#FaithWorks: Local ministry aims to transform Prince George’s County into a ‘nation without lack’

By Marnita Coleman,
Special to AFRO,
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When we think of outreach ministry, what usually comes to mind are everyday acts like feeding the hungry, donating to shelters, and perhaps prison ministry.

But when a church leader is a visionary who can only dream “big,” there’s no telling what evangelism will look like.

Mike Freeman, senior pastor of the Spirit of Faith Christian Center is that type of leader.

Based in Prince George’s County, the church in Freeman is driven by a “big vision.”

Spirit of Faith, as it is affectionately known in the Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia (DMV) area, is a fellowship operating on four campuses. Congregants are served through locations in Brandywine, Temple Hills, Baltimore and an e-campus that caters to virtual needs.

When the country was retreating during the pandemic, Spirit of Faith was growing with innovative worship services that were attracting many viewers online. Each week, the worship team has brought comfort and hope to thousands of people by lifting their spirits in worship.

Freeman, a fourth-generation pastor, deals with the whole man, mind, soul, and body, especially in the areas of faith, family, finances, fellowship and physical fitness.

“As pastor of this ministry, God made me the head, but the head is ineffective without the hands, feet, legs, arms and other parts,” Freeman said. “We ministry partners are the agents of change on earth. We must become the model of the moment. There should be a consistency that runs through us all.

Without a doubt, Freeman established his ministry to mold New Testament believers.

Jackie Williams’ lack of transportation was taken care of by No Lack Nation, an initiative of the Spirit of Faith Christian Center. (Photo by Spirit of Faith Christian Center)

Based on the early church’s position regarding the body of Christ having all things in common, Spirit of Faith introduced a groundbreaking outreach initiative called, No Lack Nation.

According to the book of Acts 4:32-34, “All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions were theirs, but they shared in all that they had… And the grace of God worked so powerfully in them all that there was not one needy among them.

No Lack Nation’s mission is to emulate the love and selflessness of the early church. Freeman said those who donated financially to No Lack Nation helped assist ministry partners and friends who were in financial need. Rents, mortgages and medical bills have been paid.

Victims who suffered loss due to house fires were restored and several partners in need of transportation received cars.

Jackie Williams of Montgomery County received a car.

“I believed God for a car when I forsook my faith and stood on the word of Philippians 4:19 which says, ‘And my God shall supply all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus “, Williams said. “He met me at my need. I was blown away. Thanks to No Lack Nation, God remembered me!

No Lack Nation is an initiative started by Spirit of Faith Christian Center senior pastor Mike Freeman. (Photo by No Lack Nation)

In a message to ministry partners, Freeman continued the spirit of giving by blessing first-time and continuing college students with $100,000 in scholarships.

Freeman is a solid example that when believers are united, nothing can stop the vision!

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