ABOUT US

Established in 1963 formally known as The Gospel Association of America, The church of God incorporated (aka The Gospel Church of God) the ministry began under the late Bishop C. W. Cotton. Our ministry was founded on God's word and signs of his presence and power. In the year of 1976 Ronald T. Fisher joined this ministry and became the assistant to the late Bishop Cotton. After serving in the ministry for 14 years  Elder Fisher was installed pastor. 

Through the ministry of Pastor Fisher he has continued and expanded with an emphases on outreach, financial stewardship, marriage and family enrichment. In 2012 Pastor Fisher was consecrated to the office of Bishop. From 1990 to the present Bishop Fisher has continued to proclaim God's transforming word of hope and faith. 

There are periods in history where ministries experience and epiphany that God is bringing new direction to his people. After 54 years that change has come in the changing of our name.  Faith Life Church believes God intends for everyone to experience abundant life and that life can only be realized through a life of faith in him. 

Wherever you may be on your spiritual path, at the Faith Life Church you will find a supportive community with a wealth of opportunities for personal growth.

We aspire to strengthen each person's confidence and joy in Jesus Christ  at every point in their lives, and encourage personal and spiritual growth through prayer, Bible study and active service in our church and community. Come and be about that Life! There is room for you and your family to become a part of ours.

OUR TEAM

Ronald Fisher

Ronald Fisher

Bishop
Violet Fisher

Violet Fisher

First Lady
Darrell Jeffers

Darrell Jeffers

Elder
Arnold Jeffers

Arnold Jeffers

Counseling Elder
Arthur Kellum Jr.

Arthur Kellum Jr.

Deacon
Anthony Abner

Anthony Abner

Deaconr
James Rochester

James Rochester

Deacon
Pandora Hatten

Pandora Hatten

Minister
Monica Kellum

Monica Kellum

Minister
Pam Hunley

Pam Hunley

Deaconess
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  • Violet Fisher
  • Darrell Jeffers
  • Arnold Jeffers
  • Arthur Kellum Jr.
  • Anthony Abner
  • James Rochester
  • Pandora Hatten
  • Monica Kellum
  • Pam Hunley
  • Ronald Fisher

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THE PASTOR

In January 1974, at the age of 17, Ronald accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior under the Rev. Levi Anderson in Dominion, Md. In May 1974, he received his licenses to evangelize and became his Pastor’s assistant. Ronald began his Christian service in Street Ministry, home and hospital visitations. After the church dissolved; in 1976 he came to Chestertown, Md. to preach at the Gospel Church of God; where he joined and served under leadership in the capacities of the Assistant Pastor and Elder for sixteen years under his pastor, Bishop C. W. Cotton.  Following the death of the late Bishop C.W. Cotton, he was installed as the Pastor of the Gospel Church of God in 1990. Bishop Ronald T. Fisher is married to Violet and has four children.  

In 1993, he was named Chestertown's most Valuable Citizen. He has served as a counselor with the State of Maryland’s Division of Parole and Probation Boot Camp, and was selected for The Governor’s Service Award.  June 6th, 1999 was declared as Pastor Ronald T. Fisher Day by the Town of Chestertown, Maryland in honor of his community involvement and service.  

He orchestrated numerous events for Town Council members, local law enforcement officers and teachers for their service to the Chestertown community.  

 Bishop Fisher regularly sponsors financial and marriage seminars open to all.  He conducts weekly discipleship classes at the Gospel Church of God on Sunday evenings and holds regular open air, street services the old fashion way. Bishop Fisher, in collaboration with other men of God, ministers to those who are incarcerated at Kent County Detention Center (Maryland) on a weekly basis through visits, prayers and bible studies.  

 Additionally, he has provided sensitivity training for the Chestertown Police Department.  Bishop Fisher served for six years as a member of the Kent County Extension Advisory Council for the Maryland Cooperative extension.

Bishop Fisher established an Academic & Incentive program for the youth. He also developed two after-school mentoring programs, Boys to Men and Young Ladies on the Move. He has served in a number of other youth mentoring groups in many school based and state sponsored programs in Maryland and Delaware. He was instrumental in creating the National Youth Convention held annually in Ocean City, Maryland. In 2000, Bishop Fisher was the keynote speaker for the Smyrna High School 16th Annual Initiation and Installation Ceremony for the Delaware Career Association Jobs for Delaware Graduates (Class of 2000).  

Throughout his adult life, Bishop Fisher has provided kinship and foster care to many needy, troubled, and at-risk children, teens and young adults.   

Bishop Fisher has earned his Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s Degree in Theology from the National School of Theology. Bishop Fisher earned his Doctorate Degree in Theology and graduated with Honors in June 2010 and is an Instructor for the school.  

In 2005, Bishop Fisher had a vision and desire to see a new sanctuary erected.  He worked to motivate the people of his church and it was completed in 2008.  

In 2006, Bishop Fisher traveled to Africa and ministered to several young men on a beach and local village.  Following this encounter, those men and women have regularly met for Christian fellowship and correspondence.  In July 2010, Bishop Fisher returned to Africa to help establish and dedicate the formation of this new church; “Mt. Sinai Gospel Tabernacle” in that same area. In 2010 Bishop Fisher was consecrated to the office of Bishop and shortly thereafter upon examination was accepted as a member of the Chesapeake Regional College of Bishops. 

Bishop Fisher is the proprietor a family real estate business called “Fisher Investments”.   He is a coordinator and distributor for the Maryland Hunter's Against Hunger Program. In 2012, he became vice-president of the Threefold Cord Ministries and in 2015 he was voted president. This is a collaboration of ministries combining their efforts to empower the God’s people for maximum Kingdom impact and edification in the five counties of Cecil, Kent, Queen Annes, Talbot and Caroline Co. Md. 

In January 2013 he instilled Elder Kevin Jeffers as pastor of “Greater Life Christian Ministries” in Elgin, Texas as an affiliate and expansion of the ministry. Also, in 2013, Bishop Fisher was selected to the Board of the Chesapeake Regional College of Bishops as Supervisor of Bishops-Elect.

Bishop Fisher’s uniqueness in ministry is in the areas of financial stewardship, theology, and singles and marriage coaching. He is the author of two books; “Help for The Small Church 100 Members or Less”, and “Before You Speak”.

Bishop Fisher’s greatest desire is to first model Christianity in his home, then bring people to Jesus Christ and disciple them.  For relaxation, Bishop Fisher loves to read, hunt, and travel.

LADY VIOLET FISHER

Lady Violet Fisher is on the battlefield working for God.  Currently serving as a faithful servant of the lord, Church Administrative Assistant, President of the Youth and Education Department, Chairperson of Vacation Bible School and Youth Pastor.  Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ Jesus that gives me strength”

 Lady V as she like to be call at times is Assistant President to Mt. Sinai Youth Retreat held yearly in Ocean City, Maryland and a youth mentor. She was chairperson of a youth mentoring program called, “Ready For Life” and president of the “Women’s Fellowship and Women's Day.” 

 She attended the Sussex County School of Theology and earned her Bachelor's Degree in Youth Ministry. She received her Master's Degree and Doctoral Degree in Youth Ministry at the National School of Theology.

Lady Violet Fisher was licensed to preach the Gospel in 2011.  After years of working with and ministering to youth; Minister Violet Fisher was ordained to the office of Elder and Youth Pastor in 2013.

Lady Violet Fisher is married to Bishop Ronald Fisher and resides in Dover Delaware.  She has three daughters, one son, one son-in law, one daughter in law and five grandchildren.  She has an accounting degree and works for the Department of Treasury.

BELIEF STATEMENT

“The Bible, the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are the inspired Word of God without error in the original writings, and are the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.”

GOD

There is one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in three
manifestations: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

JESUS CHRIST

Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and
born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross, the complete and final sacrifice for our
sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into
heaven, where, at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He is now our High Priest and
Advocate.

THE HOLY SPIRIT

The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and during this age, to
convict men of sin, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct, and
empower the believer for godly living and service.

SALVATION

Man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost, and only
through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.
The shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for
justification and salvation for all who believe, and only such as receive Jesus Christ by
faith are born of the Holy Spirit and thus become children of God. The Imminent Return
of Jesus Christ is our hope and has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of
the believer.

END TIMES

There will be a bodily resurrection of all the dead; of the believer to everlasting
blessedness and joy with the Lord, and of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting
conscious punishment.

THE CHURCH

The true Church is composed of all such persons, who through saving faith in Jesus
Christ, has been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of
Christ of which He is the head.

BAPTISM AND COMMUNION

Water baptism by immersion soon after accepting Christ as personal Savior, is a
testimony of death to sin and resurrection to a new life. The Lord’s Supper is a
memorial service setting forth in sacred and symbolic manner the death of the Lord
Jesus Christ; all true believers and only believers should share in it.

AFFILIATED CHURCHES

GREATER LIFE CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES
Elgin, Texas
Pastor Kevin W. Jeffers
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Contact:
Sister Ida Jeffers/ 410-562-8238

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