welcome!

These are exciting times in the life of our church – His church – as we focus on touching eternity with all that we are today. Having a church home provides some of the most meaningful connections inlife. The relationships, spiritual encouragement and service opportunities make daily life richer and more significant. No matter who you are, what your age is or where you come from, there is a place for you at First at Firewheel. You’ll meet a great blend of friendly people, hear relevant Biblical messages, and enjoy compelling ministries and much more. Come as you are, be who you are – there’s a place for you!

Dr. E. Wayne Hanks - Senior Pastor

You

God loves you! That's why He sent His only Son to die for you, so that you could have eternal life with Him. So know that: You Are Special!

Us

Together, we are the Body of Christ. His Church. And as a Church, we are meant to be together, because it's good and pleasant. (Psalm 133)

Him

Jesus is the reason for everything. We breath, we talk, we walk, we sing... all for Him and because of Him. Join us as we serve the King of kings and Lord of lords.

Core beliefs

These are nonnegotiable tenets of faith that all Assemblies of God churches adhere to. This list is derived from the official Statement of Fundamental Truths.

WE BELIEVE…The Scriptures are Inspired by God and declare His design and plan for mankind.
WE BELIEVE…There is only One True God–revealed in three persons…Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (commonly known as the Trinity).
WE BELIEVE…In the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. As God’s son Jesus was both human and divine.
WE BELIEVE…though originally good, Man Willingly Fell to Sin–ushering evil and death, both physical and spiritual, into the world.
WE BELIEVE…Every Person Can Have Restored Fellowship with God Through ‘Salvation’ (trusting Christ, through faith and repentance, to be our personal Savior). [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the AG]
WE BELIEVE…and practice two ordinances—(1) Water Baptism by Immersion after repenting of one’s sins and receiving Christ’s gift of salvation, and (2) Holy Communion (the Lord’s Supper) as a symbolic remembrance of Christ’s suffering and death for our salvation.
WE BELIEVE…the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a Special Experience Following Salvation that empowers believers for witnessing and effective service, just as it did in New Testament times. [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the AG]
WE BELIEVE… The Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is ‘Speaking in Tongues,’ as experienced on the Day of Pentecost and referenced throughout Acts and the Epistles.

WE BELIEVE…Sanctification Initially Occurs at Salvation and is not only a declaration that a believer is holy, but also a progressive lifelong process of separating from evil as believers continually draw closer to God and become more Christlike.
WE BELIEVE…The Church has a Mission to seek and save all who are lost in sin. We believe ‘the Church’ is the Body of Christ and consists of the people who, throughout time, have accepted God’s offer of redemption (regardless of religious denomination) through the sacrificial death of His son Jesus Christ.
WE BELIEVE…A Divinely Called and Scripturally Ordained Leadership Ministry Serves the Church. The Bible teaches that each of us under leadership must commit ourselves to reach others for Christ, to worship Him with other believers, to build up or edify the body of believers–the Church and to Meet human need with ministries of love and compassion.
WE BELIEVE…Divine Healing of the Sick is a Privilege for Christians Today and is provided for in Christ’s atonement (His sacrificial death on the cross for our sins). [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the AG]
WE BELIEVE…in The Blessed Hope—When Jesus Raptures His Church Prior to His Return to Earth (the second coming). At this future moment in time all believers who have died will rise from their graves and will meet the Lord in the air, and Christians who are alive will be caught up with them, to be with the Lord forever. [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the AG]
WE BELIEVE…in The Millennial Reign of Christ when Jesus returns with His saints at His second coming and begins His benevolent rule over earth for 1,000 years. This millennial reign will bring the salvation of national Israel and the establishment of universal peace.
WE BELIEVE…A Final Judgment Will Take Place for those who have rejected Christ. They will be judged for their sin and consigned to eternal punishment in a punishing lake of fire.
WE BELIEVE…and look forward to the perfect New Heavens and a New Earth that Christ is preparing for all people, of all time, who have accepted Him. We will live and dwell with Him there forever following His millennial reign on Earth. ‘And so shall we forever be with the Lord!’

Love God. Love People. Love Life.

Our Leaders

Hanks

Dr. E. Wayne Hanks

Lead Pastor


Mark

Adam Herod

Associate Pastor


Luke

Josh Satterfield

Family Associate

Helio Rodrigues

Helio Rodrigues

Inter-Cultural Ministries Associate


Worship with us!

On Sunday morning, our main worship services are at 8:30 and 10:45. On Wednesdays at 7:00pm we have Family Night activities for the whole family — Adult Bible Study, Firewheel Youth and a variety of exciting, fun programs for kids, including Mpact Girls, Royal Rangers.