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Thank you for connecting with us! It is our deepest desire that Living By Grace Ministries (LBGM) will be an entity that will touch the lives of many across the globe. Founded in 2002 by Minister A. Michele Johnson (formerly Irby), Living By Grace Ministries is an outreach component that endeavors to minister salvation, healing and deliverance to those who are hurting, and those whose lives have been woven in pain, abuse and rejection. We seek to be an extension of Christ's ministry of help and healing through the vehicles preaching, teaching, outreach, counseling, and being a link to needed resources.
It is the prayer of the visionary that no man, woman or child goes lacking when there is an abundance of resources available to assist them in their time of need. The goal of Living By Grace Ministries is to see souls saved in spite of their economical, mental, physical or spiritual condition. Regardless of race, sex, nationality, age, or religion, LBGM seeks to see lives healed, restored and renewed through the redeeming love of Christ. As servants of God, we consider it an honor to extend the loving arms of grace to those whom the world has forsaken.
Living By Grace Ministries focuses on the truth that the grace of God has the power to restore, the fortitude to rebuild, and the compassion to mend the broken lives of those who are willing to surrender their imperfections, their faults, failures, and frailties to a God of love, a God Who longs to embrace them and make them whole in Him.
We fully believe in God, His Son, Jesus Christ and the Gift of the Holy Spirit. We stand firm on the Holy Bible and its precepts for holy living, love and forgiveness, sanctification and righteousness, redemption, reconciliation and restoration. With the Bible as our foundation, we strive to continue the work that Jesus started. As ministers of grace, we share our lives and testimonies...Living By Grace!
We establish our ministry on the following core values:
God-Centered in purpose, striving to feed individuals spiritually, enlightening their lives through Biblical teaching, preaching, counsel, prayer and encouragement. Our focus is to building lives from the inside out.
A Practical Ministry that meets people at the point of their need is imperative for effective ministry. Many turn a deaf ear to the spiritual things when their practical needs have gone unmet. If someone is hungry, we aim to feed them. If someone is naked, we aim to provide clothing. If someone is homeless, we shall make every effort to find them shelter. It is our intent to enrich the lives of all who come to us for help with the same spirit in which Christ served. Christ was tireless in His efforts. Christ was sensitive to those who were lost, lonely, hungry, sick and hurting. We hold to the belief of "having done this to the least of them," we have done it unto God.
Integrity as Ambassadors of Christ, we aim to represent Biblical principles in our conduct, our attitudes, and our service. We purpose to be a "living witness" to a dying world, giving God the glory with excellence in all that we do, providing the best possible service within our power and the realm of resources available.
"...and His grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain."
(I Corinthians 15:10)