Dr. Andrew Farley is the lead teaching pastor of Ecclesia and a bestselling author of five Christian books. Andrew serves as the Faculty Adviser for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and he frequently speaks to Christian university groups like Campus Crusade for Christ and at churches around the United States and in Canada. Andrew is also an Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics at Texas Tech University. He lives in Texas with his wife Katharine and their son Gavin.
Our Statement of Faith
1. We believe that the Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God and without mistakes as originally written. It is the complete revelation of His will for salvation and the only unfailing rule of faith and practice for the Christian life.
2. We believe in one God, Creator of all things, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and that these three are co-eternal and of equal dignity and power.
3. We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ; His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit; His virgin birth; His sinless life; His substitutionary death on a cross; His bodily resurrection; His ascension to the right hand of the Father; and His personal, imminent return.
4. We believe that man was created by and for God; that by man's disobeying God, every person incurred spiritual death, which is separation from God, and physical death as a consequence; and that all people are sinners by nature and practice.
5. We believe the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins and that all who believe in Him are declared righteous because of His sacrificial death and are, therefore, in the right relationship with God.
6. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit indwelling all believers and thus enabling and empowering the life and ministry of the believer.
7. We believe in the bodily resurrection of everyone who has lived, the everlasting blessedness of those in right relationship with God, and the everlasting punishment of those who have rejected God's forgiveness in His Son.
Our Staff and Leaders
Lead Pastor: Andrew Farley
Music Ministers: Joshua Parker Sills and Jay Lemon
Office Administrator: Kimberly Martin
Multimedia Director: Jordan Polk
Connections Coordinator: Carolyn Stephens
Audio Technician: JJ Jock
Adult Education Teacher: Steven Bailey
Children's Ministry Coordinator: Rachelle Fulkerson
Deacons' Ministry Coordinator: Brian McDowell
Directors of Youth: Rex and Kellie Kennedy, Chuck and Kimberly Martin
College and Career Ministry Coordinator: Jerod Clopton