Pastor Byrd was commissioned in 1996 by God to form Jesus Is Alive Ministries where she currently serves as CEO. Out of this ministry she was called by God to pastor "I AM'S" Holiness Church which was birthed in 2001. Her calling scripture is: Is. 58:1 "Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgressions, and the house of Jacob their sins." She was ordained as pastor of "I AM'S" Holiness Church (a Bible believing, Bible teaching Church) on January 14, 2001. Pastor Byrd's ministry is strongly dedicated to loving all people, obeying God's Word, reaching out to lost souls, ministering to hurting people, and inspiring the believer. She endeavors to minister to the total man through social and spiritual services whereby the gospel and faith are applied in daily life.
1. The Scriptures:
We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired, and is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction; that it has God for it's author, salvation for it's end, and truth without any mixture of error for it's matter; that it reveals the principles by which God will judge us; and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds and opinions shall be tried.
We believe that all scripture is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. (2 Tim. 3:16)
Therefore, we acknowledge the Holy scriptures as doctrine for this church. We hold the Word of God to be our rule of faith and practice. As God-fearing, peace-loving, law abiding people, we claim our natural right to worship God according to the dictates of our own conscience.
2. The Godhead:
We believe that there is one, and only one true and living God; an infinite,intelligent Spirit, whose name is JEHOVAH, the maker of all heaven and earth. God is one, but manifested in three persons; God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost (i.e. Holy Spirit); equal in every divine perfection, and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption.
3. Mankind and His Fall:
We believe that man was created a holy being, made in the likeness and image of God; but by voluntary transgression he fell from the holy and happy state. Through this fall sin entered into the world; and all men became sinners, not by constraint but by choice, having taken on a sin nature through the blood line of Adam.
4. Jesus Christ:
We believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God according to the Holy Scriptures, that He was crucified and that He rose from the grave and is seated at the right hand of The Father.
5. Baptism in the Holy Ghost:
We believe that the baptism of the Holy Ghost (i.e. Holy Spirit) is an experience separate from salvation (subsequent to conversion and sanctification). We believe that we are not baptized with the Holy Ghost in order to be saved, but that we are baptized with the Holy Ghost because we are saved. This experience is usually accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Holy Ghost himself gives utterance. (Acts 2:4, 38-39)
We believe that the Holy Ghost is needed in the life of a believer in order to make his walk with God complete and that the Holy Ghost is a helper to all those who receive him.
6. Salvation (Born Again):
We believe that salvation can not be bought, sold, stolen or earned, but that it can only be given by the grace of God through faith unto repentance. For it is the gift of God. (Eph. 2:8)
We believe that mankind is saved from eternal damnation by believing on the Lord Jesus Christ, accepting Him into their heart and through Godly sorrow that worketh repentance (forsaking of their sins). The only way to The Father is through Jesus Christ his son. (John 14:6)
You must be born again (John 3:3) and cleansed from sin by the blood of Jesus Christ. Once you are born again you become a new creature in Christ and there is a series of changes that began to take place in your life.
7. Divine Healing:
We believe in divine healing and miracles. Healing is for the physical, mental and emotional ailments of the human body and is manifested by the power of God through the prayer of faith. All believers have the ability to lay hands on the sick and they shall recover (Mark 16:18). All healings and miracles are attributed to the power of God by his will.
8. The Return of Our Lord:
We believe that Jesus Christ shall come again and "the dead in Christ shall rise first; then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air." (1 Thes. 4:16) He shall return and the saints who shall be priests shall reign with him for a thousand years. (Rev. 20:6)
We believe that without holiness no man shall see the Lord (Heb. 12:14). It is holiness or hell. Holiness is not a denomination but a lifestyle that God calls us to live. "That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life." (Luke 1:74-75) "But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy." (1 Peter 1:15-16)
10. Water Baptism:
We believe in water baptism (immersion in water), which is symbolic of the Christian's identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection. On the confession of your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God and His authority, we baptize you in the Name of the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost in Jesus name Amen.
We believe that sanctification is the process by which, according to the will of God, we are made partakers of His holiness; that it is a progressive work; that it is begun in regeneration; and that it is carried on in the hearts of believers by the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, the Sealer, and Comforter, in the continual use of the appointed means - especially, the Word of God, self-examination, self-denial, watchfulness and prayer.
12. Civil Government:
We believe that the civil governments are God-given institutes for the interest and good order of mankind. We admonish and exhort our members to pray for and conscientiously honor magistrates and civil authorities; respect and obey the civil laws, which are not contrary to the Word of God. "Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well." (1 Peter 2:13-14)