Gene Lingerfelt Profile

Pastor Lingerfelt on Giving Thanks

This holiday season at Faith Christian Center, it’s important to reflect on what God has done in your life, the life of the church, and what God will do in this upcoming year.

Dr. Gene Lingerfelt and Sue are incredibly grateful for this season and they are looking forward to walking through this next year with the church family of Faith Christian Center.


“He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly.” -Acts 10:2

From the beginning, God’s desire has been for us to love Him and for us to love each other. God’s plan from the beginning has been family. Life is not just about ourselves; it’s also about the next generation. That’s one reason God chose Abraham–He knew Abraham would command His children after Him to follow the ways of God (Genesis 18:19). This is why we are to live devout, God-fearing lives. Our children need to see us truly living the Christian life and this includes walking in love.

A family full of love and righteousness brings joy, not only to our heavenly Father but also to us. This holiday season put God first and prioritize your family. This is one way we honor God and His Word. Prioritize time with your family and teach them to love God and His Word. Experiencing this love is one of the greatest gifts God has given us.

Joshua understood the importance of this when he said, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15). Isaiah pointed out that this is the way but we must walk in it (Isaiah 30:21)! It won’t happen automatically!

The Lords Continued Work

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
Dr. Gene Lingerfelt and Faith Christian Center are incredibly grateful this holiday season for the goodness of God in our lives and families. God loves you and He has a wonderful plan and purpose for your life! He wants you to experience His best in every area of your life! He has a plan, you just need to live it out by living your life in the light of God’s Word.

What a joy it is to know that as we walk together in this next season of life God will be joining us on this journey every single step of the way.

It’s important to remember that God will go before us, and if we trust in Him, He promises to give us a hope and a future, which is the best news as we head into another busy holiday season.

No matter where you are today, we all have so much to be grateful for, and Dr. Gene Lingerfelt and Sue cannot wait to celebrate with you at Faith Christian Center. To learn more about Dr. Lingerfelt and his ministry, connect with him here.

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Dr. Gene Lingerfelt Walk by Faith

“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” – 2 Corinthians 4:18 (NIV84)

Dr. Gene and Sue Lingerfelt have always chosen to follow God’s calling by trusting Him by faith over the last 3 decades both in their marriage and ministry. Faith Christian Center, a labor of love and the church Dr. Gene and Sue planted many years ago, exists with a very simple and clear mission; to lead people to faith in Christ and to then teach them how to practically apply the Bible in their every day lives.

As the founding minister and Faith Christian Center’s Senior Pastor, Dr. Gene Lingerfelt focuses on his passion, to practically teach the Bible in a relevant and meaningful way for each generation that attends Faith Christian Center and their thousands of congregants that join them online.

After earning his Master of Divinity from Texas Christian University, Pastor Gene Lingerfelt went on to get a Doctor of Ministry degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

With a strong calling from the Lord and 2 Corinthians in his heart, Dr. Gene Lingerfelt founded Faith Christian Center in a hotel ballroom with his wife Sue in 1984. As the church continued to grow they have moved buildings, but have never lost the direction the Lord set them on all those years ago.

For nearly 40 years, Faith Christian Center has taught the community how to apply the word of God in every day practical situations and the results have been nothing short of miraculous. Today, God has blessed Faith Christian Center with a beautiful campus situated on 73 beautiful acres in the heart of the city. At Faith Christian Center, they believe the Lord has called the congregation to live by faith and not sight, and truly believe the Lord’s promise that the best days are ahead of us. As we enter the busy holiday season, be reminded of where we’ve come from, and where we’re going, and the Lord’s promise that He will always be with us. No matter what life may throw at you, God will always be by your side, and we are excited to help you discover the plan God has designed for your life.
Through all of life’s challenges, one thing is certain—the unshakeable power of having Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. With Him, all things are truly possible!

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