Who We Are

Faith Journey Church is a culturally diverse Christian community, which passionately proclaims the Gospel of Jesus Christ, so individuals and families can bring glory to God and enjoy Him forever.

Our Vision.

We at Faith Journey Church are committed to developing passionate believers who are 'Reaching Our Generation' with the Gospel of Jesus Christ both locally and globally (Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:16:15; Luke 24:44-49; John 20:21; Acts 1:8 ).

Our Mission

Our desire is to reach out to those who do not attend church in Lawton and the surrounding communities and introduce them to Jesus Christ so they may accept Him as their Lord and Savior. At the same time FJC is an equipping center where Christians can reach their full potential for ministry. This is accomplished through relevant worship services, solid biblical preaching/teaching, caring supportive fellowship, and opportunities for evangelism and community service (Matthew 6:33; Ephesians 2:19-22).

 

LeadPastor

Dr. Greg Baxter

Pastor Greg is from Warrensburg, Missouri. He grew up as part of a military family, trusted Jesus Christ as his savior at the age of 10, and surrendered to the ministry at the age of 23. He attended Baptist Bible College Springfield, MO, Dallas Theological Seminary Dallas, TX, Columbus State University (community counseling), Columbus, Georgia, and, Liberty University (Doctor of Ministry degree) . He was ordained to the gospel ministry in March of 1983. After pastoring two churches in the Dallas, TX area, he served as a Baptist Bible Fellowship Missionary to the military, ministering as an Army chaplain for over 20 years at various military bases in the U.S. and overseas. In November of 2003, he retired from the Army and became pastor at FJC on December 1, 2003. He and his wife Lenora have been married for 38 years. They have three children and ten grandchildren. 

 

OfficeManager

Lenora Baxter

Lenora Baxter is our organizer in chief. She was born in Sweetwater, Texas and grew up in Abilene, Texas with her sister and parents. She is a gifted musician and singer in our praise and worship team as well. Her interests include arts and crafts, living in the county, and spoiling all ten of her grandchildren. She has ministered alongside her husband for over 38 years from Texas to Germany and points in between.

 

YouthLeaders

Bo & Liz Bybee

Bo was born in Lawton, Oklahoma and grew up in the Lawton area.  Bo is in law enforcement in the county.  Liz was born in Dallas, Texas and raised in a military family. They have three children. Liz also sings and plays the guitar in our praise and worship team.

What We Believe

 

So you can know before you go.

Our Core Values. The members of Faith Journey Church, by God’s grace, desire to be a body of believers who glorify God in both beliefs and conduct. As a result, we hold these core values as being essential to the fulfilling of our mission and purpose, both corporately and individually.

Authority of Scripture. We believe that all Scripture is divinely inspired and serves as the final authority in all matters of belief and behavior (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21). Therefore, we value Bible-centered preaching and teaching as the foundation for all that we do.

Worship. We believe that we are created by God to worship Him, and that glorifying God is the ultimate reason for our existence (John 4: 23-24). Therefore, we will seek to praise and worship Him passionately; as individuals, as families, and as a local church.

Prayer. We believe that prayer is the privilege and responsibility of every Christian, and that God unleashes His power and leading in the lives of those who spend time in prayer (Matthew 6:7; 1 Thessalonians 5:17). Therefore, we will intentionally seek to set aside specific times for private, family and corporate prayer.

Family. We believe that the family is God’s foundational institution for human society (Matthew 19:5-6; Ephesians 5:22-6:4). Therefore, we encourage lifelong commitments to marriage between one man and one woman; we support the ongoing spiritual nurture of the family; and we are committed to honoring the priority of family time through our ministries and activities.

Fellowship/Community. We believe that God instructs Christians to cultivate loving relationships as a community of believers (Romans 12:10; 1 John 4:7-11). Therefore, we will actively pursue personal, family, and staff relationships characterized by integrity, mutual accountability, mutual serving, mutual encouragement, and mutual honoring.

Spiritual Life Transformation. We believe that all Christians should daily pursue a growing personal relationship with Christ, and are responsible for becoming more like Christ in their beliefs and conduct (Ephesians 4:13; Colossians 1:28). Therefore, we will provide opportunities for every believer to develop a Christian worldview and thus engage the culture wherein he lives, works, and interacts.

Every Member Ministry. We believe that God cares about the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of every person. Further, we believe that every member of this church is called to minister (Ephesians 4:11-12). Therefore, we will develop lay leaders who will function effectively in their respective roles of service and, in turn, train and mentor other believers for ministry.

Personal Evangelism/Missions.
We believe that every person is important to God, that God desires a personal relationship with every individual, and that He has entrusted us with the message of salvation (Matthew 28:19-20; 2 Corinthians 5:18-20). Therefore, we will endeavor to share the message of salvation with all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, or economic status, both in Lawton, Oklahoma and throughout the world.

Stewardship.
We believe that biblical stewardship involves the proper management of all that God has given us ... time, money, abilities, etc. ... to expand His kingdom (1 Corinthians 4:2; 1 Peter 4:10). Therefore, we encourage every member to adopt a lifestyle of stewardship that recognizes God’s ownership of everything and to practice the biblical principle of tithing (giving at least one tenth of one’s income) to support the work of the church.

Read the full text of the articles of faith here:click here