We believe in one God. He is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He eternally exists in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and one.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, was crucified, died, was buried, was resurrected, ascended into heaven, and is now seated at the right hand of God the Father.
We believe the Bible in its entirety to be the inspired Word of God and the infallible rule of faith and conduct.
We believe in the resurrection of the dead, the eternal happiness of the saved, and the eternal punishment of the lost. We believe in personal salvation of believers through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. We believe in sanctification through the Word of God and by the Holy Spirit, and we believe in personal holiness, purity of heart and life.
We believe in divine healing, through faith in the Name of Jesus Christ, and that healing is included in the Redemption.
We believe in water baptism, in the Baptism in the Holy Spirit as distinct from the New Birth, in speaking with tongues as the Spirit of God gives utterance (Acts 2:4), in the gifts of the Spirit, and the evidence of the fruit of the Spirit. We believe that all of these are available to believers. We believe in the Christian's hope-the soon-coming, personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ
It’s important for you to know why we are here and where we are going. In other words, what is the main purpose of this ministry, what is the vision and direction God has mandated for this church? These are questions that should be addressed and answered in all ministries whenever anyone is making a commitment to become an active part of a fellowship. I believe it is essential for you to know the purpose of this ministry so you can fulfill God’s purpose for your life. Therefore, I am making an effort to ensure you know the purpose of this ministry beforehand. The purpose of Word of Abundant Life Ministries, International is “to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every race, creed and nationality through the teaching of God’s Word.” Our vision statement: “To See People From All Races, Creed And Nationalities Brought Into The Family Of Jesus, To Teach And Develop Men And Women Into Spiritual Maturity by Having A "Heart To Heart" Relationship First With God And Then With Each Other, And To Fully Equip Them To Do The Work Of The Ministry” clarifies God’s mandate for this ministry. Our mission statement summarizes and simplifies this important assignment. It states: Reaching all, Teaching All, and Discipling All for the Kingdom of God! (Matt 28:19) In addition, our motto, “Developing Disciples For His Kingdom” makes a direct statement to our expected results.
It’s obvious this assignment is greater than our abilities and this is why we depend on God to bring it to pass. Our responsibility is to be Committed, Faithful and Obedient to His Word and His calling for our lives. You may say, “I’m not sure what my calling is.” This is another major reason why this ministry exists. The Lord instructed me to establish a “3-D” (Dimensional) Ministry. A ministry designed to (1) To Fully Equip Men And Women Of God In Discovering, Developing And Doing God's Purpose For Their Lives; (2) To Outreach To The World, To In reach To Each Other And To Up reach Unto God; (3) To Lay A Sure Foundation Of The Word Of Faith By Ministering To The Needs Of The Spirit, Soul And Body Of Men And Women.
In addition, the Lord has given us other mandates to establish: These include establishing a Discovery Center; a Development Center; a Resource Center, a Victory Center, a Safe Haven Center, a School of Ministry, a School of Music, a Christian School (K-12), a Production Ministry and a Publications Ministry. He also gave a vision of a "Son Dome" and the LIFE Center of which will be the basis out of which most of these ministries will operate. God also gave me an assignment to establish a Development Institute with seven disciplines of study to provide a means of fulfilling this vision. The seven disciplines are called The Seven Visions of Development. They consist of Personal, Child/Youth, Family, Leadership, Ministry, Community and Kingdom Development.
Each discipline will have selected courses of studies that are tailored respectively for each discipline. I believe in order to impact a city, one must take the city. To take a city, one must be developed and willing to exercise kingdom dominion principles. The first Development Institute will be located in the Western United States (Phoenix, AZ) with future institutes expanding globally. My life vision is greater than the resources I presently have and extends beyond my generation. Therefore, I need every divine connection and the Wisdom of God to fulfill His purpose and destiny for my life.
It’s obvious we need supernatural assistance to accomplish these assignments. However, we stay focused by reminding ourselves “Only Through God, Only With God, Only For God!” It’s not us, but Him. We understand our purpose as willing vessels is to assist Him in fulfilling His plans. This is why we must work together in Faith and Love. Ephesians 4:16 states we are fitly joined together and compacted by which every joint (that’s us) supplies to the increase of itself to one another in love.
As you can see there are many facets to this ministry. However, if I summarize the complete vision of this ministry into one word it would be “DISCIPLESHIP”. This is our main goal; to be obedient to our Lord’s command…“Go ye therefore, and teach (disciple) all nations….” Matt 28:19
I now hope you have a better understanding and insight of this ministry’s vision and goals. My words of encouragement to you are “Discover, Develop and Do” what God has ordained for you since the beginning of time. We have God’s plans and purposes for this ministry, now let us together Grow, Develop and Disciple ourselves and others into men and women of Excellence, Integrity and Purpose in which the overflow of our lives and theirs will IMPACT homes, communities and the world abroad!
To God Be the Glory
Word of Abundant Life Christian Center is an IRS Section 5013c non-profit corporation with its main office located at 6849 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85033. Word of Abundant Life Christian Center was organized and incorporated in June 1997 to provide religious services, educational and ministry to its membership and the general public. Word of Abundant Life Ministries, international (Word of Abundant Life Christian Center) began June 17, 1997 as a small Bible Study Group. We began holding services at Glendale Community Center, with 35 people in attendance at the first Sunday morning services on June 29, 1997. April 1998, Word of Abundant Life Christian Center experienced growth resulting in a move into a new facility located in Peoria, Arizona 85345. With the new facility we opened a Nursery and added more classes to our Children's Church. After two years of growth both in quantity and quality, the ministry moved to our present location at 6849 W. Indian School in Phoenix which is a 18,000 square foot facility with over 5 acres of land valued at $1.2 million dollars. Presently, our membership is steadily growing with over 1200 members.
WOALCC has a diversity of ministries to meet the spiritual, mental and physical needs of every individual regardless of age, gender, race or any other differences. We serve the needs of members from all over the valley and meet these needs through many auxiliaries, departments, schools and ministries (most are active and some are still under development). Some services provided are Computer Resource Training Labs, Youth Development, Children’s Development, Family Enrichment, Single Ministry, Financing/Budgeting, Career Enrichment, Health Enrichment, Computer Training, Tutoring, Mentoring Ministry, Men's Fellowship Ministry, Women's Fellowship Ministry, Prison and Hospital Ministries and other Community Development Initiatives. Others include establishing a Discovery Center; a Development Center; a Resource Center, a Victory Center, a Safe Haven Center, a Christian School (K-12), a Production Ministry, a Publications Ministry and a School of Ministry and School of Music. Our vision is to Reach All, Teach All and Disciple All for the Kingdom of God!
Under our ministry umbrella is Abundant Love Child Development Center; licensed by the State of Arizona for childcare services up to 110 children from infant to 12 years of age for the local community and our church membership. Last year, we provided over 3,000 hours of Child Development Services for the local and church community, which equates to over 165,000 hours of service (55 children). We also networked with Arizona Department of Education to implement a Child Food Care Program (Hot Meals) and provided over 24,000 meals for the children. Our goals are designed to reach out and serve the particular needs of the community.
Previously, we have partnered with Western Power Administration for the acquisition of over 30 computers and DeVry Institute of Technology located in Phoenix, Arizona for a special project with their Networking students to obtain hands on experience with building a Local Area Network (LAN) for WOALCC. This project was a success and assisted us in moving forward with our community development operatives.
In January 2003 Word of Abundant Life Christian Center began broadcasting with a Sunday Radio Broadcast, “Living the Abundant Life” on 1280AM KXEG, which consequently expanded into a daily Radio Broadcast, Monday through Friday.
In March of 2006, Bishop Derone Robinson extended the ministry's "Missions Support" to Africa. Word of Abundant Life Christian Center initiated a food program to the “New Generation” Primary School in Mbale, Uganda East Africa; providing a balanced breakfast for more than 120 children in which 80 percent are orphans, as well as seeded financial support to several Ugandan Pastors. Financial assistance to these Pastors in Africa, allowed them to focus on their Vision and assignment from God and become more effective in preaching the Gospel to their local assembly and the world. Word of Abundant Life Christian Center has also partnered with these Pastors to financially support the Building Fund Project, the Construction of New Generation Church and Primary School and Living Waters Christian Center in Mbale, Ugan
Word of Abundant Life Christian Center faithfully provides financial support to the following missions:
Jewish Voice Ministries International
Christ for All Nations-Reinhart Bonnke
Feed the Children
Mountain Moving Faith Ministries-Pastor John Casarez
His Songs Ministries - Pastor Judy Jacobs
Day Star - Marcus & Joni Lamb
In 2007, in conception of the Vision Theme “Reaching All, Teaching All, and Discipling All for the Kingdom of God”, was birthed. Word of Abundant Life School of Ministry Resource Center, was an Accredited Bible College under Vision International Education Network which has broadened their teaching in more than 140 Countries. Word of Abundant Life School of Ministry Resource Center began teaching Men and Women not only to learn the Word of God at a higher level, but to “Invest in their Destiny”.
Bishop Derone and Pastor Brenda Robinson have been married for 38 years with four grown children; Cedric (Bobette), Terence (Breanne), Sharonda (Patrick) and Micah (Destinee) and 21 grandchildren. They have been in ministry for over 36 years; having traveled and ministered extensively to include the Spain, Italy, Russia, Saudi Arabia and the U.S. They have pioneered and pastored churches in England and Germany. Bishop Derone and Pastor Brenda are under the spiritual covering of Apostle Johnnie Smith, Chief Apostle of (UHAI) United Holiness Assemblies International. They both have inspired to further their own personal growth through higher education (Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Associate of Arts in Theology, respectively). Bishop Derone and Pastor Brenda Robinson are Elders on the Board at the International Institute of Mentoring under the Leadership of Pastor Judy Jacobs. There are many who have influenced their passion and love for God and His people. Some who have passed on to glory, (Pastor Willie Holly), one their fathers in the Lord who taught them how to pastor and love the people of God. Apostle Johnnie Smith, Elder Nate Crawford and Apostle Leon Brown, we're their first spiritual fathers whom they had the honor of sitting under their tutelage. Dr. Myles Munroe, Evangelist Olivia Mitchell, Pastor Judy Jacobs and Pastor Russell Freeman through mentorship and friendship were instrumental in providing a godly influence in their lives. And of course, the family of Word of Abundant Life in which they stated they would be forever grateful and indebted. Bishop Robinson stated, “The last seventeen years have been challenging and yet rewarding. And may our history (as someone stated) remain “His Story” and our future reflect our vision of the continuous passion to impact lives that will change homes, communities and the world for the Kingdom of God.