We are a community of believers passionate about developing disciples, breaking barriers, and creating opportunities for everyone to experience the love of Christ. Our church is a place where you can come as you are, be yourself, and connect with others. We believe in the transformational power of God's Word and we are committed to sharing the gospel with everyone we meet. We invite you to join us on this journey of faith and discover a life filled with purpose and hope.
Bishop Vanessa R. Byrd was born and raised in Williamston, NC. She has one son, Marcus Shawn Byrd (wife, Lateshia W. Byrd) and one grandson, Marcus Shawn Byrd II of Greenville, NC. Bishop Byrd accepted her call into the ministry in 1989 while she was faithfully serving at Cedar Hill Baptist Church in Williamston, NC during her years of evangelism. She answered the pastoral call and founded Paradise Outreach Ministries in Washington, NC on July 18, 1999.
In following the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ, who came not to be served but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many, Bishop Byrd is committed to a lifetime of service. Her ministering is built upon the belief that in the name of Jesus Christ, broken hearts can be healed, the captive can be set free, sight can be restored to the blind, and the oppressed can be liberated.
Through it all, Bishop Byrd acknowledges that if it had not been for the LORD who was on her side, none of this would have been possible and bases the success of the ministry upon Jeremiah 29:11, "For I know the thoughts that I think towards you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end."
Because the Favor of GOD is upon her, she will always honor Him by saying, "To GOD Be the Glory for the things that HE has done!"
At Paradise Christian Center, we believe that every person is created in the image of God, with a unique purpose and destiny. We are dedicated to helping people discover their true identity and potential, and empowering them to make a positive impact in the world.
Our mission is to preach the Word of God, edify and instruct believers, and reach the lost with the message of salvation. We believe that our calling as a church is to love God, love people, and make disciples of all nations.
Our vision is to produce and develop disciples who are passionate about sharing the gospel, contend and break barriers that keep people from experiencing God's love, and create opportunities for everyone to grow and thrive in their faith.
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At Paradise Christian Center, our values are the backbone of our vision. We believe in putting faith first, and spreading the word of the Gospel through every aspect of our services and outreach. Our values reflect our commitment to positivity, inclusion, and acceptance of others, regardless of their background or beliefs. We believe that our community is enriched by diversity, and that it is our job to help every person feel welcome and valued.
Christ-likeness-standard for attitudes and actions within our ministry and community.
Prayer-seek God with all your heart. This is the source of direction and empowerment.
Worship- to build a worshiping ministry addicted to the life changing presence of God.
Servanthood- Cares for and meets the needs of others before caring for self.
Now Generation (youth)-Empower growth as they are transformed by the love of God.
Generosity- to stretch in our giving through the abundance mentality.
Team Building-creates a greater sense of ownership and accountability.