faith and not of yourself or any works you do, in short it's all about Jesus.
We know there are a lot of misunderstandings about a Church that teaches a strong Grace message, I can assure you GLFC has a high moral standard we know that right believing produces right living, one who is a believer in Christ Jesus, will exhibit a Godly lifestyle but we also know that nobody is perfect and all people are in different places in their lives.
All of us, will mess up and dare I say it "sin" but that does not mean God is mad at us or looking to pass out judgement and disown his kids. No! He is a God of love and forgiveness and full of compassion ready to meet you where you are all the time.
So what kind of Church is Grace Life Family Church? It's the kind of Church that teaches God's grace is the same every day and He has forgiven your sins: Past, Present and Future. It's the kind of Church that says "Welcome home, come on in no matter where you are in your life today, God is in love with you, He loves you right now just the way you are and not the way you think you should be.
We say welcome if you have been hurt or beat up by religion or told all your life you're not good enough or if you think God couldn't love you because of a bad past or a divorce or any of a thousand things. We say "WELCOME!!"
The only real way to get to know us is to come and visit, and see and experience for yourself just how awesome God is and just how much He loves you and wants you. So we look forward to seeing you and hearing your story and growing together in the grace of God.
Focusing on the Love and Grace of God ...
Going Into All The World With The Good News ...The Gospel of Jesus Christ
GLFC is a Missions' Minded Church. Through our outreach arm of Alexander Ministries International we will go, take and send mission teams throughout the world. We will also be careful not to forget those all around us where we are, visiting the sick and those in the assisted living homes, reaching out to our police and those who serve in the branches of the military. One thing you will here a lot at GLFC is we reach "Across the Aisle, Across The Street and Across the World"
Jesus said "GO" so we do and as we go we share His great love and amazing grace with all those we have the opportunity to meet with.
Education Through IBTC ...
We are excited to offer anyone who would like to further their education in Biblical studies through IBTC, International Bible Training College, which is fully accredited by the Transworld Accrediting Commission International. Now in its 25th year, Transworld Accrediting is an international, federally recognized non-profit church educational organization with a mandate to establish minimal acceptable standards, criteria and shared Biblical Doctrine.
The good news is you can study online right from the comfort of your own home. Our instructors share their insights to assist in the fulfilling of the destiny that God has placed on your life. Also it's our vision to have a live class week each quarter for our GLFC family.