Building Strong Families that will transform Global Communities through the love and power of Jesus Christ
WHAT WE DO
We are a missions based church, we pray, we send, we go and we give
We all come from different walks of life, but one thing we have in common is that Jesus saved us and blessed us with the Holy Spirit
After coming to faith in September 1982, Pastor Bank, lying in bed on a September night in 1984, in an almost trance-like state, he heard an audible voice ask him, “What is your name?” He responded with his given name “Bankole.” Again he was asked, “What does it mean?” and again he responded in his natural understanding, “help me build a house.” The voice again asked, “Do you know why you were given that name?” Understanding the African culture of naming children after significant life events and circumstances, he presumed that he had been born in the middle of a home building project and thus named accordingly. Following further investigation, including a conversation with his father, he learned that contrary to his thinking, there was no building project at the time of his birth and that his name related not to the building of an earthly home but to building the house of God. It was at this point that God began to orchestrate the events that would confirm, clarify and establish the calling upon his life.
Pastor Bank enrolled in the River of Life Bible College in 1984, joined the church, and following his graduation, World Outreach Missions was birthed in December 1986. Convinced that the heartbeat of God was to take the gospel of the Kingdom across cultures, nations and geographic boundaries, he began to take this missions message from church to church in North America. WOM undertook its first short-term missions outreach to Nigeria in October 1987 and the WOM Missions Training School was started in January of 1993 in obedience to God’s word. In addition to providing missions training for prospective missionaries, WOM also provides monetary and logistical support for serving missionaries and their work and the Institute has trained, equipped and deployed hundreds of missionaries who are today involved in both long- and short-term missions work.
Pastor Bank spent the period between May and August 1994 implementing this Africa initiative through WOM’s facility in Ibadan, Nigeria. It was in this time frame that God spoke to him about starting a church back in the United States. After serving faithfully for 9 years as an elder at River of Life Church, he was released, with honor, in September of 1994 to start World Outreach Church For All Nations - WOCFAN. WOCFAN was officially launched in a warehouse in Tucker, Georgia under the leadership of Pastor Bankole Akinmola and his wife Pastor Sharon Akinmola with a vision of knowing Jesus and making Him known by discipling the nations, praying for the unreached, establishing cell churches, and sending forth leaders to the ends of the earth.
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ABOUT OUR CHURCH
We pattern everything we do after the word of God
We believe and agree that we govern ourselves under these principles
We speak the language of the Kingdom – “SON”-ish
We live in a Culture of LOVE
We have an Attitude of THANKSGIVING
We operate with a system of FAITH
We create programs and positive experiences to support and encourage our youth
We create opportunities for members to volunteer on a variety of teams, which creates an environment of caring for and serving others