Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.
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For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.
Who We Are
The Woodworker's Church are fellow worker's of Christ on His Mission! That being, the church exists to fulfill the Great Commission by preparing and making ready the Church for the eminent return of Jesus Christ. As fellow workers, we are to perfect the saints of God for this purpose, and to tell the world (beginning in our own town and city) about Jesus Christ, and his soon coming.
We're here to study, pray, teach, and to live holy blameless lives before Christ in anticipation for His return. The Woodworker's Church is a Full Gospel Church, who should be the beacon of the light of Christ as an end time Church-bringing salvation to many people.
To have Godly sorrow over our sins, to confess and turn from our sins, and to yield and be transformed daily by The Holy Spirit.
To be in a state of self-examination before our God daily by means of prayer, scripture reading, and fellowship with other believers that we may grow and be prepared.
To be alert and equipped, to have anticipation and eagerness for the return of Jesus Christ continually. To share with others about Christ and equip them for holy living and his coming.
To daily glorify God our Father and Jesus Christ (the Son of God) through spiritual worship, praise, thanksgiving, and Holy living.
Glorify The Savior
The Holy Scriptures
We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God: true, immutable, steadfast, and unchangeable (2 Timothy 3:16, 17).
The Eternal God Head
We believe that God is triune: Father, Son and Holy Spirit; the Three are coexistent, coeternal, and equal in divine perfection (1 John 5:7).
The Fall of Man
The Plan of Redemption
We believe that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us, took our place, and with His life’s blood purchased the pardon for all who believe in Him (John 3:16; Titus 2:14).
Salvation Through Grac
We believe that salvation is wholly through grace; that no human righteousness or merit can contribute to our receiving God’s love and favor (Ephesians 2:8).
Redemption And Acceptance
The New Birth
Daily Christian Life
We believe that it is the will of God that those who have been born again grow in sanctification, become partakers of His holiness, and daily grow stronger in the faith, power, prayer, love, and service (2 Corinthians 7:1).
Baptisim Of The Holy Spirit
Spirit Filled Life
Gifts And Fruit of The Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit bestows enabling ministry gifts upon believers, and that these gifts will build up the Body of Christ through edification and evangelism (1 Corinthians 12:1-11); as evidence of a Spirit-filled life, believers should show spiritual “fruit”: love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance (Galatians 5:22-25).
Secomming of Christ
We believe that the second coming of Christ is personal and imminent; the certainty of His coming and the fact that no man knows the hour of His coming prompt our evangelistic efforts; that the Lord Himself will descend from Heaven, the dead in Christ shall rise, and the redeemed will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air (Matthew 24:36, 42, 44; 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17).
How We Began
The Woodworker’'s Church was birthed out of, and is affiliated with, NYC Full Gospel Theological Seminary. During the spring of 2009, the seminary had been meeting at The Woodworker’s Cabinetry Shop in Naples Florida. Dr. Frank Garofalo and fellow members felt burdened to begin a Church, whose focus is to prepare its people for the second coming of Jesus Christ.
On October 11th 2009, after much prayer and renovations, The Woodworker's Church launched it's first service in the store front of The Woodworker's Cabinet Shop.
Our name came about as one of our members was looking at the Woodworker’'s Cabinet Shop sign. He felt Jesus Christ was a woodworker (a carpenter) and craftsmen in what He did. That Jesus was a crafted worker for His Father-as means of salvation for the world. The member’s agreed and felt we too are His fellow worker’s (craftsman), which are to continue to carry out His mission. This seemed to be God's leading, and the birth of The Woodworker’s Church and its mission began.
As the wife of Dr Garofalo, Sally has served in ministry for over 40 years. Her focus has been on children's ministry. As a woman of faith, she is often called upon to pray for the needs of the sick. Sally also oversees church functions and is full of compassion for others.
Dr. Frank Garofalo
Having received the call from the Lord 40 years ago, Dr. Garofalo launched his first church in the 80's. Shortly there after, he began the NYC Full Gospel Theological Seminary. As one of the few "preachers" left , his messages are powerful, impacting. and full of substance.
As a pillar of the church, Billy has been a key instrument in may churches he has served in. Having overcome alcohol addiction over 30 years ago, Billy has a heart for those struggling with addictions. Billy is a faithful man, always looking to lend a hand. He is someone who can be counted on when needed.