Agape Fellowship Christian Center was founded by Curl Oral Hazell.
It held its inaugural service in a conference room at an area hotel
on September 4, 2005 in Conyers, Georgia. It purchased
its own facility on December 2, 2014.
officially became a part of the Bethel Gospel Tabernacle Fellowship
International on October 30th, 2011.
To continually strive to be a church community that fosters
Christian fellowship with people of all races and background. This
fellowship is founded upon salvation through the cross of Jesus
Christ and obedience in adhering to the uncompromising teaching of
Scripture, which is exemplified by genuine love for one another, as
Christ commanded us. Agape Fellowship Christian Center not only
endeavors to cultivate Christian Fellowship within its local
congregation, but also to consolidate efforts with other ministries,
both at home and abroad, to evangelize in obedience to Christís
command to go into all the world, to preach and teach the Gospel,
and to baptize in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the
Holy Spirit, thereby inviting the world to enter into the same joy
of fellowship in Christ as we enjoy.
We believe in one God who is eternally existent in three persons
(the Holy Trinity): God the Father, God the Son, and God the
Holy Spirit. They are one and partake of the same divine
nature/substance (John 10:30; John 15:26)
He is the Creator (Gen 1:1). He begot the Son (John 3:16). This
is an eternal act of the FatheróGod from God. The Son always
was, just as the Father always was (John 8:58). The Holy Spirit
proceeded from the Father (John 15:26). This is an eternal act
of the FatheróGod proceeding from God. The Holy Spirit always
was, just as the Father always was (Gen 1:2).
He is the Redeemer (John 3:16)
He is the only way to God (John 14:6)
He is fully human (John
He is sinless (1 Pet 2:22)
He died for our sins (1 Cor 15:3)
He was raised from the dead (1 Cor 15:4)
He is at the right hand of the Father interceding for us (Heb
He is coming back for those who accept Him as Lord (1 Thes
the Holy Spirit
He guides the believer into all truth (John 16:13)
He inspired the writers of Scripture (2 Pet 1:20-21)
He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment
He in dwells the believer, empowers the believer for service, and
enables the believer to speak with new tongues (Acts 2:1-4)
Scripture is the inspired word of God (2 Tim 3:16-17; 2 Pet
Nothing can be added to, or subtracted from Scripture (Rev
Scripture is the standard/measure by which we are to live to
please God (Ps 119:9; 2 Tim 3:15)
Scripture gives us assurance of the hope of eternal life (John
5:39; Rom 15:4)
Humans were created in the image of God (Gen 1:26)
When the first man sinned, manís fellowship with God was broken
From that moment on, God made provisions to renew that
fellowship (Gen 3:21)
Ultimate provisions for the renewal of that fellowship were
fulfilled in Jesus Christ (Psalm 40:6-8; Heb 10:1-10)
Lordís Supper (Matthew 26:26-29): This is an act of obedience to
the Lordís command to commemorate His sacrificial death. The
bread represents His broken body while the fruit of the vine
represents His shed blood. We are commanded by the Lord to
perform this ceremonial act until He returns, at which time He
promises to do it anew with us in glory. Agape partakes in Holy
Communion on the first Sunday of every month.
Water Baptism (Matt 28:19; Rom 6:3-4): This is an act of
obedience to the Lordís command. It is an act of declaration,
signifying oneís belief and trust in Christís death, burial, and
resurrection for salvation. Baptism alone does not save, but a
confession to the Lordship of Christ is first required.
Of The Pastor and Members
The Pastor is the leader/shepherd of the flock but not its lord (1
Pet 5:2-3). As the leader, the Pastor is expected by God to lead and
to feed the flock (Jer 23:1-4). The Pastor plays a vital role in
edifying and equipping the flock for service to the Great
Shepherdóthe Lord (Ephe 4:11-12).
member is expected by God to follow the Pastor as his/her spiritual leader in support of the vision for the ministry (1 Pet 5:3) as the Pastor follows Christ (1 Cor 11:1). Each member is also expected to seek God to know his/her gifting and to be good stewards of every gift in the work of the ministry (1Cor 4:2; 1 Cor 12).