About Ebenezer Christian Church
Jesus said, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Matthew 28:19-20 KJV
Ebenezer Christian Church will be an accepting, healing, nurturing, empowering and teaching congregation that reaches out with the love of Jesus Christ in such a way that others will be moved to be a part of the community of faith.
Statement of Faith
We believe that there is only one true, living, and eternal God and that the Godhead is revealed as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
B. THE BIBLE
We believe that the Holy Scriptures are the Old and New Testaments; the inspired and infallible Word of God and therein is found the only reliable guide of Christian faith and conduct.
We believe that God created man in His own image to bring Him honor through obedience, and that when man disobeyed, he became a fallen and sinful creature, unable to save himself. We believe that infants are in the covenant of God's grace and that all persons become accountable to God when they reach a state of moral responsibility.
We believe that salvation (regeneration, sanctification, justification, and redemption) has been provided for all mankind through the redemptive work (life, death, resurrection, ascension, and intercession) of Jesus Christ, and that this salvation can be received only through repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ concerning His death on the cross and His shed blood. We believe that the shed blood of Jesus stands alone as the soul cleansing power for man and that baptism should follow as soon as the new convert has been prepared scripturally and spiritually.
E. ASSURANCE AND ENDURANCE
We believe that those who confess Jesus as Lord and believe in their heart Romans 10:8-10, while abiding in Christ have the assurance of salvation now and forever.
F. CHRISTIAN DUTIES
We believe that Christians should live faithfully by serving in and through the local church, praying diligently, witnessing earnestly, showing loving kindness, giving as God prospers them, and conducting themselves in such a way as to bring glory to God while attending the services of the local church.
G. THE CHURCH
We believe that the Church is the Body of Christ, the fellowship of all believers, and that its members have been called out from the world to come under the dominion and authority of Christ, its Head. We believe that a local church is a fellowship of Christians, a part of the Body of Christ, voluntarily banded together for worship, nurture, and service.
We believe that baptism and the Lord's Supper are ordinances instituted by Christ to be observed by Christians only. We also believe that the biblical mode of baptism is immersion following a person's genuine conversion and confession of faith in Jesus and that participation in the Lord's Supper should be open to all Christians.
I. LAST THINGS
We believe in the physical rapture of the church according to I Thessalonians 4:13-18. We also believe in the personal return of Jesus Christ, and in the bodily resurrection of the dead. We believe that God will judge all mankind by and with Jesus Christ; that He will reward the saved with eternal life in heaven, and that He will banish the unsaved to everlasting punishment in hell.
Our Senior Pastor is Reverend Tyler Cain. He is married to First Lady Jessie B. Cain and they have two sons and three grandchildren. Rev. Cain is an ordained minister of the gospel and has obtained a Certificate of Attainment from the Division of Elders and Local Pastors, Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the Perkins School of Theology, Dallas, Texas.
Twenty-Nine years of exceptional Pastoral Ministry, Leadership and Administrative experience
Graduate of the University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas
Experienced in Training and Leading in Church Growth and Evangelism
2002 Graduate of the Faulkner County Leadership Institute, Conway, Arkansas
Our Pastors goal is to have A Ministry of Excellence that works as a T.E.A.M.
A Ministry of Excellence TEACH(S)
A Ministry of Excellence EXPECT(S) results
A Ministry of Excellence ACHIEVES
A Ministry of Excellence MEASURES its effectiveness
Associate Pastor for Outreach
Rev. Kevin Kelley
Rev. Kevin Lamar Kelley is originally from Chicago, IL and his home church is Trinity United Church of Christ, which his senior pastor was Jeremiah A.Wright Jr, who is now the pastor emeritus and under the pastorship of the Rev. Dr. Otis Moss 3. He was very active in his church serving in the youth choirs, mentoring ministries, adult choirs and the stewardship ministry.
After leaving Trinity UCC, he went to faith walk church International, where he served as Sunday school teacher, minister in training, minister of music and over the evangelism and nursing home ministries, and he loved inspiring the heart of the community. In September of 2017, Rev. Kelley moved to Conway, AR where he attended Ebenezer United Methodist Church and served as a minister there working with the youth. In 2018 we incorporated and became Ebenezer Christian church, where Rev. Kevin Kelley serves as Sunday school superintendent and in November of 2019 became the pastor over outreach.
Associate Pastor for Witness
Rev. Perry A. Kelley
Perry Allen Kelley is the Associate Pastor for Ebenezer Christian Church. He is a native of Cotton Plant, Arkansas. He is married to his wife Francine Kelley (18years) and has 5 children (4 boys and 1 girl)
and 3 grandchildren (2 boys and 1 girl).
Rev. Kelley studies Business and Public Administration at UCA. He is a former Lay Leader for United Methodist Church and Hospitality Director at Conway Country Club. Rev. Perry has been a resident of Conway since 1989. He has volunteered his time with several organizations and groups:
Toad Suck Daze Committee
Feed and Teach after school program
Stop and Think youth mentoring program
Youth Bible Study
Sunday School Teacher
Optimist Youth Football
Conway Cats Youth Football
Milestone Omelet Breakfast
Habitat for Humanity
He loves spending time with God, his family and friends, cooking, great conversations with others, listening to others, and many other simple things in life.
EBENEZER’S FIVE STONES OF HOPE
Hope to the Helpless
Hope to the Hopeless
Hope to the Homeless
Hope to the Hug-less
Hope to the Hungry
Our stewardship will be a response to God’s goodness to the extent that each of us might give of our times, talents, and resources, faithfully and consistently; while providing services of worship which enable people to feel the divine connection with God.