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Leadership Team

Ricky Powell - Lead Pastor

Ricky Powell has served as Fort Caroline's lead pastor since 1996. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Luther Rice University, and a Master of Divinity with Specialization in Christian Apologetics from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Ricky is married to his wife of 28+ years, Donna. They have three children, Joshua, Casey, and Caleb. He loves spending time with family and good friends, drinking a cup of coffee, and reading car magazines. You can contact Ricky at [email protected]

Matt Sparling - Executive Pastor / NextGen Pastor

Matt Sparling joined the Fort Caroline team in 2016 when God called Matt out of the corporate world to serve the local church full time. Matt is married to his high school sweetheart Susan and together they have two adult sons Hayden and Carson. When not working, he loves hanging out with sweet Susan and cheering on THE Ohio State Buckeyes. You can contact Matt at [email protected]

Craig Marsh - Creative Arts Pastor

Craig Marsh joined the Fort Caroline Baptist Church leadership team in 2008 as the Creative Arts Pastor. He is responsible for crafting the Sunday morning experience. He oversees the musical, media, and technical aspects of our weekend services. Craig loves spending time with his wife and 3 kids. He likes watching movies and sports, especially football (Roll Tide! Go Jags!). You can contact Craig at [email protected]

Joe Otwell - Connections Pastor / Student Pastor

Joe Otwelljoined the Fort Caroline leadership team in 2003. Joe has a Master of Arts in Religious Education and a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling. His wife, Natalie, and Joe have 4 kids: Courtney, Austin, Caris, and Nathan. Joe enjoys hanging out with his family, going to the beach, and playing table tennis. Contact Joe at [email protected]

Christie Hill - Children’s Director

Christie Hill joined the team at Fort Caroline in 2009 and she became the Full Time Preschool Director in 2017 and the Children's Director in 2020. Christie is married to her husband of 26+ years, Erik. Together they have three sons, Erik Jr, Bryan and Michael. She enjoys family time at the beach, reading, running and cheering on her boys at their sporting events and the Crimson Tide. You can contact Christie at [email protected]



Kelsey Ellis Medlin - Communications Director

Kelsey joined the team in 2019 and serves as the Communications Director doing strategic planning, marketing, communications, graphic design, and more. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Strategic Communication with minors in Graphic Design and Digital Media from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. When not working, Kelsey enjoys traveling, jamming to music, and exploring the waterways behind her house on jet skis. You can contact Kelsey at [email protected].



Источник: https://fcbc.life/leadership
FCBC - First Corinthian Baptist Church
JUNE IS Men’s Month F C B C Pre-Father’s Day Brunch 14 Real Talk with Men’s Ministry 17 15 3PM Host: MOVE Ministry Location: The Park 112 7PM Host: MOVE Ministry Location: FCBC Men & Father’s Day Half-Time Heat Men’s Revival 23 21 Rev. Dr. Jesse Williams Convent Avenue Baptist Church, Preaching Comedy Against AIDS 27 7PM Host: Pursuit Team Coffee & Conversation with Pastor Mike 6PM: The Huddle 7:30PM Revival Graduation Sunday & Sankofa Project Featuring Donte Hawkins “Nation is One” CD Sales 20 1:30 / Orientation 4PM / Celebration Host: Journey Ministry Location: FCBC 9AM Host: G2G Team Location: Brighton Beach Harlem HIV/ AIDS Walk Men’s Day of Service 27 10AM Host: SMILE Ministry G2G Beach Day New Members’ Orientation & Celebration 20 27 28 7:30PM Host: IMANI Ministry Location: Gran Piatto d'oro Job Search Workshop 27 10AM Host: IMANI Ministry Location: 140th / 6th 1PM Host: Harambee Project Other Ministry Events Date Event Host Location 6/19/2015 6:30 Girls Gathering Young Dreamers The Dream Center 6/21/2015 6PM Living Waters Baptism Class Journey Ministry FCBC 6/24/2015 7PM Sing with RISE Rehearsal Rise Ministry FCBC 6/25/2015 7PM My Sister, Myself with Rev. LaKeesha Willing Hearts Women’s Ministry FCBC Event Icon Guide Arts Health/Wellness Food & Fellowship Fellowship Volunteer/Service Spiritual Social Justice FCBC ONLINE SURVEY 4 ways to access the survey! 1. bit.ly/fcbcsurvey1 2. Online at fcbcnyc.org 3. On our mobile app or 4. Scan the QR Code below Deadlines June 15th is the deadline for the Young Dreamers Scholarship. Email [email protected] for application and details. Also, June 15th is the deadline for the “Fuel the Dream” Contest. Email submissions to [email protected] Reminder: July is blackout month Michael A. Walrond, Jr., Senior Pastor @mikewalrond LaKeesha Walrond, Executive Pastor @lakeeshawalrond Willie D. Francois, III, Associate Pastor @williefrancois3 Desiree Allen, Associate Pastor @dezsimoneallen First Corinthian Baptist Church 1912 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. New York, NY 10026 212.864.5976 www.fcbcnyc.Love and respect our Lord’s House. NO food, candy, gum or beverages in the Sanctuary. Appointments? 212.864.5976 Pastor Mike: Email Sharon Chancie [email protected] Pastor LaKeesha: Email Jennifer Davis [email protected] Pastor Willie: Email Sharon Spence [email protected] Pastor Desiree: Email Cathleen Meredith [email protected] Join FCBC for worship services every Sunday! Every Week at FCBC Tuesday Teaching at 12PM & 7PM Wednesday Mid Week Motivation with Pastor Mike at 7AM Wednesday and Friday Celebrate Recovery HOPE at 7PM Friday Food Pantry Please Worship with us again and take the Trinity Challenge: Invite 3 guests; 1 for the Father, 1 for the Son, 1 for the Holy Spirit! You plant the seed, and God will give the increase. Free Guidance FCBC offers Free Spiritual Guidance. Too often we ignore our mental health. But, you don’t have to go through it alone. To set up a confidential appointment, contact Joyce Johnson, MS, ED, CRC, LMHC at 212-864-5976 ext. 25 or e-mail [email protected] Need Prayer? FCBC is a community committed to loving people, healing and loving God. To request prayer, provide notification of the sick/shut-in please contact the Deacons at 212.864.5976 (ext. 16) or email [email protected]
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HISTORY OF FIRST CORINTHIAN BAPTIST CHURCH

First Corinthian Baptist Church (FCBC) was organized in 1933 when a few faithful believers gathered in the home of Mother Sloan. There is no record of the minister who officiated over the proceedings at the time of origin. Shortly after, the congregation moved into a loft apartment located at 105 West 117th Street where the Reverend W.L. Johnson served the congregation as its first pastor.

In 1942, the Reverend Thomas H. McKinzie, Sr. was called to serve as FCBC’s fourth pastor. Over the next forty-one years of his ministry, Pastor McKinzie proved himself to be a visionary and a truly anointed leader of God’s people. As a result of his dynamic leadership, the church grew rapidly. Dr. McKinzie led the congregation into its present building location, 1912 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard. Empowered by God, Dr. McKinzie mobilized the church for ministry by skillfully organizing more than seventeen church auxiliaries. Pastor McKinzie believed that “a church should be more than just bricks and glass that present an image of heaven, but it should play a vital role in the daily lives of the community, helping to guide its neighbors through the myriad of problems that confront them daily.” Dr. McKinzie served faithfully until his death in 1983.

Following the death of Dr. McKinzie Sr., the church called his son and former co-pastor,  Reverend Thomas H. McKinzie, Jr, to the office of pastor. Pastor McKinzie Jr. organized the New Converts Committee, Pulpit Aide Ministry, and the New Vision Ministry (formerly the First Lady’s Ministry). It was during his pastoral tenure that the church building was named as a historic landmark by the Landmark Conservatory. One of the many highlights of his ministry includes his courageous decision to prepare and ordain four women to the office of deacons. Pastor McKinzie Jr., humbly and lovingly served until his death in 1995.

In 1996, the church called Reverend Edward Derrik Porter to serve as its sixth pastor.  He launched a five-year Vision 2000 Capital Campaign that endeavored to raise $1.5 million. Reverend Dr. Edward Derrik Porter resigned on May 31, 2003, as he sensed the call of God upon his life directing him into another dimension of ministry.

On July 25, 2004 the FCBC congregation welcomed Reverend Michael A. Walrond, Jr., his wife and partner in ministry Reverend Dr. LaKeesha Walrond, and their two children Michael III and Jasmyn Dominique as its First Family.

In Pastor Walrond’s short time, he has been fiercely dedicated to “making disciples that transform the world”. Through his commitment to God’s commandments and will, over 21 ministries have been birthed.  Pastor Mike’s love for teaching led to the implementation of Noonday Bible Study, Thursday Night Discipleship Training, and several leadership workshops and seminars.  Under his leadership, FCBC membership has grown from 350 to nearly 10,000+ disciples. 

In 2006, Pastor Walrond successfully executed a $500,000 Vision Campaign that restored and renewed FCBC's interior.  With a vision of making the arts more accessible to the Harlem community, FCBC launched 'The Sanctuary,' which is dedicated to producing and presenting theatrical, musical and visual art that reflects the community in which it serves. In 2017, FCBC completed a $1,000,000 upgrade to our sound and lighting system that enhances the worship and arts experience. 

In addition to the physical improvements of the building, Pastor Walrond has been working diligently to build an organized and effective supportive team to help communicate and implement God’s vision for FCBC. Pastor Walrond’s wife and partner in ministry, the Reverend Dr. LaKeesha Walrond began serving as Executive Pastor in 2006. 

In 2012, Pastor Mike’s foresight and passion for the Harlem community shaped the vision for the FCBC community development corporation (CDC). The most ambitious project to date of the FCBC CDC is The Dream Center, a transformative space designed to awaken dreams of the community. Focused on creative arts, leadership development, and economic empowerment, The Dream Center offers over twenty-five completely free programs to the Harlem community for all ages, races, and backgrounds. 

With a desire to deeply engage the issues of the community, in December of 2016 Pastor Mike opened the H.O.P.E. (Healing On Purpose and Evolving) Center; the first faith-based mental health facility in Harlem. The H.O.P.E. Center is a manifestation of Pastor Mike’s vision to effectively support the vast mental health needs of the community. The center seeks to minimize the stigma that exists in many communities of color when seeking mental health services.

Today, FCBC is dedicated to uphold its purpose statement:

Источник: https://fcbcnyc.org/about/our-story
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First Corinthian Church. FCBC

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Welcome to the sermon podcast of First Corinthian Baptist Church led by Michael A. Walrond Jr. in Harlem, New York. To learn more about this vibrant and dynamic ministry, visit www.fcbcnyc.org. To support this ministry and help the Harlem community and those around the world, click here https://bit.ly/2mkiqjI LIVE! LOVE! SERVE!

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Leadership Team

Ricky Powell - Lead Pastor

Ricky Powell has served as Fort Caroline's lead fcbc church pastor since 1996. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Luther Rice University, and a Master of Divinity with Specialization in Christian Apologetics from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Ricky is married to his wife of 28+ years, Donna. They have three children, Joshua, Casey, and Caleb. He loves spending time with family and good friends, drinking a cup of coffee, and reading car magazines. You can contact Ricky at [email protected]

Matt Sparling - Executive Pastor / NextGen Pastor fcbc church pastor

Matt Sparling joined the Fort Caroline team in 2016 when God called Matt out of the corporate world to serve the local church full time. Matt is married to his high school sweetheart Susan and together they have two adult sons Hayden and Carson. When not working, he loves hanging out with sweet Susan and cheering on THE Ohio State Buckeyes. You can contact Matt at [email protected]

Craig Marsh - Creative Arts Pastor

Craig Marsh joined the Fort Caroline Baptist Church leadership team in 2008 as the Creative Arts Pastor. He is responsible for crafting the Sunday morning experience. He oversees the musical, media, and technical aspects of our weekend services. Craig loves spending time with his fcbc church pastor and 3 kids. He likes watching movies and sports, especially football (Roll Tide! Go Jags!). You can contact Craig at [email protected]

Joe Otwell - Connections Portal edd ca gov webapp / Student Pastor

Joe Otwelljoined the Fort Caroline leadership team in 2003. Joe has a Master of Arts in Religious Education and a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling. His wife, Natalie, and Joe have 4 kids: Courtney, Austin, Caris, and Nathan. Joe enjoys hanging out with his family, going to the beach, and playing table tennis. Contact Joe at [email protected]

Christie Hill - Children’s Director

Christie Hill joined the team at Fort Caroline in 2009 and she became the Full Time Preschool Director in 2017 and the Children's Director in 2020. Christie is married to her husband of 26+ years, Erik. Together they have three sons, Erik Jr, Bryan and Michael. She enjoys family time at the beach, reading, running and cheering on her boys at their sporting events and the Crimson Tide. You can contact Christie at [email protected]



Kelsey Ellis Medlin - Communications Director

Kelsey joined the team in 2019 and serves as the Communications Director doing strategic planning, marketing, communications, graphic design, and more. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Strategic Communication with minors in Graphic Design and Digital Media from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. When not working, Kelsey enjoys traveling, jamming to music, and exploring the waterways behind her house on jet skis. You can contact Kelsey at [email protected].



Источник: https://fcbc.life/leadership
FCBC - First Corinthian Baptist Church
JUNE IS Men’s Month F C B C Pre-Father’s Day Brunch 14 Real Talk with Men’s Ministry 17 15 3PM Host: MOVE Ministry Location: The Park 112 7PM Host: MOVE Ministry Location: FCBC Men & Father’s Day Half-Time Heat Men’s Revival 23 21 Rev. Dr. Jesse Williams Convent Avenue Baptist Church, Preaching Comedy Against AIDS 27 7PM Host: Pursuit Team Coffee & Conversation with Pastor Mike 6PM: The Huddle 7:30PM Revival Graduation Sunday & Sankofa Project Featuring Donte Hawkins “Nation is One” CD Sales 20 1:30 / Orientation 4PM / Celebration Host: Journey Ministry Location: FCBC 9AM Host: G2G Team Location: Brighton Beach Harlem HIV/ AIDS Walk Men’s Day of Service 27 10AM Host: SMILE Ministry G2G Beach Day New Members’ Orientation & Celebration 20 27 28 7:30PM Host: IMANI Ministry Location: Gran Piatto d'oro Job Search Workshop 27 10AM Host: IMANI Ministry Location: 140th / 6th 1PM Host: Harambee Project Other Ministry Events Date Event Host Location 6/19/2015 6:30 Girls Gathering Young Dreamers The Dream Center 6/21/2015 6PM Living Waters Baptism Class Journey Ministry FCBC 6/24/2015 7PM Sing with RISE Rehearsal Rise Ministry FCBC 6/25/2015 7PM My Sister, Myself with Rev. LaKeesha Willing Hearts Women’s Ministry FCBC Event Icon Guide Arts Health/Wellness Food & Fellowship Fellowship Volunteer/Service Spiritual Social Justice FCBC ONLINE SURVEY 4 ways to access the survey! 1. bit.ly/fcbcsurvey1 2. Online at fcbcnyc.org 3. On our mobile app or 4. Scan the QR Code below Deadlines June 15th is the deadline for the Young Dreamers Scholarship. Email [email protected] for application and details. Also, June 15th is the deadline for the “Fuel the Dream” Contest. Email submissions to [email protected] Reminder: July is blackout month Michael A. Walrond, Jr., Senior Pastor @mikewalrond LaKeesha Walrond, Executive Pastor @lakeeshawalrond Willie D. Francois, III, Associate Pastor @williefrancois3 Desiree Allen, Associate Pastor @dezsimoneallen First Corinthian Baptist Church 1912 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. New York, NY 10026 212.864.5976 www.fcbcnyc.Love and respect our Lord’s House. NO food, candy, gum or beverages in the Sanctuary. Appointments? 212.864.5976 Pastor Mike: Email Sharon Chancie [email protected] Pastor LaKeesha: Email Jennifer Davis [email protected] Pastor Willie: Email Sharon Spence [email protected] Pastor Desiree: Email Cathleen Meredith [email protected] Join FCBC for worship services every Sunday! Every Week at FCBC Tuesday Teaching at 12PM & 7PM Wednesday Mid Week Motivation with Pastor Mike at 7AM Wednesday and Friday Celebrate Recovery HOPE at 7PM Friday Food Pantry Please Worship with us again and take the Trinity Challenge: Invite 3 guests; 1 for the Father, 1 for the Son, 1 for the Holy Spirit! You plant the seed, and God will give the increase. Free Guidance FCBC offers Free Spiritual Guidance. Too often we ignore our mental health. But, you don’t have to go through it alone. To set up a confidential appointment, contact Joyce Johnson, MS, ED, CRC, LMHC at 212-864-5976 ext. 25 or e-mail [email protected] Need Prayer? FCBC is a community committed to loving people, healing and loving God. To request prayer, provide notification of the sick/shut-in please contact the Deacons at 212.864.5976 (ext. 16) or email [email protected]
Источник: https://doczz.net/doc/4727993/fcbc---first-corinthian-baptist-church

HISTORY OF FIRST CORINTHIAN BAPTIST CHURCH

First Corinthian Baptist Church (FCBC) was organized in 1933 when a few faithful believers gathered in the home of Mother Sloan. There is no record of the minister who officiated over the proceedings at the time of origin. Shortly after, the congregation moved into a loft apartment located at 105 West 117th Street where the Reverend W.L. Johnson served the congregation as its first pastor.

In 1942, the Reverend Thomas H. McKinzie, Sr. was called to serve as FCBC’s fourth pastor. Over the next forty-one years of his ministry, Pastor McKinzie proved himself to be a visionary and a truly anointed leader of God’s people. As a result of his dynamic leadership, the church grew rapidly. Dr. McKinzie led the congregation into its present building location, 1912 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard. Empowered by God, Dr. McKinzie mobilized the church for ministry by skillfully organizing more than seventeen church auxiliaries. Pastor McKinzie believed that “a church should be more than just bricks and glass that present an image of heaven, but it should play a vital role in the daily lives of the community, helping to guide its neighbors through the myriad of problems that confront them daily.” Dr. McKinzie served faithfully until his death in 1983.

Following the death of Dr. McKinzie Sr., the church called fcbc church pastor son and former co-pastor,  Reverend Thomas H. McKinzie, Jr, to the office of pastor. Pastor McKinzie Jr. organized the New Converts Committee, Pulpit Aide Ministry, and the New Vision Ministry (formerly the First Lady’s Ministry). It was during his pastoral tenure that the church building was named as a historic landmark by the Landmark Conservatory. One of the many highlights of his ministry includes his courageous decision to prepare and ordain four women to the office of deacons. Pastor McKinzie Jr., humbly and lovingly served until his death in 1995.

In 1996, the church called Reverend Edward Derrik Fcbc church pastor to serve as its sixth pastor.  He launched a five-year Vision 2000 Capital Campaign that endeavored to raise $1.5 million. Reverend Dr. Edward Fcbc church pastor Porter resigned on May 31, 2003, as he sensed the call of God upon his life directing him into another dimension of ministry.

On July 25, 2004 the FCBC congregation welcomed Reverend Michael A. Walrond, Jr., his wife and partner in ministry Reverend Dr. LaKeesha Walrond, and their two children Michael III and Jasmyn Dominique as its First Family.

In Pastor Walrond’s short time, he has been fiercely dedicated to “making disciples that transform the world”. Through his commitment to God’s commandments and will, over 21 ministries have been birthed.  Pastor Mike’s love for teaching led to the implementation of Noonday Bible Study, Thursday Night Discipleship Training, and several leadership workshops and seminars.  Under his leadership, FCBC membership has grown from 350 to nearly 10,000+ disciples. 

In 2006, Pastor Walrond successfully executed a $500,000 Vision Campaign that restored and renewed FCBC's interior.  With a vision of making the arts more accessible to the Harlem community, FCBC launched 'The Sanctuary,' which is dedicated to producing and presenting theatrical, musical and visual art that reflects the community in which it serves. In 2017, FCBC completed a $1,000,000 upgrade to our sound and lighting system that enhances the worship and arts experience. 

In addition to the fcbc church pastor improvements of the building, Pastor Walrond has been working diligently to build an organized and effective supportive team to help communicate and implement God’s vision for FCBC. Pastor Walrond’s wife and partner in ministry, the Reverend Dr. LaKeesha Walrond began serving as Executive Pastor in 2006. 

In 2012, Pastor Mike’s foresight and passion for the Harlem community shaped the vision for the FCBC community development corporation (CDC). The most ambitious project to date of the FCBC CDC is The Dream Center, a transformative space designed to awaken dreams of the community. Focused on creative arts, leadership development, and economic empowerment, The Dream Center offers over twenty-five completely free programs to the Harlem community for all ages, races, and backgrounds. 

With a desire to deeply engage the issues of the community, in December of 2016 Pastor Mike opened the H.O.P.E. (Healing On Purpose and Evolving) Center; the first faith-based mental health facility in Harlem. The H.O.P.E. Center is a manifestation of Pastor Mike’s vision to effectively support the vast mental health needs of the community. The center seeks to minimize the stigma that exists in many communities of color when seeking mental health services.

Today, FCBC is dedicated to uphold its purpose statement:

Источник: https://fcbcnyc.org/about/our-story
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First Corinthian Church. FCBC

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Faith Community Baptist Church

Church in Singapore

Faith Community Baptist Church (Chinese: 坚信浸信教会), or FCBC, is an independent charismaticmegachurch in Singapore founded by Pastor Lawrence Khong in 1986.[1]

The church was one of three megachurches to make it to a list of Singapore's 10 largest charities, according to a report by The Straits Times in 2019.[2]

History[edit]

FCBC was founded in 1986 following the sacking of Pastor Lawrence Khong from the mainline Grace Baptist Church over theological differences on practices such as baptism in the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues in the early days of the charismatic movement in Singapore. [3][4][5]

It became a cell group church in 1988 and has since 2002 transitioned to become a Government of 12 or "G12" church, a model first formulated by Colombian pastor César Castellanos of the International Charismatic Mission Church.

After years of conducting worship services in commercial venues, the church opened its first place of worship in 1993, with the launch of the 1,600-seat Touch Centre in Marine Parade. Four years later, it opened a second place of worship with the opening of Touch Community Theatre in Redhill.

In 2019, Daniel Khong, son of Lawrence Khong was installed as the senior pastor of the church. His wife, Serene Tang was named deputy senior pastor.

Lawrence Khong and his wife Nina Khong remain active within the church as "Apostolic Overseers".

Ministries[edit]

FCBC conducts multiple services at three locations: Touch Centre in Marine Parade, Gateway Theatre (formerly TOUCH Community Theatre) in Bukit Merah currently for its Chinese services and Nicoll meeting rooms 1–3 in Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre under a lease agreement.

FCBC has a community arm, TOUCH Community Services (TCS). TCS serves the local community in Singapore in a variety of ways, including providing various services and help to troubled youth, children, senior citizens, the visually challenged, mentally challenged, physically disabled, family services and in character development. TCS also has an international arm, TOUCH International (TI), that provides aid and relief to disaster spots and areas that need help around the world. TI also supports long-term involvement in global communities and is deeply involved in the rebuilding process in the tsunami stricken areas and others. TCS is a non-profit, non-religious community organisation, which has served over 100,000 individuals since its establishment.[6] In 2007, TCS won the Outstanding non-profit Organisation Award.[7]

FCBC also has a media branch known as Gateway Entertainment that produces various movies and stage productions which teach moral values and Christianity. Its pioneering magic & theatre show, The Magic of Love (MOL), toured the United States. As of 2007, over 208,000 people worldwide had watched the show.[8] Gateway's second show, titled "MAGICBOX", performed at The Esplanade Theatre in July 2008. Gateway's latest production, "Vision", performed at the same venue in July 2011.[citation needed]

Reverend Khong was appointed as the Singapore Coordinator of VISION 2001 in 1994, which was renamed as the LOVESingapore Movement in 1995, a Unity movement among the churches in Singapore.[9] There are over 150 churches in this movement united in prayer for Singapore. Other major churches involved include Victory Family Centre and Covenant Evangelical Free Church.

Controversies[edit]

Views on homosexuality[edit]

In January 2013, church founder Lawrence Khong issued a statement to ex-Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong against repealing Singapore's laws that criminalises gay sex. He described the potential repeal of Section 377A of the Penal Code as "a looming threat to this basic (nation) building block by fcbc church pastor activists."[10][11] and regards the "homosexual act" as "the greatest blasphemy against the name of God".[12]

In 2014, LoveSingapore,a network of 100 local churches that Khong, chairs, created a guide to support Section 377A of the Penal Code, criminalising sex between men.[13][14] He also wrote an open letter to the Health Promotion Board, criticising that their webpage on sexual health "condones same-sex relationships and promotes homosexual practice as something normal".[15] He has also actively protested against the annual Singapore gay pride event Pink Dot SG, and has supported the counter-campaign and encouraged his followers to speak out against the normalisation of homosexual relationships in Singapore.[16]

Support for Creationism[edit]

In 2016, Lawrence Khong delivered a series of sermons at Faith Community Baptist Church, describing Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution as "a real deception from the Devil".[17] The church's fcbc church pastor for creationism in its pulpit and on its social media channels prompted a discussion on the spread of the idea by certain groups of Christian evangelicals in secular Singapore. The Ministry of Education has since clarified that creationism is not taught in local schools.[18]

Unfair dismissal of employee[edit]

In August 2013, FCBC was fined by the Ministry of Manpower and made to compensate a former staff whose employment was terminated 7 months into her pregnancy, depriving her of wages and maternity benefits. The married woman had been dismissed after she was discovered to be pregnant with the child of another former male staff. Employment Act in Singapore protects an expectant mother from the fourth month of pregnancy and requires employers to pay maternity fcbc church pastor if she is dismissed without sufficient cause during this period.[19] Reverend Khong disagreed with the ministry's judgement, but the ministry said that "employment legislation has to be kept secular because of Singapore's multi-cultural and multi-religious society."[20]

In October 2013, the church announced plans to file papers requesting a judicial review of the original judgement, believing the ministry had acted unconstitutionally in the way it interfered in the church's affairs. The ministry expressed disappointment, saying that "We live in a secular society where laws have been put in place to protect individuals while not depriving religious organisations and individuals of the space to carry out their practices."[21]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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  1. @Ambrose Mphela Watch the video at about 2.48 in setting up the button there is an option to include postal address. Just choose yes or no.

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