"Glorybound Ministries Center" is what we like to call it...

It used to be Glorybound Ministries Church, but now, it's Glorybound Ministries Center. And really, this name is much more in keeping with what we've had in mind all along.

It's a Center for ministries -- "Wisdom Word Warriors" and children's ministry, the "Spirit Thing" youth ministry, the "SOS" School of the Spirit course, prison & jail outreaches, the food bank, itinerate and traveling ministries and ministers, music ministries, the intercessory prayer ministry, a men's ministry, a women's ministry, Biblical counseling ministries, and more. A Center for ministries to go out to reach the world from, and a Center to come back to for fellowship, for prayer, for teaching, and for the power of corporate praise and worship.

It's a Center where Ephesians 4:11-13 is a practice, not just a principle:

     And His gifts were [varied; He Himself appointed and gave men to us] some to be apostles (special messengers), some prophets (inspired preachers and expounders), some evangelists (preachers of the Gospel, traveling missionaries), some pastors (shepherds of His flock), and teachers.

     His intention was the perfecting and the full equipping of the saints (His consecrated people), [that they should do] the work of ministering toward building up Christ's body (the church),

     [That it might develop] until we all attain oneness in the faith and in the comprehension of the [full and accurate] knowledge of the Son of God. (Amplified Bible)

It's a Center where diversity of ministry and unity of faith is not only a novel possibility, it's a tool which propels the believer into the work spreading the Gospel -- that means, Good News -- to the world. And, while that's happening, the believer continues to discover the wonders of his new identity as a born-again new creation in Christ. Over the years, we've seen lots of our brothers and sisters rise-up and become the servant-ministers they were created to be. Some of them serve here at GMC. Some of them serve in other churches. Other cities. Other nations.

It's a Center whose "center" is Jesus Christ. Not the authority of man. Not a pattern of religious traditions. It's a Center where the pastor is a pastor -- not a Pope. Not a stereotype. Not a demagogue. Some of the pastors are men, some of the pastors are women. But all of the pastors, elders and leaders here are shepherds and fishermen. You'll like them.

So, do think you can handle it? We feel compelled to warn you that at Glorybound Ministries Center, you'll never be encouraged to make Jesus Christ a "part of your life" -- because that's not an offer He ever made to anybody. He did say,

     "Whoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it." (Mark 8:34,35 KJV).

We're here to worship, honor and obey God. We're not trying to fit Him into our "chosen lifestyle". We empower ourselves as we entrust ourselves to the truth of His Word. You see, God is smarter than we are (maybe you'd better say that out loud!). And He knows how to bring blessings to us in ways we could never invent. He loves us unconditionally, and we want to always be eager to respond, through devoted worship and trusting obedience, to that kind and quality of love.

Maybe that's why, at Glorybound Ministries Center, the music might be a little louder than what you're used to. The praise might be a little more exuberant, the worship a little more intimate. The praying is a little more direct. The preaching is aimed at the individual heart, not at the general public.

We don't play politics and we don't practice politics. If you're looking for a church to fulfill your "Holy Day of Obligation", or if you need a place to pass out your business cards, you needn't bother with us. Not yet, anyway. Wait until the day comes when you've got other things on your mind. Like making a direct connection with Jesus Christ. We want to help you to grow into your destiny as a new creation in Him!