Testimonies

FEBRUARY 2014 - LEFT SHOULDER HEALED
I want to give glory to God for His healing power working in my body. During the Sunday evening service on February 16, 2014 at Grace Christian Center, there was a move of the Holy Spirit. There was a powerful healing presence to heal a variety of afflictions.

Our Pastor called for those who had pain in their left shoulder to come forward to receive healing. I had been having pain in my left shoulder for quite some time. I had been declaring that the pain had no right to stay in my body because healing has already been provided in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. Jesus, Himself, bore my pain and carried it Himself so I don’t have to. Pain does not belong in my body, and I refuse to let it stay. Isaiah 53:4-5: Surely He has borne my griefs (sicknesses, weaknesses, and distresses) and carried my sorrows and pains...But He was wounded for my transgressions, He was bruised for my guilt and iniquities; the chastisement (needful to obtain) peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes (that wounded) Him, I am healed and made whole.

When our Pastor laid hands on me, the power of God felt like warm honey around my shoulder, and the pain left immediately. I continue to shout the victory that the healing power of Almighty God is working in my entire body, and I give God all the glory! Praise God forever!
B.M. from Charlotte, NC

NOVEMBER 2013 - HEALED FROM BEING BURNED
Praise God, Praise God, Praise God! I give thanks to God for my healing. It’s the uncompromised Word of God that I hear at Grace Christian Center that has given me this tremendous testimony.

I was recently burned in a fire accident. When I was burned, I had the worse pain I have felt in my life. I immediately started praying in tongues, as I knew I needed help and relief immediately. I can say that I only experienced pain the day of the fire incident, and I have no doubt that it was because I framed my path to recovery WITH THE WORD OF GOD. I knew I had to stand on the Word and thank God daily for improvement in my appearance.

I was reluctant to even leave my house, as my skin constantly peeled revealing a pinkish color. I knew not to let doubt creep in but to stand on Romans 4:17 and believe that those things which I say shall come to pass. I stood in faith with applicable action...speaking the Word only. I began speaking and telling myself out loud that my face and hand were normal. As the week progressed there were increments of improvement, but I was still reluctant to be seen.

Eight days later I arrived at Church on Sunday. I was greeted at the door by a church member who had a concerned look on his face but encouraged me with the words "You are the healed." My Pastors laid hands on me and prayed, and the Holy Spirit spoke through them exactly what I needed. Every word that was said was as if God was reading words right off my heart. I knew God heard my prayers, and I had an immediate witness in my spirit. What Satan meant for harm did not prevail but was completely exposed and complete restoration began in my body.

I know that God loves me so much and that He has plans for my life, plans to prosper me and not to harm me, plans for hope and a future according to Jeremiah 29:11. The love of God welled up in me. As the service continued, several mentioned to me that my countenance had changed and that my face was improving since coming into the Church earlier that morning.

On Monday morning I began to meditate on the prayer and prophecy I received on Sunday. I continued working from home. I decided to go to the mall at the end of the work day just to get out of the house. I began to feel a boldness to be out of the house and in public. At the mall I entered into a shoe store. As I briefly walked past a mirror and saw a glimpse of my face, I backed up to get a closer look at myself. I noticed that my face had completely changed. I even took a picture of myself with my phone. My face was normal...so normal that I returned to work at my office the next day. My colleagues at work who knew my face had been burned, could not tell anything was wrong with it.

The doctors told me it would take a year or more for my face to return to normal, but Praise God my face was normal after nine days. I give God the glory for healing and restoration.
L.S. from Charlotte, NC

APRIL 2013 - LIFE RESTORED
I was attending a branch meeting at my office when I heard screams coming from the hall requesting that someone call 911. A co-worker was apparently unconscious nearby.

911 was called, and a peer relayed the situation to the 911 attendant. An ambulance was dispatched, but it would be a while before it arrived. Everyone assumed she had fainted, or slipped, as she was apparently unconscious. After several minutes, she had not revived. I continued to hear cries from others so I entered the room to see if I could help. I found a woman about the age of 30 lying face down in an awkward position. No one present had detected a pulse. I knelt down and saw that her eyes were opened, but totally non responsive. I screamed her name loudly twice with no response, not the slightest flinch. The situation seemed bleak. I had followed all the natural medical instructions and precautions and assumed that she would come around, but she did not.

I knew that the Bible said to lay hands on the sick, and they would recover (Mark 16:18.). So I placed my hand on her neck and rebuked the spirit of infirmity in the name of Jesus and commanded life to come to her. Nothing happened immediately so I began to pray in the Holy Ghost. I know that when I speak in other tongues, my spirit is speaking directly to God (I Corinthians 14:2), and I believed the Holy Spirit would help me know what to do.

After about 30 seconds, I then asked for help to put her legs up so blood could flow to her head. As soon as I began to move her to turn her over, she revived and got up unassisted. She went to the hospital and received a clean bill of health after numerous tests.

Praise God, the healing power of God is still available today.
M.N. from Matthews, NC.

FEBRUARY 2013 – HEALED OF CANCER
I have been a member of Grace Christian Center since 1980. I am thankful that our Pastors preach and teach the truth of God’s Word. The call on our Pastors’ lives is to cause God’s people to rise up and take their rightful place in the Body of Christ. I am so thankful for the 33 years of teaching and training to prepare me.

After having a mammogram in January 2013, I received a phone call stating that there were some concerns with the mammogram results. In February 2013, a biopsy was done. The pathologist’s report came back stating that I had breast cancer. I immediately commanded the cancer to dissipate in Jesus’ name. My mind tried to focus on the doctor’s report but every day I declared, “God has not given me a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind (II Timothy 1:7).” I had perfect peace because I chose to think only on things that were true, honest, just, pure, lovely, and of a good report (Philippians 4:8,9). I knew that Jesus had already paid the price for disease for my entire life.

On February 24, 2013, I asked for my Pastors to stand in agreement with me that cancer was rebuked in my body and had to stop every manifestation. When I went to the surgeon’s office to get the results of the biopsy, the report said that the cancer was inactive and contained in the breast duct and had not broken through.

The doctor suggested having a lumpectomy and radiation treatment. I had the revelation that having surgery did not mean that my faith in the healing power of God wasn’t working. I made the decision to have surgery in April 2013. When the surgeon gave me the results of the pathology report, she was pleased to tell me that the spot was very tiny, and it had not broken through the duct, therefore all margins were clear and non invasive.

To God be the glory! I am healed according to I Peter 2:24...Himself bore my sins in His own body that I having died to sins, might live for righteousness by whose stripes I was healed.
T.W. from Lancaster, SC.

OCTOBER 2012 - RIGHT ARM HEALED
In October 2012 I injured my right arm. My arm became swollen and stiff. I could not raise it high enough to brush my hair, put on make-up, or even feed myself.

I have been a member of Grace Christian Center for thirty years where I have been taught by excellent Pastors to be a doer of the Word and not hearers only (James 1:22.). According to Matthew 8:17 and I Peter 2:24, I was healed by the stripes of Jesus. I continually said out loud, “Jesus took my infirmities and bore my sicknesses and by His stripes I am healed.”

On Sunday, I asked my Pastors to pray and agree with me that I was healed by the stripes of Jesus, and according to Romans 8:11 the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead dwells in me and is restoring life to my body. From the moment they prayed with me the swelling began to decrease.

By Monday the swelling was gone, and I had increase in movement with less pain. By Tuesday I could feed myself and brush my teeth with my right hand.

On Thursday I had more movement and tried to fix my hair, but I over exerted my arm so I rested my arm on Friday and Saturday. I said many times throughout the day, “The healing power of God is working in my arm to bring about healing”. On Sunday I could put my make-up on and do my hair. By the following Tuesday, I had full range of motion with no pain at all. I give all the glory to God who has provided everything we need in Christ Jesus.
L.H. from Indian Trail, NC

MARCH 2012 - HEALED OF UTERINE CANCER
In September 2011, I was diagnosed with cancer of the uterus. The cancer had metastasized to my lungs. An oncologist recommended I have a hysterectomy followed by chemotherapy. As soon as the doctor advised me of his findings, I demanded sickness and disease to leave my body in Jesus’ Name. I cursed cancer cells and told the devil that he did not have my permission to manifest sickness in my body. I believe according to Isaiah 53:4-5, Matthew 8:17, and I Peter 2:24, I am healed by the stripes of Jesus.

Prior to surgery and treatment, I asked Pastor Cheryl to pray and lay hands on me. She prayed for a successful surgery and that the chemotherapy would do my body good and no harm in Jesus’ Name.

The hysterectomy was performed in October 2011, chemotherapy treatments began in November 2011 and were completed in March 2012. Although I had many opportunities to become weak and unable to function in a normal fashion, I continued to declare, “My immune system functions normally and in the manner God created it to function.” I praise God that I was able to continue working and to perform normal daily activities while taking chemotherapy. The oncologist said that when looking at me, he could not tell that I ever had cancer or took chemotherapy treatments. He tells many of his patients my success story. I give God the glory for His healing power in my body.

The teaching I receive at Grace Christian Center on the subject of healing is invaluable to me. I continue to thank God for His supernatural healing power at work in my body and the medical assistance I received.
S.B. from Belmont, NC

OCTOBER 2010 - HEARING RESTORED
In January 2006, I had ear surgery due to a significant hearing loss in my right ear. The surgery had limited success. While my hearing was restored, certain pitches and loud noises would cause severe pain in my ear. I accepted this condition as a way of life.

In 2009, I began to experience additional symptoms. My ear would frequently clog as if I was underwater, and I was having difficulty hearing. I felt helpless and began to fear that I would lose my hearing completely.

My family encouraged me to develop my faith in God’s Word regarding healing. In addition to studying healing scriptures (Isaiah 53: 4-5, Matthew 8:17, I Peter 2:24), I read and studied books on healing by Kenneth E Hagin, E.W. Kenyon, and John G Lake.

I immersed myself in the Word and soon had the revelation that I was already healed because Jesus bore my sickness and disease and pain on the cross so that I don’t have to bear it now. I saw that it was my responsibility to do something about these symptoms, that I have the authority over what I allow in my body (Matt 18:18, Mark 11:23), and that I had to activate my faith by saying what I believed.

I spoke to my ear and told it that according to God’s Word, my ear was healed, and therefore all pain and discomfort must leave in Jesus’ name. The fear and helplessness that I had experienced was replaced with total confidence in the Word of God. When any of the symptoms came, I immediately spoke out loud, and commanded my ear to be normal, then I would rejoice and thank God for my healing. I rejoiced because I knew I was already healed regardless of what I was experiencing.

After 3 weeks, my ear was no longer clogged. However, it was still sensitive to noise and pitches. I continued to speak the Word of God concerning healing, and I knew that those symptoms too would have to leave. Several months later, while I was in an environment with loud music playing, I had the thought ‘How long has it been since you had any pain in your ear?’ It was then that I realized that I had absolutely no pain, even though the music was loud. All the symptoms were gone, my healing was total and complete. Since that time the symptoms have tried to return a few times, but I immediately spoke up and declared that I am healed and commanded my hearing to be normal. Then I would rejoice and praise God that I have perfect hearing without pain and discomfort.

To God be the glory! The healing that I experienced is available to all who will believe God’s Word. I continually thank and praise God! I am symptom free and completely healed by believing and applying God’s Word.
J.J. from Fort Mill, SC.

DECEMBER 2004 - HEALED OF ARTHRITIS AND KNEE PROBLEMS
I had experienced pain of arthritis for years over my entire body, especially in my hands, shoulders and knees. On December 29, 2002 while getting out of my car, I fell and experienced great pain in my right knee and needed crutches to walk. The doctor examined me, x-rayed my knees and reported no cartilage in my right knee and damage to my left knee, and recommended a total knee replacement on both knees. During the next service at Grace Christian Center, Pastors Phillip and Cheryl Jackson laid hands on me and in the Spirit of the Lord said; "You are willing and obedient, you know what to do, now just walk it out". At this time the arthritis pain throughout my body was completely gone, with the exception of my knees which remained the same. Over the next 2 years, I continued to endure pain in my knees, limiting my activities to the point that I was not able to work at all for a period of 10 - 12 months. I continued to be obedient to what the Spirit of the Lord said to me, walking it out through prayer and study of the word establishing myself further in the area of healing. On December 16, 2004, at a prayer meeting, my Pastors laid hands on me again under a very strong anointing, and the Spirit of the Lord said; "Not a limp but a sprint - Jesus is the same yesterday and forever - measuring by the word, for nothing else is a standard, nothing is above the word or beneath, and because you have measured by my word and not by the circumstances or pain, you will step in and walk in this realm - no longer shall a limp be a hindrance - you will say He is the same yesterday, today and forever - no longer from this day a limp" since that night, I walk with a sprint and not a limp, and at a pace that my wife says to me "slow down, I can't keep up with you". Thank God for His healing power through His word and the anointing upon the precious Gift of God in my Pastors.
G.F. from Charlotte, NC

DECEMBER 2004 - HEALED OF PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS
After walking with psoriatic arthritis for over ten years, I was at the point where I couldn't even straighten out my arms and had severe pain in many of my joints. In the past, I had ask for hands to be laid on me for my healing, but I was always looking for some immediate sign of healing as evidence that I was healed. I had not yet received the revelation that I must believe God's word no matter what I see or feel. On December 16, 2004 I attended a prayer meeting, and after the prayer time Pastor Cheryl Jackson called several people out to have hands laid upon them, and I was one of them. I had been studying for some time at home along the lines of healing to strengthen my beliefs, and when Pastor Cheryl laid hands on me and prayed, something happened on the inside of me, I knew that God's word was true in my life and that I had my healing right then, whether I saw or felt anything. After the meeting was over I was preparing to leave when I realized that I could straighten out my arms and the pain in my joints had completely gone. I thank God every day for the health in my body and for the sacrifice of Jesus our Lord and Savior.
G.M. from Charlotte, NC

AUGUST 2004 - HEALED FROM LIVER CANCER
On August 10, 2004, I was diagnosed with liver cancer. The doctor told me he didn't have anything to prescribe for my healing. He recommended that I seek the opinion of other doctors, but he said they would say the same thing. Everyone could tell that I was sick with cancer. I was swollen, and could eat very little each day. If I would eat a hot dog, it would be enough for the whole day, and I would endure great pain. It felt like a knife going from my chest all the way through my back. My wife and seven children were praying to God for me, and all the churches we knew were praying for me. My son Daniel lives in Charlotte, NC, and works for a man by the name of David. Daniel told David what was happening to me. When David heard my story, he told Daniel that God works in the power of healing at the church where he attends. When Daniel told my wife this, she told him she wanted to send me to that church, trusting in the Word of God concerning healing in 2 Kings 5:5-14. I attended the evening service at Grace Christian Center on August 22, 2004. With each word that Pastor Phillip and Pastor Cheryl Jackson ministered that night from the Gospel, my faith grew stronger and stronger. I was called to go up front to receive the healing anointing through the laying on of hands through prayer. I went forward believing with all my heart that I would be healed in the name of Jesus Christ, and I was healed! After the service ended, I went to a local Indian restaurant for a bite to eat. I ate my entire meal of lamb chops, plus tasting what was on other people's plates! I had not been able to eat like that for about a year. Afterward, I felt very good, and the rest of my trip in North Carolina was filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. Upon returning home, I visited a Specialist. After all the tests were taken, it was confirmed on April 13, 2005 that my body was cancer free! God touched me, and today I preach the Word of God and share my healing testimony to all the churches where I speak. I tell everyone I speak to on the phone who doesn't know yet! Through this testimony I want to thank God first. I also want to thank my son Daniel, David, Pastors Phillip and Cheryl Jackson and the church family of Grace Christian Center who showed me so much love and compassion. I pray that the power of the Holy Spirit increases in their ministry. God bless you!
Rev. M.T. from Highland, CA


JUNE 2004 - HEALED FROM CIRCULATION PROBLEMS & HEART DISEASE

After experiencing a second heart attack in 2003, I had a stent inserted in my heart. A few days after the surgery my fingertips began tingling and going numb. Soon after, my hands began drawing in and I experienced extreme dizziness, to the point of nausea. Some days it was impossible to drive or walk, and was sometimes difficult to even get out of bed. My physician told me this was an incurable heart and circulation problem that I would just have to live with. I am a born-again Spirit-filled Christian and this diagnosis was simply not acceptable. I found The Miracle Church via the internet through its affiliation with RHEMA Bible Training Center, and was delighted to know they were only a few minutes from my home. After reading the testimonies, I decided to attend the next Sunday morning service. When Pastor Cheryl anointed my head and prayed for me, I knew the Spirit of God touched me. At home that afternoon, I could not put my finger on it, but something was different. While sitting in the evening service, I noticed I could feel my fingers, and my hands were not drawing in anymore! The dizziness is completely gone and I know God has given me a new heart!!! January 2005, I am walking two miles a day and working out with weights. My Cardiologist continues to give reports confirming God's miraculous power in my body and I have gone from seven to eight pills a day to none at all.
A.R. from Charlotte, NC


MARCH 2004 - MIRACLE SIGNS AND WONDERS

In January 2004, I was diagnosed with cancer of the small intestines. The prognosis the doctors gave me was a 25 percent chance of living 5 years, which they said was being optimistic due to the type of cancer. On January 7, 2004, I had major surgery that removed 1/3 of my pancreas, 1/5 of my stomach, my gall bladder and a good portion of my small intestines. After surgery my treatment consisted of 28 radiation treatments and chemotherapy at the same time. The radiation treatments began on February 26, 2004, and ended on April 6, 2004. My last chemo treatment was on December 16, 2004. During my first week of treatment, I received a prayer cloth that my aunt had received from The Miracle Church. I took the prayer cloth to every treatment, and it never left my body. During the second week of treatments the radiologist noticed that I had something in my hand and asked what it was, I responded that it was a prayer cloth my aunt sent to me that had been prayed over and anointed according to Acts 19:11-12. On March 23, 2004 (Tuesday), I had completed my treatments and was walking down the hall to get dressed, when the radiologist approached me and asked where my prayer cloth was. I held up my hand and showed her the cloth. She said that during the treatment she saw perfect red crosses all over my body. I responded that it doesn't surprise me, I believe in God and His healing power, and that It was God. The radiologist replied "Well, It had to be because I've never seen anything like it before. She was emotional and said "I don't think I will ever see that again." She went out to the waiting room and told my mother and step dad what she saw, and my mother was stunned by it. As of May 2005, my CT Scan has been clear. They didn't see anything, Praise God! As of July 31, 2005, my energy level is back to normal, my appetite is good and I am getting ready to go back to work as a nurse part time so I can help other people with the skills God has given to me.
L.M. from Kansas City, Missouri


DECEMBER 2002 - HEALED FROM ENDOMETRIOSIS AND INFERTILITY

My husband and I have always wanted children since before we were married. After years of pills and injections, surgery for Stage Four Endometriosis, and a miscarriage on the tragic day of 9/11 2001, we were eventually told by specialists that the disease had caused too much damage for me to ever conceive again. Although I continued to speak incorrect words of defeat and lack toward my body, I never gave up hope in my spirit to become a mother. Then I met someone who attended Grace Christian Center and she encouraged me with faith words along with books, tapes, and videos that offered true faith in God. She spoke of a healing service at the end of each month and I assured her I would attend. On December 15, 2002, during a visitation of the healing hand of God through the Holy Ghost, I received my complete healing and learned how to hold on to that healing for the rest of my life. There was still one issue that I needed to overcome, but I did not know what it was until many months went by and I was attending the Tuesday evening Bible classes. The one 'tool' I was lacking was to ask for forgiveness of the stout negative words I had spoken against my body and my lack of faith in God's promises. That night after Bible class, I fell to my knees and asked God to forgive all the unbelief spoken from my lips and countered with my faith in His Word. I woke the next morning with joy and hope of the promise of conceiving my husband's children! In April after a Bible class, we asked our pastors to stay for a few minutes so that we could reveal our joyful news that I was 5 weeks pregnant and due in December 2004! February 2005, our supernatural miracle, "Miss Aurora Lynn" was finally born on December 28, 2004, 11:41pm, weighing 7 lbs (Just PERFECT!) and 20.5 inches long. Aurora is healthy in every way. Hallelujah! And is to be an example for all who dare to believe in miracles and in God's deliverance to His faithful followers. One day she too will testify to all who will hear her story of faith in God and the miracles and joys of life.
M.E. From Mineral Springs, NC

NOVEMBER 2002 - HEALED FROM A BRAIN ANEURYSM
While traveling to our new home for the first time, my mother had a stroke about fifty miles from my house. She knew something was wrong but did not know what happened. By the time she arrived at my home, most of the vision in her right eye was gone. She stayed in a local hospital and we played Kenneth Hagin's "Healing Scriptures" tape over and over during her five-day stay. She recovered so quickly that the neurosurgeon determined that she only needed speech therapy! During her hospital stay, a head scan revealed an aneurysm pressing on her optic nerve that was not related to the stroke. The neurosurgeon explained the options and my mother had them schedule brain surgery for November 25th. My mother attended Grace Christian Center's healing service on November 24th. After Pastor Cheryl laid hands on her, she sensed the power of God go through her body. She was under the power for a while and needed help back to her seat. She was drunk in the spirit and had stammering lips and spoke in other tongues during that service. Later that night, she was asked what she wanted to do about the surgery. She replied, "You know, I'm not afraid. How am I not afraid? I know I'm not supposed to have the surgery!" So I called and cancelled the surgery for her. She told her sibling and her other daughter that God healed her!
C.C., daughter of B.H. from West Virginia


MARCH 2002 - HEALED FROM PROSTATE CANCER

My doctor called me at home in February to say that test results came back positive for prostate cancer and he recommended surgery. On March 24th, I had hands laid on me by Pastor Cheryl Jackson at the Grace Christian Center Miracle & Healing service and received my healing from the Holy Spirit. On June 2nd, I received a word from the Holy Spirit during a Sunday evening prayer service that I had "no abnormal cells, only healthy cells." The next day, the urologist performed a physical examination of my prostate and said he could not feel any lumps or bumps. He also gave me negative results of a CAT scan and bone scan concerning the possibility of prostate cancer having spread. I cancelled the prostate surgery the following day with my urologist, against another doctor's advice. A later round of tests also showed complete healing of a hiatus hernia that I had been diagnosed with around 1991. My confession has been and still is that the healing power of God is working in my body! There are no abnormal cells but only healthy cells and I am cancer free, symptom free, pain free and only receive good reports!
T.H. from Charlotte, NC


MAY 2001 - RAISED FROM THE DEAD

I had my first heart attack from an artery spasm in 1984. I had occasional chest pain beginning in the early 90's, followed by a second heart attack requiring a stent in my right artery in 1997. Since then, it was common for me to take nitroglycerin tablets two to three times a day or every other day for chest pain. During the May 27th Sunday evening service, I took a tablet for pain. I didn't feel the pain anymore but knew something was not quite right. When my wife asked me if I was okay, I responded, "I don't think so". My life seemed to be sucked out of me. That's the last thing I remembered until I awoke and saw people close to me. I thought I had just fallen asleep and they were trying to awaken me! A medical doctor who was in the service later wrote, "I felt his carotid artery and there was no heartbeat. Mr. C. was pale and drenched in sweat. He was clinically dead." Pastors Phillip and Cheryl Jackson rebuked the spirit of death, and after a moment of profuse vomiting, my pulse returned and I began to earnestly confess my faith! Since that Sunday, I have felt fine. I have taken no nitroglycerin and have not experienced any chest pain, nausea, or tiredness. I am still speaking my faith that I am healed. I've been thanking God ever since for my new heart! January 2005, I have had no chest pains or taken any nitroglycerin tablets since I was healed on May 27, 2001. I am enjoying the health and life that was restored to me, and am reminded of God's great healing power and goodness to all, as I play with my second grand child. I know God has great plans for my life, and no devil in hell will ever take away God's Miracle Working Power from my life.
W.C. from Charlotte, NC