HERE at watchman ministries, we believe there is a god-given gift in Every person.
Our mission is to help each person, both inside and outside the four walls of the church building, believe in Jesus Christ, belong to a family, become a follower and a leader, and build God's kingdom. We want every person to have a chance to experience what God has for them—whether it’s through serving at this local assembly, plugging into the community, or assisting globally.
Biblical truths, personal honesty, and transparency are practiced and taught.
We believe that the Bible is God’s inspired, infallible and immutable from Genesis to Revelation (2 Tim 3:16).
One God in Three Persons
We believe in one God, eternally existent in three persons, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit --- not three gods--and not one person who took three approaches, offices, or forms (1 John 5:7, Isaiah 44:6, 8, 45:5, Gen. 1:26-27, 3:22, Matt. 3:17, 28:19).
Deity of Jesus Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ is the only begotten son of God, born of a virgin woman, was crucified, died and raised from the dead on the third day. He was raised in a glorified, physical body (able to present His crucifixion wounds to those who did not believe). He ascended bodily into Heaven and now sits at the right hand of God the Father and rules over heaven and earth (Isa 7:14, Luke1:30-35, 1Cor 15:3-4, Acts 2:22-24, John 2:19, Luke 24:39).
We believe that salvation is through repentance and confession of sin is given by divine grace, through belief alone, and received by faith in Christ Jesus, the mediator between God and man. Salvation is not by our good works. We are chosen for salvation by God (John 3:16, 2 Thess. 2:13, Rom 3:20, Eph 2:8-9).
Statement of Faith...
We believe that without faith it is impossible to please God, and through faith, we, the body of Christ, inherit the promises of God (Heb 11:1-6, 32 - 33).
The Eternal Life
We believe in the second coming of Christ for His people. Those who are asleep in Christ will rise first and those who are alive will be raptured by Jesus. All must pass through the judgment of God. Those who are registered in the book of life will be resurrected to eternal life or those who do not to everlasting damnation (1Thes 4:13-17, Rev 20:11-15).
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life (Heb 12:14, Rom 6:19-22).
We believe baptism symbolizes the transition from sin to a new creation in Christ Jesus. The person who accepts Jesus as Savior has a new birth and becomes part of the body of Christ and receives eternal life. We believe that water baptism symbolizes the identification with death (sin) and with the resurrection of Jesus for eternal life (Romans 6:4).
We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues, and through this baptism, we receive power and become a witness of Jesus (Acts 1:8; 2:4, Matt 16:17).
His Presence & Anointing
We believe in God’s anointing. Ministry gifts and callings operate according to Gods divine anointing. Learning how to cultivate and follow His anointing is primary, individually and corporately (Luke 4:18-19, Psalms 16:11).
The Five-Fold Ministries
We believe in the ascension (Five-Fold) ministries of Ephesians 4:11. The ministerial gifts are given by Christ to the church (Ephesians 4: 11-13).
Speaking in Tongues
We believe in the speaking as unction by the Holy Ghost. As a sign of a believer speaking with new tongues (Mark 16:17, Acts 10:44-46), as a sign of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit (Acts 19:6, 1 Cor 14:2), as a spiritual gift given as He sees fit (1 Cor 14:27-28, 1 Cor 13: 13), and to build up your holy faith by praying in the Holy Spirit.
The Believer’s Power
We believe in the name of Jesus, those who believe in Christ can cast out demons; speak in new tongue; lay hands on the sick and they will recover; perform miracles, signs, and wonders; bind and lose things on earth and in heaven.(Matt 16:19, Mark 16:17, Acts 1:8, Luke 10:17 -19).
Teaching and Equipping of the Kingdom
We believe in the expansion and proclamation of the gospel locally, nationally, and international and by all available mediums through teaching and preaching unity the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 4:18, John 8:32).
Pastor Eric Kelley
Apostle, Dr. Sharon Kelley
Eric & Sharon Kelley are the visionaries of Watchman Ministries. They strive to reach people who are trying to improve their walk with Christ and define their purpose. Eric and Dr. Sharon know their assignment in the kingdom of Christ, which is to equip believers by teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ so that they use their God-given gifts to change the world around them. God has ordained them as members of the five-fold ministry gifts in the office of pastor and prophet. They both have keen discernment and a breaker's anointing that matured through prayer, affliction, and right relationship with the Lord. The Kelleys' greatest desire is to see every believer equipped for the work of the ministry and fulfilling their divine call and purpose.
Pastor Eric has been able to assimilate his spiritual calling with his business acumen and ethos successfully. He is a retired Marine who also graduated from the Evans-Smith Leadership Training Institute of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University. Pastor Eric holds a BS in Computer Science and a Master's degree in Business Administration. He also maintains certifications in various other areas such as leadership development and individual counseling to name a few.
Likewise, Prophet Sharon has a diverse background in ministry and the public and private business sectors. Sharon is also a retired Marine. In 2015, she published her first book on discovering purpose entitled, Propelled to Purpose: Appreciating the Hay that Covers Your Divine Needle. Her second book, The Value of You Project is in progress. Sharon is attending Evans-Smith Leadership Training Institute of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University. Additionally, Sharon holds a doctorate in Business Administration concentrating on Strategy and Innovative. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management/ Computer Information Systems and a Master's in Business Administration.
Eric and Sharon were ordained by the Lord as pastor and prophet and affirmed through the laying on of hands. They are ordained and licensed ministers, and submits to the leadership of Pastor Tomm & Prophetess Brenda Todd of Gap Standers International, Inc located in Tulsa, OK.
Eric and Sharon are parents to four beautiful daughters and two granddaughters.