Church History

Church History

 

September 4, 1962 marks a day of historical beginnings for Holy Temple #11 Apostolic (Fairbanks). The church was born during a two week power packed tent revival led by Sister Lonnie B. Johnson and Sister Anita Walls on Tanner Rd in Houston, Texas. From this revival the congregation moved the tent to a location on Gerard Street.  Three months later the members of this new church decided to purchase their own property. In March of 1963 they moved the tent onto their new lot at 10002 Sussex, Houston, Texas 77041, which would become their new church home.

 

Pastor Lonnie B. Johnson’s powerful preaching on the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ as Savior of the world, coupled with a lifestyle of holy living she exhibited, led to the arrest of souls and a rapid increase in the church’s membership. Pastor Johnson, along with the support of dedicated church members agreed to build a church and the construction of the new church building began in July 1964. On September 19, 1965, construction was completed and the doors of the new church were opened for dedication and celebration of this great accomplishment and contribution to the community. Pastor Johnson made her final transition from earth to heaven on December 5, 2007. The mantle she carried for the church and for soul winning for over 40 years was entrusted unto her faithful assistant, Elder Robert Anderson.

 

To date, under the dynamic visionary leadership of Pastor Robert Anderson and Elect Lady Co-Pastor Linda Anderson, Holy Temple #11 Apostolic (Fairbanks) continues to thrive and move forward with God’s business. Pastor Anderson has a heart for all people; children, youth, young adult and the elderly; diverse ethnicities, male and female alike, Pastor Anderson is concerned about the status of their souls. He is excited about opportunities to reach out beyond the four walls of the church to seek out and lead the lost to Christ, preach the uncompromising Truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and uphold the lifestyle of living by which Christ mandated, “Holiness” without which no man shall see God.