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Welcome to The GCBC
Greater Calvary Bible Church
Archbishop Dr. Sterling Lands, II, Sr. Pastor
Pastor Jones is the Research Educator for Childrens Medical Center Dallas, the largest Pediatric Institution in North Texas and is a researcher by trade. Throughout college he served in various campus ministries as well as community ministries. In 2007, Bishop Lands, II appointed Pastor William Jones as the Resident Pastor of Family Life Bible Church-DeSoto where he is committed and serves faithfully. Pastor William Jones is married to Ne'Shaun L. Jones, his college sweetheart and loving mother of his two children Zach & Trinity. She also serves as Associate Pastor of Family Life Bible Church-DeSoto. Pastor Jones has a heart for worshiping God and encourages the church to commit to the call for being worshiping, working, warriors for our God.
Dr. Ogletree obtained a Bachelors degree from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1973 and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas in 1979. He accepted the call into the gospel ministry in 1982, while he was a member of the Bethel Institutional Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. In 1985, he was ordained at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. He became the founding pastor of First Metropolitan Baptist Church in 1986. “First Met”, in its 30th year, is a leading congregation in Northwest Houston, serving its many members and focusing on impacting the community. Pastor Ogletree is the author of Moving to the Next Level (Becoming a Fully Developing Follower of Christ) and the recently published: What’s In Your Hand? He has co-authored two books with his wife, Dr. Evelyn Ogletree: Making Your Home the Green Zone and Transforming Words for the Home. These two books speak to the need of having a protected and God-Centered home. Pastor Ogletree has been married to his wife Evelyn for 45 years. They are the parents of three sons: Johnny, Joseph, and Jordan; and one daughter, Lambreni.
Pastor Wallace started W.L. Landscaping in 2001 after he graduated from Big Austin School of Business, where he received an honorary award for Business Marketing. W.L. Landscaping is a member of both the City of Austin Minority Business Enterprise and The State of Texas Building and Procurement Commission. On January 3, 2001 Rev. Wallace was asked to serve as the Salvation Ministry Chair under the leadership of Dr. Sterling Lands, II (ArchBishop of Family Life International Fellowship). Pastor Christopher Wallace Sr. preached the gospel of Restoration through Jesus Christ for 3 years at the Salvation Army Downtown Shelter serving as Assistant Chaplin. During this time, God lead him to set up a tent ministry, A Call to Salvation, located on the East Side of Austin. In April 2005 God gave Pastor Wallace Sr. a vision to start Restoration Bible Church, where the saved is Educated, Liberated and Equipped for Ministry. Pastor Wallace graduated with the highest exit score in his class from Essentials of Faith College for Ministers. Pastor Wallace learned and grasped the tools and concepts needed to lead Restoration Bible Church as the Founding Pastor. Additionally, Pastor Wallace currently holds the offices of President and Bible Expositor for ElBethel Minister’s Alliance in Austin, TX. Pastor Christopher Wallace Sr. has a passion for reaching the lost for Christ, and a desire to see all men saved and delivered from bondage. His life is one of God’s mighty hands of Grace and Love, and forever he is eternally grateful for God’s saving and deliverance Power. God has blessed Pastor Wallace Sr. with 5 wonderful children Lauren Ashley Chrischell, Nathanael Christopher, Christopher George, Nissi Chrishawana and Michael Emmanuel Christopher Wallace. They have been of great support and encouragement to Restoration Bible Church.
Dr. Michael D. Forney is a native Houstonian, raised in what is still classified as one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in America. Instructed in a single parent home by a mother with an enlarged hand of discipline that helped Forney keep the focus of life's realities. Saved at a tender age of 6 in The Church of the Living God; God breathed THEN and filled Dr. Forney with the Holy Ghost with the evidence of Holy Boldness. Matriculated through HISD and then on to Grambling State University where he studied Criminal Justice. Continuing in legal studies at University Houston Forney took up religious studies which landed him at Cornerstone University. In 2006 he earned his Doctoral of Arts in Theology. In the Spring semester of 2004, God gave +Dr. Forney his queen and destiny partner, 1st Lady Angela Forney. After giving birth to the Lifestyle of Christ Church (Pearland) in 2006, God added two daughters to the Forney family. In 2012 Forney was elevated to The Bishopric under the Family Life International Fellowship and now Presides over the Family Life Bible College (Pearland). God has been forever diligent in his promise on +Dr. M D Forney's life as He continues to bless the works of Forney's hands.
1 Corinthians 15
1 John 3:23-24
Greater Calvary Bible Church
We envision a ministry where Christ centered families of high integrity, learn the truth, live free, serve one another and worship God.
Our mission is to win souls to Christ, to make disciples and develop Christ centered families of high integrity as a Kingdom priority, to live free, to serve one another and to worship God.
Family is God's priority. Family is satan's priority. Family is our priority!
Interacting with the community
Educating Kindergarten through Fifth Grade students as leaders of high integrity, who work to build family and community committed to excellence.
Preparing students ages 2 through 5 to excel in reading and mathematics.
A 501(c)3 Non profit process whose mission is to facilitate youth ages 5-18 in the development of Character centered servant warrior leaders of high integrity committed to building and maintaining Character centered communities. www.charactercenteredleaders.org
developing and maintaining ministry sites around the city and surrounding areas.
Meet the team
Founding PastorThe under-shepherd of the flock. 1 Peter 5:1-4. Primary leadership and direction is vested in the senior pastor. He has the dual role as spiritual leader and corporate leader.
Pastoral MinistryForecast, plan, organize, coordinate, align, maintain and monitor PASTORAL ministries in meeting the GCBC vision, mission, strategic objectives and 2016 goals.
Operations MinistryForecast, plan, organize, coordinate, align, maintain and monitor OPERATIONAL ministries in meeting the GCBC vision, mission, strategic objectives and 2018 goals.
Expansion MinistryPlan and conduct ministries beyond the four walls that support the vision and mission of the GCBC.
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