ABOUT USWho We Are | What We Believe
In the summer of 1980, Harry and Dorrine Jones and their three children, Patience, Isaac and Joy (Mark had not been born yet) moved to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma to enter Rhema Bible Training Center. This would be the beginning of a whole new phase of ministerial training for the vision God had given them for a church. While there, the Joneses attended Grace Fellowship under the leadership of Pastor Bob Yandian. After two years of intensive study at Rhema, Harry became employed by Grace Fellowship Christian School as a teacher and Athletic Director. Harry and Dorrine served as counselors and functioned in other areas including the children’s ministry, tape ministry and finance department.
In the summer of 1985, they returned to Media, PA to begin the work God called them to do. By fall of the year, a bible study was started in the home of a local couple in Media. With four adults and four children, this became the humble beginnings of what would become Abounding Grace Family Worship Center. As time went on, the bible study grew as the Word of God was taught by Harry and Dorrine. On Sunday, April 26, 1986, the first worship service was held in the Media Inn located on Providence Road and Baltimore Pike. A word of prophecy came that day through a guest Pastor that “the church would be an oasis of love and a lighthouse for the area. This love would flow and cause healing to come to those who had been wounded.” Four weeks later, God moved on the heart of an Oklahoma businessman to send $5,000 for the ministry to operate. God had supernaturally proven to Pastor Harry that the name “Abounding” (super abundant in quantity and superior in quality), would be the foundation mark for the years to come (II Cor. 9:8).
Pastors Harry and Dorrine believe that the family is to be the center of God’s plan in the earth. The thrust and vision of the ministry is family oriented. Abounding Grace is a teaching ministry with a four-fold vision. Today Abounding Grace Ministries is seeing the fulfillment of the vision as a family church, a worship center, a spiritual hospital and a training center.
On September 18, 2011, the Lord promoted our leaders to the next level of ministry. Pastor Dorrine Jones was ordained to the office of prophet and installed as the Sr. Pastor of Abounding Grace Family Worship Center. Pastor Harry Jones was elevated to Apostle/overseer of Abounding Grace.
On September 24, 2016, the overseers and presbytery ordained three new pastors. Pastor Sir Walter Scott III, his wife Pastor Patience E. Scott and Pastor Gabriel W. Dudley were installed to carry on the vision of the Abounding Grace Family Worship Center.
Harry D. Jones (Founder & Overseer)
Harry D. Jones began his athletic life in Karlsruhe, Germany where his father was stationed with the US Army and where he focused on baseball and basketball. After his family returned to the US, he attended and played at Nether Providence High School (now Strath Haven) and received The Distinguished Graduate Award. Jones received nine (9) high school varsity letters, in football, basketball and baseball.
He received acceptance to Western Kentucky University in April of his senior year as a student not an athlete. As a freshman, he was just a student among the total population of students. It was not until the fall of his sophomore year that he was given a chance to try out for the baseball team. After the tryouts, he was selected to be one of those to be on the team for the upcoming baseball season in the spring. Jones was the first Afro-American to make a major impact at Western Kentucky University. In his first year, he was all conference first team center-fielder and he led WKU in hitting with a 333-batting average. Then he was awarded an athletic scholarship for his final two years. The next two years he was selected again to the first team all-conference with a 317 and 368 batting average respectively. He was a three-year starter and was also a first team selection for the Ohio Valley Conference for those three years.
He graduated from Western Kentucky in 1970 earning a BS degree in Physical Education with a minor in Sociology. He later earned his Masters Degree in Education from the same institution.
Jones coached high school boys’ basketball for three years at Grace Fellowship in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and after returning to his hometown, coached high school girls’ basketball for five years at Strath Haven High School in Wallingford, Pennsylvania. A graduate of Rhema Bible Institute in Tulsa, Oklahoma, he was ordained a Minister of the Gospel in 1977, and with his wife, Dorrine, founded and pastored Abounding Grace Family Worship Center in Media, Pennsylvania. He also attended the Kingdom University School of Ministry, headquartered in Stockbridge, Georgia.
Harry D. Jones Consulting For The Next Level, LLC was created by Jones to take male and female athletes and their parents in the right direction as they pursue college scholarships or athletic careers. Acting as sports mentor, advocate, and trainer, Jones prepares, places and supports students in settings appropriate to their goals and talents. The same processes he follows today were developed at home, and resulted in his four children receiving athletic scholarships. In the years since then, he has placed students in prep schools, community colleges, and colleges on full scholarships. Two players under his guidance have gone on to play in the National Football League. One of those graduated from Strath Haven High School and another drafted in 2013, from Connecticut.
Because of his heartfelt concerns for youth, Jones also founded and coached the How-To-Basketball Camp for girls in grades 4 to 12 and boys in grades 4 to 9. During the camp, Jones and his staff prepared young athletes to reach the next level of training, confidence and exposure to college coaches.
In 2015, Harry Jones was inducted into the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District’s Wall of Honor as an Athletic Consultant, African-American Pioneer in Collegiate Baseball, Advocate for Prospective Collegiate Athletes and Owner, Consulting for the Next Level.
The Delaware County Athletes Hall of Fame awarded Harry Jones the 2016 Humanitarian Award given annually to a sports-oriented individual who has aided, assisted or contributed time and support to humanitarian, charitable and/or youth organizations in the County, representing Nether Providence High School and class of 1966. Harry has been featured on Positive Impact Radio and continues to share his message, motivating youth and their families to excel at their highest level.
Dorrine Jones (Overseer)
Dorrine Jones is an author, image consultant, coach, international speaker and has served as a frequent host of Trinity Broadcasting Network’s Joy in Our Town, Philadelphia, PA. As the founder and CEO of the School of the Woman, she has spoken in over 30 nations. For over three decades, Dorrine has taught thousands of women around the world how to live authentic, empowered, and purposeful lives by helping them to discover the truth that lies within them.
Dorrine served for ten years as President of The School of the Warrior, where she developed and taught a two-year training course equipping men and women in spiritual realities.
Through Dorrine Jones Ministry, she’s passionate about prison ministry, workshops, and holds local and international Schools of the Woman helping women of all cultures to discover their uniqueness and to become difference-makers. In addition, she has received training and served as a criminal advocate for the Domestic Abuse Project (DAP).
She has also authored several training manuals on personal development, the book, Selah Time, with its accompanying music CD, as well as her two most popular books, The Authentic Woman and The Eaglefied Woman.
She has received Commendations for her service as pastor of Abounding Grace Family Worship Center, teacher, trainer, developer, motivational speaker, and life coach from the following:
- Senate of Alabama
- Borough of Media, Pennsylvania
- House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
- Senate of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Dorrine Jones and her husband parented four children through college and post-graduate studies, and enjoy the blessing of their grandchildren. They reside in Oxford, Pennsylvania.
Abounding Grace Family Worship Center is a ministry whose mission is to teach the believer and unbeliever by releasing the abounding grace of God through worship, healing and the word.
2 Corinthians 9:8 (Amplified)
And God is able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstances and whatever to need be self-sufficient [possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation].
We are called to Reach, Build, Train and Send!
REACHING the lost
BUILDING the body
TRAINING for ministry
SENDING ambassadors into all the world
We are a strong FAMILY MINISTRY developing sons and daughters who will become mothers and fathers producing more sons and daughters for the Kingdom
We are a strong WORSHIP CENTER releasing the manifested presence of God’s glory and providing an atmosphere for the gifts of the Spirit to flow in the fullness of the Spirit;
We are a strong SPIRITUAL HOSPITAL ministering healing and deliverance to the sick, the mentally oppressed, the wounded and bruised, the downtrodden and those broken down by calamities;
We are a strong TRAINING CENTER equipping men and women to carry the gospel into all the world in power and demonstration of the spirit.
To raise up a standard of excellence through Godly principles, precepts and examples for Godly living.
To teach every believer to receive the abundance of grace and reign in life.
To cause each believer to multiply, subdue, replenish and take dominion in the earth by fulfilling their purpose and destiny.
Tenants of Faith
Tenets of Faith and Doctrine
The church accepts scriptures as the revealed Will of God, the all sufficient rule of faith and practice, and for the purpose of maintaining general unity, adopts these Statements of Fundamental Truths and Doctrine.
Section 1. The Scriptures Inspired. The Bible is the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to man, the infallible rule of faith and conduct, and is superior to conscience and reason, but not contrary to reason. (2 Tim. 3:15-17; 1 Peter 1:23-25; Heb. 4:12)
Section 2. The One True Godhead. The tribune godhead is compromised of three (3) separate and distinct personalities, The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, who are eternally self-existent, self-revealed and function as one entity. Jesus Christ, who is God manifested in the flesh, is the second member of the Godhead, co-equal and co-eternal with the Father and The Holy Spirit.
Section 3. Man, His Fall and Redemption. Man was created good and upright, for God said, “Let us make man in Our image, after Our likeness”. But, man by voluntary transgression, fell and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ the Son of God. (Genesis 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21)
Section 4. The Salvation of Man.
- (a) Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. On the cross Jesus Christ became sin and sickness providing both salvation and divine healing for all mankind (Psalm 103:3), being justified freely by His Grace through the redemption that is in Jesus Christ. For by grace we are saved through faith. “The word is near you, in your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved; for with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.” (Romans 3:24; Ephesians 2:8; Romans 10:8-10)
- (b) The evidences of Salvation. The inward evidence to the believer of his salvation, is the direct witness of the Spirit (Romans 8:16). The outward evidence to all men is the life of righteousness and true holiness. “And this is His commandment, that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He commanded us” (1 John 3:23).
- (c) Faith and Works. Salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ and not by human works; however, our works will determine the rewards in eternity (Roman 10:9-1 and 2 Cor. 5:10).
Section 5. Baptism in Water. The ordinance of baptism by a burial with Christ should be observed as commanded in the Scriptures by all who have really repented and in their hearts have truly believed on Christ as Savior and Lord. In so doing, they declare to the world that they have died with Jesus and that they have also been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. (Matt. 28:19; Acts 10:47, 48; Romans 6:4).
Section 6. The Lord’s Supper. “And when He had given thanks, He broke it, and said, ‘This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’ In the same way He took the cup also, after supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood, Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.’ Let man examine himself, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup” (1 Cor. 11:24, 25, 28).
Section 7. The Promise of the Father. All believers are entitled to, and should ardently expect and earnestly seek, the promise of the Father, the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian church. With it comes the endowment of power for life and service, the endowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry. Luke 24:29; Acts 1:4-8; 1 Cor. 12:1-31). This wonderful experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth (Acts 2:38; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9).
Section 8. The Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit. The full consummation of the Baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is evidenced by the initial physical sign of speaking with the other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance, and by the subsequent manifestation of spiritual power in public testimony and service (Acts 2:4; 10:44-46; 19:2,6; 1:8).
Section 9. The Church. The church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the general assembly and church of the first born, which are written in Heaven. (Ephesians 1:22; 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23)
Section 10. Total Prosperity.
- (a) Spiritual……… John 3:3,11; 2 Cor. 5:17-21; Romans 10:9-10
- (b) Mental………… 2 Tim. 1:7; Roman 12:2; Isaiah 26:3
- (c) Physical………. Isaiah 53:4,5; Matt. 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24
- (d) Financial…….. Deut. 28:1-14, 3 John 1:2; Malachi 3:10-11; Luke 6:38
- (e) Social…………. Proverbs 3:4
Section 11. Blessed Hope. Jesus is coming again to gather all His Saints to ever be with Him (1 Cor. 15:51-52; 1 Thess. 4:16-17; and 2 Thess. 2:1).
Section 12. The Lake of Fire. Those who have not accepted the redemptive work of Jesus Christ will suffer eternal separation from the Godhead. The devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, and anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life, shall be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake of fire which burns with brimstone. This is the second death, the lake of fire. (Rev. 19:20; 20:10-15).
Section 13. The Millennial Reign of Jesus. The return of our Lord Jesus Christ with His saints from Heaven to rule and reign for one thousand years on earth as the Scriptures promised. (Romans 11:25,27; 2 Thess. 1:7; Rev. 19:11-16; 20:1-7) After this, there shall be a new heaven and a new earth. (Rev. 21).
Principles for Living
Principles for Living
1. Organization: God’s Plan To Simplify Our Lives
- Definition: The act or process of organizing or of being organized. Organize: to arrange by systematic planning and united effort; to arrange elements into a whole of interdependent parts.
2. Authority: God’s Plan To Protect Our Lives
- Definition: The power to enforce laws, exact obedience, command, determine or judge.
3. Sow & Reap: God’s Plan To Provide For Our Lives
- Sow: To impregnate (a growing medium) with a seed
- Reap: To harvest, obtain as a result effort.
4. Love: God’s Plan To Keep Us From Failing
- Definition: Unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another; One who is the object of deep or intense affection or attraction.
5. Prayer: God’s Plan To Be An Intimate Part Of Our Lives
- Definition: A relationship tool that increases our intimacy with God and establishes His kingdom here on earth through His will.
6. Faith: God’s Plan To Make Our Lives Whole
- Definition: Belief and trust in and loyalty to God; belief in something for which there is no [natural or visible] proof.
7. Patience: God’s Plan To Perfect (Mature) Our Lives
- Definition: Ability to bear trials without grumbling
8. Obedience: God’s Plan To Reward Our Lives
- Definition: To comply with or carry out the command,order or instructions of one in authority.
9. Stewardship: God’s Plan To Fulfill Our Lives
- Definition: Steward: One who manages another’s property, finances, or other affairs.
10. Faithfulness: God’s Plan To Fulfill Our Lives
- Definition: Adhering and firmly devoted as to a person, a cause, or an idea; loyal.
11. Agreement: God’s Plan To Crown Our Lives With Peace
- Definition: Harmony of opinion; accord.
12. Tithes & Offering