Amen Always Ministries was founded in 2003, by Pastor Daric and Pastor Freda Stevens in Davie, Florida. Amen Always began as an outreach ministry at Nova Southeastern University campus, in Davie, Florida.
Amen Always Ministries opened with a Health and Healing Conference on NSU's campus with 55 people including students, staff, and residents in the local community. We also held bible study and chapel services for students and staff on NSU's campus. Amen Always had a Hospital Visitation Ministry, wherein our leaders often visited people in the hospitals to provide healing prayer, prayer for salvation, scripture reading, and spiritual support during crisis situations.
Pastors Daric and Freda Stevens have shared the gospel of Jesus Christ, on radio and television outlets for decades - including NSU's radio station, Praise 107.9 FM, Pure Radio. 103.7FM and 1320 AM, Victory Station 94.7 FM and 1360 AM, The Word Network, and CBS Local Channel 4 Television.
Amen Always launched the first bible college - Amen Always Bible Institute under that auspices of EBC Ministries - Legacy Ministries in Lake Worth, Florida. Pastor Freda attended the EBC Seminary Bible College and received a PH.D. in Religious Education with a Concentration in Philosophy.
In 2018, Pastors Daric and Freda felt alignment between the calling and timing of God to launch the church - Amen Always Church. What began as an outreach ministry offering a food pantry, campus ministry, and hospital visitation quickly grew into a church for the people to experience the Love of Jesus without judgment.
The Pastors sought spiritual guidance from Pastor David and Dr. Tami Donnally, of Legacy Ministries in Lake Worth, Florida, as Founders and Overseers at EBC Seminary. Additionally, both Pastors enrolled in Bible College at Oral Roberts University to add to their knowledge of scripture and Biblical foundation for Christian Ministry.
The pastors met with Bishop Vaughn McLaughlin, Senior Pastor of the Potter's House International, their local spiritual father as well as other local pastors and community leaders to discuss launching a new life giving church on the Northside of Jacksonville, Florida. The church launched on January 26, 2019 at Highlands Middle School at 10913 Pine Estates Rd E, Jacksonville, FL 32218. The church was a place in the community for people of all ethnic backgrounds to come together to worship and serve the Lord together.
Following COVID we relocated our sanctuary to 2255 Dunn Avenue Building 200 Suite 202 where we have in person service Wednesday & Saturday night at 6:30pm and Sunday Morning Worship at 9:30am. Together we are strengthening the community and bringing people together no matter where they come from to serve a greater purpose.
We exist to connect people to Jesus and help them receive the power of His love.
Our ministry is built on four core values:
Anointing, Character, Relationships, and Service.
Our Core Values are the basis for the entire ministry.
We do not DO CHURCH. We ARE THE CHURCH.