My life has been forever changed since I stepped foot in this church. My parents are the pastors but I hated church before I walked into this place. My life was crumbling and the lord helped me while worshipping. All the people prayed for me, they didn't judge me and I was healed inwardly and outwardly. I have had over 6 physical healings of different things. One illness I had for 20 years. GOD IS GOOD! I learned how to truly worship and be free in the spirit off God. I learned how to dance before the lord, and how to face my fear and sing and play the piano before the lord and help others through his gifts! I learned how to really pray and intercede for the lost and how to walk in holiness. My husband went to prison and the saints and I prayed and the lord opened the gates and changed his life. We got pregnant and my liver started shutting down, the bile was pouring into my body, and the devil was trying to poison our baby. The saints prayed, her father and I prayed ever night and took communion every night. The blood and body of christ sustained her. We weren't moved by the doctors report but by Gods report. The bible says if u drink anything deadly it will not harm u, Gracie is living proof" I was close to bleeding to death when she was born, but about 6 or 7 godly women laid hands on me an hour before and prayed and The prayers of the righteous availeth much! I don't just recommend this place because my parents are pastors, but because I have seen God in this place and in the people. I have seen results when I needed prayer. I have seen miracles. Nearly on a daily bases. I have seen the lord do mighty wonders. The presence of god is there, take off your religious glasses and just go and meet God. Don't go to be a specktator but go to get in the presence of God for yourself.
Just wanna give God all the glory for what he has done in mine and my family's life!..in the last 6 years The Lord has done so much and has delivered me from oppression and strongholds and he has used me to bless others and me my self I could have never done that! Praise Jesus , he has given me the desires if my heart by having my husband serve God with me ...and my children are being raised up in the house if The Lord and his ways and not the ways of the world and I can truly say that my pastors have taught me to obey the Spirit of God and to love him whole heartedly , I'm so thankful to be in a place of worship that allows me to worship my Lord Jesus and be free to do what he would have me to do :))
I have been in and out of different churches during my life and when I felt I was growing in the Lord I was attending a church where if you raise your hands to worship GOD you would be asked to leave ...so I knew then it was time for me to find another church where God wanted me to be ...I was introduced to ABAC by son asking me to go to church with him on Mothers Day 2 yrs ago.. I just felt the love of God so much the first time there and I can worship the Lord how I want to .God is in control of the services here and its awesome but Im very thankful & grateful for my pastors Pastor Joe & Barbara...they have always been there when I need them ..I am so happy God led my son and me here and ill be here till God takes me home with him....Ive grown here alot in the time ive been here ..Thank You Lord. God Bless .
I just want give god glory for what he has done in my life all strong holds he has brook and the headings I have recieved in the church the church is the best place to go and get a hold off god the pastors are great and always there to lift you up praise god for his glory
I had a tractor trailer hit my car three times , and I was having pains shoot all through my back. Brother Samples came down and had a word about a compressed disc. Then Sister Patsy came down from Dallas and had a word about God healing the whole length of my back. I am working today and out of pain . I also had a pain in my arm and God healed it. Then the pain was in my arm at another spot and Pastor Joe had a word that God was healing that too. While worshipping the Lord I have felt the presence of God , and His Glory. I come to church in pain, and start worshipping the Lord, and somehow in the middle of it all , all of the pain is gone. Pastor Joe also had a word about a pain in the Lower neck where it goes into the back and I could feel the pain leaving. Most important I feel God is giving Pastor Joe and others words about what God is doing in my life that week.
A little over three years ago, my husband and I and my son and his family decided to all go to Amity Brush Arbor Church together. We all walked in together. I felt the presence of the Lord as soon as I walked in. I've never felt the Lord's presence like that anywhere else before. One night Pastor Joe said if anyone has pain in their right shoulder, the Lord is going to heal it. When Pastor Joe started praying for me, the Lord told him that I had been having trouble seeing clearly for a long time. Pastor Joe asked me if I had trouble seeing clearly. I told him yes. He prayed for my eyes to be healed. I could see better that night, but I really couldn't tell how much better I could see until I got up the next morning. I walked out on my back porch and I was able to see things I hadn't been able to see for years. The Lord healed my eyes that night and I haven't worn contacts since. There is more love in our church than any I've ever been in. Our Pastors are real and they are always there for us. We are all family, and we all care about each other. God is always there!
My husband and I were on the verge of divorce when I found ABAC. Not only did The Lord heal my broken heart he also delivered my husband from PTSD. The Lord truly moves through Pastor Joe & Pastor Barbara and uses them in the gifts of healing, prophecy, words of knowledge and to preach a timely word to the church. ABAC has been a place of restoration for me and my husband and I thank God for my church family.
Since stepping foot into the small church a little over 6 years ago my life would never be the same. I knew who God but had no idea the type of God I was serving until stepping foot into his holy presents, and to have pastors that served him full hearted and walked what the preached was AMAZING. I saw God move in ways that I could not even imagine him moving in. On Sunday Aug.7,2010 is a day that I will never forget my husband who was suppose to go back to Afghanstan that morning was delayed a day so he came to church not only did GOD fill him with the Holy Ghost but my husband even spoke things to the pastors that only GOD and them knew. It was great seeing GOD move in him and proving himself to him who wants did not believe.
This is the only church I ever felt the Lord in. This is MY church. Unfortunately, we aren't local anymore.
Pastor Joe baptised me and I will be forever grateful for the things Barbara and Joe did for me. Barbara was always there when I needed someone to talk to. I could talk to her about anything, she definitely changed my life. During my (now) husband's deployment, I had a really hard time.. Barbara always knew what to say to get me through it.
I just wanted to say thanks.. I love and miss all of you.
This church is truly a church where you can feel the Presence of the Living God. I grew up knowing about God and going to church every Sunday, but I never knew Him on a personal level. I never knew you could have a relationship with God and hear Him talk to you. Doesn’t everyone want to be loved by someone? Who better than the One who created you in His image? Once I started attending Amity Brush Arbor Church my whole life changed. The church didn’t change me, it was God’s Presence and the Anointing that flows. The church members were welcoming and loving and that is what I needed most. This church is far from being dead! Thank you Pastor Joe and Barbara for fostering a growth in my spirit that has changed me from the inside-out! May the fire of the Holy Ghost never burn out in the children of God! If you are looking to be changed, this is the church to be at!
First, I have to say that in my personal opinion anyone who visits this church for the first time should come to at least three services before making a final decision about becoming a member or choosing to leave Amity Brush Arbor Church. (My testimony will explain why.)
The first time I visited this church was Sunday, November 18, 2012, and I will never forget what I experienced at this church. I used to go to church regularly for some years, but I had fallen out of church for several years. And, I kept telling Jesus that I was going to come back to Him, and start going back to church.
During my time out of church one of my desires had began to grow and that was my desire to feel the love of God (not just a head knowledge of His love, but I wanted to FEEL His love) because I sometimes questioned His love for me. And, then one day I was in Belton, Texas at H.E.B and I passed a lady in an aisle who to me was just another shopper like myself, but minutes later in another part of the store that same lady walked up to me and said something to me (something kind of personal to me), and kind of out of the blue she added “God loves you so much.”
After a few minutes of talking me and this stranger were both in tears. We talked a little more about God and she invited me to her church. It took me about three months to finally visit, and when I got there I felt in my heart that the Lord had brought me to the church, but I wrestled with it and questioned “why” He wanted me there. Service seemed a little different than what I was used to (I had God in a “box”, and He needed to operate the way that I was familiar with or the way that I wanted Him to or it could not be of God.) While I sat in my seat in service that Sunday morning something in my heart told me that God wanted me at Amity Brush Arbor Church-but still I wrestled.
I left the Sunday morning service and as I was driving home I said to the Lord, “God, those folks are playing church!” (I later ate those words.) When I got home from church I could not stop wresting with the thoughts and questioning God. The wrestling got so strong that I couldn’t even stay inside of my house I had to take a walk, and it was during my walk that the Lord began to answer me. What I got from Him about Amity Brush Arbor Church was “this is a worshipping church” and He let me know that He was going to clean up my heart in this church, and words like plowing and weeds and seed started coming at me. So, I gave in and I went back that same day for evening service.
Evening service. Only God could have given those words that Pastors Joe and Barbara spoke over me. Only God knew me that way. Not my family, not my friends…only Jesus! I didn’t know the pastors from Adam, and I didn’t know anyone else at Amity Brush Arbor Church. Needless to say, I returned a third time on Wednesday evening for more, and God demonstrated is His AWESOME POWER to me like never before. I got filled with the Holy Ghost (even made it from my seat to the alter with my eyes closed). The next morning was Thanksgiving day, and when I woke up my heart felt so empty and light like the cares of the world and life’s struggles had been sent to the recycling bin. That was a true Thanksgiving day! And, to this day I’m still in awe of how the Spirit of the Lord moves at Amity Brush Arbor Church.
I never was really raised in church. I loved God but the only thing I ever knew about Jesus was that he was a man that died on a cross. When I walked in this place I came with my husband, my 3 kids, and my in-laws. I came in with a completely broken heart, a drug addict, an alcoholic, completely depressed at the bottom of my life, and coming from a background of molestation from my biological father who is now in prison. So I was a complete mess. Searching for an answer, searching for love, searching for happiness and truth if there ever was such a thing. And I was at a place where I was determined and had my mind made up to find it. I have never seen in my entire life what I found in this place. I immediately felt the love of God so strongly as soon as I walked through the doors of Brush Arbor. I remember Pastor Barbara coming up to me with such a glow, like as if I just walked into heaven. She gave me a hug and welcomed me with so much love in her embrace it was like God himself was hugging me through her. I knew I was home. Soon after I opened my heart to God and asked Jesus into my life. I received the baptism of the Holy Ghost and since then my life has never been the same! I was completely delivered from the addictions of drugs, alcohol, cigarettes... God has healed my heart, mended the relationship between my husband and I, we are full force as a family in unity to serve God with all our mind, soul, and hearts and we have been BLESSED! But the biggest blessing of all was simply finding out just how real God is and getting to know him has been the best decision we have ever made! And just being in his presence is the most amazing experience better than anything in this world!!! I came in searching, and what I found changed my life! Thank You Jesus for everything, and even what's to come!!!
One Wednesday night at Amity Brush Arbor Church a brother in Christ said to me, God said to tell you, you have a blessing coming to you. One you won't expect, but you will know it's from God. The next day, Thursday, my boss came looking for me. I'm in construction, he found me in the basement working and asked if I would come out side. He had something to tell me. I wasn't sure at first what was going to happen, so I ask, am I in trouble? He said no. So we went out to his truck and he gave me some papers to sign. When I signed them, he told me I now have health insurance through the company. God is good!!! Then the next day, my boss came back and told me to come by the office, he had some more papers for me to sign. God is soooo good!!! The papers I signed were for life insurance through the company. God can tell you things and will tell you through others if you just believe and have faith in Him. God is good. He died on the cross for each of us, not one but all. Jesus Christ loves us that much, that He died for us before we knew Him.
Before I came to knowing Jesus, my life was totally hopeless. The first time I ever came to this church I knew something had changed in me. Though, I was not a believer in God, that perspective slowly changed. until one day I went back and I knew that I knew God was real and I wanted to serve him. Since then God has given me so much hope. I know longer need a therapist (Jesus is the best there is!) or anyone telling me I'm depressed. Since Jesus is my joy! Here, Jesus has also delivered me just by his presence! I know when I come to this church I can worship and praise God freely! And all the Glory to God!
when we came to Andy brush Arbor my husband and I were both disillusioned from the break up of our home church we were hurting people. Joe and Barbara welcomed us into their church and showed us love and compassion. Everyone in the church is so loving and caring, the presence of God is there every time you go the healing presence to heal whatever may be broken or hurt it's always there. My husband and I were almost in a wreck and he had to swerve really hard so that we didn't have a accident. My shoulder was hurting very badly the next day. by Wednesday night I was in such pain I told him I have to go to the ER or to church so I decided to go to church first. When we were all praying in the circle everyone came around me and started praying for me and I was in such pain I was crying and all the pain and I do mean all the pain left my shoulder, it was a miracle and I give all the glory to God and for the rest of the service I was able to worship lift my hands and not have any pain. Jesus is real and He is still healing, setting people free and saving people. If you don't have a home church I encourage you to come to Amity brush Arbor and feel the presence of God and feel the love of God's people.