In June of 1978, with God’s help and direction, Johnny R. King founded Christian Outreach Center of Fort Worth, a non-denominational church. Pastor Johnny’s vision was to reach all people with the uncompromising Word of God. When he prayed about the church’s motto the Lord gave him “The Battle is the Lord’s… and the Victory is Ours”.
The church started in Oakbrook Mall in south Fort Worth. By 1985, due to the tremendous growth of the congregation, the church moved to its current location on East Seminary Drive.
In order to meet the needs of our members and our community, Christian Outreach Center established several fellowships and outreach ministries. These include Men, Ladies, Singles and Married Couples Fellowships as well as YAM(Young Adult Ministry)/Teen Ministries, Nursery and Preschool classes.
Our vision states that we are a teaching and training center, and in keeping with the vision, we host conferences throughout the year to enrich the lives of our people, to reach the lost, and to train our members in the biblical principles of the five-fold ministry. Our church has been acknowledged for its work in the community by several organizations and the City of Fort Worth.
In November 2001, Pastor Johnny King went home to be with Lord and his wife, Rose M. King, who had been the co-pastor for over 23 years, became the senior pastor. She is assisted by her son, Pastor Jamil King. Pastor Johnny would be pleased by the growth of this church in number, but more importantly the spiritual growth of its people. His heart’s desire was to see the vision continue, expand and abound to the glory of God.
Statement Of Faith
Verbal Inspiration of the Bible
The Old and New Testaments are God’s divinely inspired words.
(2 Timothy 3:16; I Corinthians 2:13)
There is one Triune God in the persons of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
(Matthew 28:19; I John 5:7)
Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. (Luke 1:26-35)
Human and Divine Nature of Jesus
Jesus was both God and man. (John 10:30; Galatians 4:4)
Need for Salvation of Mankind
No one is exempt (Romans 3:23)
Salvation includes Deliverance from Sin, Sickness & Poverty
God has provided for the whole man.
(Isaiah 53:4 & 5; II Corinthians 5:21; I Peter 2:24; I Corinthians 8:9; III John 2)
Jesus is the Only Way to Obtain Salvation
(John 14:6; Romans 10: 9 & 10)
Salvation is by Faith
(Ephesians 2:8; Romans 10:8-10)
Death, Burial, & Resurrection of Jesus Christ
(Romans 10:9; I Corinthians 15:3 & 4)
It is the will of God for every born-again believer to receive this gift with the evidence of speaking in other tongues.(Luke 11:13; John 14:16 & 17; Acts 2:4; Acts 19:2)
Water Baptism, The Lord’s Supper, Foot Washing
They do not provide salvation, but they are ordinances from God. Therefore they are not optional, but necessary to the total Christian walk. (Matthew 28:19; I Corinthians 11:24-30; John 13:14 & 15)
Gifts of the Spirit
The gifts are supernatural and they are for today. God has not changed. (Hebrews 13:8; I Corinthians 12:1-11; I Corinthians 14:1 & 12)
Is for the believer and eternal death is for those who reject Jesus Christ and the gift of salvation. (John 3:3 & 16; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15)
The Personal, Visible & Imminent Return of Jesus Christ
(Matthew 24:30-33; I Thessalonians 4:16)
Our vision is to develop, build and nurture the family so that we can have strong families and be an example to other families.
Teaching and Training Center
Our vision is to equip, teach and train believers and leadership to be all that they can be spirit, soul and body so that they may teach others what they have learned; to equip the saints for the work of the ministry.
World Outreach Center
Our vision is to reach this city, nation and world with the Gospel. Through our prayers and finances we are able to minister to other ministries and missions.
Soul Winning Church
Our vision is to reach out to the hurting and the lost. We are soul winners and have a ministry of reconciliation.
We Will Arise and Build Debt Free!
“THE BATTLE IS THE LORD’S AND THE VICTORY IS OURS!”
- C.O.C. Members walk in the Spirit.
- C.O.C. Members are people of prayer.
- C.O.C. Members are known for their genuine love (agape)
- Every Member at C.O.C. is a Tither and gives liberally and cheerfully.
- C.O.C. Members put God’s Word first.
- C.O.C. Members know and keep their priorities
God – 1st
Family – 2nd (spouse after God; children next)
Church – 3rd
Job – 4th
- C.O.C. Members are soul winners.
- C.O.C. Members are diligent, faithful, committed, and loyal in all areas of life.
- There is no lack in our congregation. Every need is met!
- Every Member of C.O.C. has an excellent job.
- Every Member of C.O.C. walks in Divine Health.
- C.O.C. Members are not easily offended, and do not take on the offenses of others.
- C.O.C. Members believe in the family; therefore, there will be no separations or divorces.
- C.O.C. Children are being trained and taught of the Lord; therefore they have great peace, and they live for Jesus.
- C.O.C. Children are also excellent students.