Who is she? What is she? What is her purpose? United Faith Church in Barnegat believes that the Bride of Christ is the Church.
The Church consists of all believers and followers of the Lord Jesus Christ. The disciples throughout the world collectively make up the Universal Church, or the “Body of Christ.” United Faith Church believes that the Church exists to exemplify the oneness of those who follow Christ. The followers demonstrate this power of unity through their love of one another, embracing all of His teachings and following all that He has commanded.
United Faith Church exalts the power of Christ in the Church. While many today would like to do away with the Church, the Bible is clear that the gates of hell shall never prevail against her. The Church has existed since the day 120 disciples met in the upper room. Since that time, pockets of believers, including those at United Faith Church, continue to unite regardless of gender, color, or creed in the unity of Christ. Their mandate is clear: to uphold His Word, to demonstrate His power, and to exalt His Lordship over all creation.
PASTORS with INTEGRITY??? I FOUND them when I met Pastors Jerry and Janeth Santiago at United Faith Church in Barnegat, New Jersey.
I have been attending United Faith Church in Barnegat since the day it began, and have been a member since July of 2006. My relationship with Pastor Jerry and Pastor Janeth Santiago goes back even further. It was 15 years ago when I met Pastor Jerry and Pastor Janeth Santiago’s beautiful family, although it seems like it was only yesterday. I can remember the countless hours that Pastor Janeth Santiago was willing to spend with me as she encouraged me in raising my three children, all under the age of four at the time. Pastors Jerry and Janeth Santiago’s daughters used to come over and babysit my boys and give me a much-needed break while my husband was working in North Jersey. I also recall when my husband was seriously injured in a fireworks accident, and Pastor Jerry Santiago and his son, Jeffrey, came to the hospital to offer help and support.
Anytime I needed Pastor Jerry and Pastor Janeth Santiago over the past fifteen years, all I had to do was call. No matter what time of day or night, they were there to pray for me, offer sound counsel, and of course the word of God. I am so thankful that Jesus has put Pastor Jerry and Pastor Janeth Santiago and their family in my life at times when the road was difficult and sometimes very frustrating.
“I can’t imagine my life without my bride.” A powerful testimony of a broken marriage restored.
We thank our Father in Heaven who loves us with an everlasting love and whose loving kindness is able to triumph over weakness, in Jesus Christ’s name. Amen.
Before the Holy Spirit moved upon my life, my time as a husband and father was very misguided. When I compare who I was, to who the Lord has transformed me into, it is clear to see that God is not only living and active, but loving and merciful beyond human comprehension. When I entered into the union of marriage to my wife, I was unenthusiastic about life and didn’t care to foster a relationship where love could grow. My spouse was just another thing that I “acquired” along the way, in my journey through life. I took her for granted, which was no secret to her as I spent more time with the television than I did with her. This state of indifference lasted twenty three years.
The TANGIBLE POWER of the Holy Spirit is at work in Barnegat, New Jersey.
“And you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you…” Acts 1:8a
United Faith Church believes and teaches the power of the Third Person of the Trinity. United Faith Church believes the Holy Spirit is God and that the Holy Spirit is the power of God.
United Faith Church believes that the Holy Spirit is given to all who put their trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. United Faith Church advocates that the Holy Spirit, and all of His gifts, is available to all disciples regardless of gender or age. United Faith Church believes that the Holy Spirit empowers the disciples throughout their life’s journey. United Faith Church believes that anyone can be empowered to accomplish the work of God. United Faith Church embraces the power of the Holy Spirit to lead believers through a life set apart to make a difference in the world.
Every Saturday morning for the past seven years, the men of United Faith Church have gathered to pray, worship and enjoy one another in fellowship. Pastor Jerry Santiago has led this group, teaching the men what it means to be a man of valor. Pastor Jerry teaches that the Lord Jesus Christ gives His people the courage to stand for God and to teach our families to follow the Lord. “As for me and my house we will serve the Lord” is the motto of these men of United Faith Church who have chosen to walk after God. Pastor Jerry Santiago believes that God has called the men of this church to lead their families and their communities in the love of God.
The men love the fellowship and brotherhood found amongst one another. After worship, Pastor Jerry shares a message from the Word to the men of United Faith Church to challenge them further in their walk with the Lord. Many times after the meeting, the men get together and cook for one another or take on a project to complete. These times are great as young men work alongside the older men and uplift one another.