The New York Daily News currently has an article about one of the newest Grace Brethren churches, pastored by Michel Faulkner, in Harlem. Here is an excerpt–to read the entire article click here.
Name of congregation: New Horizon Church of New York
Religious affiliation: Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches
Spiritual leader: The Rev. Michel Faulkner, former New York Jet and president of The Institute For Leadership.
Address and neighborhood: 245A W. 135th St., Harlem
Years in present location: One year. “ We started at the Harlem Lanes in June 2006,” Faulkner said.
Size and character of congregation: “We have approximately 70 regular attendees. Multiethnic: 50% African-American and 50% Latino. We have a large number of young families. Approximately 50% of our congregation are men,” Faulkner said.
Sunday: Worship at 11 a.m.;
Wednesday: Bible study at 7 p.m. and Men’s Prayer Walk from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m.; Friday: Youth service at 7 p.m.
What makes the congregation special: “We have a strong number of multiethnic families. The average age is about 30, but people of all ages are made to feel welcome and are welcomed,” he said. “We started in a bowling alley and have been rolling for Jesus ever since.”