WHO WE ARE?
*We are a friendly, loving, caring, compassionate, like-minded and evangelistic Church.
*We believe God created us to worship, praise and glorify Him and that is what we enjoy doing the most!
*JRM is a place where every member is a disciple and trained to be a leader.
Pastor Festus Alabi hails from Osun State, Nigeria in West Africa. At age 12, he was first told by a Prophet during a Revival in Asubiaro, Osogbo, Osun State that there is a calling of God upon his life. Meanwhile, prior the prophesy (at age 10) himself and his brother, Pastor Gideon Alabi (a Pastor of another Ministry) used to organize evening revivals in front of their family’s house in Erin-Osun, Osun State. Neighbors and family’s friends used to attend. Since then, he has been preaching the undiluted words of God through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit with boldness and God has been confirming the Call at every major point of his destiny’s journey. Moreover, Pastor Festus Alabi has functioned as a teacher, prayer warrior and preacher. His visions are to stand in the gap, bringing salvation and light to those who don't know Jesus, sharing restoring messages to people, serve the poor and those that are less privileged. Also, to restore the church to its former glory and to prepare leaders for the greatest revival of all time.
Furthermore, in 1999 (after his University Education) during his “National Youth Service Corps” (NYSC)’s year in Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria; by divine arrangements, he was assigned to pastor Christ Apostolic Church (C.A.C.) in Okwe, Asaba. Meanwhile, after his NYSC’s year, he joined Fountain of Joy Ministries, (FOJM) Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria; where he assisted Pastor Emmanuel Adeyemi, the Founder of FOJM. He later joined Gethsemane Prayer Ministries, Ibadan. Oyo State.
In late 2001, he migrated to United States of America (USA) as a Permanent Resident and then joined Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), Boston, Massachusetts where he was officially ordained a “Deacon” in 2006. In addition, in 2008; after 7 years of worshipping and preaching in Christ Apostolic Church, Boston and Lynn branches, he left the Church in obedience to God’s directives. After leaving CAC, he joined Mountain of Fire & Miracles Ministries (MFM), Boston, USA. In 2010, he was led by the Holy Spirit to join Living Faith Church Worldwide (also known as) Winners’ Chapel International, Lowell, Massachusetts where he served as a “Minister” and “Evangelism Team Coordinator”.
On July 5, 2013 during his family vacation in New Hampshire, U.S.A., God gave him a vision for Jesus Restoration Ministries and told him that it’s time to answer His divine Calling. On Sunday, November 24, 2013, Jesus Restoration Ministries was inaugurated in Boston, U.S.A. by God’s directives and he was officially ordained a “Pastor” by Bishop ‘Femi Owoyemi. In conclusion, Pastor Festus Alabi holds Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE), Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN), Bachelor’s Degree in Economics & Education (B.ScEd.), and Master’s Degree in Theology (M.Th.). He’s assisted in all areas of the ministry by his loving, caring, spiritual and dedicated wife, Deaconess Ruth Alabi. The family is blessed with wonderful and God-fearing children. To God alone be ALL the glory!
Our Lifestyle Statement
We are a friendly, loving, caring, compassionate, like-minded, evangelistic Church. We believe God created us to worship, praise and glorify Him and that is what we enjoy doing the most!
What We Practice
Beliefs are not worth much unless they are translated into actions. Based on what the Bible teaches, we feel very strongly about the following seven practices:
1. Bible As Our Sole Authority
“The whole Bible was given to us by inspiration from God and is useful to teach us what is true and make us realize what is wrong in our lives; it straightens us out and helps us to do what is right.” 2 Tim. 3:15
Since God’s Word is the only completely reliable and truthful authority, we accept the Bible as our manual for living. Our first question when faced with a decision is “What does the Bible say?” We practice daily Bible reading, Bible study, and Bible memorization. The Bible is the basis for all we believe
2. Priesthood of Every Believer
“Christ loves us, and by His death He has freed us from our sins and made us akingdom of priests to serve God...” Rev. 1:6 (GN) “You are...the King’s priests...God’s own people, chosen to proclaim the wonderful acts of God.” 1 Peter 2:9 (GN)
The Bible teaches that every Christian is called to “full time” Christian service, regardless of his or her vocation. We practice the truth that every believer is a minister by encouraging every member to find a place of service and ministry. Every believer has direct access to God through prayer Bible reading.
3. God First as Our Covenant Practice
Mat 22:37-38 (MSG) Jesus said, "'Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. This is the most important, the first on any list.”
The value a man places on anything will determine where he position it in your life program. God’s stand is very clear on where He wants us to place Him and we therefore take it as a covenant practice that comes with benefits.
Heb 10:25 “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”
Fellowshipping with other believers is one of the major signs of discipleship. It helps the believer to connect with the cooperate grace and enjoy balanced spiritual growth.
5. Spiritual Leadership and Covering
Hebrews 13:17 (ASV) “Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit to them: for they watch in behalf of your souls, as they that shall give account; that they may do this with joy, and not with grief: for this were unprofitable for you.”
At JRM, we believe that submitting to the spiritual leadership and covering is consistent with God’s word and the men God has given to us should be honored in order to get the best out of them, our obedience and submission to them will enhance their effectiveness in the ministry of watching over our soul.
6. Tithing: “A tithe of everything you produce belongs to the Lord; it is holy to the Lord.” Leviticus 26:30
At JRM we practice tithing for the support of Christ’s body, the church, as God commands. We recognize that giving 10% of our income is the Biblical standard of giving.
“For when you were baptized, you were buried with Christ, and in baptism you were also raised with Christ...” Colossians 2:12 (GN). We practice baptism by immersion under water — the way Jesus was baptized, and the way the Bible commands.
8. Spirit-led Living
(Jesus said), “I am the Vine, you are the branches. If you abide in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; but apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5
We believe the only way possible to live the Christian life is by God’s power within us. So we seek to practice a daily dependence on God’s Spirit to enable us to do what is right. (Philippians 2:13, Eph. 5:18)
9. Personal Witnessing
“Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.” 1 Peter 3:15
It is the responsibility of every Christian to share the Good News with those with whom God brings us into contact. We practice personal sharing about Christ and inviting friends to church.