Rev. Dr. Amos Beyan, General Overseer of the Full Life Gospel Church (FLGC), said despite the devastating effects of the global pandemic, believers around the world should remain steadfast in prayers.
He said he is of the conviction that 2021 is a year of recovery for those who have their faith in Jesus Christ.
Re. Dr. Beyan made these remarks when the FLGC celebrated its 22years of existence on January 31, 2021, in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.
The Church 22nd anniversary celebration was marked by several activities including a 21 day fast and prayer, a week-long revival service and a baptismal ceremony of 36 new members.
The event which was held under the theme, “Mission and Church Growth,” brought together clergymen from other churches as well as the leadership and members of FLGC from other branches in Monrovia.
He noted that though COVID-19 has affected everyone including the members the Church of Jesus Christ, he is of the conviction that God will restore all that the Christians have lost.
“I am hopeful that God will restore Christians in a double manner and so let us go out and preach the gospel, continue to fast and pray as God is able to do more.” he proclaimed.
Rev. Beyan who had challenged believers around the world about the effect of COVID told the congregation that the FLGC Ministry started with 5 persons and after 22 years of persistent spread of the gospel of Jesus Christ; the church now has over 370 members with branches established in and around Montserrado County.
According to him, over the years the church had encountered several challenges, especially when it comes to administration.
“It has not been easy, but God has brought us through this journey and so we are grateful to him for his bountiful goodness,” Rev. Dr. Beyan stated.
He added that while it is the true that there were challenges along the way, the Church he established in 1999 was able to bring up a lot of young people who are now ministers of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
“Some of the challenges include the lack of funding to spread the church message,” he said.
According to him, the church has a prospect; adding that in 2021 the Ministry will embark on the opening of two additional branches.
He added that the Church had ordained two new pastors who according to Rev. Dr. Beyan will help to spread the gospel effectively and efficiently. “We know that God is opening the greater door for us,”Rev. Beyan noted.
Rev. Beyan further said: “We baptized 36 new members of our congregation and these are people who have been in the church and that they have gone through the lessons and the teaching of Jesus Christ, and now we are happy that they have made a great decision to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and savior.”
He noted that the beginning of everything is always challenging, “Within the next 4 to 5-years we hope to establish more churches and see the growth and development of our church. We (Full Lifers) are going full time into mission both in and out of Liberia.”
The Full Life Gospel Church Pastor mentioned that in order to support the growth and development of the church, they have established a school which runs from (Grade 1 to Grade 6), the school he said has been running for some times now.
However, Rev. Dr. Beyan indicated that this year’s celebration of the Church is being held under the theme, “Mission and Church Growth,” with a mandate to get members to support its mission, especially the young people.