Jehovah-Jireh Ministries was founded on December 29, 2002. The first service was held at the home of Pastor and Sister Williams. On that Sunday 14 members were added to the church. The Financial Ministry was organized as well as the Discipleship Training class.
Jehovah-Jireh Ministries is a non-denominational, 21st century ministry. The name Jehovah-Jireh was derived from Genesis 22:14 "God will provide for His people". Jehovah-Jireh Ministries is "Dedicated to training disciples of Jesus Christ by edifying the church and sharing God's Word with the world."
Jehovah-Jireh Ministries is a Christian Community continually praising God, communicating His word, serving in ministry, while inspiring and transforming lives." Jehovah-Jireh has adapted the following core values: Christ-Centered, Bible-Centered Preaching & Teaching, Mess Free Environment, Christian Education, Evangelism, Tithes & Offerings, Life Ministries, Praise and Worship, Prayer, Hospitality, Servant Leadership, Committed Christian Membership, Timeliness, Christian Fellowship and Loving and Caring.
The second meeting and first official service was held at the Charles T. Porch Center on Jan 5, 2003. It began with Discipleship Training, studying the Book of Romans. After the morning message, 40 members were added to the church. Due to the rapid growth of the church the Pastor sought out a larger place to worship. For the next 5 months, worship service would be held at the Joe Florine Hall. While worshipping at the Florine Hall, several ministries were organized (devotional team, trustee, choir ministry, doorkeepers, nutrition, refreshment, publicity, hospitality, operation bread basket, creative dance, fundraising and sick ministry). God continued to bless the church spiritually, numerically and financially.
The second meeting and first official service was held at the Charles T. Porch Center on
Jan 5, 2003. It began with Discipleship Training, studying the Book of Romans. After the morning message, 40 members were added to the church. Due to the rapid growth of the church the Pastor sought out a larger place to worship. For the next 5 months, worship service would be held at the Joe Florine Hall. While worshipping at the Florine Hall, several ministries were organized (devotional team, trustee, choir ministry, doorkeepers, nutrition, refreshment, publicity, hospitality, operation bread basket, creative dance, fundraising and sick ministry). God continued to bless the church spiritually, numerically and financially.
Our Wednesday Night Bible classes were held at the home of Pastor and Sister Williams and later moved to the home of Sister Irene Grubbs until we moved into a permanent place of worship in June.
On the 1st Sunday of March 2003, we had our 1st Communion Service. We also adapted and began operating off a budget. March also marked our 1st Baptism, held at Seleeta Baptist Church and the beginning of our new members orientation classes.
In May 2003, Pastor Williams put the paperwork in motion to start a non-profit organization that would assist JJM in serving the community. In June 2003 New Millennium was incorporated by the State of Alabama as a non-profit organization.
On June 1, 2003 God blessed us with a temporary permanent place to worship at 252 Tallapoosa Street. Many members came out and assisted in beautifying the building and transforming it into a beautiful place of worship.
In 2004 and 2005 God continued to add to the church, spiritually and numerically. Due to the growth of the church, several new ministries have been added. The Gospel Crusaders made their debut this year as well as the Women Ministries, the Men Ministry, Senior Citizen's Ministry, Teen Alive, the Youth Praise Team, the Alpha Omega Steppers, the Voices of Emanuel Children’s Choir, the Creative Dancers, the Chorus of Praise, the Pastoral Care Ministry and the Armor Bearers.
On October 6, 7, & 8, Jehovah-Jireh held its first revival service. It was truly a blessed event. Rev. Derrick Russell, Bishop Eddie Edwards, and Rev. McClinton Hall each brought forth powerful messages.
On November 2, 2003 JJM held its first Baby Contest. There were 14 contestants and Little Miss Jermiah Johnson-Morgan took home the crown.
The youth were in charge that day and they did a wonderful job carrying out the order of service. The JJM Dance Team made their debut, dancing to "Behold the Lamb". And, the JJM Instrumental Band rendered the musical selections. They will also begin playing on each 4th Sunday.
The church was also blessed to purchase 7 acres of land. Operation Bread Basket began serving 10-12 families on a monthly basis and also began its annual Mobile Food Pantry that serves up to 125 families during the Thanksgiving Holidays. On May 20, 2006 there was a void left in the JJM church family with the passing of a faithful and our oldest member, Ms. Hester Boleware Moon. The funeral service was held at Miracle Baptist Church with Dr. Williams delivering the eulogy. Other members that started this journey with us, but transitioned from the earthly home to their heavenly home were Ms. Katie Mae Caldwell, Ms. Bertha Robinson, and Rev. Willis Lee Williams.
On August 26, 2006, JJM had its first wedding ceremony uniting Harriet Moon and Dextric Dunklin in holy matrimony. On November 19, Marcus Lovelace and on December 31, Durell Holley each announced their calling to preach the gospel. Rev. Lovelace preached his trial sermon in February 2007 and Rev. Holley followed later that year. Other ministers and pastors that have served under Pastor Williams at Jehovah-Jireh are, Dr. James O. Blackmon, Pastor Calvin Stone, Pastor Henry Hall, Rev. Danny Jones, and Rev. Douglas Larkin.
Jehovah-Jireh Bible Institute was originally founded in 2006 as an Educational Outreach Ministry affiliated with Great Commission Bible College & Seminary (An Independent Missionary Baptist School) distance learning program Glasgow, Ky. The Bible Institute was established to offer onsite and online courses and training for students to receive a certificate in biblical studies to prepare them for bible college and seminary work. After 50 years of operation (1960-2010) Great Commission discontinued its onsite and distance learning theological degree programs in 2010.
JJBI is striving to continue its sound Biblical Certificate Program of Study, Bachelor, Master and Doctoral Degree Programs in Religion. The programs are offered to prepare men and women with the best ecclesiastical biblical preparation for ministry. Presently, Jehovah-Jireh Bible Institute of Higher Learning distance learning sites are located at Crossroads Renewed Life Ministries (Atlanta, GA), Community Baptist Church (Geneva, GA) and New Antioch Baptist Church (Hartford, CT). Jehovah-Jireh Bible Institute of Higher Learning /GA Branch Board of Director Members are: Dr. Bobby & Martha White (President Emeritus), Dr. Roderick Williams Sr., (Jehovah-Jireh Ministries), Dr. James Blackmon (Harper Springs Baptist Church), Dr. Alphonso Thomas (New Bride Christian Church), Dr. Ricky Seaborn (Basket Creek Baptist Church), Dr. Darrell Evans (Community Baptist Church), Dr. John H. Smith Sr. (Welcome Friend Baptist Church), Dr. Jaminson Smith (Crossroads Renewed Life Ministries), Dr. Robert Powell (New Antioch Baptist Church), Dr. Bruce Wright (Assoc. Welcome Friend Baptist Church).
Dr. Ricky Seaborn (Basket Creek Baptist Church), Dr. Darrell Evans (Community Baptist Church), Dr. John H. Smith Sr. (Welcome Friend Baptist Church), Dr. Jaminson Smith (Crossroads Renewed Life Ministries), Dr. Robert Powell (New Antioch Baptist Church), Dr. Bruce Wright (Assoc. Welcome Friend Baptist Church).
Other Pastors that have served on the Board are Dr. John F. Williams (Antioch East Baptist Church), Pastor Kenneth Ransaw (Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church.
JJBI/HL has multiple accreditations and endorsements from various Seminaries, Christian Colleges, and Universities nationally and internationally.
In October 2013, Jehovah-Jireh Ministries was approved by ICOF CSU Board of Regents and Dr. Robert Straube, President of the International Circle of Faith Colleges, Seminaries and Universities to be a Satellite Branch of Harvard High School International (HHSI). HHSI is a national and international (Christian Academy) high school diploma program. HHSI was created to make high school education available to everyone, especially those who are socially and economically disadvantaged.
HHSI is accredited by Association of Christian Universities (ACU), Accrediting Commission of North American High Schools (ACNHS), Global Evangelical Accrediting Commission (GEAC) and a plethora of other accreditations. HHSI is a charter and accredited member of the prestigious World Organization of Non-Government Organizations (WANGO).
On October 24, 2013, Jehovah-Jireh Ministries purchased its new home which includes a sanctuary, downstairs fellowship hall, classrooms, food bank, a separate building for youth activities and meetings and several plots of land. JJM had it first service at the new location on December 8, 2013. JJM held it first baptism at the new location on February 2, 2014 and 15 candidates were baptized in the faith.
Today we are celebrating our 11th Founder’s Day and Dedicating our Sanctuary to God. Jehovah-Jireh, if we keep God first there is no limit to what He will do for us as a church family and in our individual lives. Let us remember Proverbs 3:5-6 in our daily walk with God. "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart: and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thine ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.