Jesus said “I am the door,” meaning if anyone wants to get to heaven and get to the Father, I’m the only way, mode, contact.
In life, we often need the right contact to move forward. In heaven, Jesus said, there is only one contact to move from this life to that. Paul in 1 Tim 2:5 wrote: “For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus.” Jesus also made this clear when he said “I am the Door.”
In Rev 3:20 He said “I stand at the door, not as one who stands in the way but as He who invites you to come to Him.”
Our church name suggests that Jesus is the only way. He is the portal. He alone is the doorway to heaven.
Our church began when that very doorway opened up to a non suspecting group of people in the 1960′s. Droves of Hippies from across the US searching for answers, began to knock on church doors. Being largely turned away by various church denominations, they were welcomed into the Christian Fellowship Ministries with open arms. They did not fit the perfect church going profile, but they fit perfectly into God’s plan. As they continued to fellowship and teach basic bible principles they set on a course to live for God, leaving behind old traditions and simply pursuing a genuine desire to serve God telling others about His wonderful plan of salvation.
Jesus said “I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.” He has indeed left us a powerful pattern for church fellowship by which we can be strengthened, have community and find shelter.
Pastor Paul Stephens was pioneering and building a missionary work in England when he and his family were called to El Paso in 1994 to lead the church. His faithful preaching of God’s Word and zeal for the harvest field has and continues to permeate the church and inspire disciples to rise up and pursue the call to preach the Gospel to all nations.
As a result of this, The Door Christian Fellowship church in El Paso now hosts an annual International Bible Conference. The Door Christian Fellowship has also financially backed this corporate calling by funding pioneer churches throughout the United States and worldwide. The most recent missionary works have sent domestically trained disciples from the U.S. to nations like China, Ghana West Africa, Bolivia, and Mexico while also fulfilling the burden to reach our own nation with pioneer churches planted most recently in Milwaukee, WI, Bremerton, WA, Anthony, NM, Orlando, FL and many other domestic cities across our nation.
This vision has also been care-taken for over 30 years by our congregation here in El Paso, Texas and throughout our worldwide fellowship of churches which number over 2000 globally.
This fellowship, which began with Pastor Wayman Mitchell, has now inspired and mobilized many pastors, evangelists , ministry workers and outreach teams who labor for the Gospel worldwide.
The Church is a place to come and find transformation, meaning and refuge from a trouble-filled world. At The Door, there are many testimonies of the wonderful power of God changing hearts, lives and entire families.