of God's faithfulness to His word has been demonstrated time and
time again in the ministry of Faith Life Tabernacle, International.
First, Apostle Steadman P. and Barbara-Ann Reis were directed by
God to leave their native land to come to United States and start
a church. With little more than a vision and faith that God Himself
was leading their very footsteps, the Reis' answered the call and
started a church in a storefront building in Richmond, Virginia
in 1980. Through ordained steps, Faith Life Tabernacle, International
moved from a storefront building to a small church. That building
is now used for the ministry's learning center and private youth
academy where students are taught biblical principles along with
academic studies. In 1991, the ministry moved into yet another phase
of God's abundant provision. God strategically moved the ministry
into a one half million dollar facility that was built from the
ground up and paid for totally debt free. Using that same steadfast
determination to trust the word of God, Apostle Steadman Reis became
the foreman to oversee the construction of the new church. The facility
currently serves as a dynamic international teaching center. Later,
the Reis’ started Rehoboth Christian Center in Williamsburg,
Virginia. Today the ministry reaches millions around the world through
television broadcasts, international outreaches and conferences.
tragedy struck FLTIM when Apostle Steadman P. Reis died suddenly.
Since his passing, the Lord has increased His favor and anointing
upon the ministry, which is now led by Pastor Barbara-Ann Reis.
The Lord has enabled her to continue to go forward and broaden the
vision of the ministry. The Lord has used Pastor Reis to establish
a School of Ministry where she is training those desiring to learn
how to be true servants of God. She and her team of leaders continue
to travel internationally, carrying the message of the gospel. Pastor
Reis has traveled to Guyana, South America; Kazipet, Hyderabad,
and Trivandrum, India; Durban, South Africa; Ghana, West Africa;
and other countries in the Caribbean preaching the gospel.
As a world outreach ministry and discipleship
center, we are dedicated to delivering the life changing message
of the gospel to bring all men of every creed, and nation to the
loving knowledge of Jesus Christ. We are also committed to extending
a hand of hope to strengthen the body of Christ to carry forth His
be a world known, purpose-driven, steward of the gospel, diligently
transforming the lives of people in our community and around the
world through the shared knowledge of our Savior Jesus Christ.
be a Holy Spirit led house of prayer committed to:
forth His life-changing message through television programming,
radio, and all other means available
- Interceding for communities,
governments and nations to draw them to the knowledge of Christ
- Teaching and equipping
people to walk in the full knowledge of His word, attaining all
the riches of His promises to effectively execute His mission
- Creating a place of
refuge where people from every nation and walk of life feel welcomed
to run to and be embraced by the unconditional love of Christ
- Showing the never failing
love of Christ by giving of our time, talents and finances
- Stretching our faith
in Him to accomplish the inconceivable for the sake of the gospel
- Discipling our youth
to utterly compel them to be effective leaders in the body of
- Demonstrating the integrity
of Christ in everything we do
As a ministry, we believe
in the following:
Bible is the inspired word of God, the product of holy men of
old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.
The new covenant as recorded in the New Testament, we accept as
an infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine.
(II Timothy 3:16; I Thessalonians 2:13; II Peter 1:21).
is one, but manifested in three persons - the Father, the Son,
and the Holy Spirit. (Philippians 2:6; Matthew 3:16-17).
Father is greater than all: the source of the Word (Logos) and
the Begotten one (John 14:28; John 1:14; John 16:28). Jesus is
the Son of God, one with the Father, the Word covered in flesh,
the Begotten, and has existed with the Father from the beginning
(John 1:1: John 1:18; John 1:14; John 10:30).
Spirit proceeds forth from both the Father and the Son and is
eternal (John 15:26).
Man, His Fall, and Redemption
a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through
Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world.
“All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”
“As it is written, there is none righteous, no not one.” Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to undo the work
of the devil and gave his life and shed his blood to redeem and
restore man back to God. (Romans 5:12; Romans 3:23; Romans 3:9-10;
I John 3:8; Galatians 3:13-14)
is the gift of God to men, separate from works and the law, and
is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, producing
work acceptable to God (Ephesians 2:18).
Eternal Life and New Birth
first step towards salvation is Godly sorrow that worketh repentance.
The new birth is necessary to all men, and when fulfilled produces
eternal life. (II Corinthians 7:10; I John 5:12; John 3:3-5)
in water is by immersion and is a direct commandment of our Lord,
and is for believers only. This ordinance is a symbol of the Christian’s
identification with Christ in his death, burial and resurrection
(Matthew 29:19; Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:12; Acts 8:36-39)
structure regarding the Water Baptism formula is what we’ve
the confession of your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son
of God and by His authority, I baptize you in the Name of the
Father, Son and of the Holy Ghost, Amen.”
Baptism in the Holy Ghost
in the Holy Ghost and fire is a gift from God as promised by the
Lord Jesus Christ to those who are believers in this dispensation
and is received subsequent to the new birth. This experience is
accompanied by the initial evidence of the speaking in other tongues
as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance. (Matthew 3:11; John
14:16-17; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:38-39; Acts 2:4)
teaches that without Holiness no man can see the Lord. We believe
in the doctrine of sanctification as a definite, yet progressive
work of grace, coming at the time of regeneration and continuation
until the consummation of salvation. (Hebrews 12:14; I Thessalonians
5:23; II Peter 3:18; II Corinthians 3:18; Philippians 3:12-14;
I Corinthians 1:30)
is for the physical ills of the human body and is wrought by the
power of God through power of faith, and by laying on of hands.
It is provided for in the atonement of Christ, and it is the privilege
of every member of the church today (Mark 16:18: James 5:14-20;
I Peter 2:24; Matthew 8:17; Isaiah 53:4-5)
Resurrection of the Just
and the Return of our Lord
said, “This same Jesus shall so come in like manner.”
His coming is imminent. When He comes, “The dead in Christ
shall rise first; then we which are alive and remain shall be
caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in
the air.” (Acts 1:11; I Thessalonians 4:16-17).
Hell and Eternal Retribution
who physically dies in his sins without Christ is hopeless and
eternally lost in the lake of fires and therefore had no further
opportunity of hearing the Gospel or for repentance. The lake
of fire is literal. The terms “eternal and everlasting” used in describing the duration of the punishment of the damned
in the lake is fire, carry the same thought and meaning of endless
existence as used in noting the duration of joy and ecstasy of
the saints in the presence of God. (Hebrews 9:27; Revelations
19:20; Hebrews 6:1-2).
Communion - The Lord’s
of the Lord’s Supper to show the Lord’s death until
he comes (I Corinthians 11:23-31). The bread symbolizes the Lord’s
broken body (Isaiah 53:5; I Corinthians 11:24). The cup represents
the new covenant in His blood which provides us forgiveness and
relationship with God (Hebrews 9:1-28; I Corinthians 11:25). We
judge ourselves and realize that this is our salvation and receive
it (I Corinthians 11:28-30) for if we receive it unworthily, without
giving it honor as our salvation, we are guilty of the body and
blood of the Lord (I Corinthians 11:27).
Laying of Hands
belief that power or anointing or any other necessary quality
can be transmitted from one person touching another. Laying on
of hands was practices by the Levitical Priesthood. Jesus practiced
it in Mark 10:13-16 as a blessing and it is our grounds for baby
dedication instead of baptism and for healing (Mark 5:22-23 and
41; Mark 5:28-31; Acts 28:8, Acts 19:11-12); Laying on of hands
to confer offer (Acts 6:2-6); Laying on of hands to receive the
Holy Ghost (Acts 6:2-6); Laying on of hands to receive the Holy
Ghost (Acts 8:16-18); Laying on of hand for ordination to consecrate
and receive the necessary ministry tools (I Timothy 4:14).
established on the firm foundation of God’s Word with emphasis
on strong family relationships
in the Logos Word of God.