WELCOME

WE ARE:

  • A local church with a global impact. 
  • Affiliated with the Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
  • Born July 1927; now with a history of 90+ years, and believe our greatest days are those ahead! 
  • A full gospel, pentecostal, church who welcomes the freedom of worship, in order with the Holy Scripture.
  • Focused on being a multi-generational and multi-cultural church.
  • A church practicing the scripture in Mark 12:30-31, "and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.
  • We exist to Encounter God's Holy presence, to Equip the disciple and to Express Christ love, locally and globally. 

We believe

  • In the verbal inspiration of the Bible.
  • In one God eternally existing in three persons; namely, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
  • That Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived of the Holy Ghost, and born of the Virgin Mary. That Jesus was crucified, buried, and raised from the dead. That He ascended to heaven and is today at the right hand of the Father as the Intercessor.
  • That all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and that repentance is commanded of God for all and necessary for forgiveness of sins.
  • That justification, regeneration, and the new birth are wrought by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ.
  • In sanctification subsequent to the new birth, through faith in the blood of Christ; through the Word, and by the Holy Ghost.
  • Holiness to be God's standard of living for His people.
  • In the baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to a clean heart.
  • In speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance and that it is the initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost.
  • In water baptism by immersion, and all who repent should be baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
  • Divine healing is provided for all in the atonement.
  • In the Lord's Supper and washing of the saints' feet.
  • In the premillennial second coming of Jesus. First, to resurrect the righteous dead and to catch away the living saints to Him in the air. Second, to reign on the earth a thousand years.
  • In the bodily resurrection; eternal life for the righteous, and eternal punishment for the wicked.

What To Expect

We understand the path to finding the right church to call home may often seem overwhelming. So, we want you to know at LaFayette Church of God, our genuine desire is that you find the right place. Here, we hope! :).

Simply stated, our mission is that everyone may Encounter the hope of Jesus. So, we strive to Equip all ages through God's Word. In turn, that corporately and individually we may Express the love of God to our circle of influence and around the world. 


HOW LONG IS AN ENCOUNTER SERVICE?

Usually, Encounter is approximately 90 minutes. However, we unapologetically are  pentecostal and strive to make room for Holy Spirit to minister freely in all our Encounter opportunities. After all, we do gather for Him! 


WHAT IS THE ENCOUNTER SERVICE LIKE?

All Encounter opportunities start with prayer. Then our praise team and choir lead in engaging worship, with projected lyrics for you to participate however you're comfortable. After music, our lead pastor, Josh Edwards will share a relevant message that will both encourage and challenge you to be who God created you to be. 


WHAT IS CULTURE LIKE?

Encounter opportunities are exciting, casual and relaxed. Come as you are! 

We promise, regardless of race, gender, creed, political party preference, socio-economic status, past failures or future goals; YOU ARE WELCOME HERE!


PARKING

From the time you drive onto the parking lot, you will find that we want nothing more than for your visit to be great. We have convenient, reserved, "GUEST PARKING" spaces near the main entrance, for YOU. 


GUEST SERVICES

Our team is prepared to make sure your visit is enjoyable and stress free. 

Simply see a volunteer with a name tag for directions, help, or more information about ministries.


CHILDREN

Enjoy your Discipleship Class and Encounter with the knowledge that your littles ones are also Encountering the love and grace of Jesus through age appropriate lessons and engaging activities. 

All children's team members submit to a thorough background check and training. So, they may properly Equip your child with the knowledge of God's love for them.