The term “fellowship” is synonymous to an association of individuals having similar tastes and interests crowned with a singleness of purpose. Responsive to such dictates, a group of individuals led by Bishop & Sis. Fedlyn A. Beason along with their respective families embarked on this pursuit at an inaugural prayer service at the Rolling Hills Hotel, Davie, Florida on December 17, 2002. The Fellowship (Jehovah’s Little Flock) had its primary objectives as
Committing itself in gathering regularly as the local expression of the Body of Christ to participate in Pentecostal worship that exalts God, engages the heart, mind and soul, and challenges to deeper commitment and discipleship.
Committing itself to intentionally reaching the unconverted, baptizing them in water, and leading them to unite with the church
Committing itself to the challenge of being a church that genuinely cares for one another and for those who are lost, hurting and needy. Such will be demonstrated through the medium of building loving and caring relationships within families, between members, and within the communities it serves.
Pioneering the cause, in attendance were, Altiman and Lydia Campbell, Viewrose Watson along with her two children Audene and Orrin Watson; Raymond Dillon with daughter and grand daughter, Jacqueline and Samantha Harris, respectively; George Morant, Devon Linton, Chuck Ihmen; Yvonne Clarke and Carl Walker.
It was very evident that from the out set there was a pervasive feeling of belonging, a spirit of cooperation and great determination in seeking God’s guidance in establishing a fellowship predicated on profound faith in Him and unshakable resolve lead by the Holy Spirit. A corporate entity duly registered was soon established with a board of directors carefully and prayerfully chosen. Not long after, tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Service code 501 (c) 3 was sought after and was granted. Thanks for adhering to compliance procedures under the watchful eye of Dr. Fedlyn A. Beason.
We spent four years at the Rolling Hills Hotel, thanks to the management and staff there for accommodating us at a time when finding leasehold property for rental for a church was very difficult and more so elusive. Membership in the fellowship grew from 15 to 210, with a weekly average attendance of about 150. Divine worship was limited to Sunday mornings with the occasional Sunday evening service. Our conduct of worship was contoured to many baptisms, Lord’s Supper and Holy Ghost infilling. Church services were conducted amidst a charged atmosphere of the Lord’s presence and so often then as it is now, as we waited on the Lord, He would speak through His servant “thus saith the Lord”
Bringing the family and friends together annually for fun in the park or for an elegant affair of banqueting in fine style was commonplace. Our corporate image extended itself beyond our local boundaries as in many instances financial contributions for scholarship funding , medical bills, disasters etc. were disbursed to people who were economically challenged for more than one reasons. Up until today, under the leadership of our esteemed Bishop F.A. Beason, our fellowship knows no borders of resistance when assistance is needed.
On Sunday, February 23, 2003, Bishop, Dr. Dwight Allen District Overseer for the Cooper City District of Churches organized Fellowship New Testament Church of God as an affiliate to the Church of God body.
In April 2007, we were blessed with a fixed location in Davie, Florida through the instrumentality of our esteemed leader, Bishop Fedlyn Beason. Truly, this has been a product of vision and hard work. We have come this far by faith and we are determined by God’s grace to make this place an edifice dedicated to the furtherance of His Work, here on earth. It is our hope that our lives will be enriched and more fulfilling as we labor together in His Vineyard. Yes! A new era has begun, let us savor the moment as we invite God’s continued presence with us and trust that He will always abide in our midst.