Who We Are
It is my pleasure to introduce to you the vision, plan and organizational structure of The Believers Worship Center Church, Inc.
We are a Christian organization inspired by God to bring forth the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Washington Metropolitan area and its surrounding communities.
My vision is to outline the plan the Lord has impressed upon my heart. I hope that your heart becomes overjoyed with what we are doing, not only for the surrounding community, but for Christians everywhere.
As members of the Body of Christ, it is so very important that we understand and grow in the fruit of God’s Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). The fruit of the Spirit is the character of God. When we display this character in our lives (John 15:7-8), we will be distinctly recognized as children of God.
I encourage each and every one to demonstrate love, patience, and temperance as we come together as a body. As Christians, we must remind our brethren in the faith not to allow envy, strife, and division to be a part of the Body of Christ (I Corinthians 3:3). We must constantly endeavor to enlighten the minds of the brethren in the doctrines of Christ, which manifests the perfect will of GOD.
“Stand on the Word of God, for it endures forever!”
I Peter 1:25
-Bishop Larry H. Jordan Sr, Senior Pastor
The Believers Worship Center Church, Inc. (TBWC, Inc.) is a Christian institution established for the purpose of preaching, teaching, and spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The ministry is organized exclusively for spiritual, educational and charitable purposes in the Washington Metropolitan area and abroad.*
The establishment of TBWC Inc. is further intended to aid in the public welfare by:
- Ministering the integrity and simplicity of God’s Word to members and receptive congregates
- Developing spiritual, economical, and social growth in families and single members
- Investing in the power of prayer for all people
- Evangelizing to the local communities by preaching and teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ – leading others to salvation
- Empowering Christians to know the will of God for His people
Primarily, the organization’s purpose is to reform the lives of the people by setting a standard through preaching, teaching, and demonstrating the true gifts and power of God. By setting this standard, God’s people will operate in the gifts of the Spirit and the surrounding communities will prosper as a result.
TBWC Inc. is also committed to teaching and developing its members to harvest the fruit of the Spirit that we may win and cultivate workers for the Lord. Thus, the scriptures declare us to
“Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify God who is Heaven.”
The Believers Worship Center, Inc. is a Christ centered, well balanced church that holds to the fundamentals of the Christian faith. We believe that there is one God, who is eternally omnipotent (all-powerful), omniscient (knowing all things), and omnipresent (present in all places at the same time).
We believe that God exists in three entities. We believe all three entities make up the God-head and are equal, but are functionally different.
According to I Corinthians 12:4-6 there are: (a) diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit (the Holy Spirit); (b) difference of ministries, but the same Lord (Jesus Christ); and (c) diversities of activities, but the same God who works all in all (God is responsible for all of the power for these functions).
We believe that He is the sovereign creator and sustainer of the universe, and that ﬁnal judgment for eternity is of God. We believe that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God manifested in the ﬂesh. We believe that Jesus Christ was born of a virgin and lived the only perfect life without sin. We believe that Jesus Christ died for the sins of all men, was buried, bodily resurrected on the third day, and now sits on the right hand of God as the scriptures declare.
We believe that according to John 14:16-18 the Holy Spirit is the promise that Jesus said the Father would send to be a comforter
a helper, to lead and guide us in all truth, and to live inside every born-again Christian. We believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross as the Savior of the world and that salvation came through Him for the remission of sins. We believe and understand that by faith we believe in God, even though we cannot see Him, we believe He exists.
Hebrews 11:6 states, “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”
The following is an outline of the key beliefs of TBWC Inc. Each part of this outline represents the biblical framework that each believer must possess in order to be effective on our foundation.
- DOCTRINAL VIEWS
- Being Converted
- Baptism of the Holy Spirit
- The Word of God (Doctrine of Christ)
- Tithes and Offerings
- Intercessory Prayer
- Marriage Between A Man and A Woman
- FELLOWSHIP OF BELIEVERS
- One mind & one accord
- Praises unto God
- Holding all things in common
- Water Baptism
- Communion and breaking of bread
- Love and endeavoring to keep the peace
- THE HOLY TRINITY
- God, the Father
- Jesus Christ, the Son of God
- Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God
- RESURRECTION OF CHRIST
- Resurrection of believers (Rapture)
- Heaven – God’s Kingdom
- Hell – prepared for the devil and the ungodly
- Angels – live in heaven before God as servants
- Devil and demons – fallen angels
- New Heaven and earth after The Great White Throne Judgment
- GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT
- Word of Wisdom
- Word of Knowledge
- Discerning of Spirits
- Different kinds of tongues (foreign languages)
- Interpretation of tongues
- THE FIVE MINISTRY GIFTS
TBWC Inc. is structured according to the scriptures with the following authority in the Church:
Called by Jesus Christ to build and organize the church
Proclaims the word and forth tell Bible Prophecy
Travels and proclaims the Gospel of Jesus Christ
Oversees the daily operations of the church and spiritual guidance of the congregation
Teaches, instruct, and provides clarity of the scripture to show how to correctly apply the word of God
Oversees the local church structure
Oversees the local congregation
Serves and maintains order in the church
In order to meet the diverse needs of the Body of Christ and the community, the following ministries have been established.
These ministries are designed to address Pre-Marital, Marital, Parental, Financial, Mental, Emotional, Social and Substance abuse issues:
- Children’s Ministry
- Counseling Ministry
- Women’s Ministry
- Outreach Ministry
- Men’s Ministry
- Teen Ministry
“... and God has appointed these in the Church; ﬁrst apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healing, helps, administration, varieties of tongues.”
I Corinthians 12:28
The Believers Worship Center, Inc. will always present the quality of enlightenment, intellectual pursuits to develop the mind and spirit through the gospel of Jesus Christ, education, and training. We want to prepare teens for the future, singles for righteous ways of living, and focus on building strong marriages and families. Our goal is to allow the church to transform communities spiritually, economically, and socially as a role model for living. Our church culture will also focus on improving the quality of life for African Americans and any other race of people that want to receive and respect the leadership and administration of an African American pastor, as an American leader for the communities the church serves.
The Believers Worship Center, Inc. design is a purposeful reflection of our Vision. The three distinct diamonds with the “Believers” in the center symbolize the very essence of our Vision. A diamond in the natural is one of our most precious gems, and in its purest form is transparent and flawless. The three diamonds represent one symbol, yet each is distinct. This signifies the very character of our triune God; three persons representing the Father, Son and Holy Spirit operating as one. God is the most precious person in the life of every believer because of His transparent and flawless nature. As well, the people of God are created to worship Him in spirit and in truth thus, putting the believer in the center of His will.
The corporate structure of The Believers Worship Center Inc. is comprised of two entities: The Church Administration and Ministerial Affairs. The administrations are managed by an Executive Staff that consists of the Chairman, Board of Directors, President, Vice President, Treasurer, Corporate Secretary, Senior Pastor, Staff Pastors, and the Presbytery Board. The roles and responsibilities of the Executive Staff are as follows:
The Bishop is the ﬁrst line of authority as Senior Pastor. The Bishop is also the visionary and senior executive of The Believers Worship Center Inc. This ofﬁce and position are responsible for overseeing the entire structure of the church and its corporate bodies, including the Presbytery Board, Board of Directors, and all corporate entities.
The Board of Directors is comprised of the Senior Pastors and appointed key leaders of the church. The Board is designed to execute the vision and mission of the ministry and govern all functions of the entire church.
The President is charged with the responsibility of overseeing the day-to-day operations of the church administration.
The Vice President is charged with the responsibility of governing the day-to-day operations of the church administration. Church Administration consists of various departments established to present the local church as a disciplined, orderly, and purposeful instrument that is directed and used as God sees ﬁt and to effectively manage the affairs of the church.
The Corporate Secretary is primarily responsible for overseeing all pastoral relations and managing the corporate ofﬁce. Duties include maintaining conﬁdential materials, minutes, ministry roster, registries, trademarks, and trade names. The Corporate Secretary also serves as the liaison in all legal and professional procedures and formulates policies and procedures for the daily functions of the ministry.
The Vice President of Finance is responsible for the Department of Finance based on the guidelines established and set forth by the Senior Pastors and the Board of Directors. This ofﬁce also manages all ﬁscal operations including accounts payables, account receivables, bookkeeping, budgets, and taxation.
General Counsel is responsible for providing the Bishop and the ministry with information regarding legal and risk management issues. The staff of this department may consist of attorneys, paralegals and persons with extensive skills, knowledge and abilities in legal disciplines that will beneﬁt the ministry. The leaders of this department formulate recommendations for the ministry regarding the use of legal counsel and facilitate resolutions to legal matters.
The Executive Director is charged with the regulation of policies, procedures, and professional standards as directed by the Vice President. The Executive Director assists with managing the day-to-day operations of the church, human resources, and long-range planning for church growth. The Executive Director is not a member of the corporate structure but works in line with the Vice President.
The Bishop and First Lady are the ﬁrst line of authority as Senior Pastors. The Bishop and First Lady are the visionaries and senior executives of The Believers Worship Center Inc. This ofﬁce and position are responsible for overseeing the entire structure of the church and its corporate bodies, including the Presbytery Board, Board of Directors, and all corporate entities.
The Staff Pastors assist the Senior Pastors.
The Presbytery Board consists of Elders appointed by the Senior Pastor to govern the body of the ministry. This committee determines and implements goals and directives for ministers and church members regarding spiritual growth, ordination/ licensure, and conduct.
The Church Secretary is responsible for scheduling and coordinating the activities of the church, organize and maintain a calendar for the Senior Pastors and the church, and provide support to the various church departments. The Church Secretary is on the front line of the ministry and is one of the very first persons the public sees and talks to.