Faith Tabernacle Church


douglas_lidwellPastor Douglas Lidwell is a graduate of Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois, where he earned his B.A. in Communications. He also earned a degree in Theology from Dan El Christian College in the Chicago area. Douglas is a certified minister of Theophostic counseling … studying, practicing and pursuing both emotional and physical healing via the completed work of Christ on the cross. He was ordained as a pastor at Christ Temple Church in Huntington, West Virginia, after serving as an associate pastor in an urban mission church plant in Pekin, Illinois. Douglas and his wife, Heather, have four children. Their family is mission-minded, believing it is the will of God for their family to bring life and freedom wherever God has placed them. Douglas answered the call of God to come to Faith Farm and minister the abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness, to see families restored, and to advance the kingdom of God by strengthening men in a dynamic way that focuses on their identity in Christ.

We believe the Holy Bible to be the inspired and infallible, authoritative Word of God. II Timothy 3:16-17, II Peter 1:20-21

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons/expressions: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Mark 12:29; II Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 4:4-6; I John 5:4-6

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 8:16-17; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 5:8; Romans 8:34; I Corinthians 15:3-4; I Peter 2:21-25

We believe that the salvation of lost and sinful humanity, regeneration by the Holy spirit through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ, is essential.John 14:6; Ephesians 2:8-9

We believe in the ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life. John 14:15-17; Acts 1:8; Galatians 5:22-23

We believe in the ordinance of water baptism which identifies us with Jesus Christ. Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; Acts 8:36-38; Romans 6:4

We believe in the ordinance of communion as a commemoration of the death of our Lord in remembrance of Him until He comes again. Luke 22:19-20; I Corinthians 11:23-26

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.John 17:20-22; I Corinthians 12:12 and 27

We believe in the resurrection of the saved and the lost, one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting damnation. John 3:16; Revelation 20:11-15