The Chronicles of GREATER WORKS Apostolic New Life Center
More than 16 years ago, Pastor Forrest Fykes Sr. and his family envisioned an outreach ministry founded on the apostle's doctrine. His son, Elder Forrest Fykes II, carefully considered the name GREATER WORKS Apostolic Outreach to reflect the work we were called to do. After much prayer and fasting, the Fykes family sought counsel with the late Bishop Lewis D. Stallworth, Sr., diocesan bishop of the Pentecostal Churches of the Apostolic Faith. Approval gave us official permission to open our home as a recognized small church offering worship services in June 1999, and The GREATER WORKS Ministry was born.
During the developmental stages we remained faithful through hardship, and God validated our work by increasing growth. Many souls were baptized in the name of Jesus in the Pacific Ocean, and we took this outreach to the streets to aid the less fortunate. From teaching, mentoring, and counseling to working in prisons and casting out demons, GREATER WORKS prospered. We officially incorporated in spring 2004, which opened countless opportunities for us.