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Faith In The Word Ministries


Welcome to Faith In The Word Ministries International

We want you to know that God has placed a ministry in the Griffin area that is spirit-filled and community conscious. You will find that we are excited about God and our part in His magnificent plan! We also desire for you to discover the Will and Purpose of God for your life with a new and fresh insight. If you are visiting from out-of-town, we pray that your visit with us will be a joyful and blessed experience! If you are living in the surrounding areas and are looking for a church with a vision, we invite you to consider Faith In The Word Ministries International.

God Bless,
Pastor Jerome & First Lady Machelle Garland

Our History

Nineteen ninety-two marked the beginning of Faith In The Word Ministries International (formerly called Community Ministries Baptist Church ) in Griffin, Georgia. In December of that same year, the first Bible Study was held with only two members (Pastor and First Lady). The church has since begun to prosper and grow according to the Will of God. Pastor Jerome Garland received his Certificate in Theology in 1994 from the Interdenominational Theological Center in Georgia. He and his wife, First Lady Machelle Garland, have been married over 20 years, and have four children: Jeremy, Jonathan, Jessica and Isaac. First Lady who has a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Guidance and Counseling is involved in the Education Ministry of the school as well as conducts the weekly Women’s Bible Study. The church is presently a growing and thriving congregation where the Spirit of God moves in every service. We have established several Ministries and Programs that are designed to guide, encourage, and support believers.

Our Vision

Our MISSION at Faith In The Word is not to see man suffer because of a lack of knowledge about the “WORD”, but to provide Ministries and Educational establishments including the Learning Center to improve the Mental aspect of man, the creation of The Family Life Building which has a gymnasium for the Street Ministry along with some additional classrooms for the Physical side of man, also the Sanctuary for the entire church family to unite and receive the Spiritual blessings from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.



Faith in the Word Ministries - Pastor Jerome Garland
1217 E. McIntosh Road, Griffin, GA 30223