Love Fellowship Believers (LFB) was incorporated on November 25, 2008 through the dedication and efforts of our founding pastor, Kevin G. Webb. LFB’s first meeting was held on December 21, 2008 during a Christmas celebration held in the home of Deacon Curtis and Linda Stacey. The following families were represented that evening: the Webb’s, Stacey’s, Edmondson’s, Staton-Redmond’s, Ziglar-Ledbetter’s, Jones’s, Grant’s, Laval’s, Gant’s, Maxwell’s, and family friend, Ms. Sherene. The first service attended by LFB members was at City of Refuge Outreach Ministries in Browns Summit, NC, on December 31, 2008 during their annual Watch Night program.
Our inaugural service was held at the NC Agricultural Extension Building in Greensboro, NC, on January 11, 2009 at 3:00 pm. Pastor Kevin L. Maxwell of City of Refuge Outreach Ministries presided over this blessed event, which included musical selections from Greater Hope Cathedral, Greensboro, North Carolina, a Prayer of Dedication by Pastor Darryl E. McConnell of Faith Baptist Church, Gibsonville, North Carolina, followed by a soul stirring solo from Brother Terry Staton of Greensboro, North Carolina. Pastor Webb preached the sermon entitled “Deception by Conformity”.
LFB has experienced tremendous spiritual and physical growth in the past 2 years. Adult and Children’s Bible Study is held weekly in the homes of Pastor Webb and Minister Cynthia Grant, respectively. “Teen Talk”, a Bible study/dialogue designed for our pre-teen and teen ladies is conducted on a monthly basis. Weekly Sunday services are held in The Alumni Event Center on the beautiful campus of NC A&T University. We also have Sunday outreach services at local area businesses, such as Golden Corral, Skateland, and Celebration Station in an attempt to bring worship to those who are unable, or unwilling, to attend a traditional church service. Our themed events include Black History celebration, Women’s/Mother’s Day, Men’s/Father’s Day, End of School/Back to School cookouts, Vacation Bible School, Rainbow Tea’s, Grandparent’s Day, Bringing in the Harvest Festival, Christmas Dinner, and Watch Night service. We also collaborate with our sister church, City of Refuge Outreach Ministries to produce two annual events, the Victory and Praise Gala, and W.O.W (Women of Worship) conference. An extremely special event where LFB experienced awesome growth in the past year was our Christmas Drive for the Homeless. Under the vision and dedication of Sister Linda Stacey, we were able to increase our Christmas Day distribution from less than 50 gift bags in 2009 to over 150 bags in 2010!
Several dynamic ministries are housed within LFB. The Advisory Ministry provides guidance on all church decisions and consists of Pastor Webb, Deacon Stacey, Minister Grant, Trustee Stacey Edmondson, and Church Treasurer, Tony Staton. Our Women’s Ministry hosts an annual Women’s Retreat each fall and our Men’s Ministry hosts monthly and quarterly “fellowships” for men and boys of all ages. Our outstanding Youth Ministry consists of our Youth Choir, and Youth for Christ, our liturgical dance ministry in conjunction with youth from City of Refuge under the direction of First Lady Angela Maxwell. We also have our dedicated team of adults and youth participating in the Usher Ministry and on the Worship & Praise Team . Deacon Curtis Stacey, Trustee Stacey Edmondson, and Sister Rhonda Gant have become certified health laypersons through Moses Cone Hospital, Greensboro NC. Each Sunday, they provide the LFB family with a wealth of information during the “Healthy Living” segment of the service. Overseeing and guiding us with her spiritual wisdom and experience is our beloved Church Mother, Alice Laval.
In 2010, 27 new members joined LFB, and 6 new believers were baptized. As we strive to continue the Lord’s work, we believe that our dedication to creating an open, loving atmosphere that encourages and enhances knowledge of His Word will bring forth a spirit of increase, growth and Strength for LFB. We look forward to an “UNSHAKABLE” 2011.