About Our Ministry

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Our Belief

Future Church of Christ (Holiness) USA is a church where the life, death, burial, resurrection, ascension, and second coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ is profoundly taught. Jesus said "Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself: that where I am, there ye may be also" John 14: 1-3. In lieu of these verses, we believe affirmatively that people must take specific steps to prepare themselves to enter a prepared place. Future Church is one of the blessed churches where the pastor and church leaders guide people through God's divine plan so they can have an opportunity to know the truth and change their course of direction. Future Church's pastor and leaders have been empowered by God to teach the unadulterated gospel without compromising.

At Future Church, we believe in preaching and teaching the full-gospel. You will hear much emphasis on holy living.  

God's Plan for Man

What is Sin?

  • Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. I John 3: 4

Who is a Sinner?

  • For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Romans 3: 23

What is Sin's Penalty?

  • For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6: 23

What is This Death?

  • But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. Revelation 21: 8

How Can I Avoid This Death?

  • For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10: 13

How Can I Be Saved?

  • Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus said unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. John 3: 3-5

How Does It Work?

  • That if thou shalt confess with thou mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believed unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Romans 10

If you have reviewed this web page and you have not asked God to come into your life, we beseech you to ask him right now. He is only a prayer away. Allow us guide you through the sinner's prayer:

"Lord, I am sorry for my sins. I believe that you died on the cross and rose for my sins. I want you, Lord, to forgive me of all my sins, whether great or small and come into my heart and save me. I trust you NOW as my Lord and Savior and I thank you for saving me.  Amen"

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Mission

The purpose of Future Church of Christ is to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ to a dying world. To prepare, train and disciple believers so they may grow to spiritual maturity. To promote solutions to meet the spiritual, physical, intellectual, and social needs of the church of Jesus Christ and to uphold the principles of a holy lifestyle. 

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Vision
  • To preach and teach the gospel of Jesus Christ to every creature. 
  • To establish churches in the Richmond metropolitan area.
  • To establish a Future Church Bible Institute.
  • To establish a Vocational Training Institute.

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History

In the month of July 1984, there was a construction project in progress in the 1800 block of Idlewood Avenue in Richmond, Virginia. The preacher at that time was an associate minister of the Tower of Deliverance Church of God in Christ, under the leadership of Elder James L. Moore. The preacher had been given the task of working with a newly found ministry in Blackstone, Virginia. This preacher was faithful to his charge. He took the scripture literally that says, “Whatever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might,” Ecclesiastics 9:10.

While working on the project, the preacher needed some salt for his tomato. He was reminded of the scripture, “Ye have not because ye ask not,” James 4:2.  He walked across the street and knocked on a stranger’s door and said, “I don’t normally do this, but may I please have some salt for my tomato?”  The stranger was given salt in a napkin; then he was on his merry way.

Several weeks later, the word spread throughout the neighborhood that a preacher was working at the jobsite on Idlewood Avenue. The giver of the salt also heard about a preacher working in the area. One day as she became ill in her body and depressed in her spirit, she wrote a prayer request and sent it by her daughter to give the preacher.

When her daughter took the prayer request across the street, she didn’t know who was that preacher so she gave it to the stranger who had come to her door asking for salt. She said, “Please give this prayer request to the preacher for my mother.” The daughter didn’t know that when she gave the request to the stranger, she had found the preacher.

After work that afternoon, the preacher picked up his Bible and the prayer request and headed across the street to 1815 Idlewood Avenue. However, this time it was not to receive salt but “to be the salt.”  Jesus said, “Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt has lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thencefore good for nothing, but to be cast out and to be trodden under the foot of men” Matthew 5:13.

Mrs. Black invited the preacher into her home and began to share with him the problems and troubles in her life. The preacher then began to share the word of God with her and expressed how much Jesus Christ loved her and that Jesus died that she may be free from the bondage of sin. That afternoon, August 15, 1984, the Lord healed Mrs. Black’s body and she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior.

As time past, the preacher saw Mrs. Black everyday and he continued to offer words of encouragement to her. Soon Mrs. Black’s daughter, Robina, started traveling with the preacher and his family to Blackstone, Virginia to share in the services there.

One day, the preacher asked Mrs. Black if she would be interested in having a Bible Study in her home one night a week. She readily consented. Mrs. Black’s living room became a meeting place for Bible Study on Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. (it is for this reason, we still have Bible Study on Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m.).  In attendance at the first Bible Study were Elder Maurice Nicholson, the preacher, his wife (Orelia), his son (Shawn), his daughter (Jennifer), his foster son (DeMarkus Howard), Mrs. Black and Mrs. Black’s daughter (Robina).

Mrs. Black was a promoter of the Bible Study and would be seen posting signs throughout the neighborhood on Monday and Tuesday, advertising the Bible Study for Tuesday night.

As the fellowship continued, Deacon Lawrence Booker and his family, Deacon David Andrews and his family, Deacon Martin Gillis and his family (all of First Church of Christ Holiness USA in Freeman, Virginia, under the leadership of Elder James T. Nicholson) became faithful attendants of the Tuesday Night Bible Study.

The preacher constantly encouraged the little group by saying, “Soon more people will come.” As people saw the signs and heard about the Bible Study, they came. The preacher was not satisfied with only one gathering a week, so he asked Mrs. Black if the group could have Sunday School in her home also. Mrs. Black readily consented. On Sunday, October 7, 1984, Sunday School began in Mrs. Black’s home.

When the Bible Class grew to the place where the group didn’t have room to sit, Elder Nicholson called Bishop Eugene Brown, Sr. who was the Presiding Officer of the Eastern Diocese Church of Christ Holiness, USA. He explained to the Bishop that he had a group of people attending a home Bible Study and would be interested in working with the Church of Christ (Holiness).

Bishop Brown was interested in the group so he and Elder Nicholson began to work on the legalities to start a new church in Richmond, Virginia. On February 19, 1985, Bishop Eugene Brown, Sr., Elder William H. Riddick, Southern District Chairman, and Elder Rainer B. Wilson, assistant to the Chairman, came to the Bible Study at 1815 Idlewood Avenue. Bishop Brown and his cabinet met with Deacon Lawrence Booker, Deacon David Andrews, Sister Orelia Nicholson, Sister Anne Black, Sister Robina Black, and Elder Maurice Nicholson. Deacon Booker was appointed church trustee, Deacon David Andrews was appointed deacon, Sister Orelia Nicholson was appointed church clerk, Sister Robina Black was appointed church secretary, and Elder Maurice Nicholson was appointed pastor. That night, the group was officially named the Future Church of Christ (Holiness) USA, Richmond, Virginia. 

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