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Our Leaders, Our Beliefs, Our Culture

Our Leaders

Pastor Keith Graham

Pastor Keith Graham

Pastor Keith Graham also known as PK, is the Pastor of NOW WORD Covenant Church. Under the Pastorate Leadership of Bishop David M. Copeland, PK was ordained a minister in 1983, and as an Elder in 1990.  After serving honorably for 12 years in the United States Air Force, and 14 years of faithful service at New Creation Christian Fellowship, the Spirit of God directed PK to another career move – as Pastor and Founder of NOW WORD Covenant Church in January 2000.

Pastor Keith is happily married to Denetrice for 36 years, and they have three children and three grandchildren.  It is PK’s desire for the community to be empowered to live Godly and educate them to excel in the economy of the world.  He loves God’s church and His people!

 

First Lady, Denetrice Graham

First Lady, Denetrice Graham

First Lady, Denetrice Graham also known as “Lady D”, is the wife of Pastor Keith Graham A devout woman of God and loving wife, Lady D supports her husband tirelessly both in marriage and in ministry. She is the epitome of a Proverbs 31 woman – a wife of noble character, her husband can trust her and she greatly enriches his life; she brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.

Our Doctrine

We teach God is the creator and ruler of the universe.  He has eternally existed in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  These three are co-equal and are one God.

Our desire is not to have an endless theological dispute about the essential truths of the gospel. We understand that through Christian history, there has been diversity in doctrine, and it will continue to be so until that which is perfect (Jesus Christ) comes to complete what we know and practice in part.

About God
We teach God is the creator and ruler of the universe.  He has eternally existed in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  These three are co-equal and are one God.  References:  Genesis 1:1, 26, 27, 3:22; Psalms 90:2; Matthew 28:19; I Peter 1:2
About Jesus Christ
We teach Jesus Christ is the Son of God.  He is co-equal with the Father.  Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross.  He arose from the dead after 3 days to demonstrate His power over sin and death.  He ascended to heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.  References:  Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; I Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; I Timothy 6:14-15
About Holy Spirit
We teach the Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God.  He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ.  He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation.  He provides the Christian with power for living and understanding of spiritual truth and guidance in doing what is right.  Christians should seek to live under His control daily.  References:  II Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16; Acts 1:8; I Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:1
About Eternity
We teach man was created to exist forever.  He will exist eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation through Christ.  To be eternally separated from God is hell.  To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life.  Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence.  References:  John 3:16; I John 2:25; I John 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; Matthew 25:31-46
About Man
Man was made in the spiritual image of God to be like him in character.  He is the supreme object of God’s creation.  Although man was made in the spiritual image of God, he has become marred by sin through Adam and stands in a state of sin before God.  References:  Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2
About Salvation
We teach salvation is a gift from God to man.  Man can never make up for his sin in Adam by self-improvement or good works – only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin’s penalty.  Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.  References:  Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26
About Church
We teach Christ is the Head of the church, and all Christians should belong to a local church in order to be accountable for their spiritual growth in Christ.  The church baptizes new believers, disciples them in the word to be more like Christ, and joins the members together in covenant relationship to continue the work of Christ as the church.  References:  Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 1:22, 4:12; Romans 12:5
About Baptism
We teach baptism is by immersion, which symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus and is your public declaration that you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior.  Baptism does not save you, but shows the world that you have already been saved.  And while baptism is not required for salvation, it is a biblical command and demonstrates your love and obedience to Christ.  References: Colossians 2:12; Acts 2:14; Ephesians 2:8-9; Matthew 28:19-20
About Marriage
We teach that marriage is between one man and one woman. It should be held in honor by all and is more than partnership it is a sacred union joined together by God. Marriage models the union of Christ relationship with the Church. Procreation and maturation for children should take place in the context of a marriage covenant built upon: love, identity, provision, security and discipline. We seek to serve to restore those who have been touched by divorce, and preventively in the lives of those who are joined in marriage “Let marriage be held in honor among all.” Reference: Hebrews 13:4
About Communion
We teach communion – or the Lord’s Supper – is an ordinance given to all believers by Jesus Christ to remember His sacrifice for us and to symbolize the new covenant.  The elements of bread and wine (or juice) are symbols of Christ’s broken body and shed blood.  Communion is not a means of salvation.  Rather, it is a testament of a believer’s faith in the atoning work of the cross.
About Eternal Security
We teach God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ; the believer is secure in salvation for eternity.  Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian.  References:  St. John 10:29; I Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25, 10:10, 14; I Peter 1:3-5
About Sanctification
We teach a Believer is commanded to pursue a life of becoming like Christ through their obedience to the will of God. This is done through a progressive work of the Holy Spirit working with the obedience of the Believer to mature them into becoming like Christ.  References: Hebrews 12:14; I Corinthians 3:18
About the Bible
We teach the Bible is God’s Word to all men.  It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit.  It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living.  Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.  References:  II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; II Timothy 1:13; Psalms 119:105; 106; Proverbs 30:5
About Death
We teach that physical death involves no loss of our immaterial consciousness (Revelation 6:9-11), that there is a separation of soul and body (James 2:26), that the soul of the redeemed passes immediately into the presence of Christ, (Luke 23:43; Philippians 1:23), and that for the redeemed, such separation will continue until the Rapture, which initiates the first resurrection (Revelation 20:4-6).

At that time, our soul and body will be reunited to be glorified forever with our Lord (I Corinthians 15:25-44, 50-54).  Until that time, the souls of the redeemed in Christ remain in joyful fellowship with our Lord Jesus Christ (II Corinthians 5:8).

About End Times
We teach the Lord Jesus Christ will personally and visibly return to earth and establish His kingdom.  We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal joy of the righteous, and the endless suffering of the wicked. References: Matthew 16:27; Mark 14:62; I Thessalonians 4:15

Our Culture

Our Mission

We want everyone to know God through an ever-growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

Our Message

We’re teaching a biblical worldview, so we can see life from God’s viewpoint.

Our Membership

We’re united in agreement to  promote, protect and prosper our church family.

Our Money

We bring God a tithe [first ten percent of our income], and give a offering [$100 monthly], so we can worship God, and support the Prosperity Plan of our church family.

Our Marketing

We’re a relevant, relational, passionate, and an innovative church, so the gospel will remain applicable to our current.

Our Motto

All that the Lord says, we will do and be obedient.” (Exodus 24:7).

Our Model

We’re conforming our behavior after our beliefs in Jesus Christ.

Our Magnification

We’re seeking closeness with God through corporate worship.

Our Ministry

We’re using our natural and spiritual gifts to help with the works of ministry.

Our Movement

We’re called to share our witness of Christ and the gospel, so we can reach the lost to increase Christ.

Our Motivation

We no longer live for ourselves. Instead, we live for Christ, who loved us, died for our sins and was raised to make us right with God.

Sundays

Sunday Service - 10 AM

Core Academy  every Sunday from 8:30-9:15 AM

 

Need directions?

12525 Nacogdoches Road #110 San Antonio, TX 78217