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God gave Pastor Jimmie Gooden the vision to build a church that reflects the diversity of people in the Body of Christ. Realizing that as believers we often allow our different ethnic and religious backgrounds to hinder our fellowship, he saw the need to break down these barriers by taking the concentration away from traditions and placing our focus on the Word of God. He envisions a born-again and spirit-filled church that has a worship experience that is life changing.

Our emphasis is on reaching those who are lost, and putting them on a path to live a purpose life in Christ.  Pastor Gooden understands that God has a purpose for every believer, and that only when we realize our purpose, can we operate in the gifts God has giving us. The bible says "We have different gifts, according to the grace given us.  If a man's gift is prophesying, let him use it in prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith.  If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully" (Romans 12:6-8 NIV)

He believes that In order for us to live in our purpose we must have a God-conscience that allows the Holy Spirit to direct our path. This will allow us to function as individuals, husbands, wives and parents in a manner that glorifies God and impacts this generation.