Thanks for your interest in our church! We want to welcome you and let you know that we are here to serve you. If you decide to visit, here are a few things that you can expect when you walk through our doors.
Walking into a new church can be intimidating and at times terrifying depending on your previous church experience. If you are considering attending one of our services, don't hesitate to make the next step and come check it out! We can’t fully describe what you will experience, but at least we can try to give you an idea of what to expect.
On a Sunday morning you might see some people in a suit and tie, others in a t-shirt and shorts, and a lot of in between. Our service is about 1 hour and 15 minutes and consists of Christ honoring music, the preaching of God’s Word, prayer, and giving.
What time is the service?
Our Sunday Worship Service begins at 11AM.
How should I dress?
There is not a dress code for members or guests. Those involved in the ministries here as well as many of our church family dress in more traditional “Sunday” dress; however, our main goal is that you would feel welcome and comfortable on your visit here!
Will there be instruction for young children?
Yes. We love you AND we love your children. Jesus wanted all of the children to come to Him and we feel the same way about your kids. Our hope is that your young ones will sing and pray right along with the rest of us. Before the sermon starts, we offer an opportunity for any child to join in with our Junior Church. But all children are welcome to stay in the service.
Will you ask me to give you any money?
We never ask anyone to give and we always tell our guests not to. Because God has given us everything in Christ, many people want to give and help support our church. So we provide a time during the service for them to do so. However, no one is ever pressured to give because the good news is ALWAYS a free gift. We just want you to come and receive what God gives.
1. The Authority of the Scriptures
We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men supernaturally inspirited: that is truth without error. It is eternal and shall remain throughout all eternity. It is the only completed and final revelation of the will of God to man. For this church specifically, the King James Version known as the Authorized Version for English speaking people will always be the Bible that is in use by this congregation.
By “The Holy Bible” we mean that the collection of sixty –six books, from the Bible book of Genesis to Bible book of Revelation, which as originally written does not only contains the Word of God but is the Word of God.
By “inspiration” we mean that the books of the Holy Bible were written by holy men of old, as they were moved by the Holy Ghost, in such a definite way that their writings were supernaturally and verbally inspired and free from error, as no other writings have ever been or ever will be inspired.
II Tim. 3:16-17; II Pet. 1:19-21; Acts 1:16; 28:25; Psa. 119:89, 105, 130, 160; Pro.30:5-6; Lk.24:25-27; 44-45; jn.12:49; 17:17; Rom.3:4; I Pet.1:23; Rev.22:19; Isa.8:20; Eph.6:17; Rom.15:4; Lk.16:31; Psa.19:7-11
2. The True God
We believe that there is one, and only one, living and true God, and infinite intelligent Spirit, the maker and supreme ruler of heaven and earth; inexpressibly glorious in holiness and worthy of all possible honor, confidence and love; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, equal in every divine perfection, that executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption.
Ex.15:11; 31:2-3; Gen.17:1; I Cor.8:6; Eph.4:6; Jn.4:24; Psa.83:18; 90:2; 147:5; Jer.10:10; Rev.4:11; I Tim.1:17; rom.11:33; Mk.12:30; Matt.28:19; Jn.10:32; 15:26; I Cor.2:1-11; 12:4-6; I Jn.5:7; Phil.2:5-6; Eph.2:18; II Cor.13:14
3. The Person & Work of Christ Jesus
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, eternal with the Father was begotten of the Holy Ghost in a miraculous manner: born of Mary, a virgin. He is both the Son of God and the Son of Man: He is both God and man. We believe that faith in Him (Jesus Christ) is the only means of eternal Salvation.
Isa.7:14; Matt.1:18-25; Luke 1:26-35; Jn.1:2, 12, 14, 14:6; Col.2:9; Heb.4:1415
4. The Person & Work of the Holy Sprit
1. We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person (Jn. 14:16,17), equal with God the Father and God the Son and of the same nature (Matt. 28:19; Heb. 9:14), that He was active in the creation (Gen. 1:2; Ps. 104:30), that in His relation to the unbelieving world He restrains the evil one until God’s purpose is fulfilled (II Thess. 2:6,7), that He convicts of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment (Jn. 16:8-11), that He bears witness to the truth of the Gospel in preaching and testimony (Jn. 14:26; 16:13; Acts 5:32), that He is the agent in the new birth (Jn. 3:5,6; 1:12,13), that He seals (Eph. 1:13,14), endues (Jn. 20:22; Luke 24:49), guides (Jn. 16:13), teaches (I Jn. 2:20-27), witnesses (Rom. 8:14,16), sanctifies and helps the believer (Rom. 8:26,27; II Thess. 2:13, I Pet. 1:2). 2. We believe that the sign gifts of the Holy Spirit, such as speaking in tongues and the gift of healing, were temporary. We believe that speaking in tongues was never the common or necessary sign of the baptism or filling of the Holy Spirit and that ultimate deliverance of the body from sickness or death awaits the consummation of our salvation in the resurrection, though God frequently chooses to answer the prayers of believers for physical healing (I Cor. 1:22, 13:8; 14:21-22).
5. Devil or Satan
We believe that from all eternity God determined in grace to save a great multitude of guilty sinners from every tribe and language and people and nation, and to this end foreknew them and chose them. We believe that God justifies and sanctifies those who by grace have faith in Jesus, and that he will one day glorify them—all to the praise of his glorious grace. In love God commands and implores all people to repent and believe, having set his saving love on those he has chosen and having ordained Christ to be their Redeemer.
6. Creation of Man
We believe the Genesis account of Creation and believe that man came by direct creation of God (Gen. 1, 2) and not by evolution (Jn. 1:3; Col. 1:16,17).
7. Total Depravity of Man
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam’s sin the human race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; and that man is totally depraved and of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition (Gen. 1:26-27; Rom. 3:22-23; 5:12; 6:23; Eph. 2:1-3; 4:17-19).
8. Virgin Birth
We believe the Scriptures teach that Jesus was begotten of the Holy Spirit in a miraculous manner, born of Mary, a virgin, as no other man was ever born, or can ever be born of woman, and that he is both the Son of God and God the Son. (Gen. 3:15; Isa. 7:14; Matt. 1:18,25; Jn. 1:14).
9. The Way of Salvation
We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, who lived a sinless and perfect life, died as our substitute and atonement for sins, shed His precious blood on Calvary, was buried, and rose again for our justification. (Rom. 4:25; Jn. 1:2; Eph. 1:7; 2:8-10; I Pet. 1:18-19; II Cor. 5:21).
10. Eternal Security & Assurance of Believers
1. We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever (Jn. 6:37-40; 10:27-30; Rom. 8:1,38-39; I Cor. 1:4-8; I Pet. 1:4-5). 2. We believe that it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God’s Word, which, however, clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion to the flesh (Rom. 13:13-14; Gal. 5:13; Titus 2:11-15).
11. Local Church
We believe the Scriptures teach that a local Church is a congregation of immersed believers, associated by covenant of faith and fellowship of the Gospel; observing the ordinances of Christ; governed by His laws; and exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word; that its only Scriptural officers are pastors and deacons, whose qualifications, claims, and duties are clearly defined in the Epistles of Timothy and Titus. We believe the true mission of the Church is the faithful witness of Christ to all men as we have the opportunity, and the building up and edifying of the saints. We hold that the local Church has the absolute right of Self-Government free from the interference of any hierarchy of individuals or organizations; and that the one and only head is Christ through the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:41-42; 8:1; I Cor. 4:17; Acts 2:47; I Cor. 11:2; Mat. 28:20; Jn. 14:15; 15:10; Acts 14:23, 15:22; II Thess. 3:7; Rom. 16:17-20; I Cor. 11:23; Mat. 18:15-20; I Tim. 3; Titus 1).
12. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper
We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water, to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Saviour, with its effect in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life, that it is prerequisite to the privileges of a Church relation. (Acts 8:36-38; Rom. 6:4-5; Col. 2:12; Acts 10:47).
We believe that the Lord’s Supper is the commemoration of His death until He comes and should be preceded always by solemn self-examination (I Cor. 11:23-28).
13. Civil Government
We believe that civil government is of divine appointment, for the interest and good order of human society, that magistrates are to be prayed for, honoured, and obeyed except in things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ who is the only Lord of the conscience, and the coming Prince of the Kings of the earth (Rom. 13:1-7; I Tim. 2:1-3; Dan. 3:17-18; Acts 4:18-20; Rev. 19:13-16).
Our mission is to establish an Independent Baptist Church in the Garland and Richardson area amongst the international community. We believe God is sending us to build and grow a Church which joyfully worships the LORD our God. Our church will be a gospel lighthouse in the metroplex aiming to develop a faithful body of Christ with a heart and mouth to share God’s love to our neighbors and to the world. The Bible says that “faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (Roms 10:17).
Pastor Thaddeus Kabuin (Rev. Dr.)
I am originally from Cameroon, West Africa. My pastoral ministry started in 1988 as a Youth Pastor at Macedonian Baptist Church Molyko, Buea. Then, in 1991, I became a Youth Leader and Youth Pastor at Etoug-Ebe Baptist Church, Yaounde before answering the call in 1994-1996 for full time ministry as the Church Planter Pastor. The LORD miraculously took me in the fall of 1996 to further my studies at the Chicago’s Moody Bible Institute, founded by D.L. Moody. After my graduation from Moody Bible Institute’s Graduate School division in May 1998 with a Master of Biblical Studies, the LORD brought me to Dallas in the summer of 1998 to study Bible Exposition at the Dallas Theological Seminary. This is when the LORD started speaking to me to evangelize the international community including the African people in North Texas. After two years, Mercy and I got married in May 2000; God blessed us with four beautiful children. I graduated from Dallas Seminary with a Master of Theology in 2003, and a Doctor of Ministry Degree in 2009. I praise the LORD for my family and educational accomplishments. They give me their full support in the church planting ministry and I can only pray thank God.
Mercy and I got married in May 2000, We met at the Baptist Church in Yaounde, Cameroon. And while I was preaching at Bethel Baptist Church, in Etoudi, Mercy was running the Children Church. By his grace, God has blessed us with 4 beautiful children. Mercy and the Children are serving the LORD 100% with me in the Church. Children, Youth, Music, and FBEIC Woman’s outreach. I graduated from Dallas Seminary with a Master of Theology 2003, and a Doctor of Ministry Degree in 2009. I am also a Certified Professional Scrum Master in software development for which I praise the LORD.
The history of FBEIC started when the LORD God opened the door for my family and I to start a Church plant in the North Garland and Richardson area of Texas. For about three years, while having some mentorship and serving on Staff at First Baptist Church of Meadowview, I have learnt to serve & share the gospel of salvation in the belief of Jesus Christ.
For many years the LORD had given my wife & I the burden to share his love and the gospel of salvation with the international community and the growing African population in North Texas. The burden grew with the increasing population. As we speak, the African population in the North Texas area has more than doubled in the past decade to 60.000+ and these are people with no Fundamental Independent African Baptist Preacher reaching them. It became obvious that this community of people need Jesus Christ, they need to turn from their evil ways, repent of their sins and believe in Jesus Christ. This is how we started in the facility of First Baptist Church of Meadowview in July 2017. Then, we were commissioned in December 2020 by FBCOM. In January 2021 we opened the doors of our living room in Garland for Sunday morning worship services with three families, and a missionary to Argentina. After 4 months we found the leasing space at the Garland Convention and Reception Center where we are currently meeting and preparing to launch the Grand opening of First Baptist Evangelism International Church in Garland, Texas.
Church Planting Prayer Needs
The Bible says in Matthew 28:18-20, "And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen."
Pray that God will give me his favor & power to train and equip others to bear fruit in Christ.
Pray that God will open doors for the gospel in Garland and Richardson area. More blessings.
Pray for a permanent property; a Worship Center, as well as a home for weekly outreach.
Pray that God will honor and glorify his name in Garland, Richardson & North Texas area.