BISHOP ANTWAIN JACKSON
Antwain Jackson is a creative voice in the church, innovative leader who is the author of a book entitled, “The Creative Leader” & is affectionately known as “Bishop AJ.” He has the ability to take complex principles & teach them in such a way that inspires individuals to apply them in every sphere of their lives. An affirmer that meets you with a bright smile & tough love, he seeks to pull out all of the potential, gifts, & talents in others. He is known to be cutting edge, yet down-to-earth & encourages each person that he encounters.
He has been in ministry for 25+ years, and most of those years having served in leadership capacities. Being consecrated a Bishop, August 31, 2008, and currently serves as the Asst. Presiding Bishop of the House of God Organization. Antwain is the Founding Pastor of the Equation Church, which he launched Easter Sunday, April 2010 which is a multigenerational, multi-ethnic congregation in St. Louis, MO. He oversees & mentors pastors and leaders throughout the country.
Antwain is known in the public area, heavily involved in community outreach, and often seen in the city gates influencing & building relationships with civic officials in the city of St. Louis. The Mayor of St. Louis officially proclaimed, October 29th Antwain Jackson day & in 2022 was selected as one the city’s top 100 most influential people. As a modern day Apostle, with wisdom well beyond his years, his passion is to see people become all they were intended to be. His mission in life is very simple, “Love God. Help People. Change the World!”
Administration & Operations
We advance the Kingdom of God by being a Church that makes it possible for people to find their Hope in Christ.
Our vision is to be a City Church with an International reach that will bring Hope to the World. We will be a radical spiritual house where people of all races, groups, & cultural expressions will find the knowledge & people needed to equip them to fulfill their God-given assignment.
We Value Authentic, Radical, & Transformational Worship
We Value Creativity & Innovation in Ministry
We Value ALL People- Generational, Cultural, & Ethnic Expressions
We Value the Empowerment & Equipping of Leaders
We Value the Personal & Spiritual Maturity
Early 2000s: Pastor Fletcher served as Youth Pastor at Faith Chapel Church of God in Christ (COGIC)2006: Established City of Hope International (COHI), a non-denominational church 2011: COHI assumed the Faith Chapel COGIC facility and continued its mission
GODWe believe in one God, creator of all things, who has revealed Himself in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. He is the supreme being, the source of all power, wisdom, and moral authority. (Genesis 12:33; Deuteronomy 33:27; Psalms 90:2; Psalms 102:27; I Timothy 1:17; John 1:1-2; John 8:58; Heb. 1:8; I John 1:2; Micah 5:2; Revelation 1:8; Hebrews 9:14; Romans 1:20)
THE BIBLEWe believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, completely truthful in its entirety without contradictions or error and is the authority by which we base our faith, conduct, and doctrine. (Matthew 5:18, John 17:17, II Timothy 3:16, II Peter 1:19-21)
JESUS AND HIS RETURNWe believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, and in His personal return to earth with power and glory. (Isaiah 7:14; 9:6-7, Matthew 1:18-25, John 1:1-3, Colossians 2:9, Isaiah 53:5-6, Luke 24:36-43, Acts 1:6-11, Romans 3:21-26, I Corinthians 15:3-8, Galatians 3:13, Colossians 1:13-14, I Thessalonians 4:13-18, Revelation 20:6)
THE MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRITWe believe in the infilling of the Holy Spirit as a gift to believers who ask for it as well as the operation of the nine gifts of the Spirit as stated in scripture. (Act 2:4; 10:44-46; 19:6, I Corinthians 12:4-11)
HUMANITYWe believe that man was created by God in His own image and is not the product of evolution; he fell into sin through personal disobedience to the revealed will of God; as a result, all mankind is sinful in nature and practice, cannot save himself, and faces eternal separation from God. (Genesis 1:26-28; 2:7; 3:1-24, Matthew 19:4, Mark 7:21-23, John 8:42-44, Romans 1:18; 3:10; 5:1, Ephesians 2:1-3)
SALVATIONWe believe that salvation is available to everyone, and the only means of attaining this salvation and being free from sin is through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ. (John 1:11-13; 3:16; 5:24, Acts 16:31, Romans 3:23-26; 5:8, Ephesians 2:8-10, Titus 3:5, Hebrews 7:24-25, I Peter 1:18-19, I John 5:11-13)
BELIEVERSWe believe in the priesthood of the believer. That every believer has a unique relationship to the Lord. As His children, every Christian has immediate access to the throne of grace and the ability to manifest the power of the Lord Jesus Christ in ministry and in their personal lives. It is part of the authority of the believer to ask freely of the Lord for his needs. (I Peter 2:9, Hebrews 4:16, Revelations 1:6-8)
HEAVEN AND HELLWe believe in a literal Heaven, where the righteous will enjoy everlasting life in the presence of our Lord; and, in a literal Hell, a place of everlasting punishment for the wicked (unsaved). (II Peter 3:10-13, Revelation 21:1-4; Mark 9:43-48, II Thessalonians 1:9, Revelation 20:11-15)