Short History of
Christopher Brian Ward, Doctorate of Ministry, M.E.T., M.C.E,
In the Spring
of 1989, I started a Bible study in our old home at 1314 Maugans
On Friday, June
23, 1989, we decided to officially start a home fellowship.
We met for the
first time at 7 PM at Patty Wilson's home on Radio Road, in Leesburg.
There were about
twelve people in attendance.
15, 1989, we held our first church service at Golden Grove Camper
Resort, across from the Leesburg Airport. We began in a room next
to their laundry room in the meeting hall. Sunday school was in
the old donut shop up front.
This is the entrance
to the donut shop at Golden Grove Camper Resort and through the
laundry room to the meeting room. People would actually walk right
through the services while I was giving my sermon to get to the
about six months of wash and fold we moved to Central Baptist's
Day Care center on the corner of Main Street and Perkins.
Another six months
later (March of 1990), we moved to the American Legion Hall, on
the corner of Palmetto and Meadow Street . This was a delightful
building saturated in cigarette smoke and decorated with Bingo
trappings. Right behind the pulpit was a huge lighted sign that
announced "Bingo." This was an excellent way to punctuate
my sermon points. The Sunday school met in the kitchen. In those
days there was no addition, with extra rooms like there is today.
incorporated as Calvary Chapel Leesburg, Inc. on May 14, 1990.
We still own
the copyright and fictitious name filing to that name today.
During the Fall
of 1991, we moved into the Tropical Cinemagic Movie Theater.
We stayed there
until January of 1993.
The last Sunday
in January of 1993, we moved into High Street.
We were still
known as Calvary Chapel of Leesburg, Inc. at that time.
High Street was
originally an Assemblies of God church with two women as pastors
thirty years ago. It served for five years as the Disabled American
Veterans Hall. When we moved it in was being used as a storage
shed for vending machines. It took a lot of hard work and over
$10,000.00 to make it a church again. We really enjoyed our stay
at High Street. Some of my fondest memories took place in this
church. It was an excellent place for us to pasture while we matured
and discovered our niche in the service of the Lord Jesus Christ.
It was on High Street that we began Deliverance ministry and our
food bank and outreach to the Hippies.
We opened http:/www.logoschristian.org web page on July 4, 1998. It was
dedicated to healing, deliverance, hippies, and Ufologists. It
focused on the misinformed, needy, spiritually oppressed, and
We have received
over 6 millions visitors as of July 4, 2011.
On June 1, 1998,
we changed our name to Logos Christian Fellowship of Leesburg,
Inc. We anticipated that we might come into some friction with
our affiliate, Calvary Chapel, due to the obedient ,but controversial
nature, of the web page ministry and missions outreach. We are
pioneers in the development of the cyber-church and cyber-evangelism;
naturally there are going to be some confusion and discomfort
to those who hold fast to the traditions of men. "You cannot
put new wine in old wine skins."
For more information
on the impact of this courageous outreach ministry to Ufologists
please see Charisma Magazine, April of 2001, November of 2001,
and March of 2002. These articles help to define what it is that
we were attempting to accomplish for the Kingdom of God.
How do you
reach the UFO community for Christ?
We do not believe
in aliens per se, only that they represent a Satanic plan of destruction
for mankind. they are not our brothers.
If you can get
a copy of MSNBC's show, In Search of Satan, with Forest
Sawyer, you will also get an insight into what we are doing in
deliverance ministry for those who are spiritually oppressed and
those who are demonically possessed.
C.R. 44, Leesburg, FL 34788
On August 1,
1999, we purchased and moved into the Fraternal Order of Police
(F.O.P.) building at 8839 C.R. 44 east of Leesburg. The F.O.P.
is the police fraternity branch of the Masons. They had their
talisman, pentagram-badge, on the front door. We found brochures
of their secret hand shake and rules for their secret order in
the building. The building was previously know as Club 44, a black
night club that had a lot of violence and a couple of shootings.
Actually it was a black fight club. Needless to say we had a cleansing
of the building.
Beth El Elyon
and Rabbi Joe Carpenter moved into the building with us and started
Shabbatt services on Saturday morning at 10 AM. They were with
us for about four years and we enjoyed a beautiful relationship.
They love the
Torah and we love the grace--iron sharpens steel.
As of the end
of February, 2001, we were no longer affiliated with Calvary Chapel
of Costa Mesa. Chuck Smith removed our affiliation because, to
quote Bob Coy of Calvary Chapel of Ft. Lauderdale,
not reflect the philosophy and style of Calvary Chapel."
I really hated
to lose this relationship. Rita and I got saved (Jesus People
Hippies) at Calvary Chapel of Riverside, California, with Greg
Laurie (Harvest), but this was completely out of my control, and
in the hands of the Lord.
Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, conveyed to me that he was very
concerned that we were ministering to Ufologists. He wouldn't
come out and actually say what was bothering him, but he implied
we should stop doing any outreach ministry in this area on two
separate phone conversations with me. Why? Jesus said go into
all the world and preach to EVERY creature.
What is so wrong
with wanting to take Jesus to the UFO culture?
I consider Chuck
Smith to be one of the premiere Bible teachers of the 20th Century.
I truly enjoyed his leadership and example. I wanted to reach
people misinformed about the origin of UFOs and minister to those
who claimed abduction experiences because the Holy Spirit inspired
The 21st Century
will have a whole new host of Bible teachers. You will see talented,
well educated Bible teachers, and pastors, that know the Word
of God, and can present it seemlessly, while navigating safely
through the ancien languages, Apocrypha, and Deuterocanonical
Books. Surfing the Bible is over. Mature Christian who have come
out of the Word and Charismatic movements want deep Biblical expertise
that is based on 1st Century Christian knowledge.
perish for lack of knowledge..."
Jesus said, "Go
into all the world and preach to every creature." Mark 16:15.
I guess I took Jesus literally. That is not a smart thing to do
if you want to be part of a denomination. I can see why the Lord
moved us out now, but at the time, I was really disappointed.
Chuck Smith is
the greatest, and I still have many wonderful friends that pastor
Calvary Chapels. Everything I ever learned about the Bible, I
learned from Chuck Smith during the ten years I was a Calvary
pastor, and another ten years that I assisted in the children's
out of Calvary Chapel was a difficult transition for me, and I
never would have made it, if it had not been for all the love
and compassion that Gib Allen of Calvary Chapel of Orlando freely
showed me during that difficult time. His comfort and kind words
and compassionate leadership toward me and Logos' means more to
me than he will ever know.
Ask Gib about
his faithful support, kindness, and how he helped me through this
Thank God that
Calvary Chapel is not known for shooting its wounded!
It really was
a wonderful 20 year relationship. We love you Calvary Chapel!
Thank you Chuck!
I learned one
very important thing through this unfortunate experience, never
fear men. Do what it is that the Lord Jesus' has put on your heart.
Never look back and never take your hand off the plow. We are
ministering to thousands of hippies, ufologists, needy, homeless,
and spiritually oppressed people today all over the globe. Our
web page received almost 6 million visitors. According to our
Google Statistics we receive over 7,000 new visitors per week
(June, 2009). We have had as many as 200 to 300 hippies a week
visiting our food bank, clothing bank, laundry and showers at
Logos. Sometimes, we deliver as much as ten tons of food a week
to the homeless in the Ocala National Forest. We have had thousands
get delivered and hundreds receive exorcisms each year. We also
have over 50,000 people give their heart to the Lord on our invitation
web page (http://www.logoschristian.org/invitation.html).
Praise the Lord!
To God be the
glory great things He has done!
Chapter in History
2005 we opened a Thrift Store on the corner of 2nd Street and
In the mean time
the real estate in Lake County went off the charts. We had our
building appraised at between $600,000.00 and $1,100,000.00 dollars.
We had promised Pastor Chrispus in Kenya that we would help him
build his church in Nakura. So the elders and I had this idea
that we could sell the property at 8839 C.R. 44 and use the half
million dollars to build the church in Africa, build a new church
for ourselves, and use the rest for missions. We moved into the
Thrift Store in February of 2006. Well after 14 months without
an offer we decided to move back into the old church property.
We moved back home in February of 2007. In the meantime, pastor
Chrispus was able to build his own new church from our donations,
and did not need us to sell the building after all. He has a new
church building, and we have our old church back.
Summer of 2011
Center, Nakuru, Kenya
The New Church
in Nakuru, Kenya
Wanyoni Khalakai and his wife Diana.
Bishop of the Lou
Tribe, the same tribe that President Obama belongs too.
We now have churches in Kenya,
Tanzania, South Sudan, Rwanda, Congo, Cameroon, and the Massai
of the Bible
You have got to
see this to believe it!
Is the time short?
Rising of the Antichrist
Jesus' Actual Birthday
For thousands of
years people looked to the stars for navigation, prophecy and
predictions. What can we learn from these heavenly bodies? The
bible says that the Lord placed them there as faithful witnesses
to mark the seasons, the days, and the times. The Bible also tells
of wise men from the east that followed a star to Bethlehem to
find a king. What other events might be revealed by the movement
of the stars and planets? Are there more prophecies hidden in
scripture and the stars to direct wise men of today? Is there
a Star Code?
Use FREE Planetarium
Software to discover the actual date of Jesus' birth and see the
coming date of the rising of the Antichrist.
April 13, 2001,
I wrote the Phat news of Mark. Click on the cover to investigate.
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