HISTORY OF UNITED FAITH CHURCH IN BARNEGAT NEW JERSEY
Every journey has a beginning. Abraham’s journey began when God called him out of his familiar surroundings and set him apart to raise up a generation to follow God
“For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing what is right and just, so that the LORD will bring about for Abraham what he has promised him.”Genesis 18:19
Many fun-filled nights and pool parties were held at the Santiago’s home for the youth that grew into a group of more than 50 kids. This then expanded into many other facets of church leadership, including discipleship for young adults, mentoring, counseling, preaching, ministries in healing and prayer, assisting in church planting, as well as establishing churches abroad.
Sold out to the Lord, the Santiago’s were then commissioned to establish United Faith Church which today includes multiple youth and young adult ministries, children’s church and nursery classes, leadership ministry school, men’s and women’s ministries, Sunday services, counseling, bible studies, music and media ministries, and prayer ministries… not only here, but in our church plant ‘Tegus’ as well!
The journey continues as the church’s vision expands and grows to accomplish great things for the glory of God.
THE FAMILY GROWS
Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage–with great patience and careful instruction2 Timothy 4:2
Today, their children, as well as their children’s spouses, and many others have joined to serve not only as competent leaders in United Faith Church, but as successful leaders in diverse careers as well. One of the greatest rewards of this process has been to watch as parents learn to raise Godly children, young couples learn to have Godly relationships, single men and women learn to set themselves apart for God, and children learn to proudly and freely worship God all the days of their lives. Together, we have become a church family sold out to the Lord Jesus Christ and set on making a difference in the world.
Church on the Move
But you are to seek the place the Lord your God will choose from among all your tribes to put his Name there for his dwelling. To that place you must go.”Deuteronomy 12:4-5
God has been gracious and kind to us throughout this journey, and has given us great victory. All our needs have been met, from physical healing, to job opportunities and promotions, to restoration of relationships and families. We are witnesses today of the miracle of transformed lives. The joy that we see today in the faces of our children, the fruitfulness of our love for one another, and the abundance within our hearts and homes, have come through learning to worship God His way so that His Name and His presence would remain with us forever.
The Journey Continues
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you John 15:16
Throughout the world our brothers and sisters who have been appointed from the beginning of time are standing at attention with us as an army of the Living God, fully anointed to transform lives and bring the revelation and the power of God to all nations.