John 10:9 (Jesus speaking) I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved…
In life, we often need the right contact to move forward. In heaven, Jesus said, there is only one contact to move from this life to that. Paul in 1 Tim 2:5 wrote: For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus. Jesus also made this clear when he said “I am the Door.”
In Rev 3:20 He said I stand at the door, not as one who stands in the way but as He who invites you to come to Him.
Our Church name suggests that Jesus is the only way. He is the portal. He alone is the doorway to heaven.
Our church began when that very doorway opened up to a non suspecting group of people in the 1960’s. Droves of Hippies from across the US searching for answers, began to knock on church doors. Being largely turned away by various church denominations, they were welcomed into the Christian Fellowship Ministries with open arms. They did not fit the perfect church going profile, but they fit perfectly into God’s plan. As they continued to fellowship and teach basic bible principles they set on a course to live for God, leaving behind old traditions and simply pursuing a genuine desire to serve God telling others about His wonderful plan of salvation.
Jesus said “I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.” He has indeed left us a powerful pattern for church fellowship by which we can be strengthened, have community and find shelter.
Pastor Joe Campbell one day being invited to a church meeting, came in advance and heard a loud sound coming from a basement in the church. As he walked down the short stairway, he was astounded to see and hear Christians contending in prayer for revival with what seemed to be their entire hearts and soul. He immediately chose to join the church and follow in that same pattern he saw. He took on the biblical calling of preaching the good news, training Christians and planting churches across the globe now for over 30 years. He has personally taken his calling to “preach to the nations” across the oceans as a missionary to Malaysia in 1990’s. Since that time Pastor Campbell has traveled to practically every continent, preaching in revivals, conferences and baby churches stirring Gods people to respond to the calling of God. The Door Christian Center has also financially backed this corporate calling by funding pioneer churches throughout the united states and worldwide. The most recent missionary church plants have sent domestically trained and discipled workers from the US to nations like Australia, India, China, Bulgaria, Dominican Republic and the continent of Africa.
This vision has also been care-taken for over 40 years by our congregation in Chandler, Arizona where we have over 110 churches planted around the Americas and around the World. As of 2016 our worldwide fellowship of churches now numbers 2,255.
This fellowship, which began with Pastor Wayman Mitchell, has now inspired and mobilized many pastors, evangelists , ministry workers and outreach teams who labor for the Gospel worldwide.
The Church is a place to come and find transformation, meaning and refuge from a trouble-filled world. At The Door, there are many testimonies of the wonderful power of God changing hearts, lives and entire families.
Step in this Sunday and see how that same power can transform your life.