In the Beginning….
And David Enquired of God, saying, shall I go up against the Philistines?
And wilt thou deliver them into mine hand? And the Lord said unto him, Go up; for I will deliver them into thine hand. So they came up to Ba-al-Per-a-zim; and David smote them there. Then David said, God hath broken in upon mine enemies by mine hand like the breaking forth of waters; therefore, they called the name of that place Ba-al-per-a-zim.
I Chronicles 14:10-11.
Bal Perazim (“A Place of Breakthrough”) was established in 1992 as a home bible study. It was later incorporated as Bal Perazim Interdenominational Church in October 1993. In February 1997, the name was changed to Bal Perazim Interdenominational Christian Center. Bal Perazim is located at 4921 Bragg Blvd., Fayetteville, NC and is pastured by Apostles M.K. and D.A. Braxton.
Just as GOD commanded, “Be fruitful and multiply”, Bal Perazim obeyed this ordinance and established a church which would be known as Bal Perazim Christian Center II in Kannapolis, NC (Elder Kelvin and Lady Thompson). Later seeing the need for a place for babies and young people to develop, Bal Perazim opened up a childcare center in the fall of 2002. During the year of 2007, Bal Perazim was once again blessed to expand into the next level of vision and was accepted into the statewide More at Four Program while also launching the Bal Perazim Christian Academy (grades 6-12) now (grades K-12).
In the year of 2011, we were blessed to add Word of Life International (Sr. Pastor Al and Lady Stith) Woodbridge Va.
With the birth and addition of these ministries. Bal Perazim congregates annually for its Conference, The Gathering (formerly known as Holy Convocation). As Bal Perazim began to move into a greater dimension with God, the first Conference was held on April 19-24, 2000. The Gathering embarks Bal Perazim Ministries into a new ministry calendar year. It is also a time of total praise!
God has proven His mighty acts in the making of this ministry from where we were, to where we currently are. As we look back, we cannot help but think that through determination and faith in God, all things are possible, and we as His people can “Break Through.” Something very powerful happens when a group of people capture God’s heart, unite around a common vision, and get physically involved together in the work that is required to accomplish the vision. Now is not time to sit back and wait-we must bring focus, clarity, and direction to the purpose God has given us.
We are in the Soul Winning, Kingdom Building business, not for our own glory, but for God’s Glory. We must set our face toward heaven, and our hands to the plow that when Jesus comes. He can look upon us and declare, “well done thy good and faithful servant, enter in to the joy of the Lord!”
As we continue to work that has been assigned to our hands, let us continue to believe in the Lord God and give credit to his word in the mouth of his prophets. We can thus be assured that we prosper and be established. The heart is fixed that thus trusteth in the Lord, and is kept in perfect peace.
Let us rejoice knowing that the victory is ours!