What We Believe
New Samaritan Baptist Church is a part of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship, International where Bishop Joseph Warren Walker III is the Presiding Bishop. Established in 1994, by Bishop Paul S. Morton, Sr., Full Gospel’s essence is best captured by the phrase “The Right to Choose”. That freedom is based on the belief that the Gospel of Jesus Christ must be promoted by recognizing the free expression of the gifts of the Spirit as a viable part of the Body of Christ. The Fellowship is convinced that the choice to exercise these spiritual gifts is imperative for the local New Testament Church to fully function as the dynamic organism God has intended.
With over 500 participating churches worldwide, the FGBCF, Int’l. vision is S.H.I.F.T. (Sustainability, Holiness, Innovation, Family, Transcendence. Bishop Kelsey currently serves on the Executive Cabinet of FGBCF as Executive Treasurer.
New Samaritan embraces the following Full Gospel Distinctives which describe our theological beliefs.