Church History

The Word of God Christian Ministries Church began in 1993 by the leading of the Holy Spirit. The founder and Senior Pastor, Michael Gray, began this work on a Wednesday Night at his home. Pastor Gray and his wife Lisa started a bible study in their living room. The membership started with Pastor Gray, First Lady Lisa and their infant daughter Tiffany. Next they renovated their one-car garage into a Sanctuary where the first worship service began on October 24, 1993. There was no media blitz to announce the founding of the new church movement, just a few personal invites and word of mouth. As we began to win and nurture souls into the Kingdom of God, there was a great need to expand.

The Word of God Christian Ministries Church began in 1993 by the leading of the Holy Spirit. The founder and Senior Pastor, Michael Gray, began this work on a Wednesday Night at his home. Pastor Gray and his wife Lisa started a bible study in their living room. The membership started with Pastor Gray, First Lady Lisa and their infant daughter Tiffany. Next they renovated their one-car garage into a Sanctuary where the first worship service began on October 24, 1993. There was no media blitz to announce the founding of the new church movement, just a few personal invites and word of mouth. As we began to win and nurture souls into the Kingdom of God, there was a great need to expand.

The church moved from that Sanctuary to an office building in 1994, located at 154 Valley Hill Road, Riverdale, Georgia. Later the church moved to The Day’s Inn Meeting Room, located at Old Dixie Highway, Forest Park, Georgia. As Pastor Gray remained faithful to His call, the Lord manifested the vision written for this ministry.

In April of 2000, the church was able to purchase a 10-acre wooded lot with a beautiful ranch nestled on top of the hill. This location offers plenteous space and is in an accessible location for spreading the Word of God throughout the community. Immediately, the ranch was converted into a sanctuary to accommodate our growing membership for worship services. God has sustained His Work. God has remained faithful. Pastor Gray has shown monumental courage as well as bold and innovative leadership in fostering programs and ministries that is manifesting the Vision of The Word of God Christian Ministries. After five years, The Word of God Christian Ministries was victorious in having favor with the Clayton County Zoning Board. God said it is done! In August of 2005 we completed our 20,000 square ft. sanctuary with gym; located at 1207 McDonough Road in Hampton, GA.

Those initial home gatherings grew to become what now is known as The Word of God Christian Ministries Church. God has truly blessed our church by giving us a pastor with Vision, running with endurance the race set before him and looking unto Jesus.