What we believe
We believe that Jesus Christ was born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died for our sins, was raised from the dead and is at the right hand of the Father as true God and true man. [Matthew 1:18-25, Romans 9:5, Hebrews 12:2]
We believe that all mankind was created in the image of God, but fell from relationship with God by voluntary disobedience. Only through accepting Jesus Christ’s substitutionary sacrifice of His shed blood for our sins, can we be forgiven and restored into fellowship with God. [Genesis 1:27, Romans 3:23; 5:1; 6:23, Ephesians 1:7]
We believe in the personal and imminent return of our Lord and the following bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, with everlasting joy for the saved and everlasting, conscious punishment of the lost. [Acts 1:11, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17, 2 Corinthians 5:10, Revelation 20:4-6; 11-15]
We believe that the Church is comprised of all those who acknowledge Jesus as Lord and Savior and that scripture instructs believers to identify and regularly assemble with other believers to devote themselves to worship, prayer, teaching of the Bible, fellowship, and works of service. [Hebrews 10:24-25, Acts 2:42-47; 16:5]
The Holy Spirit
We believe that at the point of salvation the Holy Spirit fills each believer to be a source of strength, assurance, and wisdom. Every believer has available to them a distinct and subsequent experience as promised by the Father known as the Baptism with the Holy Spirit which is evidenced by speaking in a heavenly prayer language as the Spirit gives utterance. [1 Corinthians 2:9-14; 6:19-20, Matthew 3:11, Acts 2:4, 38-39]
The Gifts of the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit has supernatural abilities to distribute to Christians for the instruction and empowering of every believer and when operated in balance and order will bring God glory. [1 Corinthians 12:1-12; 14:40,John 16:13-14]
We believe that water baptism by immersion in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, in the authority of Jesus’ name, should be followed by all believers as a public profession of their faith in Christ. [Matthew 28:19, Acts 2:38; 8:36-38]
We believe that the holy ordinance of Communion should be received by believers walking in fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ as a remembrance and celebration of what Christ accomplished for them on the cross. [Luke 22:19-20, 1 Corinthians 11:23-29]
Jimmie Stephens is the founder of The Light International Church located in Atlanta GA. Jimmie is a 23-year veteran of ministry noted for his passion and love for people to see them thrive in life through Christ. Jimmie demonstrates the Word of God in his teaching, with practical illustrations and revelation that bring clarity and understanding to the believer. Jimmie genuine desire to see people set free from the issues of life as well as his love for people of all ages and backgrounds cause him to appeal to many.
Prior to starting The Light International Church Jimmie served as the Youth Minister as well Director of Ministry Operations for over 23 years at Embassy Church International in San Diego, under the leadership of Torrance A. Jacko. Jimmie played a vital role in the growth of the ministry. Jimmie has a graduate degree in Organizational Management. Currently working toward his Doctorate in Ministry.
Jimmie proven track record of loving, leading and serving makes him a true gem in the body of Christ. Jimmie can be viewed via his YouTube Channel “The Good Life Jimmie”. A Channel designed to bring inspiration and revelation of the truths of Gods Word.
Jimmie is a devoted husband to Kandie, they both have two beautiful children Jimmie & Jordan who they love spending time with.
Kandie Stephens is a devoted wife of Jimmie Stephens. founder and Pastor of The Light International Church. They have been happily married since June 7, 1997 and are the proud parents two beautiful children Jimmie and Jordan.
Kandie serves along side of her husband overseeing the children’s ministry. Kandie has a graduate degree in Education and community service. Kandie has a passion to help those who struggle with low self-esteem to see who they are in Christ.
Kandie is a 20-year veteran in the hair industry. Kandie has been a hairstylist for over 15 years in San Diego Ca.