Who We Are
THE BIBLE We believe the Bible is the Word of God that the scriptures are without error, given for the purpose to direct man to Salvation.
GOD THE SON, JESUS
We believe that Jesus Christ is
the Son of God, the Second Person in the Godhead of the Trinity. That He was
supernaturally conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary and was
without sin. That He sacrificed Himself for the sin of all mankind through His
death of the Cross. Arose from the dead in His own glorified body, appeared to
many, ascended into Heaven; and now sits at the right hand of the Father. He is
the Head of His Body, the Church, and He will return to earth in power and
We believe the Bible teaches that sin began in the angelic world and is transmitted into the blood of the human race through disobedience and deception motivated by unbelief. Adam’s sin, committed by eating the forbidden fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, carried with it a permanent depraved human nature to all his descendants. Man by nature is sinful and that he has fallen from a glorious and righteous state from which he was created and has become unrighteous and unholy. Man, therefore must be restored to his state of holiness from which he has fallen by being born again. (Ezek 28:11-19; I Tim 2:14; John 3:7).
We believe that Salvation is the
Gift of God through the grace and faith of Jesus Christ. There is no other name except that of Jesus
Christ by which men can be saved. By
turning from sin to repentance and trusting in Christ and His death, man is
born again into eternal life by the Holy Spirit. (Matt. 3:1-2, 4:17, 3:28, 6:4, 5:6; Luke
19:8-9; Col. 2:12, 3:1; 2 Kings 5:15; 2 Chron. 33:12-13).
We believe that Water Baptism is necessary but we do not believe that Water Baptism alone is a means of Salvation, but as an outward demonstration that one has already had a conversion experience and has accepted Christ as His personal Savior. We practice immersion instead of “Sprinkling” because immersion corresponds more closely to the Death, Burial and Resurrection of our Lord. It also symbolizes regeneration and purification more than any other mode. We believe we should use the formula given us by Christ for all Baptism: IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, AND THE SON, AND OF THE HOLY GHOST. (Matt. 28:19; Col. 2:12).
We believe that the Church is the body and Bride of Christ, whose task is to take the Gospel to all men in all nations, and to make disciples of them.
GOD THE FATHER We believe that God the Father is the Creator of Heaven and Earth and all things; the First Person of the Trinity. There is one God, infinite, eternal, and perfect in holiness, truth and love.
GOD THE HOLY GHOST/SPIRIT
We believe the Holy Ghost/Spirit is the Third Person of the Trinity, proceeds from the Father and the Son, has and is equal in power and glory, and is together with the Father and the Son, to be believed in and obeyed. The Holy Spirit convicts the World of sin, righteousness, and judgment. He unites man to Jesus Christ in faith, brings about the new birth, and dwells within the believer helping him to grow in sanctification and righteousness, and become a gift of God to the Church. (John 16:13; Acts 1:8, 8:39; John 3:5-8, 20: 22, 14:16, 8:13-15, 16:7; I John 2:20; Acts 2:1-4; I Cor 12; Romans 8:27; I Cor 2:10-11).
THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY GHOST/SPIRIT
We believe that the Baptism of the Holy Ghost/Spirit is an experience following Salvation and Sanctification and that speaking in tongues is the evidence of the Baptism of the Holy Ghost/Spirit with the manifestation of the Fruit of the Spirit. The believer speaks with a tongue unknown to oneself according to the Sovereign Will of Christ. To be filled with the Spirit means to be Spirit controlled. (Gal 5:22-23; Acts 10:46, 19:1-6; Eph 5:18-19).
We believe that man was created in the image of God that through the sin of Adam and Eve, mankind has fallen from God and become sinful in nature, that he needs to be born again, sanctified and cleansed from all sins by the blood of Jesus. That man is saved by confessing and forsaking his sins, and believing on the Lord Jesus Christ.
ANGELS AND DEMONS
The Bible uses the term “angel” (a heavenly body) clearly and primarily to denote messengers or ambassadors of God, to Praise God and to do God’s Will, they will also accompany Christ in His return in Glory. Demons denote unclean or evil spirits. They are evil spirits embodied in human beings. Their chief power is exercised to destroy the Mission of Jesus Christ. The Christian Church believes in demons, satan, and devils. We believe in their power and purpose. We believe they can be subdued and conquered as in the commandment to the believer by Jesus. (Mark 16:17; Rev. 4:5; Ps. 103:20; Matt. 18:10; Gen. 3:1; Matt. 4:3).
DIVINE HEALING AND MIRACLES
We believe that healing by faith in God has Scripture support. We also believe that the miracles performed by the work of God during the beginnings of Christianity do occur even today where God and the Gospel is preached, faith in Christ is exercised and the Holy Ghost is active. (Mark 16:18, 14:15; Luke 9:40-41, 4:36, 7:14-15, 5:5-6; Acts 5:15, 6:8, 9:40).
THE CONSUMMATION – THE SECOND COMING
We believe the consummation of all things includes the visible, personal return of Jesus Christ, the resurrection of the dead, and the translation of those alive in Christ into the Presence of God for eternity. (Matt. 1:11; Titus 2:11,13; Matt. 16:27, 24:30; Luke 21:27; John 1:14, 17; 1 Thess. 4:16-17).
FULL GOSPEL FAMILY OUTREACH MINISTRIES
AS IMPARTED TO BISHOP HAROLD W. JONES FROM GOD
Bishop Harold W. Jones Sr
Harold W. Jones has been chosen by God to “win souls” for the kingdom of God. He readily admits he is first an
evangelist and secondly a pastor. The moving of the Holy Spirit and the demonstration of the power of God has been tremendous in the life of Harold W. Jones. In 1986, Brother Jones was called into the ministry. He began a Tuesday evening Bible Study in the home of Sister Gladys Roland of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Shortly after, Pastor Landrum opened the doors of her church and welcomed Brother Jones to preach. After a few months, he went back to in-home Bible Studies, this time in various homes throughout the Tulsa area. In the beginning of 1986, Reverend A.G. Bales, pastor of “Free Will Full Gospel Church” of 50 years, opened his church doors to Brother Jones to have church services. In 1986, God called Brother Jones into pastoralship and he accepted that call. At the ending of 1986, Pastor Harold and his wife, Lonzetta Jones, purchased the church and changed the name to “Full Gospel House of Prayer.” The church was located in a small building in Turley, Oklahoma and known as “the little white church across the tracks. After a few years, the congregation grew rapidly. The “little white church across the tracks” could no longer house all of the members. In May 1995, Pastor Harold and First Lady Lonzetta
Jones purchased a larger church, located at 1609 North Evanston Place, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Over the past years,
thousands of souls have been saved through the ministry, thus causing church membership to grow immensely. With a larger congregation, the ministry has grown as well. A Bus Ministry has been implemented, with a fleet of nearly two dozen buses, a Christian Child Care, the H.O.P.E. (Helping Oppressed People Elevate) Program, which is a ministry offered to those that are dealing with alcohol/drug addictions, as well as several different forms of Community Outreach Projects. The Lord has given Pastor Jones a “vision” of purpose for this ministry. And with this “vision”, an understanding that “we serve God, by serving humanity.” In the ministry, we assists those that are in need of food, clothing, finances, and spiritual counseling. We are a church where people feel the love of God and see it in action. A church where men, women, and children come together in unity and are trained in the Word of God to reach their fullest God-given potential. Pastor Jones’ motto is “Without God, I Can Do Nothing”, thus knowing that through God, all things are possible. In 1996, Pastor Jones received a Bachelors of Arts in Biblical Study from Carolina University. In 1998, many changes were implemented at Full Gospel House of Prayer. Pastor Jones was led by the Lord to change the name of the church to Full Gospel Family Outreach Ministries. It remained “Full Gospel” because we continue to teach the full gospel- “Family” because we are reaching out to families- “Outreach Ministries” because we are reaching out to the community; to souls. Strong families make strong communities. Our main mission at Full Gospel Family Outreach Ministries is to win souls and see them grow toward spiritual maturity in Christ Jesus. In 1998, Pastor Jones was elected to the office of a Bishop. In addition to Full Gospel Family Outreach Ministries, he oversees other churches in Arkansas, Kansas, and Colorado.
In order to best serve the Tulsa and surrounding areas, we have purchased 10 acres to build a large enough church to accommodate the ministry. We will build that facility at 56th Street North and Cincinnati, Tulsa, Oklahoma. God shall bring it to past. For we know with Him, all things are possible. Due to the rapid growth of the ministries, we have three Sunday Worship Services to accommodate the members of the church, as well as the visitors. Membership continues to grow rapidly. In 2000, the Jones Learning Center was added to the campus of Full Gospel Family Outreach Ministries. The purpose of the Jones Learning Center is to provide family enrichment, academic tutoring, and computer training, for economically disadvantaged families. In 2001, the Harold W. Jones Ministries was organized, with the purpose of extending natural and spiritual empowerment and influence in the lives of people of all races. Under both entities, Full Gospel Family Outreach Ministries and Harold W. Jones Ministries, Bishop Jones serves the community in various forms. He is an active member of the Ten Point Coalition, which is an organization consisting of various pastors of the Tulsa area with the unified goal of reaching the young generation, to decrease gang violence and gang related activities. Bishop Jones serves the community by officiating funerals of gang-related and non-gang related deaths. He officiates funerals at no charge; he views it as an opportunity to reach “the living.” An opportunity to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He reaches people spiritually as well as naturally. We have implemented a food bank; The Food For The Nation, in which food is distributed to low-income families. Bishop Jones networks with other Outreach Programs, such as Cornerstone Assistance Network, which is an organization that works with churches to assist economically disadvantaged families. Cornerstone also hosts the annually citywide Convoy of Hope Event, in which Bishop Jones supports. The Genesis One Program, which is an After Care Program for individuals released from the Prison System. Bible Studies and Outreach Groups are conducted at several Low-income Housing Complexes throughout the Tulsa area. School supplies for children are provided by the church, as well as assistance for pharmaceutical prescriptions, food, clothing, and guidance through the Word of God. Full Gospel Family Outreach Ministries provides sponsorship to the Avalon Correctional Center, the Turley Correctional Center, the Riverside Correctional Center the Salvation Army, John 3:16 Mission, and the Twelve and Twelve Center. On-site Bible Studies are conducted at these facilities as well as transportation to and from services conducted at Full Gospel Family Outreach Ministries. Committed to the work of the community and the successful development of Tulsa’s youth, in 2004, Bishop Jones and Full Gospel Family Outreach Ministries, partnered with Youth Services Of Tulsa, under their North Tulsa Youth Mentoring Program; in which Bishop Jones serves on the Board for the program. In 2004, Full Gospel Family Outreach Ministries opened a Community Youth Center for teens called “GOD”, an acronym that stands for Generation Of Destiny; with the mission to train up young people in the Word of God so they may reach their full potential by working together in the unity of the Father.
In 2004, Bishop Jones received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity in Humane Letters. He was also the recipient of the Hall of Honor Community Service Award from the 100 Black Men of Tulsa Organization.
Bishop Harold Wayne Jones-An instrument of God; a vessel of honor, sanctified and meet for the Master’s use.
Elect Lady Lonzetta Jones
Elect Lady Lonzetta Jones, is the wife of Bishop Harold W. Jones,
the mother of Tanya, Charles, Harold Jr., and Jerod, a host of grandchildren.
Lonzetta has always stood by her husband through their marriage, and that faithfulness has carried on through
their ministry. Her commitment to her family and to her faith was proven during a heart attack suffered by Bishop
Jones. She graced his pulpit, walked in his anointing, and preached the Word of God, and nursed him back to health.
Her God given wisdom on how to have a successful marriage through the Word of God encourages others to not
forget the covenant of marriage. She along with Bishop Jones have taught many marriage seminars and have
ministered to the people of God concerning their marriages. Their own personal testimony gives hope to those
who may have failing marriages. In her “tell it like it ‘TIS” ministry she teaches that the ultimate attack is not
against marriages, but against Christ. Satan’s goal is to break up families, because families make up the church.
With this main focus in mind the people are learning how to war in the spirit for their marriages and get the victory
over the enemy. A woman of God, who is no stranger to test and trials has received the knowledge by experience
and through revelation from God. Elect Lady Lonzetta Jones is a woman who wears many hats, and is faithful to
the ministry as the overseer of the Women’s Empowerment ministry and Minister’s & Deacon’s wives, Cook for
FGFOM daycare, and teacher for the Women’s Empowerment Ministry Class to name a few. With a burden for
women, she has chosen to be very active in the ministry of women. She has created an Apartment Ministry under
the women’s mission to reach out and offer hope to hurting women who live in low-income housing. She also host a
annual women’s conference, which is called “ Am I My Sister’s Keeper”, where women of all races, denominations,
and social status come together and worship the Lord.
Elect Lady Jones recently founded a non-profit organization called E.S.T.E.E.M. (Empowering Students to Excel In
Every Manner) which has a focus on at risk youth in the North Tulsa community. She was recently awarded to
Sister Saving a Sister award presented by the Tulsa Urban League.