Anthony and Brittany Shepherd
Anthony and Brittany Shepherd are our founding and Lead Pastors. After traveling for 14 years, in September 2017, Anthony felt God say pick up everything and move across the country and plant a church for there is a massive REVIVAL that is going to take place.
So Anthony and Britt picked up everything along with their kids (Bailey, Ashton-Brice, and Liam-Ryland) to follow what God had said, “Start a church and help release my next awakening, the next revival."
Who We Are
We are the messed up, broken and sinful ones pressing past our issues and our imperfections to chase after the one and only perfect God. Our heart is to awaken the next generation with a sound from heaven in a term we call “REVIVAL”. We are called to reach out to people with God’s message of hope and love to all who will hear it, regardless of their place in life. Our reach is to the lost, the hurt and broken, and the cynical the jaded, the forgotten, the rejected, the rich and the poor. We don’t discriminate or judge, but inspire people with hope through an uplifting message, bringing restoration to life and the future, and healing from the past.
Our Heart Beat
Who’s Got Next? Our heart is to awaken this generation and ones to come that have “NEXT” with a sound from heaven in a term we call “REVIVAL”.
(This happens in many different ways, Prayer, Worship, The Word or Small Groups)
To live life in balance. Not so heavenly minded your no earthly good, but also Not so earthly minded your no heavenly good. From A to Z we are M. To reach out to People with God’s message of hope and love to all who will hear it, regardless of their place in life. We don’t discriminate or judge, but we choose inspire people with hope through an uplifting message, bringing restoration to life and the future, and healing from the past.
- Make Disciples
- Disciples who Release Hope - Future.
- Speaking to the Possibilities of this
- Generation And Generations To Come.
- Awaken the world with a ROAR of Heavens’ love through a term we use called “REVIVAL”.
(Loving Others is Serving Others)
Our Core Values
The Next Generation, things are always changing but the word stays the same. But we must do things in a new way to reach this next generation of believers.
We want to help you grow in your relationship with God and learn to recognize His destiny for your life. By finding your destiny, you leave a legacy.
Jeremiah 1:5 – “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”
We believe that through generosity to those in need around the world, we are fulfilling God’s great purpose for our lives. Our goal is to change the world – leading by example – by responding to the most tragic circumstances and affecting the most desperate of people across the world.
We are a local community and a global online community of believers who equip each member so that they can be relevant to their local community. We provide support and an opportunity to belong to a group of friends and believers in our area and from around the world. We believe we are better together, and healthy discipleship is done in community and not by yourself
We want to activate your faith so that you can fulfill God’s Future for your life. Your destiny is to leave a legacy, and legacy is influence.
Matthew 28:19 – “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”
We believe worship is to honor God with extravagant love and extreme submission. Worship is not the way you play an instrument or sing, or even what you sing – it’s the way you touch God. We want to invite the Spirit of God into every worship experience, and create an atmosphere for God to do the Miraculous.
In Genesis it talks about how the Spirit of God Hovered over the waters stirring up possibilities over impossibilities over darkness or had no life and then became life and that’s our Prayer.
To allow his Presence to be so exalted so that He, and He alone releases Hope and Declares Victory over our Future. We want His Spirit to ROAR and speak to what looks dead or has no hope and bring life.
Genesis 1:2 -“Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.”
Psalm 66:4 – “All the earth shall worship You and sing praises to You; they shall sing praises to Your name.”
John 4:24 – “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
We believe in the power of prayer and its ability to directly connect us with the presence of God. We are here to pray with you and believe with you that God will answer your prayers.
Jeremiah 33:3 – “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.”
Matthew 18:19-20 – “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in My name, there am I with them.”
- For us means to Love others
- Believe The Best In Others
- Love never fails, forgiveness always wins.
We believe in the transformational power of Christ’s love through us. We want to reach the unreachable, touch the untouchable, and provide a place for all to feel loved, forgiven, and accepted, as Christ did. Our saying, is “Give us the ones know ones wants, and God will give us the ones everyone wants.”
Ephesians 3:17-19 – “And I pray that you…may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge— that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”
Mission As The Church
- Too Leave A Mark On This World
- Make Healthy Disciples, Who Will Make Healthy Spouses, Who Will Then Make Healthy Families
- Gods Presence Over Everything
Roar Church Statement Of Faith
The Bible is God’s Word to all people. The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments are the verbally inspired and inerrant Word of God. The Bible was penned by human authors under the divine inspiration guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it was inspired by God, it is accurate and authoritative; it is truth without any mixture or error and is completely relevant to our daily lives. The Bible is God’s revelation to man and is therefore the final authority for all Christian faith and practice. Deuteronomy 4:1-2; Psalms119:11, 89, 105; Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 22:29; John 5:39; 16:13-15; 17:17; Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 1:1-2; 4:12; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 3:16
There is One God, Creator of all things. He has existed in relationship with Himself for all eternity. He exists in three separate, but equal Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority. There is no hierarchy in the Godhead. Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 61:1; Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 1:35; John 5:21-23, 6:27, 14:10, 16; Romans 8:9-11; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 1:8-10; James 2:19
God is great: He is all powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, Holy. It is in Him that we live, move and exist. God is good. He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises. Exodus 3:14; Numbers 23:19; Leviticus 11:44-45; 19:2; Psalm 11:4-6; Malachi 3:6; John3:16; 4:24; 5:26; 14:1; Acts 17:28; Romans 3:3-4
Jesus Christ is completely human but, at the same time, completely God. He is the only plan for bringing people who are far from God back into a right relationship with God. Jesus was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a perfect sinless life, died on the Cross, was buried and arose on the third day. He later ascended into Heaven where He is presently seated at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we can have life. In order to receive forgiveness and the ‘new birth’ we must repent of our sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and submit to His will for our lives. Isaiah 7:14; 53; Matthew 1:18-23; 3:17; 8:29; 14:33; 16:16; 28:5-6; Luke 1:30-35, 22:70; 24:46-47; John 1:1, 14; 10:30; 11:25-27; 17:1-5; Acts 1:9; 2:22-24; 7:55-56;Romans 1:3-4; 3:23-26; 8:1-3; 10:4; 1 Corinthians 8:6, 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21; Galatians 4:4-5; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:15; 2:9; 1 Timothy 2:5-6; 3:16; Hebrews 7:25; 1; John 2:1
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit’s presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ by convicting individuals of their sin, by regenerating, sealing, baptizing and indwelling the believing sinner permanently at the moment of conversion. He convicts people of their sin, God’s righteousness, and the coming judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ. In order to live the holy and fruitful lives that God intends for us, we need to be baptized in water and be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit enables us to use spiritual gifts, including speaking in tongues.Genesis 1:2; Psalm 51:11; 139:7 ff.; Isaiah 61:1-3; Joel 2:28-32; Mark 1:10; Luke 1:35; 4:1; 11:13; 12:12; John 15:26; 16:7-14; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4; 13:2; Romans 8:9-11, 14-16, 26-27; 1 Corinthians 3:16, 6:19, 12:13; Ephesians 1:13-14; 2 Peter 1:21; Titus 3:5; Revelation 22:17
Man was created to exist forever. Sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives. Man will exist either eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God
through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is Heaven. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence. Everyone,
after death, will be resurrected – believers to everlasting life in Heaven and unbelievers to judgment and everlasting, conscious punishment in Hell. John 3:16, 36, 5:28-29; Romans 6:23; Hebrews 9:27; 1 John 2:25; 5:11-13; Revelation 20:11-15
Man is made in the image of God and is the supreme object of His creation. Man was created to have fellowship with God but became separated in that relationship through Adam’s sinful disobedience. This resulted in spiritual death – total depravity – which has been transmitted to the entire human race. As a result, every person comes into this world with a nature that has neither the desire nor the ability to please God, and thus cannot attain a right relationship with God through his own effort. Every human needs divine grace. Genesis 1:26-30; 2:7, 3:1-7, 18-22; 3; Psalms 8:3-6; 32:1-5; 51:5; Isaiah 6:5; Jeremiah 17:5; Acts 17:26-31; Romans 1:19-32; 3:10-18, 23; 5:6; 6:6; 7:14-25; 1 Corinthians 1:21-31; 15:19, 21-22; Ephesians 2; Colossians 1:21-22; 3:9-11
The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God, and it cannot be earned through our own efforts, religious deeds or good works – salvation can only be received through personal faith in Jesus Christ. Isaiah 1:18; 53:5-6; 55:7; Matthew 1:21; 27:22-66, 28:1-6; Luke 1:68-69; 2:28-32; John 1:12; 3:16, 36; 5:24; Acts 2:21; 4:12; 16:30-31; Romans 1:16-18; 3:23-25; 5:8-10; 6; 1 Corinthians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 5:17-20; Galatians 2:20; 3:13; Ephesians 2:8-10; Philippians 2:12-13; Hebrews 9:24-28; Revelation 3:20
Water Baptism Communion
Water baptism and communion – the Lord’s Supper – are the only two ordinances given in the life of every believer. Baptism follows our conversion as a public declaration of our identification with Christ. The Lord’s Supper is to be taken regularly during the believer’s life as a memorial of Christ’s sacrificial death. Each of these is to be practiced as a testimony to the world, but neither of them is to be construed as a means of, or an additional requirement for salvation. Acts 10:47-48; 1 Corinthians 11:26
The Church is a local community of baptized believers unified through faith in Christ. The “true Church”, which began at Pentecost, is composed of all individuals who through faith in Jesus Christ have been united together in one body, of which Jesus is the Head. The Church is committed to the teachings of Christ and obeying all of His commands, and it seeks to bring the Gospel to the world. The local Church works together, through the officers and ordinances given by God, in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ. God has individually equipped us so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives, which is to worship God, fulfill our role in the Church and serve the community in which we live. We believe that God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and blessed lives in order to help others more effectively. We believe that each local Church is autonomous, having the right and responsibility to decide and govern its own affairs under the authority of Jesus, through the guidance of Scripture. Online Church is a modern interpretation of the local Church that Jesus described for us, and connects us as a global Church more easily.
Matthew 16:18-19; 18:15-20; Acts 2:41-47; 5:11-14; 13:1-3; 14:23; 16:5; 20:28;1 Corinthians 7:17; 9:13-14; 12; Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:19-22; 3:10-12; 5:22-32; Colossians 1:18; 3:15; 1Timothy 4:14; Hebrews 13:7, 17; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Revelation 21:2-3
As believers in Jesus Christ, it is God’s command that we love Him, love one another, and love those who are not believers. We know that we love one another by serving fellow believers and by serving nonbelievers. We want to be the hands and feet of Jesus, and like the Philadelphian Church in the Book of Revelation, we want to do practical good works – at home and on the mission field across the earth – that brings glory to God and show people who Jesus is.
Matthew 10:42, 28:19-20; Mark 12:28-31; Luke 19:10; John 14:15; Philippians 2:1-5
Rapture The Second Coming
We believe that we are living in the “Last Days” as spoken about in the Bible. As a result, believers live with the constant hope and expectation of the imminent return of Jesus Christ. He will come first for His saints and then return with His saints.
John 14:1-3; Titus 2:11-14; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18