Christian Outreach Center
Christian Outreach Center was founded in Fort Worth Texas over 25 years ago by Pastor Johnny R. King and his wife Pastor Rose M. King. Click on one of the links to the left to find a detailed history of the church along with the principles and beliefs that we stand on. Additionally, there is an overview of our key ministries. We would love for you to come and fellowship with us.








C.O.C. Ministry of Helps Departments' Overview

Click the Ministry name to get a brief overview of the department.

ADULT FOUNDATION DEPARTMENT
ARK (ABUNDANTLY RIGHTEOUS KIDS)
AUDIO/VIDEO DEPARTMENT
BOOK STORE
BIBLICAL ADVISORS DEPARTMENT
DEACONS MINISTRY
ELDERS AND WIVES/PULPIT MINISTERS
HOSTESSES
KEY HOLDERS
MUSIC & ARTS DEPARTMENT
NURSERY
NURSING HOME OUTREACH
ORDERED STEPS DANCE MINISTRY
PRAYER DEPARTMENT
PRISON MINISTRY
P.R.P. - PEOPLE REACHING PEOPLE
STREET OUTREACH/EVANGELISM
SUNDAY SCHOOL DEPARTMENT
TEEN MINISTRY (R.I.O.T.)
UNION GOSPEL MISSION
USHERS

ADULT FOUNDATION DEPARTMENT
"This book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it.  For then you will make your way prosperous, and have good success."  (Joshua 1:8 NKJV)

The Adult Foundation Class aids in the vision of the pastor by giving the adults an opportunity to receive various formatted teachings that can assist them in their understanding of the Word of God.  By attending these classes, individuals can get a vast array of Bible topics that can assist them in their spiritual growth.

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ARK (ABUNDANTLY RIGHTEOUS KIDS)
"Any enterprise is built by wise planning, becomes strong through common sense, and profits wonderfully by keeping abreast of the facts."  (Proverbs 24: 3 - 4 Living Bible)

Christian Outreach Center ARK (Abundantly Righteous Kids) Department is designed to meet the needs of children whose ages fall between six and twelve. Each child is taught the Word of God at his or her level of understanding thus preparing the child to make a commitment to the things of God early. It is our primary goal to teach and instill in children the principles of Salvation, Faith, Prayer, Healing, Prosperity, the Authority of the Believer and the Holy Spirit.

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AUDIO/VIDEO DEPARTMENT
"Any enterprise is built by wise planning, becomes strong through common sense, and profits wonderfully by keeping abreast of the facts." (Proverbs 24: 3 - 4 LV)

Purpose of the Audio/Video department is to serve as media (audio & video) technicians; providing excellence in transmitting the gospel as it is preached.

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BOOK STORE
“Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee, and the light shall shine upon thy ways.”(Job 22:28 KJV)

The Bookstore is fulfilling the vision of this ministry by having books, tapes, and music available in our store for purchases.  By partaking of these items a person can enrich their lives spiritually, physically, emotionally and financially.

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BIBLICAL ADVISORS DEPARTMENT

"The spirit of the Lord rest on me, the spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the reverential and obedient fear of the Lord."  (Isaiah 11:2)

Biblical Advisor - One who gives scriptural guidance and advice.
The purpose is to minister salvation, the Holy Spirit and reassurance of salvation to those who respond to the altar call.

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DEACONS MINISTRY
"Likewise deacons must be reverent, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy for money, holding the ministry of faith with a pure conscience. But let these also first be proved; then let them serve as deacons, being found blameless. Likewise their wives must be reverent not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things." (I Timothy 3:8-11 NKJV)

It is the purpose of the Deacons Ministry to minister to the needs of our Pastors and Congregation. Deacons are set apart to serve God in a variety of roles and responsibilities, remaining alert and caring for the well-being of the members.

Through prayer, loyalty and dedication, the Deacons ministry supports the vision set forth by Pastor King. It is our stated purpose to: Be God’s Man; In God’s Place; Doing God’s Work; In God’s Way.

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ELDERS AND WIVES/PULPIT MINISTERS
"And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance; for ye serve the Lord Christ." (COLOSSIANS 3:23-24 KJV) 

It is the purpose of the Elders and Wives to aid and assist the Pastor in ministering to and nurturing the members. They will assist the Pastor wherever and whenever needed, ministering to members of the congregation in home, hospital or jail visitations.  These will occur as a result of requests, death in church members’ families, illness or inactive members; also, plan baptisms, (dates, times and locations), being prepared to counsel when needed.  Elders must remain faithful to all job assignments and be accountable to the Pastor if unable to perform a certain duty or task.

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HOSTESSES
"I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness."” (Psalms 84:10b)

Purpose: to greet people as they enter services as unto the Lord, and to show the love of Jesus; to assist Pastors and guests with special needs.
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KEY HOLDERS
"If you lay all these instructions before the brethren, you will be a worthy steward and a good minister of Christ Jesus.” (I Timothy 4:6)

It is the purpose of the Key Holders to provide access to the facility for all meetings, functions, and services for all authorized persons.  In addition, we provide a safe and secure environment by ensuring that the facilities are secured at the end of all functions.

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MUSIC & ARTS DEPARTMENT
“They have seen Your procession, Oh God, the procession into the sanctuary.
The singers went before, the player on instruments followed after… playing timbrels”.  (Psalm 68:24,25 NKJV)

Music is a vital part of our worship services.  It serves several purposes such as it is used to usher in the Glory of God; it prepares the congregation for the Word; it brings healing and inspiration to those who are hurting: it creates sensitivity to worship and it is warfare against the enemy. The Music Dept. supports the vision by leading the members and setting the example of being a “worshipping church.”

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NURSERY
"Train a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not turn from it."  (Proverbs 22:6  NIV)

The main goal of the Nursery and Preschool Ministry Department is to teach, train and oversee the children and their spiritual growth; to continue to develop the children’s ministry into one of excellence, ministering to the needs of the children; to train and prepare teachers and workers to minister to the children from nursery age through 5 years of age.

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NURSING HOME OUTREACH
Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened at all, that it cannot save, nor His ear dull with deafness that it cannot hear. (Isaiah 59:1 AMP)

The purpose of the Nursing Home Outreach is to minister the Love of Jesus to the elderly, sick and shut-in. This arm of the Outreach ministry fulfills the vision of Christian Outreach Center Church to reach the world with the Gospel, through ministry of the Word of God, praise and worship, and prayer.

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ORDERED STEPS DANCE MINISTRY
“Praise God in the sanctuary; … Praise Him with the lute and harp!  Praise Him with the lute and harp!  Praise Him with the timbrel and dance…”  (Psalm 150: 1,3-4)

The purpose of the “ordered steps” dance ministry is to minister God’s word using our earthly temples.  This is one of many methods used to reach God’s people; we are the Word in motion.

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PRAYER DEPARTMENT
"First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgiving, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, in order that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity." (I Timothy 2:1-2 NAS)

The Prayer Department is a unified liaison between the pastors, the church and the vision. They meet three times per month to remain unified on the church’s prayer directives and as part of these meeting they pray for souls, the members, the pastors, the local community, state, country and nations. They intercede for salvation, healing, families, finances, church growth and spiritual growth. On a continual basis, the church witnesses the manifestations of intercessory prayer as they hear testimony upon testimony of healings taking place in the members’ bodies, financial breakthroughs becoming realities, bad habits reversed, and complete changes of hearts and desires.

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PRISON MINISTRY
"I was in prison, and ye came unto me." (Matthew 25:36b KJV)

It is the purpose of the Prison Ministry to support the vision of Pastor King by helping to carry out the Great Commission by ministering to inmates and relatives of the members of Christian Outreach Center that are incarcerated, through correspondence and visitation.

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P.R.P. – PEOPLE REACHING PEOPLE
"And all who believed (who adhered to and trusted in and relied on Jesus Christ) were united and (together) they had everything in common."  (Acts 2:44 AMP)

"Now the company of believers was of one heart and soul, and not one of them claimed that anything which he possessed was (exclusively) his own, but everything they had was in common and for the use of all."  (Acts 4:32 AMP)

We live in a world that is characterized by individualism and isolation.  Therefore, as leaders, we must use every effective method available to develop unity, harmony and agreement.  Thus, the purpose for organizing the group is for you to assist the Pastors in ministering to the needs of the flock: spirit, soul, body, emotionally and socially; that not one will be missed.

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STREET OUTREACH/EVANGELISM
"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost." (Matthew 28:19)

It is the purpose of the Outreach Ministry to support the vision of Pastor King by helping to carry out the Great Commission by ministering to individuals in Street Outreach Evangelism.

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SUNDAY SCHOOL DEPARTMENT
“Any enterprise is built by wise planning, becomes strong through common sense, and profits wonderfully by keeping abreast of the facts.”  (Proverb 24:3-4 LV)

Sunday school provides insightful and inspirational tools for students to become Christian leaders of tomorrow. Students are given a biblical foundation to help understand the purpose of the church vision.

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TEEN MINISTRY (R.I.O.T.)
"Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith and in purity." (I Timothy 4:12 NKJ)

The purpose of the Teen Ministry is to develop youths ages 13-19, into healthy (spirit, soul, and body) individuals, whose first love is Jesus.  Through the ministry of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God we are to make sure each youth learns and demonstrates:

  • Knowledge of who God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are.
  • Who they are in Christ.
  • Healthy self image.
  • Who the enemy is.
  • How to walk in their authority as believers.
  • Benefits of tithing, giving, and receiving.
  • How to develop wholesome, godly relationships.
  • Abstinence from pre-marital sex, drugs, alcohol, tobacco and same sex (homosexual and lesbian) relationships.
  • How to boldly witness their faith.
  • Good grooming and personal hygiene.
  • Respect for the house of God, reverence for God and things of God.
  • Physical fitness.
  • Respect, reverence and obedience for/to parents, teachers, and all in authority over them.
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UNION GOSPEL MISSION
Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15)

The purpose of Union Gospel Mission Outreach is to minister hope and restoration; to create and provide an atmosphere for soul winning.

Our purpose of ministering in the Union Gospel Mission is fulfilling the vision of our pastors, to reach this city and nation and the world with the Gospel.  Through our prayers and finances we are able to minister to other ministries and missions.

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USHERS
"If you lay all these instructions before the brethren, you will be a worthy steward and a good minister of Christ Jesus.”
(I Timothy 4:6)

It is the purpose of the Usher Department to provide a warm greeting to each person and to aid in the management of flow and order of the service.  In addition, provide a safe and secure environment for our Pastors and worshipping congregation to facilitate the teaching of God’s Word and spread of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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