Who We Are
Liberating the World with the Love of Christ
Luke 4:18 was a message of Love to desperate world that Christ had arrived to liberate from the issues and ills which it had encountered because it was in need of a Messiah. We now take that same message and are commissioned to go throughout the world and liberate people with the love and deliverance used by Christ.
Our Core Values
We Love God
We Love People
We Serve with an Excellent Work Ethic
We Have Fun in All We Do
Our Mission Statement
We reach the lost/unchurched by teaching the gospel in love (Evangelism)
We build people to become Christ-like through teaching principles of the word (Discipleship)
We preach and pray deliverance from all strongholds of demonic forces (Discipleship/Prayer)
We provide a place for believers to serve each other through ministry opportunities (Ministry / Fellowship)
We provide a free atmosphere to worship God in various forms in our weekly gatherings. (Worship)
We conduct weekly prayer gatherings (Prayer)
We connect people to each other for authentic relationships (Fellowship)
These mission statements follow the example of the 1st Century church seen in Acts 2:42-47. The Six tenants of the church are outlines as: evangelism, discipleship, fellowship, worship, ministry, and prayer.
What We Believe
We believe the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible written Word of God.
We believe that there is only One God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the blessed Hope, which is the rapture of the Church of God, which is in Christ at His return.
We believe that the only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the precious Blood of Jesus Christ.
We believe that regeneration by the Holy Ghost is absolutely essential for personal salvation.
We believe that redemptive work of Christ on the Cross provides healing for the human body in answer to believing prayer.
We believe that the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, according to Acts 2:4, is given to believers who ask for it.
We believe in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy and separated life in the present world.
The True Vine Ministries World Outreach Fellowship first opened its doors on May 22, 1992, at what was then 330 N. Reilly Road in Fayetteville, NC. Impressed by God to start a work near Fort Bragg, Elder Ernest Jones, Sister Cynthia Jones and their daughter Jessica stepped out on faith and began preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The first members to join were Minister Carlos Swinger, his wife Mary, and daughter Candace. The name of the church derived from the message given by Christ which is found in the Gospel according to the Apostle John, Chapter 15, verse 1: I am the True Vine, and my father is the husbandman. True Vine Ministries, or TVM, as it is affectionately called by many of its members, has in its short existence touched numerous lives in the community, overseas, in rest homes, in the prisons, and in the military. God’s hand has been at work in the midst of the ministry and truly it can be said: Hitherto the Lord has helped us.
The ministry purchased land to build a sanctuary on May 13, 1996. One year later, May 2, 1997 the first services were conducted in the new edifice at 5315 Morganton Road. In August 1998, TVM became the home of the Family Bible College of Fayetteville. In the summer of 2001, True Vine expanded its existing sanctuary, building a 500–seat auditorium, and converting the previous edifice into a teen church. The next phase of building was completed in 2006 when the J Center was erected.
In 2009, the ministry purchased a home near the campus named the Liberty Place which provides food, clothing, and employment information twice a week to the community. On April 14, 2014, the building next to the church was purchased and deemed as the Administration and education Building and became home for the administrative offices and Family Bible College. In 2015, TVM began to use the JCenter for White Flag nights for the homeless and through the services provided to the homeless population, TVM was chosen by the city to run a 21-bed women’s shelter named the Hope Center.